February 17, 2021

ABA Opens Registration for 2021 Dispute Resolution Conference

The American Bar Association's Section on Dispute Resolution will hold its Annual Spring Conference on April 14-17, 2021. (Initially, organizers had hoped for a hybrid event with some in-person sessions in Los Angeles, but that is no longer viable.) This is the largest annual conference of ADR practitioners. The conference theme is "Agility, Disruption and Reinvention: ADR in a New World" and several sessions are relevant to Ombuds.

The preliminary agenda includes the following sessions:
  • "ADR & Title IX: How to Develop Effective Campus Systems," organized by Brian Pappas (author of an article for the Denver Law Review in 2016: "Out From the Shadows: Title IX, University Ombuds, and the Reporting of Campus Sexual Misconduct");
  • "Dealing with Porcupines: Using BIFF to Manage Communications with High Conflict People," organized by Elizabeth Hill (Associate Director, Ombuds Office, University of Colorado Boulder)
  • "Leveraging Disruption to Reinvent the Role of an Organizational Ombuds," organized by Laura C. Smythe (University Ombuds, University of Idaho);
  • "The Professional Ombuds: Competence Standards for an Emergent Profession," organized by David Lewis (Mediator and ABA Dispute Resolution Section Fellow in Ombuds)
Registration is now open. Up to the early bird deadline of March 5, 2021, the conference costs $250 for ABA members and $475 for non-members. (ABA DRS Conf Info.)

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