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StateCityStart DateOrganization / Event LinkBrief Description of Mediation Week EventStart TimeVenue / LocationAddressHow does your event comport with the vision and goals of ABA Mediation Week?ContactPhoneEmail AddressAdditional Sponsors
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ALMontgomery 10/19/2017 Mediation, Civility and the Power of
Understanding: Exploring the Advantages of Mediation in Employment, Family and
Special Education Disputes. This year's theme centers on mediation's unique
ability to resolve disputes while helping to maintain civility and promote the
exchange of perspectives. Join us for an insightful panel discussion about the
benefits of mediation in these various contexts and some best practices to
maximize mediation's benefits. Students, attorneys, alumni and other members of
the community are welcome. Our panelists include: Barbara J. Wells, shareholder
a Capell & Howard, P.C.; Honorable Louis C. Colley, Municipal Judge and
principal at the Law Office of Louis C Colley, LLC; Kia Scott is founder and
principal attorney at KSL.




​Faulkner University Jones School of Law
(Faulkner Law)
5345 Atlanta Highway , Montgomery , AL 36109The panel educates students, attorneys and the
public about the benefits of mediation in these various contexts.
 ​(334) 386-7186 mailto:emorris@faulkner.edu
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ALMontgomery  10/20/2017Alabama Center for Dispute ResolutionThe Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution and
the Alabama State Bar Section on Dispute Resolution are providing a free
one-hour CLE entitled “Mediation Perspectives: A Round Table Discussion.” The session will provide tips for mediators, discuss the role of attorneys in mediation and provide a "view from the bench." The event is offered to lawyers, judges and mediators.   
Alabama State Bar, 2nd Floor Board Room 415 Dexter Avenue , Montgomery, AL 36104The session supports the ABA's Mediation Week
theme of Mediation, Civility, and the Power of Understanding through our round
table discussion.
Eileen Harris (334) 356-3802 mailto:eharris@alabamaadr.org
Alabama State Bar Section on Dispute Resolution
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AZPhoenix9/14/2017Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court Presentation to the Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court on Mediation Week and preparing clients for mediation with emphasis on the local rule of court providing for ADR and appointment of panels of compensated and volunteer mediators. Phoenix County Club 2901 N 7th Street
Phoeniz AZ 85014
It reintroduces a program that has existed many years with a focus on lawyers who are new to the practice and includes input from the local bench on the process and advantages of the ADR process. Dale Schia602-277-1501mailto:dale@biz.law
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AZTucson10/15/2017 -10/23/2017Center for Community Dialogue, a program of Our Family Services"Talk to a Mediator" is a 3-hour drop-in event to be held on Oct. 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, and 23, at six locations around Tucson. Participants can hear a brief presentation on "The Neurobiology of Conflict" (which includes anger management strategies), and also can sit down privately, one-on-one, with trained, neutral volunteer mediators to talk about personal disagreements they would like to resolve. Mediators will help participants consider what they want, their options, and potential next steps. The events are being convened by the Center for Community Dialogue, which has provided community mediation services in Tucson for 40 years. Visit the Center at http://www.ourfamilyservices.org/programs/center.html, or contact Christina Medvescek, cmedvescek@ourfamilyservices.org for more information Tucson City Council Ward Offices 1, 2, 3, and 6, Martha Cooper and Woods Memorial Libraries various addresses in Tucson AZ see website link for more infoIt raises awareness of what mediation is, how it works, and how to access it within Tucson.Chris Medvescek 520-405-5480Mailto:cmedvescek@ourfamilyservices.org
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CALos Angeles10/21/2017Southern California Mediation AssociationJoin hundreds of fellow mediators and conflict resolution professionals at one of the West Coast’s best conferences on Mediation and Conflict Resolution! The 29th Annual SCMA Conference “Mediation in the Real World: New Thinking, New Practices"The LA Hotel Downtown
Los Angeles
333 S Figueroa St,Los Angeles,CA 90071The Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) was founded in 1989 to establish a professional community for mediators and to provide opportunities for its members to enhance their skills, knowledge, and professional practices.Today, the SCMA consists of hundreds of professional mediator members who participate in the work of the Association through committees, task forces, and study groups. The Association offers various benefits to its members including access to discounted educational programs and conferences,, discounted training opportunities, access to SCMA Study Groups, a listing on the SCMA Select A Mediator page, as well as discounted liability insurance.Our members work to educate the residents of Southern California of the benefits of mediation, and participate in the national dialogue to improve the field of conflict resolution and the practice of mediation.Through the SCMA Education Foundation, the SCMA works to support community peacemaking initiatives, and the work of various community dispute resolution programs throughout Southern California.The SCMA is a tax-exempt association formed as a 501(c) 6, the classification designated for organizations whose primary purpose is the development and promotion of a professional activity.Anne Sawyer866-440-7880mailto:anne@scmediation.org
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CAVenice9/13/2017 California Lawyers for the Arts Communications Toolbox: The Art of Resolving Conflicts Creatively
Conflict is part of everyday life -- both professionally and personally. How we respond to, and manage conflict, both internally and externally, will often determine how well we function in our personal, professional, and creative lives. In this interactive workshop, you will learn about, and work with, a robust combination of negotiation, de-escalation and communication tools and techniques. The goal is to help provide a platform for more effective and creative methods to resolve a broad variety of disagreements, misunderstandings, and conflicts.
Social & Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) 685 N. Venice Blvd
Venice, Ca 90291
The theme for this year’s ABA Mediation Week is Mediation, Civility and the Power of Understanding and our event comports with this vision and theme. We are going to be providing our workshop attendees with communication and conflict resolution skills to use in both their daily professional and personal lives. We will practice empathetic listening exercises and various mediation vs arbitration exercises in this interactive workshop. This program will meet the ABA Mediation Week goal of providing a toolbox of skills and practices to bridge the gap that often prevents amicable resolution of disputes.Rebecca Ruschell 310.207.0001 mailto:rebecca.ruschell@calawyersforthearts.org
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CASanta RosaTBA - due to wildfiresSCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionHelping Your Client Help Themselves: Advocating for Your Client and Settlement. The panelists will share their observations on the expectations of mediation, the role of advocacy skills, and the need for client preparation both substantively and emotionally, including tips on demeanor, tone, negotiating techniques, and working with opposing parties and the mediator. There will also be a brief update on California's legislative efforts to modify the mediation confidentiality statutes – the “malpractice” carve-out.Sonoma County Bar Association111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222
Santa Rosa Ca 95404
SCBA's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section shares the belief that not all cases are well suited for the adversarial process and that there are multiple paths to justice. Our program "Helping Your Client Help Themselves: Advocating for Your Client and Settlement" offers tools ADR specialists can use to further the "Power of Understanding" within disputes. SCBA and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section celebrates the strides we have made in institutionalizing mediation as one of several appropriate dispute resolution processes and works diligently to provide resources for attorneys and the public who wish to work within this arena.Amy Jarvis707 542-1190 ex 10mailto:amy@sonomacountybar.org
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CALos Angeles10/17/2017County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business AffairsThe County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs is proud to host a roundtable on “How Mediation Can Help the Homeless Population.” Join our panel of experts, including mediators, non-profit representatives, and advocates for homeless individuals, as they discuss ideas on how mediation can be used to both combat, and prevent homelessness. DCBA is also calling for articles on this topic. The best article will be published on DCBA’s website, and its author will be recognized at the roundtable event. For more information on submitting an article, please contact Maritza Gutierrez.
LA Law Library 301 W. 1st Street , Los Angeles ,CA 90012 Conflict is common in our society, and people need forums other than the courts for the resolution of conflict. The resolution of disputes can be unnecessarily costly, time consuming and complex when achieved through court proceedings, whereas mediation resolves conflicts amicably, improving relations among people and within neighborhoods and families, as well as between consumers and businesses while relieving them of the burden of litigation. Increasing numbers of people are turning to dispute resolution services with resulting social, economic, and personal benefits. We hope to expand our reach and help promote mediation and dispute resolution services to people from all walks of life.Maritza Gutierrez (213) 974-9415 mailto:MGutierrez@dcba.lacounty.gov
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CALos Angeles10/17/2017County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business AffairsDCBA staff is here to support you and provide valuable information on our dispute resolution program. We also have our free Debt Collection Workshop, in partnership with the Legal Aid Society of Orange County. We hold this workshop on the first, second, and third Tuesdays of each month. This is a great opportunity to get answers to your questions on responding to lawsuits, debt collection practices, setting up a payment plan, and wage garnishment.Norwalk Courthouse 12720 Norwalk Blvd , Norwalk,CA 90650Conflict is common in our society, and people need forums other than the courts for the resolution of conflict. The resolution of disputes can be unnecessarily costly, time consuming and complex when achieved through court proceedings, whereas mediation resolves conflicts amicably, improving relations among people and within neighborhoods and families, as well as between consumers and businesses while relieving them of the burden of litigation. Increasing numbers of people are turning to dispute resolution services with resulting social, economic, and personal benefits. We hope to expand our reach and help promote mediation and dispute resolution services to people from all walks of life.




