December 13, 2016

Exclusive Access to ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine Ombuds Issue

The American Bar Association has made the latest issue of its Dispute Resolution Magazine, which is devoted to Ombuds articles, available to my readers.  

Here's the note from the ABA Section Chair:

From Nancy Welsh, Chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution:
Recently, the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution dedicated its quarterly Dispute Resolution Magazine to the opportunities and challenges facing ombuds. The work of ombuds is very much a part of the Section. One of our committees is devoted to ombuds and is making lawyers, law students and the ABA more aware of the ombuds profession. The Section also has published one of the leading books on ombuds, Chuck Howard's The Organizational Ombudsman: Origins, Roles and Operations--A Legal Guide.
All members of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution receive complimentary copies of the Dispute Resolution Magazine. If you are not a member but are interested accessing the articles in our recent issue focusing on the ombuds profession, please paste “” into your browser or click on this link: You will receive immediate access to the Magazine.
We hope you will take the Dispute Resolution Section up on this offer. We look forward to your comments, and we welcome all ombuds who are interested in joining the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution.
Nancy Welsh
Chair, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
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  1. Tip of the hat to Vik Kapoor who was critical in getting this to happen.

  2. Great! This Dispute Resolution Section Chair is proving to be much better than the last one!

    1. Don't forget that Nancy Welsh served a couple years on the CO-OP Borad.

    2. I did forget that! thanks for the reminder.

  3. In my humble opinion, most if not all of us on the section council are highly supportive of the Ombuds community. I'm surprised at the comment because I know section leadership to be very supportive.

    Tom thanks for the overgenerous tipping. Happy Holidays everyone!

  4. I can assure you at least one person in that section is not truly supportive of Ombuds.
    Sometimes people join committees as way to advance only their own agenda.