April 22, 2014

Chadbourne & Parke Ombuds Mentors Columbia Law Students

Columbia Law School has implemented a Partners in Residence program to provide students with one-on-one meetings with experienced attorneys to discuss career strategies, professional life, and related matters. One of the first Partners in Residence is Steve Buchman, Chadbourne & Parke’s Ombudsman and Attorney Advisor.  Buchman works with employees around the world, “dealing with issues including civility, harassment and discrimination, new employee evaluation practices, quality of life concerns, and other matters that any employee thinks require attention.”

Chadbourn’s website further explains his the Ombuds role:
Referral, mediation – even suggesting changes in Firm policy – are just some of the ways he seeks to resolve disputes that may arise in the workplace. Mr. Buchman’s goal is issue resolution through “off the record” discussion; he respects an individual’s concern for privacy and honors confidentiality, all hallmarks of the Ombuds' practice. As Attorney Advisor, Mr. Buchman is available to discuss any aspect of an attorney's professional concerns, particularly those relating to career and practice issues. These discussions are also held in the strictest confidence. 
Buchman joined Chadbourne in 1987 and retired from active practice in 1994.  Since then, he has served as Of Counsel to the Firm while working as a career consultant and counselor at Columbia Law School. (Columbia Partners in Residence; Chadbourne Bio.)

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