Maritza Gutierrez (213) 974-9415 mailto:MGutierrez@dcba.lacounty.gov
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CALos Angeles10/18/2017County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs   DCBA staff will be present
inside the Hill street entrance of the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, from 7:30 am to
10:30 am, to answer questions about our Dispute Resolution Program, and other
services our department provides.


http://dcba.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dca

Stanley Mosk Courthouse 111 N Hill St , Los Angeles , CA 90012   Conflict is common in our
society, and people need forums other than the courts for the resolution of
conflict. The resolution of disputes can be unnecessarily costly, time
consuming and complex when achieved through court proceedings, whereas
mediation resolves conflicts amicably, improving relations among people and
within neighborhoods and families, as well as between consumers and businesses
while relieving them of the burden of litigation. Increasing numbers of people
are turning to dispute resolution services with resulting social, economic, and
personal benefits. We hope to expand our reach and help promote mediation and
dispute resolution services to people from all walks of life.
Maritza Gutierrez  (213) 974-9415 mailto:MGutierrez@dcba.lacounty.gov
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CASacramento10/26/2017 JAMS  How to Achieve Success in Mediation

 Hon. Cecily Bond (Ret.) and Hon. Robert Hight (Ret.) offer
guidelines on how to position a case for mediation, negotiate effectively, use the mediator to the best advantage, get beyond impasse, deal with difficult negotiators and develop creative settlement terms to reach a fair, efficient resolution.
 Topics include:

   o Best practices for effective advocacy in mediations

   o Strategies for overcoming impasse

   o Selecting a mediator

   o Preparing the mediator through brief writing, pre-mediation
meetings

   o Preparing your client"          https://jamssacramentomediationweek2017.eventbrite.com
JAMS 2520 Venture Oaks Way Suite 400 ,Sacramento, CA95833This event promotes the idea of “Mediation,
Civility, and the Power of Understanding” by sharing ideas about how to be an
effective advocate in mediation and how to overcome impasse.



