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September / October 2007

By January 9, 2007Newsletter

MEDIATE OHIO
Ohio Mediation Association
www.mediateohio.org

A Bi-Monthly Publication
September/October 2007

President: Jay Patterson (614) 403-3825 E-mail: jmpmediation@ameritech.net
Immediate Past President/Mediate Ohio Editor: Shirley Cochran (614) 863-4775 E-mail: scochran@insight.rr.com
Vice President: Phil Dunfee (740) 405-4165 E-mail: phil@phildunfee.com
Treasurer: Sheri Center (614) 783-7281 E-mail: findingcommonground@yahoo.com
Secretary: Christy Radigan (614) 855-6926 E-mail: cardigan@insight.rr.com

Mark your Calendars for our exciting 2007 meetings!! (First Friday of the even numbered months except our conference or April meeting since it is at a facility for conferences.)

October 5, 2007 Mediating with Schools to Meet Needs of Children with Disabilities. Steve Polovick, Mediation Coordinator Ohio Department of Education Office of Exceptional Children

December 7, 2007 Probate and Guardianship Mediation. Ann L. Snyder,

Magistrate Summit County Probate Court

February 1, 2008 TBA

All meetings, except the Annual Conference, to be held at 11:30 AM at the MCL Cafeteria at Westerville and Schrock Roads in Westerville until further notice. (Directions on last page.)

Don’t forget—after each OMA bi-monthly meeting, the Case Study Group gets together to discuss a case presented by an OMA member. If you are interested in a lively discussion of different types of cases, this is the group for you. For questions or to volunteer to present a case, please contact Susan Shostak (740) 681-1031, or shostak@ohiohills.com

President’s Column
By Jay M. Patterson
Practicing What We Preach

One of the concepts we mediators often discuss with our clients is the value of controlling ones own future by getting actively involved in creating a solution to an obstacle. Of course, the flip side of the freedom to craft solutions that serve ones interests is the required willingness to take personal responsibility to actively work on the solution rather than relying on others to solve it for them. I believe, and I think most mediators believe, in the empowerment that comes from direct and active involvement. I further believe the profession of mediation itself could get better at abiding by that very same principle.

As we approach the end of the terms of most of the OMA board, it will again become necessary for mediators to help take control of the profession’s collective future by showing a willingness to take a leadership role in OMA as it continues to work to advance the field of mediation throughout Ohio. The terms of President, Vice President and Secretary will end on April 30, 2008. In addition, the terms of the appointed board members end annually.

I beseech you to at least have a conversation with me or another board member to merely discuss the possibility of becoming a member of the OMA board and thereby playing a direct role in advancing our collective future as a profession. You are not obligating yourself to become a leader of OMA by simply considering the option in a discussion with a board member. If you have the discussion, though, you might just find the prospect to be more interesting than at first you might have thought. Speaking for myself, I have found the work of OMA to be truly rewarding.

If you too believe better outcomes can be produced by direct involvement in the challenge of the underutilization of mediation in our society, I hope you will follow the same value we communicate to our clients by getting involved yourself. Take control of your profession’s future; don’t wait for someone else to do it for you. We need to begin planning for the election and appointments now, so I’m looking forward to hearing from you very soon.

Monthly Presenters for OMA
by Sandra Fredrick

I wanted to let the members of the Ohio Mediation Association aware that I will be coordinating the monthly presenters for our organization. I am very interested in any appealing presenters and if you feel you have a new program or approach that you would want to share with your peers it would be appreciated. Please contact me with ideas as well The following are ways to contact me: Sandra Fredrick, (937) 225-4099 or I can be reached by e-mail at fredricks@mc.ohio.org I look forward to hearing from you

Mediate Ohio Material: Please send material for Mediate Ohio by the 20th of the even numbered months to permit publication in the newsletter. The next deadline is October 20, 2007. My address is 2897 Liberty Bell Lane, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 Phone/fax: (614) 863-4775 E-mail: scochran@insight.rr.com Thanks, Shirley Cochran, Editor

Job Announcements: There are some announcements that become available for the meetings. Be sure to attend the meeting and check Mediate Ohio for openings we might receive notice of and if you have a position you would like to have listed, provide it by the deadline to the Editor. In addition, watch for e-mails from the OMA President. An additional website to check is at Mediate.com: http://www.mediate.com/jobs/

