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  • Alabama ADR News
    injure another person We have a bad day We are tired We have an accident We make decisions that affect others How good it is to have a mediator a trained conflict resolution specialist to help you talk it out with the other people involved To get to the heart of the matter to turn what might have been sad an economic loss anger a tragedy to something of value to something positive And to do it quickly not years later A mediator is a neutral who works hard to find the interests of the people involved and make sure those are known to everyone Interests often involve more than just money while money is the only thing available if the conflict is resolved in court The interest behind a demand for a 35 450 settlement may be the concern of future medical bills the desire to purchase health insurance to cover unforeseen issues wanting an apology having to care for an individual the need to find out what really happened Or all of those A mediator s work also includes clarify misunderstandings getting to the heart of the matter exploring solutions and finally reaching agreement Mediators must listen deeply A mediation session usually begins around a table in a confidential setting most often a conference room Only the persons involved and their attorneys if they want are present Usually refreshments are available all day as well as lunch if the mediation takes most of the day It is informal Everyone may ask for a break when necessary Get up Go outside Walk Think There is a structure to mediation sort of an unfolding of the story from both sides The mediator creates an environment where everyone can do their best negotiation job and guides the discussion so everyone has a chance to participate and to ask questions express sorrow and release anger respectfully if they want In order to be of most help the mediator will often spend private time with one person or group and then the other That way the mediator may hear and ask questions that might not come out in a joint meeting but may be necessary to resolve the conflict Information shared in these separate meetings is confidential unless the persons agree to share it As they work with the mediator the people who know the most about the situation make the decisions solve their own problems and resolve conflict as promptly as possible The mediation process promotes looking at options and improved communications Both facts and feelings are considered Mediation is voluntary and may be terminated by persons involved or the mediator When a conflict is already in court the people involved may be ordered to participate in mediation but an agreement is voluntary About 98 of all conflict that arrives in court will be settled before trial and many cases will settle before ever getting to court While some conflicts require a judge using a mediator for conflicts that involve automobile accidents

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  • Alabama ADR News » Mediation
    1 September 2009 1 August 2009 2 July 2009 2 April 2009 1 February 2009 1 October 2008 1 September 2008 1 Convening Whole of Community Convening the Whole Community Logo The Association for Conflict Resolution will convene October 7 10 2009 at the Hilton Atlanta in Atlanta Georgia The theme Convening Whole of Community will focus on integrating approaches and practices to address conflicts in a chaotic world Wallace Warfield Wallace Warfield associate professor of Conflict Analysis at George Mason University s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution ICAR and past president of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution SPIDR will be the keynote speaker Warfield will speak on the topic of Responding to the Whole of Conflict in the 21st Century Challenging Conventional Identities For more information go to www acrnet org Tags Arbitration Mediation Category ADR Arbitration Events Mediation Posted on April 7th 2009 Stories from Alabama Mediators The value of mediation is often not in statistics or case management success though these are important but in the way it impacts the lives of parties caught up in conflict that consumes their time money energy and emotions When conflicts arise we in the legal profession set our sights in the law the rules the precedent But at the center of every conflict there is a place for man s better nature to break through and for grace to abound That place may just be a seat at the mediation table To borrow a phrase and sentiment that our second president and able barrister John Adams used regarding the drafters of the Constitution these are settlements facilitated by good heads prompted by good hearts Continue reading Stories from Alabama Mediators Tags case management experiences Mediation Category ADR Mediation Posted on February 14th 2009 ADR BLAWGS for fun

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  • Alabama ADR News