Jessica de Leon 415-774-2631 mailto:jdeleon@jamsadr.com
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CASan Francisco10/12/2017JAMS
Successfully Mediating Insurance Cases

   CLE/Webinar

   10/12/17 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Lunch following

   

   Attendees may participate via webinar or live in SF for a
one-hour webinar and in-person program featuring UP Executive Director Amy Bach in conversation with JAMS mediator Adrienne Publicover, Esq. policyholder attorney Susan B. Grabarsky, Esq. of DarrasLaw and defense counsel Michael K. Brisbin, Esq. of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP. Special guest Sandra L. Watts (founder of Resolved SF) will bring her 25 of experience as a Senior Claim Rep with State Farm.


JAMS Two Embarcadero Center Suite 1500 ,San Francisco, CA 94111This event promotes the idea of “Mediation,
Civility, and the Power of Understanding” by sharing ideas about how to be an
effective advocate in mediation and how to overcome impasse.
Renee Spertzel 415-774-2684 mailto:rspertzel@jamsadr.com
United Policyholders
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CASan Francisco 10/25/2017JAMS JAMS San Francisco Open House & Reception

   
   Wednesday, October 25, 2017

   5:00pm-7:00pm

   We hope you can join us for an open house & reception
celebrating our newly refreshed space. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. This will be an excellent opportunity to mingle with our panel, our case management team, as well as other local attorneys. We would love for you to be our guest.

   Please RSVP by October 20, 2017.
https://jamssfopenhouse.eventbrite.com



JAMS Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1500 San Francisco ,CA 94111This event promotes the idea of “Mediation,
Civility, and the Power of Understanding” by sharing ideas about how to be an
effective advocate in mediation and how to overcome impasse.
Renee Spertzel 415-774-2684 mailto:rspertzel@jamsadr.com
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CAOntario10/17/2017University of La Verne College of Law The Egly Senate of Delta Theta Phi Law
Fraternity hosted a panel of prominent mediators. They included Hon. Martha Bellinger (Ret.), James O. Heiting, former California State Bar President, and Thomas C. Watts, Attorney and Adjunct Professor. Professor Susan Nauss Exon served as moderator, posing questions to help bring mediation awareness to students. A student also provided introductory comments to describe the mediation process.



University of La Verne College of Law 320 East D Street , ONTARIO, CA,91764The panel presentation was well attended by students and provided them with meaningful and practical information about the mediation process, the role of mediators, as well as the role of parties and their attorney advocates. Panel members' answers to questions highlighted the importance of good communication skills, including active listening, empathy, and humility within a civil and professional environment. Susan Nauss Exon 909-460-2043 mailto:snexon@laverne.edu
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COColorado Springs,10/19/2017Phoenix Strategies 12 Annual Conflict Resolution Conference
"Make Peace with Conflict: The Radical Results of Well Managed Conflict

   8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Workshops include: Overview of a Dynamic
Collaborative Conflict Resolution Model & Process; Access to Justice; What Do Judges Want From Mediators; Relational Resolve; Difficult Conversations; and When Help Can Hurt.

   Registration required. The registration fee is $10.00 and
includes refreshments and lunch. To register: http://coloradospringsmediators.com/about/conflict-resolution-month/


   





Colorado Technical University 4435 N Chestnut St, Colorado Springs , Colorado  80907 This conference provides conflict management and
dispute resolution education for the general public, conflict managers and
dispute resolution professionals, many of which are attorneys. The conference
also addresses the dilemma of access to justice within the legal system and how
mediators can better support the legal system as well as the p;public receiving
needed services.
Monica Lichtenberger 719-266-8181 mailto:monica@phoenixstrategiescolorado.com
Better Business Bureau , Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado , Mediation Association of Colorado, Pikes Peak
Restorative Justice Council
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COColorado Springs,10/19/2017 El Paso County Bar AssociationCLE with the El Paso County Bar Association. Tile is "The Power of Understanding: Preparing Clients for Mediation."El Paso County Bar Association 518 N. Chelton Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
Promoting mediation and connection with practitioners who are involved in mediation.Burns Logan720-286-0730mailto:burns.logan@ch2m.com
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CODenver october 15-22University of Denver - School of Law    Mediation Essay Contest. Students are provided with a fact scenario upon which to base their 1,000 word essay. The ethical issues in the fact scenario arise from the need for an attorney to make a recommendation regarding the selection of a mediator for a
large, public dispute
University of Denver Law School 2255 E. Evans Avenue , Denver, CO,80208The event encourages law students to consider a
practical situation that they may easily find themselves in within their
practice. It requires them to review the Model Standards of Conduct for
Mediators and their own Model Rules of Professional Conduct to provide sound
and ethical advice to their client regarding mediation choices
C.J. Larkin 314-630-3732 mailto:clarkin@law.du.edu
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COFort Collins11/14/17Larimer County Bar AssociationCLE with the Larimer County Bar Association. Title is "The Power of Understanding: Preparing Clients for Mediation."Larimer County Bar Association201 Laporte Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80112
Promoting mediation and connecting with mediation practitioners. Burns Logan720-286-0730mailto:burns.logan@ch2m.com
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DCWashington10/19/2017ADR Vantage, Inc Join us for a panel discussion exploring how
changing the language we use about conflict may change attitudes and approaches
to conflict.
   Date: October 19

   Time: 12pm EST

   Zoom Webconference

   Register at: http://bit.ly/ADRVCC1










Webinar (online) 1660 L Street NW, suite 302 , washington, DC 20036  
This panel discussion will address shifting our attitudes
and approaches to conflict resolution. Read more at adrvantage.com/blog



Hewi Elias 202-296-2328, ext. 106 mailto:helias@adrvantage.com
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FLGainesville10/20/2017Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation GroupUpchurch, Watson, White & Max Mediation Group presents 8 Hours of CME (CLE) Credits, Live!
 
