By Stephen Ware, a law professor at KU, in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

New Videos on Settlement Negotiation, Exploring Clients' Interests by @ADRvideos

One new video from the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution shows the full negotiation of a roleplay arising from a landowner dispute, in person and by telephone (20 minutes). Three new videos focus on specific situations:
Dealing with “stonewalling” (7 min)
A client who rejects a tentative deal (5 min)
In a related roleplay, Settle II, lawyers exploring clients’ interests (9 min)

Thursday, October 11, 2018

ADR Continuing Legal Education in Kansas and Missouri

Taking Dispute Resolution to the Next Level: A Litigator’s/Mediator’s Guide to Expanding Settlement Opportunities offers  6.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1.0 hour of Ethics in Kansas & Missouri, Friday, November 9, 2018, at the Robert L. Gernon Law Center, Topeka.

The schedule:

8:30 a.m.         Check-In & Registration
9:00 a.m.        The Intersection of Insurance and Successful Settlement
 Sullivan, Attorney at Law, Overland Park
                        John Cusick, Barnes Law Firm LLC, Kansas City, MO
                        Mark Meyer, American Family Insurance Co., Lee's Summit, MO
Jeff Cox, Cox Law Office LLC, Raymore, MO
9:50 a.m.         Family Law: Shared Parenting Plans Under the New Tax Code; Drafting Property Settlement Agreement Provisions 
                        Dealing with Retirement Assets
Aline Barrett, Kansas Mediation Concepts, Topeka
                        Adina F. Morse, Curtis G. Barnhill PA, Lawrence
10:40 a.m.       Break
10:55 a.m.       Employment Law Settlement Agreements: Covering All of the Bases
                        Jon E. Newman
Hite Fanning & Honeyman LLP, Wichita
11:45 a.m.       Lunch (provided)
12:30 p.m.      Probate ADR Opportunities and Issues
Cathleen A. Gulledge, Law Office of Cathleen Gulledge LLC, Wichita
1:20 p.m.        Healthcare ADR Issues and Opportunities
  Frankie J. Forbes, Forbes Law Group LLC, Overland Park
                        Brian J. Niceswanger, Evans & Dixon LLC, Overland Park
                        Randy J. TrouttHite Fanning & Honeyman LLP, Wichita
2:10 p.m.        Break
2:25 p.m.        Swimming with the Sharks: Negotiation Ethics for Guppies
Larry R. Rute, Associate in Dispute Resolution LLC, Topeka
3:15 p.m.        Adjourned

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Dispute Resolution Conference Texas A&M Nov. 16-17

November 16, 2018, Texas A&M Law’s Dispute Resolution Program will hold its 2018 annual symposium: Shining a Light on Dispute Resolution: Transparency, Metrics and Empirical Research.  Panels will focus on:

  • Mediation and online dispute resolution (ODR) in the courts
  • Plea bargaining, and
  • Diversity/inclusivity among neutrals 
Tom StipanowichThe keynote will be presented by Tom Stipanowich, William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University of School of Law and Dean of the Straus Institute. Dean Stipanowich is in residence at Texas A&M this semester as a Hagler Institute Faculty Fellow.
Confirmed presenters include:
  • Pat Chew (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Sarah Cole (Ohio State University)
  • Ben Davis (University of Toledo)
  • Paula Hannaford-Agor (National Center for State Courts)
  • Pamela Metzger (SMU)
  • JJ Prescott (University of Michigan)
  • Peter Reilly (Texas A&M University School of Law)
  • Erika Rickard (Pew Charitable Trusts)
  • Andrea Schneider (Marquette University)
  • Donna Shestowsky (UC-Davis)
  • Donna Stienstra (Federal Judicial Center)
  • Maria Volpe (John Jay College-CUNY)
  • Ron Wright (Wake Forest University)
On Saturday, November 17, 2018, Texas A&M also will hold a half-day Regional Dispute Resolution “Schmooze.”  This will be an opportunity for participants to:
  • Present and receive feedback on dispute resolution-related scholarly works-in-progress and
  • Provide feedback to the National Center for State Courts and The Pew Charitable Trusts regarding evaluation metrics for court-connected ODR pilots. 
There is no registration fee for either day, but all attendees must register

Click here for the tentative agenda for November 16-17, 2018.