This month's guest blogger is Andrew J. Gerber and he offers us the ACR-GNY Tip of the Month. When you preside in an arbitration hearing you’ll be confronting two different kinds of people: The disputing parties and the counsel who represent them. They’re different from each other because the counsel will always understand what is going on in the room, and why things are being done the way they are. But that will often not be true of the parties. You might expect that the counsel will have briefed their clients on what to expect. That assumption could be natural but could also be overoptimistic.
Lynsee Swisher-Ice T famous Rapper and Television star is producing a new reality show highlighting gang wars and the use of mediation (on A&E...check local listing for times). When I came across this, I was very excited as the use of mediation and gangs has always been very interesting to me. However, more interesting to me, is the use of mediation on television. It seems that there is a continuing conversation amongst many of us to how we effectively create awareness to the ADR field.
The Werner Institute is pleased to share the latest issue of the Werner Institute Newsletter, Win/Win. You will find the Fall 2010 Newsletter along with other great program information located on our…
Tom Kosakowski- In the past year, IOA held its fifth annual conference, an attorney wrote the first guide for Ombuds, U.S. legislation created new federal Ombuds programs, FCO began its own training program, a campus suicide drew attention to the role of Ombuds in bullying cases, Cal Caucus resumed its annual meeting, nearly two dozen new offices opened, other Ombuds were newsworthy, certification became a reality, and several notable Ombuds passed away.
Cheri talks about her experiences including 20+ years in law enforcement as well as being an lawyer and how mindfulness has helped her.
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