Hosted by the University of Florida Levin College of Law Institute for Dispute Resolution, 19 Upchurch Watson White & Max mediators, with a collective 250 years and 45,000 mediations of experience, will join forces to present general law, ethics, domestic violence and diversity/cultural awareness topics to help in fulfilling bi-annual Continuing Mediator Education requirements! Added bonus: 8 hours of CLE via The Florida Bar. To register, visit http://reg.conferences.dce.ufl.edu/SSP/1400065236.  
University of Florida Levin College of Law 309 Village Drive  Gainesville,Florida 32611Our full program (agenda at http://www.uww-adr.com/Annual-8-Hour-CME-CLE--Live--7-8.html), promotes "Mediation, Civility and the Power of Understanding" and further educates volunteer and professional mediators alike with topics related to the concept. The process that must be followed in becoming a Florida Supreme Court-certified mediator well illustrates a stride "in institutionalizing mediation as one of several appropriate dispute resolution processes." Catherine Klasne, Media Manager386-253-1560mailto:cklasne@uww-adr.comUniversity of Florida Levin College of Law Institute for Dispute Resolution
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FlWest Palm Beach10/3 -21/17Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar AssociationThe Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach County unanimously proclaimed Oct. 16-22, 2017 as Mediation Week on Oct. 3, 2017. Palm Beach County Mayor Paulette Burdick presented the proclamation to PBC Bar Association President Sia Baker-Barnes, PBCBA ADR Committee Chair Rosine Plank-Brumback, and Past ADR Chair Ted Deckert.

The City of West Palm Beach proclaimed Oct. 15-21, 2017 as Mediation Week, at the City Commission hearing of Oct. 10, 2017. WPB Mayor Jeri Muoio presented the proclamation to PBCBA representatives Sia Baker-Barnes, Plank-Brumback, and Deckert.

Superintendent Avossa and the School Board of PBC proclaimed October 2017 as Conflict Resolution month, at the School Board’s meeting in WPB on Oct. 18, 2017. Working with the PBCBA ADR Committee the School District has organized an essay contest on the topic "Mediation, Civility, and the Power of Understanding" for middle and high school students who are taking the Holocaust elective class. This topic is the theme established by the ABA for this year's Mediation Week. The essay contest is already underway. The winners will be announced and awarded cash prizes on Student Awareness Day on Nov. 9, 2017 at Park Vista Community High School in Lake Worth.
PBC Board of County Commissioners, City of West Palm Beach, PBC School Board 301 N. Olive Avenue, 401 Clematis St, FHESC Center
West Pam Beach, Fl 33401
The Palm Beach County, City of West Palm Beach, and PBC School Board proclamations reference ABA Mediation Week in the preambles of their respective proclamations. Additionally these recognize that mediation empowers individuals to take control of their lives and devise solutions to conflicts with are tailored to their particular needs, and that mediation can be a crucial tool for peacemaking between individuals, groups, units, neighborhoods, and governments. The state of Florida, Palm Beach County, and the City of West Palm Beach continue to be leaders in promoting ADR, and mediation in particular.Theodore Deckert561-340-3500mailto:Ted@matrixmediation.com
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GA10/11/2017Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution and
State Bar of Georgia Dispute Resolution Section
Proclamation signed by the Governor of Georgia
on October 11, 2017 proclaiming October 15-21, 2017 as DISPUTE RESOLUTION WEEK
in Georgia
Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution 244 Washington Street, SW , Atlanta, GA 30334The topic of the essay contest that the PBCBA ADR Committee and PBC School District has organized for middle and high school students is on the theme established by the ABA for this year's Mediation Week, namely "Mediation, Civility, and the Power of Understanding."Dennis W. Burnette 770 893 7085 mailto:DennisBurnette@BAMSinc.com
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HIHilo10/19/17Ku'ikahi Mediation Center FREE BROWN BAG LUNCH TALK
Topic: "Conflict Resolution Day: Mediation as a Tool for Peace"
Presenter: Julie Mitchell & Others
“Conflict Resolution Day is an annual international celebration held every third Thursday in October. It promotes awareness of peaceful means of resolving disagreements and encourages the use of conflict resolution in schools, families, businesses, communities, government, and the legal system,” says Julie Mitchell. During this talk, we will conduct a 'Live Action Mediation' to demonstrate how mediators empower people to find their own best solutions. With a focus on ‘Finding Solutions, Growing Peace,’ this free lunch-and-learn series features interesting speakers discussing topics related to communication, dispute prevention and resolution, and transforming conflict.
12:00 PM -1:00 pm Office of the Prosecuting Attorney655 Kilauea Avenue
Hilo HI 96720
1. It embodies the theme of "Mediation, Civility and the Power of Understanding."
2. It demonstrates the challenges and rewards of helping parties in conflict reach an agreement by getting past differences in positions, by understanding each other’s perspectives better, and by finding ways to get their important interests met while staying true to their values and belief systems.
3; It provides attending neutrals, advocates, and policy makers with inspiration and tools necessary to bridge the gap that often prevents amicable resolution of disputes.
Julie Mitchell(808) 935-7844 mailto:info@hawaiimediation.orgCounty of Hawai‘i Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
Atherton Family Foundation
Hawai'i Island United Way
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HIHilo10/20/17Ku'ikahi Mediation Center FREE PUBLIC WORKSHOP
Topic: “Dealing with Anger: Steps to Understanding and Transformation”
Presenter: Mala'e Erickson
"You can transform anger from blaming others to connecting with what is important to you," says Mala'e Erickson. "Although it can be one of the most painful emotions, anger serves an important purpose, and we can use it to serve life.” In this interactive workshop, we will explore the steps to understanding and expressing anger nonviolently, so no one gets hurt. Pupus will be provided. Campus parking is free after 4:00 p.m. Part of the “Kākou: Let’s Work it Out!” Workshop Series, this program is co-sponsored by the County of Hawai‘i Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center, Rotary Club, and University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. Free (pre-registration requested).
5:00 PM -7:00 pm University of Hawai'i at Hilo Campus Center Room 301
Hilo HI 96720
1. It embodies the theme of "Mediation, Civility and the Power of Understanding."
2. It demonstrates the challenges and rewards of helping parties in conflict reach an agreement by getting past differences in positions, by understanding each other’s perspectives better, and by finding ways to get their important interests met while staying true to their values and belief systems.
3; It provides attending neutrals, advocates, and policy makers with inspiration and tools necessary to bridge the gap that often prevents amicable resolution of disputes.
Julie Mitchell(808) 935-7844 mailto:info@hawaiimediation.orgCounty of Hawai‘i Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
Rotary Club
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
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ILChicago9/22/17
9/28/2017
10/5/2017
Loyola University Chicago School of Law