    Va Bar Association Va State Bar Virginia Dispute Resolution Services Office at the Supreme Court of Virginia Register Today Space is limited Posted on October 14th 2013 AUBURN AND UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA APPOINT OMBUDSPERSON AUBURN AND UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA APPOINT OMBUDSPERSON AUBURN Following a national search Kevin Coonrod JD has been appointed the new Ombudsperson for Auburn University beginning September 1 Mr Coonrod is a graduate of the Idaho College of Law and brings extensive experience in the fields of alternative dispute resolution organizational ombuds training and mediation He most recently served as the mentor mediator at the Dispute Resolution Center of King County in Seattle Washington The Ombuds Office at Auburn works confidentially with staff and faculty for concerns about university policies practices and workplace conflict and the scope was recently expanded to include student population UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA SELECTS DR JEANNE MAES AS FIRST FACULTY OMBUDSPERSON An accomplished business professor and professional mediator with nearly 30 years of service to the University of South Alabama has been chosen as the University s first faculty ombudsperson Professor of Management Dr Jeanne Maes was selected by Acting President Dr John Smith in collaboration with the USA Faculty Senate Maes will begin her role as USA s faculty ombudsperson this fall The faculty ombudsperson serves as a confidential independent and neutral resource available to the faculty to facilitate and encourage cooperation and consensus throughout the workplace by mediation Posted on October 14th 2013 WINNING NEGOTIATIONS DECEMBER 12 2013 Nationally renowned advanced negotiation teacher Frank West Morrison will lead a full day of hands on training based on the principles advanced in the Harvard Negotiation Research Project s Beyond Winning The program will be held T hursday December 12th 2013 from 8 00 4 30 at the new Westin Hotel 14 Civic Center Place in Birmingham Space is limited 6 5 hours CLE including 1 hours ethics 225 for Birmingham Bar ADR members 299 for non members To register on line https m360 birminghambar org ViewEvent aspx id 89488 instance 0 Sponsored by the Birmingham Bar Association s ADR Section the Birmingham Collaborative Alliance the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution Cabaniss Johnson Nolan Byers Christian Small Jones Walker Maynard Cooper Gale and Freedom Court Reporters Posted on October 7th 2013 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN NEGOTIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION Conflict resolution professionals work in a range of fields including business law education healthcare and government They act as arbitrators mediators facilitators ombudsmen and counselors They must understand the root causes and dynamics of conflict and how to resolve disputes through reasoned negotiation Columbia s master s program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution that can be completed on a part or full time basis combines theory and applied training to prepare students to develop practical models for negotiating and resolving disputes among parties with differing objectives and desires This graduate program is part of a rich history of conflict resolution at Columbia University The graduate program s training philosophy

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  • Alabama ADR News » ADR
    a class action to defeat a contractual arbitration clause A recent case seems to suggest YES Hear experts in the field highlight the potentially broad implications of EA Independent Franchisee Association LLC v Edible Arrangements International Inc et al USDC D Connecticut July 19 2011 2011 WL2938077 which is also recently noted as a case to watch in 3 Franch Distr Law Prac 17 31 The conversation will include implications on standing and issue preclusion as well as if there s another way for collective redress and the resulting ramifications for both arbitration clauses and the arbitration process Join the discussion on this interesting and potentially game changing development Speakers Benjamin G Davis Associate Professor of Law University of Toledo College of Law Toledo OH Robin M Kennedy Associate Professor of Law University of Toledo College of Law Toledo OH Price 75 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution members 130 ABA members 150 General Non members 50 DR Section members in Public Interest or Government Service 99 Non members in Public Interest or Government Service Registration Register on line https apps americanbar org aba timssnet meetings tnt meetings cfm action long primary id DR1210 webtextid 69679 Subsystem MTG related prod flag 0 Registration Deadline October 23 2012 CLE Information The ABA will seek 1 25 hours