January 22, 2014

American Bar Association 2014 ADR Conference Includes Two Sessions About Ombuds

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Sixteenth Annual Spring Conference will be held in Miami, Florida April 2-5, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency. This year, the largest educational gathering for the dispute resolution field includes two sessions about Ombuds.

"Introduction to Ombuds Practices"
Panel discussion with a moderator and 4 practicing ombuds. T he first three would be lawyers who would describe their practices and the key principles upon which those practices are based in government, in a corporation, and in a college or university, as well as how they use their legal training and experience. Th e fourth panel member would focus on the future and describe areas where lawyers may be able to expand ombuds practices such as in the healthcare area and in larger law firms.
Chuck Howard, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Hartford, CT

"Dispute System Design in Law School Clinics: Perspectives from Client, Instructor, and Student"
This panel features key participants -- student, instructor/project supervisor, and clients — from two dispute system design clinical projects: a dispute system evaluation of the National Institute of Health’s Ombuds Office and a dispute system design for Modria.com based on the European Union’s online dispute resolution mandate. The panelists will describe how a project is formed, what kind of rela tionship and communication happens between stakeholders during the project, and how a project leads to client improvements and greater student engagement with the practice of dispute system design. Group discussion topics include creating a dispute system design clinic, garnering projects, and supervising students.
Robert Bordone, Harvard Law School Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program, Cambridge, MA
Daniel Doktori, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Howard Gadlin, National Institute of Health Ombuds Office, Bethesda, MD
Colin Rule, Modria.com, San Jose, CA
Sandra Yamate, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession, Chicago, IL

(ABA DRS 2014 Conf Info.)

Related posts: ABA Dispute Resolution Conference (2007); ABA Dispute Resolution Annual Conference (2008); ADR Conference in New York (2009); 12th Annual ABA Dispute Resolution Conference Set for San Francisco (2010); ABA 2011 Dispute Resolution Conference Set for Denver; 2012 ABA Dispute Resolution Conference in Washington; ABA Launches Ombuds Task Force; ABA Section of Dispute Resolution 2014 Call for Proposals

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