September 22, 2017 - 2017 Women in Litigation Conference:
Advocacy in Mediation 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

   

   September 28,
2017 -Conflict Resolution Strategies for Political Leaders: A Conversation with
Former Governor Pat Quinn, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

   

   October 5, 2017
- Chicago Bar Association - ADR-ODR and Conflict Resolution Skills Subcommittee
presentation at future of the law summit at CBA. 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law25 E. Pearson,Chicago,IL 60611These events promote mediation and conflict resolution Teresa F. Frisbie, Director, Dispute Resolution Program, Loyola Chicago School of Law312-915-7855mailto:tfrisbie@luc.eduCenter for Conflict Resolution (Gov. Quinn event)Chicago Bar Association (CBA summit) 
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ILChicago10/17/2017ISBA Alternate Dispute Resolution SectionCelebrate Mediation Week! Don’t miss this one-hour luncheon seminar that discusses the use of mediation to help parties resolve disputes, including why it is a better choice for your clients; how to convince family law litigants to agree to it; the ethical issues you must consider; and how to make mediation a normal part of the commercial dispute process. Lunch provided.ISBA Regional Office

20 S. Clark Street, Suite 900
Chicago Il
This event promotes mediationJohn R Schleppenbach (312) 460-5000. mailto:jschleppenbach@seyfarth.comADR Systems
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ILChicago10/19/2017Association for Conflict Resolution Chicago Chapter We are thrilled to welcome you as we celebrate the Association for Conflict Resolution’s International Conflict Resolution Day and the American Bar Association’s Mediation Week. We are honored to offer Conflict Resolution Day as an opportunity to connect with peers and organizations, to expand your network, to become more fully engaged and committed to the ADR community, and learn more about what’s happening in the Chicago ADR world. We are really striving this year to help grow a stronger ADR community in Chicago with more public awareness of what we all do!

Much Shelist 191 N Upper Wacker Dr # 1800, We aim to increase public awareness of all ADR services in our community, bring practitioners together, and build a stronger ADR community. Kristina Taylor 773-309-1852 mailto:ktaylor@esmediation.com
Center for Conflict Resolution        Much Shelist 


JAMS
 
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ILChicago 10/16-20/2017ADR Systems We are submitting a series of mediation topics
to our website's blog. Oct. 16th - Judge Washington
Roundtable/Discussion/Presentation with ABA blog post

   Oct. 17th - Mini-mediation brochure blog post

   Oct. 18th - Mediation Tip #1 with Judge Bernthal blog post

   Oct. 19th - Mediation Tip #2 with Judge Hogan blog post

   Oct. 20th - Mediation Tip #3 with Judge Brown blog post     
ADR Systems 20 N Clark Street,Chicago, IL, 60602   We are focusing on an ABA
Mediation Week event and adding the event to our blog on ADR Systems' website
Sarah Leas (312) 224-0566mailto:sleas@adrsystems.com
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MACambridge10/18/2017Community Dispute Settlement Center, Inc.The CDSC Bash proves to be a delighful-- and meaningful --way to celebrate the accomplishments of the mediation community. This event continues to serve as our signature fundraising event of the year; the funds we raise support the alternative and affordable dispute resolution services we provide in the courts, the schools and the community.To purchase tickets or support the event:
www.communitydispute.org
Cambridge Innovation Center- Venture CafeOne Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142
The recipients of this year’s Community Peacemaker Awards share our fervent commitment to creative approaches to peace and justice.Brian R. Jerome, a mediator and arbitrator, is founder of Massachusetts Dispute Resolution Services, one of the first full service firms in our state for dispute resolution. Currently, as Chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section, Brian is playing a key pro-active role as an ambassador for mediation, increasing both awareness and participation in the mediation process.Thomas Smith is Executive Director and founder of Justice At Work, a non-profit organization devoted exclusively to worker’s rights. Tom has been committed to social justice since his first days as a lawyer at Greater Boston Legal Services, where he supported immigrant worker centers. CDSC has been so proud to follow this outstanding career of one of our former interns.The annual CDSC Bash is a fun and inspiring event for the mediation community! It is also the primary way we raise vital funds needed in the coming year. These funds allow us to continue to provide affordable and accessible services to those who need it most.Danae Kristiansen(617) 876-5376mailto:cdscinfo@communitydispute.org
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MO10/16/2017 -10/20/17Association of Missouri Mediators daily half hour webinars: (open for log on at noon, webinar starts 12:15. following topics are scheduled:
10/16 Using Mediation to Help Your Family
10/17 Civility and Partisanship: What Mediation Can Teach Us
10/18 Embedding Mediation in An Organization
10/19 Cutting the Costs of Conflict
10/20 How Mediation Can Help You
online - details will be posted on website below, events held through Go To Meeting
http://www.momediators.org/
We are education on a wide range of mediation issues and skills, with outreach to a wide variety of audiences on the benefits of mediationSarah Read573-447-2349mailto:sjr@readadr.com
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NJCamden10/24/2017Rutgers Law School This reception is a kick-off for the Mediation Pro Bono Project where any student mediators past or prospective may come learn
about the Rutgers Mediation Pro Bono Project. Special Appearance by Judge Thomas Shusted of Camden's Superior Court.   