of CLE credit in 60 minute hour states and 1 5 hours of CLE credit in 50 minute hour states in states accrediting ABA live webinars and teleconferences NY licensed attorneys This non transitional CLE program has been approved for experienced NY licensed attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1 5 for 75 minute program New York CLE credits States currently not accrediting ABA live webinars and teleconferences IN KS NE NJ OH PA A limited number of scholarships are available for the program Please inquire at 202 662 1680 Category ADR Arbitration Events Posted on October 8th 2012 Cumberland Hosts Day Long CLE Developments in ADR Sharpening the Tools in Your Negotiation Toolbox Cumberland School of Law will host a full day CLE Friday October 12 2012 from 8 00 a m to 4 00 p m in the Moot Court Room at the law school in Birmigham AL CLE credit is 6 hours including 1 ethics This seminar will address various facets of Alternative Dispute Resolution including mediation arbitration and collaborative practice Speakers will address how to overcome any fear of arbitration with a discussion on preparing for arbitration from the perspective of plaintiff and defense counsel plus the arbitrator How to draft arbitration clauses prevent arbitration from leading to litigation and who controls the arbitration process will also be addressed Questions on collaborative practice and how you can use it in your practice will be discussed The speakers will give a history of collaborative practice and the types of conflicts that lend themselves to resolution by collaborative practice Demonstrating how mediation can be used in a non traditional setting Cobe Williams of the documentary

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  • Alabama ADR News » Mediation
    the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution and The Appellate Mediation Office Please find details and registration information below You may also call the Center 334 269 0409 http alabamaadr org web CourtADR AppellateMediationTraining php Registration Deadline September 19 2012 Trainer Gary Canner Former 11th Circuit Mediator Date October 2 2012 Place Alabama State Bar Board Room 415 Dexter Avenue Montgomery AL 36104 Time 8 30am Registration 5 00pm Lunch Provided CLE 6 8 hours 1 0 hour ethics Cost 350 Category ADR Appellate Mediation Events Mediation Posted on August 24th 2012 MARSHALL COUNTY ALABAMA BEGINS SMALL CLAIMS MEDIATION PROGRAM Paul Meigs Carol Weeks Richard Moore Doris Adler Judge Flanagan Rudy Adler Marshall County Alabama began its volunteer mediation program in the district court of the Honorable Hugh Flanagan July 2012 Volunteers received 20 hours of general civil mediation training and will begin by mediating pro se cases Jean Anne Moon of Marshall County RSVP is serving as coordinator Mediators for the court include Doris Adler Rudy Adler Paul Meigs Richard Moore Carol Weeks Donald Myers and in the fall David Evans Category ADR Mediation Posted on July 12th 2012 ASSOCIATION FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION 2012 ANNUAL CONFERENCE JAZZ IT UP IN NEW ORLEANS Registration for Creating Connections Conflict Resolution in Deeply Divided Times the title for this year s Association for Conflict Resolution Conference is now open The Conference will be held in New Orleans LA September 12 15 2012 For further information http www acrnet org register Category ADR Arbitration Conflict Resolution Events Family Mediation Mediation Posted on June 21st 2012 ABLe Resolutions Sets Date For First Alabama Developed Family Mediation Training ABLe Resolutions begun by Cassandra Adams MPH JD Sally Bowers LCSW JD and Debra Leo JD in Birmingham has set its first 40 hour domestic mediation training for July 11 15 2012 This course has been approved by the Center for those who wish to apply to be on the mediator roster Agenda bios and registration form https dl dropbox com u 81001046 ABLe 20info 20packet docx For more information call 205 936 5700 or e mail ableresolutions live com Sally Bowers Debra Leo Cassandra Adams Category Family Mediation Mediation Posted on May 31st 2012 Specialized Conflict Resolution Training for Christians Peacemaker Ministries has posted this year s training at their website The mission of the Ministry is to equip Christians and their churches to repond to conflict Biblically If you are interested please use the link below http www peacemaker net site c aqKFLTOBIpH b 1118441 k A3A8 Training Calendar htm tr y auid 10366858 Category ADR Arbitration Mediation Posted on March 2nd 2012 National Law Journal Article Predicts Bright Future for ADR Though the focus of this short article by president and CEO of the American Aribtration Association William K Slate II is mostly arbitration many of the issues apply to the future of mediaiton as well Experienced based innovation and suitability to adapting new technology are two of the possible pluses For more http www

