Jeff Thompson's Blog – August 2010 Archive (7)

Bully Boss or Just a Tough Cookie?

Originally posted at www.EnjoyMediation.com



I came across this great article by Kathleen Schulweis posted at www.Examiner.com. It details…
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Added by Jeff Thompson on August 29, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Cardozo Law School To Offer Dispute Resolution & Advocacy LL.M.

Cardozo to Offer Dispute Resolution & Advocacy LL.M.

New program set to begin in January

Aug 18, 2010



Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City has announced it will launch a new LL.M. program in Dispute Resolution and Advocacy in January 2011.



The new program is designed for domestic and international lawyers, and will draw on the strengths of the school's Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution. Along with coursework, students will be required to… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on August 19, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

New Mediation Program, Same Ole Requirements



Another new mediation program, another program requiring the mediator to also be an attorney: Plaintiff and defense lawyers are trying to gauge the overall impact of a new state mandate requiring mediation in medical malpractice cases.



So far, the apparent consensus is the new law may take smaller cases…
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Added by Jeff Thompson on August 17, 2010 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

No Fly List Ombuds

Canadian ombudsman appointment won't derail court challenge of UN no-fly list



OTTAWA — A court challenge against Canada's participation in the United Nations anti-terrorist sanctions regime will proceed despite the recent appointment of Canadian lawyer Kimberly Prost as UN ombudsperson to handle appeals from people who want their names taken off the no-fly list and seek access to their…
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Added by Jeff Thompson on August 13, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Australia: Civil Dispute Resolution Bill Introduced

Those is Australia and beyond might find this interesting. This bill was introduced into Parliment July 16th as method to promote ADR services instead of litigation.

From the article (which gives some great information, I suggest reading it here):

The Bill implements recommendations by the National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council following its recent…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on August 10, 2010 at 7:06am — No Comments

(Herald Sun) A new book by an Australian expert on bullying in schools has set out six methods used by teachers to tackle this scourge of the playground. Bullying Interventions in Schools: Six Basi…

(Herald Sun)

A new book by an Australian expert on bullying in schools has set out six methods used by teachers to tackle this scourge of the playground.

Bullying Interventions in Schools: Six Basic Approaches by Dr Ken Rigby explores traditional and contemporary ways to prevent and intervene in cases of bullying in primary and secondary schools.

Read the full article […

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Added by Jeff Thompson on August 10, 2010 at 6:56am — No Comments

'Critical' Agriculture Bill Heads to Obama's Desk

...U.S. Senator Pat Roberts today said companion legislation to a bill he introduced to continue critical agriculture mediation programs passed by the House, was approved by the Senate and heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law.



“The mediation programs at the Department of Agriculture go a long way in helping our farmers and ranchers seek confidential advice and counsel to address loan problems and disputes before they grow to be too much for the producer too…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on August 10, 2010 at 6:45am — No Comments

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