Rutgers Law School Faculty Lounge, Room 403 ,Camden, NJ 08102   This event will draw attention
to the Rutgers Law School Mediation Pro Bono Project as well as the practice of
Mediation in our local court.
Jill Friedman 856-225-6263 mailto:ill.friedman@rutgers.edu
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NYNYC10/18/2017NEW YORK STATE Unified Court System
FREE Mediation Settlement Day Kick-Off Event ( http://www.nycourts.gov/ip/adr/MSD.shtml )
New York Law School
185 West Broadway, New York, NY.
This event celebrates the work mediators do, educates the public about mediation's benefits, and allows lawyers, volunteer and professional mediators, and students to network with the mediation and legal communities. 1.5 hours of FREE CLE credits in Ethics and Professionalism (approval pending) will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is requested.
Sherri Grahamsgraham@nycourts.gov
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OH  Cleveland 10/17/2017Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Common Pleas    The Court's ADR Department
presents Nancy Hardin Rogers, professor emeritus at the Moritz College of Law
at the Ohio State University for a talk entitled "Polarized Communities: A
Role for Negotiators"
Cleveland Metro Bar Association 1375 E. 9th Street, cleveland,ohio,44114Professor Hardin Rogers tailored her talk to fit
this year's theme of Mediation, Civility and the Power of Understanding.
Matt Mennes (216) 443-8504 mailto:cpmxm@cuyahogacounty.us
Cleveland Metro Bar Association
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OH clevelandon going, starting 10/1/17 Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Common Pleas Podcast by the Court's Civil Mediator on ADR and
Mediation.

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas ADR Department
1200 Ontario Street - 4th floor , Cleveand, Ohio,44113The Court selected mediator Mennes to deliver
the Court's October podcast specifically to align with ABA Mediation Week. Mediator Mennes mentions ABA Mediation Week during the podcast. The goal is to further the public's understanding of mediation as a tool for managing and resolving disputes.



Matt Mennes (216) 443-8504
mailto:cpmxm@cuyahogacounty.us
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OKOct 15 - 21 PhloxADR We will present topics on mediation and how it benefits you, face-to-face vs online mediation, How to save time, money and stress through mediation, How mediation promotes civility in conflict, How to Prepare for Mediation.







Various - Colleges and Public Library Various, OK ,73003   We will be presenting mediation as per the ABA guidelines including party self-determination,
neutrality and privacy. Informing the public of how mediation can benefit them to avoid court and resolve conflict. Showing the public the different types of mediation both online and conference styles.



Justin Wood



405-765-8030 mailto: PhloxADR@gmail.comPhloxADR 

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ONToronto9/19/17International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, Inc.2nd Annual CPR Canada Regional Meeting
CPR will hold its Second Canada Regional Meeting in Toronto on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Arbitration Place in Toronto. The theme of this Second Regional Meeting will be “The Secret to a Successful Joint Venture: Building an Enduring Relationship.”
Arbitration Place Toronto Bay Adelaide Centre333 Bay Street, Suite 900 Toronto ON M5H 2R2Olivier P. André 1 646 753 8241mailto:oandre@cpradr.org
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TXArlington10/19/2017MEDIATION WORLDS, PLLC A Panel discussion on Conflict Conversations and how the engagement of conflict from a position perspective can help change the language that people use. Mediators can facilitate the use of language in mediations and within their communities to assist a greater level of change in improving Civility in our Global.  
       www.mediationworlds.com
11 am - 2 PM CSTMEDIATION WORLDS, PLLC Wealth Think Bank 600 Six Flags Drive Ste 452, Arlington , TX, 76011The event at the University of Texas Arlington is very clearly in vision and goals of ABA and the nation for providing both training, information and advocacy for Civility in America and the world.Dr Ralph Steele817 729 0543mailto:rsteele@mediationworlds.com
Wealth Think Bank
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TXHuntsville10/5/2017Sam Houston State University Sam Houston State University's Student Legal & Mediation Services hosts Conflict Resolution Month in October. We are hosting Lee Jay Berman from the American Institute of Mediation on October 5, speaking on our theme, "Leadership in the Eye of Conflict." He will speak to a group of Student Affairs professionals at noon, and then his keynote will be at 6:00 pm12:00 pm noonSam Houston State University
Gene Roberts
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TXPlano10/11/2017Center for Conflict Resolution Sessions will include:
Bandaging Wounds: the Aga Khan Conciliation and Arbitration Board's Experiences Using Mediation to Promote Healing
You're Doing Fine Oklahoma! Overview of the nationally recognized Early Settlement Mediation statewide community-based
program
Restorative Practices: Restorative Practices lead toward the profound goals of conflict resolution, relationship repair, and reconciliation. Based on the principles of Restorative Justice, an application "toolkit" will be interactively demonstrated.
Roundtable discussions focusing on breaking impasse, bringing parties to the table, online dispute resolution, restorative practices, and the partnership between ACR and NAFCM
Ismaili Jamatkhana Plano6704 Alma Drive
Plano, Tx 75023
Cassie Lively, Ph.D312.922.6464 ext. 29mailto:clively@ccrchicago.orgNAFCM
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TXConroe10/20/2017Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc. (DRC-MC)  We will host the 4th Annual Conflict Resolution Day Bookmark Art Contest Awards Ceremony during which we will recognize the K-8 grade winners of the Conflict Resolution Day Bookmark Art Contest.  Judge Kathleen Hamilton of the 359th Judicial District Court in Conroe, Texas will present cash awards to the winners of the Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc.’s (DRC-MC) Conflict Resolution Day Bookmark Art Contest.  Winners are chosen on the basis of creativity and message and have come up with original ways to resolve conflict peacefully and say no to bullies.  Winning bookmarks are displayed in the courthouse, at the Montgomery County Central Library and are distributed to all schools in Montgomery County, Texas.  