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  • Alabama ADR News » 2009
    more http www alabar org publications lawyer cfm Tags Arbitration Conflict Resolution Mediation Peer Mediation Pro Bono Restorative Justice Category ADR Arbitration Mediation Posted on December 22nd 2009 Teaching Students to Resolve Conflict Peer Mediation Anne Isbell Anne Isbell Executive Director of the Community Mediation Foundation of Huntsville and Vice Chair for the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution is an expert in training students to handle conflict without violence Anne has worked with schools in Huntsville Opelika Montgomery Scottsboro and other Alabama cities and has accumulated proof that peer mediation will change the climate in a school During peer mediation training students learn about the causes of conflict and the rules for fair fighting They are taught to attack the problem not the person and to brainstorm for solutions that satisfy Students who are trained to be mediators are able to facilitate discussion about the real issues that concern those in conflict They learn to come to the table and lead the negotiation for resolution Peer mediators become leaders facilitators peacemakers To learn more about peer mediation or to contact Ms Isbell about having peer mediation in your school visit our new postings at the website www alabamaadr org Tags case management Conflict Resolution experiences Mediation Peer Mediation schools Category ADR Mediation Posted on October 1st 2009 Alabama ADR Goes Global Alabama State Department ADR Panel Anticipate the unexpected Every good mediator can relate to that But I wasn t thinking about Alabama ADR going global when the State Department called about a conflict resolution project for Africa On June 12 2009 the Center hosted a very special delegation of 10 individuals accompanied by three Department interpreters from the Africa nations of Benin Cameroon Central African Republic Comoros Democratic Republic of Congo Mali Niger Rwanda and Togo The individuals were leaders in their countries conflict resolution practitioners government and elected officials and NGO and community leaders particularly those involved in policy making and negotiation They were selected for participation in the U S Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program by American Embassies Continue reading Alabama ADR Goes Global Tags Arbitration Mediation Restorative Justice Category ADR Arbitration Events Mediation Posted on September 24th 2009 Just Resolutions eNews The Just Resolutions newsletter is worth a good read It is published monthly by the Section of Dispute Resolution of the American Bar Association Read the July issue here http www abanet org dispute enews assets Web July2009 html Tags Arbitration Mediation Restorative Justice Category ADR Posted on August 3rd 2009 Prevailing at an Arbitration Hearing Prevailing at an Arbitration Hearing a new article by Chris Christie Jr Esq of Bradley Arant Birmingham is worth a review The pdf file of the presentation as presented at the Bar s Annual Meeting Thursday July 16 2009 is available on our web site Read the full text Preparing for and Prevailing at an Arbitration Hearing pdf file Tags Arbitration hearing Category Arbitration Posted on August 1st 2009 The Strategic Mediator The Strategic Mediator

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  • Alabama ADR News
    is 299 prior to June 1st and 349 thereafter Lunch is provided 50 of the registration fee is non refundable E mail Jodi McKelvin at jmckelvin shelbyroden com for agenda and registration form Or have registration form mailed to you from the Center 334 269 0409 Posted on April 26th 2013 SAVE THE DATE FOR ADVANCED MEDIATION ADVOCACY SKILLS ABA Section of Dispute Resolution The ABA 11th Annual Advanced Mediation Advocacy Skills Institute is set for November 21 22 2013 at the Omni Nashville Hotel Nashville TN This two day interactive institute features rare opportunities to learn from some of the leading mediators and mediation advocates in North America Each panel provides an opportunity to learn from an expert mediator high powered in house counsel and a skilled outside attorney Each phase of the mediation process will be discussed followed by small group conversations let by experts in the field The opportunity for mediators and advocated to interact in small facilitated groups provides a unique environment to enhance your skill knowledge and understanding of the mediation process Be on the look out for further developments The Alabama State Bar Section of Dispute Resolution will be one of the sponsors of the Institute Join the section Section Dues Attorney 45 Associate 35 Law Student 0 Join by phone by calling 1 800 285 2221 Posted on April 26th 2013 FAULKNER UNIVERSITY THOMAS GOODE JONES SCHOOL OF LAW TOPS 109 TEAMS FROM 59 LAW SCHOOLS TO WIN THE 2013 