The Staff Ombuds Office at the University of California, Berkeley, has announced that Sara Thacker will be the new Associate Ombudsperson beginning July 9. Thacker previously served as a faculty member and as a Hewlett Fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center, where she taught mediation, negotiation, and other ADR topics. She earned a J.D. degree from the University of Iowa and an LL.M. in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown. Thacker has mediated disputes for the Equal Opportunity Commission and the D.C. Department of Human Rights. Readers of the IOA "Independent Voice" will remember her recent article "Where are the Ombuds? The Hidden Potential of Law Firm Ombuds."
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