Montgomery County Commissioner's Court



501 N. Thompson Street, 4th Floor , Conroe , TX 77301 At the Conflict Resolution Day Bookmark Art Contest Awards Ceremony winning bookmarks from 2014, 2015, and 2016 will be
displayed along with the 2017 winners. The students, their families and their
teachers will therefore be reminded of the past and current message so peace
and prior Mediation Week ceremonies. Speakers will also invite the attendees to
participate in next year's Annual Conflict Resolution Day Bookmark Art Contest
thereby connecting the Mediation Week activities to next year as well. In
addition, at least one speaker will review the history of the DRC-MC which was
started in 1998 and is still going strong thereby continuing the past, present
and future theme of ABA Mediation Week.
Elaine B. Roberts  (936) 760-6914, Ext. 1 mailto:elaine.roberts@mctx.org
 Woodlands Bar
Association 

  Judge Kathleen Hamilton, 359th
Judicial District Court, Conroe, Texas

Conroe Art League
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TXFort Worth 10/19/2017 Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas Inc. Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas Inc.
is providing a free continental breakfast on Thursday, October 19, 2017 for the residents of Dallas/Fort Worth to meet the staff, celebrate the strides made in institutionalizing mediation "as one of several appropriate dispute resolution processes," receive information on the mediation process, and
hear how mediation, could help them resolve problems civilly. There will be coffee, pastries, and other goodies provided.    
Resource Connection - Tarrant County 1100 Circle Dr. , Fort Worth, Texas,76119    This event is being organized
so that we can meet with individuals to tell them about the benefits of
mediation and encourage them to consider participating in mediation when
appropriate.
Annette Smith (817) 877-4554 mailto:news@drsnorthtexas.org
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TXFort Worth 10/01/2017 -10/21/2017Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas IncMediation Week Sweepstakes. We would like to
create a buzz about how wonderful mediation is by inviting mediators, legal professionals, and past participants to share online what they love about mediation. Individuals who leave a comment on the Facebook page for DRS North Texas will be automatically entered to win a $50 Gift Card.    
Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas Inc. 4304 Airport Freeway, Suite 100 , Fort Worth, TX 76117This event provides fans of mediation an
opportunity to share their reasons for supporting the process. Those who may
not yet be familiar with mediation or unsure of how effective the process is
will have a place to go to read personal testimonies about mediating.
Annette Smith (817) 877-4554 mailto:news@drsnorthtexas.org
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TXFort Worth10/28/2017Texas Mediator Credentialing Association Trailblazers in Mediation: Exploring New
Pathways is the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association's 13th Annual
symposium. It will provide tools and insights you can use in your next
mediation and beyond. Participants can earn up to 6.25 hours of continuing
legal education. Registration at https://tmca-symposium-fortworth.eventbrite.com


https://tmca-symposium-fortworth.eventbrite.com


Texas A&M School of Law 1515 Commerce Street , Fort Worth , TX 76102   TMCA is a nonprofit organization
that promotes quality mediation throughout Texas, by a voluntary credentialing
process through which mediators meet specified standards, and agree to comply
with a code of ethics. This symposium provides continuing education to
mediators, and those interested in mediation, about best practices, new skills.
Suzanne Schwartz 512-232-1194 mailto:sschwartz@law.utexas.edu
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VARichmond9/9/2017Virginia Mediation NetworkThe Virginia Mediation Network 2017 Annual Fall Training Conference held at University of Richmond School of Law. The conference will be held September 9 & 10, 2017. To preview the program brochure or register online go to www.vamediation.org for details.University of Richmond School of Law28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173Furthering Mediation education in the Commonwealth of VirginiaJeanne Mann804-316-5271mailto:virginiamediationnetwork@gmail.com
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WASeattle10/17/2017King County Bar Association ADR SectionThe KCBA ADR Section is co-sponsoring a special program with the Washington State Bar ADR Section on Civility and the Power of Understanding. We have two presenters: Dr. Rhea Settles, founder of the Civility Zone, and Kathleen Wareham, Mediator with the Washington Arbitration and Mediation Service. They will facilitate a program on the following points:
Civility and embracing "other"
Civility and monitoring "power" Mediators as agents of civility
We would be happy to send you the program announcement via email or snail mail.



  KCBA Conference Room, Suite 700 1200 Fifth Avenue , Seattle, WA,98101    Our event implements ABA's
vision of promoting Civility and the Power of Understanding. Our presenters
will help attendees understand and develop a civility mindset, attitude, and
behaviors. They will help us begin a "civility walk".