ABA REPRESENTATION IN MEDIATION COMPETITION Jones Law School Wins 2013 ABA Negotation Competition Congratulations to the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law negotiation team that topped 109 other teams of negotiators from 59 law schools to win the 2013 American Bar Association Representation in Medition Competition in Chicago last week Ashley Norgard and Joshua Bradshaw prevailed in the championship round with negotiators from Sandra Day O Connor College of Law at Arizona State Univeristy After two preliminary rounds on April 3rd teams from Jones Chapman Fordham and Sandra Day O Connor at Arizona State advanced to the simi final round on April 4th The Jones team and Sandra Day O Connor team were left to finish the championship round Professsor Ken Dunham who teaches the ADR courses at Jones and Jeff Baker were great coaches and proud of Ashley and Joshua s work And it was work Thanks to all of you here in Alabama who served as judges during the 10 regional competitions prior to the final rounds Posted on April 9th 2013 JONES LAW SCHOOL WINS ABA NEGOTIATION REGIONAL NOW ON TO CHICAGO Jones Law School Winning Negotiation Team with 2nd placed finalists team judges and mediator Cheryl Leatherwood Jones Law School at Faulkner University finished first in the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition this past Saturday February 23 2013 The winning team of Ashley Norgard and Joshua Bradshaw will be going to the ABA meeting in Chicago to compete in the final national competition The second place finalists in regional were

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  • Alabama ADR News » ADR
    1202535040657 Category ADR Arbitration Mediation Posted on January 12th 2012 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution 14th Annual Spring Conference in D C Registration is now open for the Section of Dispute Resolution 14 th Annual Spring Conference on Capitol Hill in Washington D C April 18 21st To register http www2 americanbar org calendar 14th annual section of dispute resolution spring conference Pages Registration aspx Category ADR Arbitration Events Mediation Negotiation Posted on January 11th 2012 ABA Teleconference Successfully Navigating Arbitration Through Hearing and Award Successfully Navigating Arbitration Through Hearing and Award Interim Partial Final Awards Remedies Prevailing Party and Cost Shifting Issues JANUARY 10 2012 12 00 PM 1 15 PM Eastern Time Highly respected experts in the ADR field will discuss how to navigate your way through some of the critical issues that arise during the hearing and awards process of arbitration cases Topics that will be covered include how to conduct a phased hearing duty to defend and what arbitration rules may or may not constrain the arbitrator In addition find out what issues need to be considered in issuing any decisions or rulings prior to the Final Award how to determine who is the prevailing party and what is a reasonable fee or cost shift to prevailing party And finally should you base your answers on state statutes or other laws Attend and discover the answers to these questions and many more Moderator Kurt Dettman Constructive Dispute Resolution Hingham MA Speakers Carl F Ingwalson Mediation Arbitration Offices San Diego CA Judith B Ittig Ittig Ittig PC Washington DC Registration deadline January 9 2012 Price 55 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution members 95 ABA members 115 General Non members Register on line at https apps americanbar org aba timssnet meetings tnt meetings cfm action long primary id DR11091 webtextid 60605 Subsystem MTG related prod flag 0 Tags Arbitration Category ADR Arbitration Posted on December 22nd 2011 Read Haughery Lee County Alabama District Court Mediation Coordinator Almost Retirement Read Haughery and the Honorable Richard Lane Ret Read Haughery who has served as volunteer mediation coordinator for the District Court of Lee County Alabama for almost 14 years enjoyed an almost retirement party on November 28th 2011 Read will still be doing some mediation coordination work with the Court on a contract basis The Honorable Richard D Lane Lee County Family Court retired attended as did Read s court friends and other judges With the help of the Administrative Office of the Courts AOC the Lee County volunteer program began with juvenile conferencing which enabled juveniles their community and trained facilitators to work on plans to help the juveniles be accountable for mistakes without having juvenile records Court volunteers were then trained in mediation and began to mediate in small claims court Read Haughery was both coordinator and mediator Ken Dunham Esq ADR professor at Jones School of Law and Judy Keegan Esq Director of the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution were trainers Some of the volunteer mediators then

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