Stanford University School of Medicine has appointed James Laflin to serve as its Ombudsperson for faculty, residents, postdoctoral scholars and students. Laflin takes over from Martha McKee, who held the position for about three years. (Stanford Med Ombuds.)
Laflin has been an independent mediator in the Bay Area for the past 22 years. He graduated from UC Berkeley and earned his JD from the University of San Francisco, School of Law. He has been very active in the ADR community, including serving on the Executive Committee of the Bar Assn. of San Francisco’s ADR Section and as Chair of the BASF Mediation of Attorney Fee Disputes Committee. He has taught courses on mediation and negotiation in conjunction with several state bars and bar associations, and published several articles. (Concillium.)
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