   Our event models collaboration between the King County and
Washington State ADR Sections. We are conducting outreach to Young Lawyers, community organizations, bar associations with members of color, university law
programs, and dispute resolution organizations in our area to invite people to this program and our future Section programs.
Donna Lurie 206-953-3973 mailto:Lurieworkplacesolutions@comcast.netWashington State Bar ADR Section
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WASeattle10/19/2017JAMSOpen House and Complimentary CLE
We are pleased to share with you that JAMS Seattle has move to a new location at the U.S. Bank Centre! We invite you to come see our new space and join us for a complimentary CLE followed by an open house networking reception. Refreshments and appetizers will be served following the program. This program will provide 1.0 Ethics CLE Credit. The registration deadline is Thursday, October 12, 2017.
JAMS U.S. Bank Centre 1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1650
Eatlle, WA 98101
This event promotes the idea of “Mediation, Civility, and the Power of Understanding” by sharing ideas about how to be an effective advocate in mediation and how to overcome impasse.Michelle Nemeth206+292-0441mailto:mnemeth@jamsadr.com
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WYCheyenne10/16-20/2017Wyoming Agriculture & Natural Resources Mediation ProgramWe are hosting two webinars and two in-person
workshops on a variety of mediation topics including the use of ADR in Wyoming,
identifying and framing issues in conflict, practice and role-play sessions,
difficult mediation situations and more.




Wyoming Agriculture & Natural Resources
Mediation Program
2219 Carey Avenue,Cheyenne,WY,82002 Continuing the education of mediators and
advancement of alternative dispute resolution processes.





Lucy Pauley 307-777-8788 mailto:lucy.pauley@wyo.gov
UW Extension Teton County - Center for
Resolution
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The CPR Institute    The CPR Institute’s
Mediation Committee invites all who are interested to participate in a
convenient and open-to-the-public Lunchtime
Teleconference on Tuesday, October 17th,
2017 from 12:30-1:30 pm ET. Distinguished mediator and CPR
panelist, Jack P. Levin, will recount some of the lessons and inevitable
trials encountered in his years striving for greater civility in mediation.
This dialogue will be followed by an opportunity for caller participation.
  https://www.cpradr.org/events-classes/committee-meetings/2017-10-17-mediation-committee-forum

https://blog.cpradr.org/2017/09/21/celebrate-with-cpr-mediation-week-oct-15-21-2017/

While there has been research on the cost of incivility to
corporations, we will explore the effects of this behavior in the mediation
process, along with strategies for promoting civility in negotiations. We hope
you will join us, prepared to share any anecdotes or observations on the
effects of civility (and lack thereof!) in dispute settlement. To
register, contact zchanin@cpradr.org.
You will be provided dial-in information and links to supplementary material
upon registration.

    The Mediation Committee is a consortium of CPR
members throughout the world.  We are currently exploring ways to enhance
the quality and effectiveness of corporate mediation practice, both
domestically and internationally.  The Co-Chairs of the Committee are Erin
Gleason, of Gleason Alvarez ADR, and Rick Richardson, of GlaxoSmithKline. 




 Teleconference    Among other things, it
continues the momentum of the theme of civility that is one of your umbrella
themes this year. Thank you!
Tania Zamorsky 646-753-8223 mailto:tzamorsky@cpradr.org
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COFort Collins11/14/2017Larimer County Bar Association CLE with the Larimer County Bar Association.
Title is "The Power of Understanding: Preparing Clients for
Mediation."
Larimer County Bar Association 201 Laporte Ave , Fort Collins, CO 80521Promoting mediation and connecting with
mediation practitioners.
Burns Logan 720-286-0730 burns@burnslogan.com
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GAAtlanta10/11/2017Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution and
State Bar of Georgia Dispute Resolution Section
   Proclamation signed by the
Governor of Georgia on October 11, 2017 proclaiming October 15-21, 2017 as
DISPUTE RESOLUTION WEEK in Georgia.      https://gov.georgia.gov/sites/gov.georgia.gov/files/related_files/site_page/Dispute%20Resolution%20Week%202017.pdf
Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution 244 Washington Street, SW , Atlanta, GA 303334Dispute Resolution Week supports the education
of judges, members of the Bar, and the public in finding durable solutions to
resolve disputes outside of a courtroom by utilizing mediation, arbitration,
and other restorative processes. The Week is intended to empower individuals,
families, communities, organizations, and businesses to find common ground
through collaborative problem solving. The Georgia Commission on Dispute
Resolution, State Bar of Georgia Dispute Resolution Section, and Georgia Office
of Dispute Resolution are pleased to promote these values and advocate for
champions in the field of dispute resolution.



Dennis W. Burnette 770 893 7085 DennisBurnette@BAMSinc.com
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OHCleveland10/17/2017Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Common Pleas The Court's ADR Department presents Nancy Hardin
Rogers, professor emeritus at the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State
University for a talk entitled "Polarized Communities: A Role for
Negotiators"
Cleveland Metro Bar Association 1375 E. 9th Street , cleveland,ohio 4414Professor Hardin Rogers tailored her talk to fit
this year's theme of Mediation, Civility and the Power of Understanding.
Matt Mennes (216) 443-8504



cpmxm@cuyahogacounty.us
Cleveland Metro Bar Association
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OHCleveland10/1/2017Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Common Pleas



Podcast by the Court's Civil Mediator on ADR and
Mediation.
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas ADR Department 1200 Ontario Street , Cleveland, Ohio 44113The Court selected mediator Mennes to deliver
the Court's October podcast specifically to align with ABA Mediation Week.
Mediator Mennes mentions ABA Mediation Week during the podcast. The goal is to
further the public's understanding of mediation as a tool for managing and
resolving disputes
Matt Mennes (216) 443-8504 cpmxm@cuyahogacounty.us
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