What's Happening In Conflict Resolution [08.09.16]

New Orleans Peacekeepers spread awareness of Conflict Resolution Campaign

NEW ORLEANS —Local group the New Orleans Peacekeepers spent Saturday afternoon raising awareness for their Conflict Resolution campaign.

The slogan for the campaign is "Squash the Beef," a message to the New Orleans community to sort out disagreements before resorting to violence.

The group handed out 10,000 flyers to cars at different intersections across the city. Each flyer has a hotline number for anyone seeking confidential help to call.

...Muhammad said that off 37 conflicts the Peacekeepers have resolved over the last few years, 35 of them involved a threat of violence.

Read more and see the video at WDSU.com [HERE]. 


ACR 2016 Annual Conference #ACR2016  Can’t Attend Live? Attend Virtually
We understand that some of you, for various reasons, will not be able to join us in Baltimore, MD during the 2016 Annual Conference.  While we cannot give you all the excitement, networking opportunities and skill building sessions planned. We are excited to announce the 2016 Annual Conference virtual track! This is the first time ACR has offered this type of participation.
On Thursday, September 29, 2016, individuals will be able to engage in a full day of conference activities online.  The program consist of:

  • 8:15 AM   Morning Plenary featuring Judge Michael Aloi, Federal Magistrate Judge and former President of ACR. 
  • 10:15 AM   The first 90-minute workshop is Applying Information and Communication Technologies to Multiparty Conflict Resolution Process by Colin Rule and Jason Gershowiz
  • 1:45 PM  After the lunch break, Pattie Porter will host a special edition of The Texas Conflict Coach radio blog program.  The topic for the program is Â Virtual Exchange: Renewing Civic Engagement at a Time of Unprecedented Interconnectedness

Read more here [HERE]. 

What do lawyers really need to learn? Ask the lawyers

Noam EbnerThe Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System released a new  'Foundations of Practice' study based on a survey of more than 24,000 lawyers across the US. The study identifies “foundations” that lawyers need in the short term after graduation. 

In a post on Indisputably, Prof. John Lande lists the top skills and qualities that lawyers need - according to lawyers themselves - and notes that the only place in the law school curriculum where many of these issues are taught is in ADR courses. See the full list and discussion here.

How to Put Your Spouse on a Budget Without Ruining Your Marriage

Counseling Is Okay!

Many couples make the mistake in thinking that marriage counseling is only for marriages that are in trouble. However, counseling can be a helpful tool even when your marriage is healthy. Having a mediator help you navigate financial woes can even be desirable, so that both you and your spouse feel like they are heard.

Read more from WiseBread.com [HERE]. 

Mino Raiola: The controversial 'super-agent' behind Pogba's €110m Manchester United move

Love him or loathe him, the Italian is adept at selling himself and his players, as evidenced by the fact that he has just masterminded the biggest transfer in football history

Mino Raiola’s accountancy firm is called Maguire Tax & Legal, its name inspired by an Oscar-winning movie starring Tom Cruise. Many people within the game would no doubt be offended by the insinuation that Raiola is in any way similar to 'Jerry Maguire', the fictional sports agent who comes to champion love (or “kwan”) over greed. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has called his fellow Italian "a pain in the backside", while Alex Ferguson admitted: "I distrusted him from the moment I met him."

Welcome to the divisive - yet lucrative - world of Mino Raiola, 'super-agent'.

...Raiola, having honed his skills as a mediator while working as a broker for Dutch businessmen with commercial interests in Italy, negotiated a deal with the player’s union in Netherlands that enabled him to represent all of the country’s footballers.

Read more from Goal.com [HERE]. 

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