We are doing some hiring this year, at UNLV, and one of the possibilities is someone with an interest and expertise in ADR.  We are hoping to strengthen our already strong (we think) Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution.  One possibility could be someone with an interest in running an ADR clinic, which we don’t currently have.  Conceivably we could also hire a non-clinician, particularly if it were someone with empirical strengths or interests in the business side of dispute resolution.  For information on the Saltman Center see our website at::  http://www.law.unlv.edu/saltman.html The official ad is below.  Please feel free to distribute or post both this e-mail and the ad. Jean R. Sternlight Saltman Professor, UNLV Boyd School of Law & Director Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 451003, Las Vegas NV 89154-1003 phone: (702) 895-2358 fax: (702) 895-2482

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS—WILLIAM S. BOYD SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for at least one tenure-track Associate Professor or tenured Full Professor of Law position, with appointment to begin with the 2008-2009 academic year. We have substantial flexibility in subject matter interests, with special interest in clinical teaching.  We seek candidates with excellent academic records and experience and who have a strong commitment to scholarship and teaching.  Candidates must have earned a JD from an ABA-accredited law school or an equivalent degree. Applicants for Full Professor must have records of substantial accomplishment and qualifications sufficient to be awarded tenure.  Salary will be commensurate with the labor market.    This position, like all faculty positions, is contingent on funding.  Application review will begin immediately. The Boyd School of Law is a fully-accredited public law school in state-of-the-art facilities at the center of the UNLV campus.  We have a diverse faculty of new and experienced legal educators drawn from top institutions.  The Boyd School of Law has 473 students enrolled (346 full-time, 127 part-time) and 41 full-time faculty. For more information on the Boyd School of Law, see our website at http://www.law.unlv.edu/.  UNLV is a premier metropolitan research university located in the nation’s fastest growing city.  It is the state’s largest comprehensive doctoral degree granting institution, with 27,000 students and more than 850 full-time faculty. UNLV provides traditional and professional academic programs for a diverse student body and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, learning, and scholarship.  For more information on the University, see the UNLV website at http://www.unlv.edu.    Applicants should submit a letter of interest, along with a detailed resume, three professional references, and off-prints of your published works. Contact:  Professor Christopher L. Blakesley, Chair, Appointments Committee, UNLV—Boyd School of Law, 4505 Maryland Parkway – Box 451003, Las Vegas, NV  89154-1003. UNLV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.

THE MEDIATION COUNCIL OF GREATER CINCINNATI
The Mediation Council of Greater Cincinnati, which has been in existence since the mid-1980’s, is a networking organization of mediators who live or practice in the greater Cincinnati area. The group meets at noon on the second Wednesday of each month from September – May to learn about matters of interest and share information. Members as well as non-members are welcome to attend the meetings; annual membership fees are $15.00. Meeting Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location : The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati* Rookwood Tower (5th Floor) 3805 Edwards Road, Suite 500 *Health Foundation will not allow food to be brought in to its facility. Please Note: with the exception of the September meeting, the schedule of presenters and topics may be subject to change. Join the Mediation Council for monthly meeting reminders with updated information. If you have questions or need information, contact Marie Bader at 859-380-2137

2007-2008 Meeting Schedule

Please Note: The following schedule of presenters and topics may be subject to change.

October 10, 2007 Hear a magistrate’s view of how mediation affects the court docket & what magistrate’s expectations are of mediators and mediation. Jack McManus, Chief Magistrate, Hamilton County Juvenile Court

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November 14, 2007 Applications for High Conflict Families, Domestic Violence and Alienation Attendees share learning notes from AFCC & NCJCF Regional Training & Conf. ACR Annual Conf in Phoenix Donna Dansker to report on conf highlights.

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December, 2007 No Meeting

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January 9, 2008 The new NKU ADR Center Presenters Michael Carol, Director & Lou Manchise, Management Lecturer

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February 13, 2008 Truancy Mediation in Hamilton County Presenter to be named

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March 12, 2008 Peer Mediation Presenter Jane Rega, Executive Director, The Center for Peace Education

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April 9, 2008 Book Review of Beyond Reason by Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro Discussion leader Bea Larsen

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May 14, 2008 The group meets for its Annual Luncheon gathering at a restaurant to be named later.

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If you have questions or need information, contact Donna Dansker: 513/821-0767

Association for Conflict Resolution News

Mark your calendar to join colleagues and friends at the Association for Conflict Resolution Seventh Annual Conference “Rethinking the Table: People, Places and Practices” October 24-27, 2007 Held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Phoenix Hotel in beautiful downtown Phoenix, Arizona Program, hotel and travel information will be posted at www.ACRnet.org as details become available.

Conflict Resolution Day Facts at a Glance:

  • 2007 will mark the third annual celebration of Conflict Resolution Day
  • In 2006, there were at least 22 official proclamations from states, counties and cities recognizing Conflict Resolution Day
  • The conflict resolution day logo of a tree was designed to match the intention for Conflict Resolution Day to grow organically from the “grassroots.”
  • Conflict Resolution Day 2006 was celebrated in North America, South America, the Caribbean and Europe

Conflict Resolution Day 2007 is October 18. How will you celebrate? For great ideas and listings of past events, visit www.ACRnet.org/crday.

Upcoming ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Sponsored Events:

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Announces the 6th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Training October 11-12, 2007 Hyatt Regency San Antonio San Antonio, Texas This two-day advanced program features experienced faculty with expertise in all facets of the mediation process. Seasoned mediation advocates will present panel discussions with successful mediators and corporate counsel. Litigators will offer insights on preparing for mediation while academics present the latest research on negotiation. Get proven business advice from practitioners who have developed a consistent demand for their services. Enrollment in this program is limited to ensure a high faculty-to-participant ratio and multiple opportunities for interaction. Sign up now to reserve your space in this dynamic training:

http://www.abanet.org/dispute/documents/DRBrochure_SanAntonio_08.pdf REGISTRATION ENDS ON OCTOBER 1, 2007. To register fax the completed registration form to 202-662-1683 or call 202-662-1680. The Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Training is offered in cooperation with the State Bar ADR Sections and Committees of Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas; the U.S.-Mexico Bar Association; and the Association of Attorney Mediators.

· April 2-5, 2008 Tenth Annual Section of Dispute Resolution Conference Sheraton Seattle, Washington

· August 7-9, 2008 ABA Annual Meeting New York

· April 15-18, 2009 Eleventh Annual Section of Dispute Resolution Conference Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers New York

· July 30-August 1, 2009 ABA Annual Meeting Chicago, Illinois

Greetings. This is my regular fall email asking you to help “spread the word” about the LL.M. Program in Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) School of Law.  Our school is recognized internationally as a leader in dispute resolution with one of the largest groups of dispute resolution experts of any law school. Below is information about our innovative program designed for practitioners and scholars.  I would appreciate your passing this along to anyone you think might be interested.  We are strongly committed to diversity and we encourage applications from minorities, women, and others contributing to the diversity of our program. Now starting its ninth year, the LL.M. program has 22 students from diverse backgrounds.  Our program features small classes, generally limited to students with law degrees.  As a result, students and faculty develop a close feeling of community.  Over the years, students have come from 24 countries outside the U.S.  For biographies of our current students, see http://law.missouri.edu/llm/current-students.htm.  Students may enroll full-time or part-time. We normally schedule required courses one day a week so that part-time students can work the other four days. This has enabled students to attend from out of state. LL.M. students can get dual degrees (M.A. and Ph.D.) from Missouri’s famous Journalism School.  For information about these programs, please contact Prof. Richard Reuben at reubenr@missouri.eduor (573) 884-5204.  Many LL.M. students take courses at the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs, where they can earn a Certificate in Public Affairs in conjunction with the LL.M. degree. LL.M. graduates work across the U.S. and abroad in a variety of positions.  For example, Jim Reeves started a firm in St. Louis called Conflict Management Systems with a focus on mediation, facilitation, and organizational conflict management.  Suzanne Curran Carney is the program development director at Central Mediation Center in Kearney, Nebraska.  Art Hinshaw is the director of the Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program at Arizona State University College of Law. Catherine (Katie) Moore has expanded the mediation services in her solo practice in southwestern Missouri. Applicants submitting complete files by January 1 receive decisions in February.  Applicants submitting completed files by March 1 receive decisions in April.  Applications received after March 1 are reviewed on a rolling basis.   Financial aid is available, including the Rankin M. Gibson LL.M. Scholarship and LL.M. fellowships.  See http://law.missouri.edu/llm/pdf/financial-form.pdf.  Full information is on the web at http://law.missouri.edu/llm.  If you or others have questions, feel free to contact me at (573) 882-3914, landej@missouri.edu, or Karen Neylon, the program coordinator, at (573) 882-2020, umclawcdr@missouri.edu. While I’m at it, here’s a reminder about the symposium that our Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is sponsoring on Oct. 12 entitled, “Innovative Models of Lawyering: Collaborative Law and Other Processes.”  David Hoffman, the founding partner of the Boston Law Collaborative, LLC, and a former chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, will give the keynote presentation, entitled, “Practicing Law as Form of Dispute Resolution:  Towards a Unified Field Theory of ADR.”  The symposium will be published next year in our Journal of Dispute Resolution and it should be really good.   For more details, see http://law.missouri.edu/csdr/news/upcomingevents.html.   I hope you all have a good year. John Lande Associate Professor and Director, LL.M. Program in Dispute Resolution University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law Columbia, MO 65211 Tel: 573-882-3914
Fax: 573-882-3343 Email: landej@missouri.edu LL.M. Web: http://law.missouri.edu/llm/Personal Web: http://www.law.missouri.edu/lande/

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges present: Regional Training Conference—Applications for High Conflict Families, Domestic Violence and Alienation at the Hyatt Regency Columbus September 27-29, 2007

Register on line at www.afccnet.org Help support Ohio’s member of the planning committee, Hon. Denise McColley and our Ohio presenters including Judge McColley, Magistrate Richard Altman, Maara Fink, Marie Hill, John L. McElwee, Marya C. Kolman, Christie Cumberlander Walker, Crevon Tarrance, Kathy Clark, and Stephanie Kreisher.

Renewing, New Members and Additions/Corrections to the Directory (not the entire list of members—see the directory at our web site for that list): New and renewing members may send applications to Immediate Past President, Shirley Cochran at 2897 Liberty Bell Lane, Reynoldsburg OH 43068. Contact Shirley for membership applications. A membership application can be sent electronically for your convenience or you can download it from the OMA website www.mediateohio.org If there is a correction or an addition, please let Shirley know but only you can correct the directory on the website. If you have misplaced your membership number and password, please contact Christy Radigan for assistance.

Corrine E. Bell
1240 E. 9th Street, Suite 3001
Cleveland OH 44199
(216) 522-4794
Fax: (216) 522-7389
Corrine.bell@eeoc.gov
Michael Bollon
4824 Deis Hill Road NW
Dover OH 44622
(330) 243-5431
mivid@tusco.net
Martha Boyce
3950 Fenwick Road
Columbus OH 43220
(614) 459-1783
MEBK2001@hotmail.com
Vickie Moreland
Butler County DR Court
315 High Street, 2nd Floor
Hamilton OH 45011
(513) 785-5372
Fax: (513) 785-5337
morelandvg@butlercountyohio.gov
Diane L. Chermely, JD
945 Windham Court Suite 3
Boardman OH 44512
(330) 629-8882
Fax (330) 726-5926
dlchermely@zoominternet.net
Clinton County Juvenile Court c/o Colleen K.E. Fear
46 S. South Street
Wilmington OH 45177
(937) 383-3286
Fax (937) 383-1245
Erie County Family Court Mediation Chris Perrin
323 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky OH 44870
(419) 627-7782
Fax: (419) 627-6600
cperrin@erie-county-ohio.net
Randy L. Fisher
2271 Teardrop Avenue
Columbus OH 43235-7172
(614) 459-2896
Fax: (614) 246-7185
Randyfisher@wideopenwest.com
Dr. Jan Marie Fritz
7300 Aracoma Forest Drive
Cincinnati OH 45237
(513) 731-7878
Fax: (513) 556-1274
Jan.fritz@uc.edu
Walter N. Harrop
203 Freer Court
Ashland OH 44805
(419) 289-8344
wdharrop@zoominternet.net
Annette Ciavarella Haut
5656 Gray Fox Drive NW
Canton OH 44718
(330) 494-6115
annettehaut@yahoo.com
Holliday Mediation
c/o Kirk Holliday
8515 Ethan Court
Fairfield OH 45014
(513) 942-2769
Kholliday1@cinci.rr.com
Beverly Lowery
6775 Meadow Creek Dr. #207
Columbus OH 43235-7980
(614) 792-7681
loweryb5@aol.com
Mahoning Valley Dispute Resolution Service c/o Pamela Washington
25 East Boardman Street
Youngstown OH 44503
(330) 744-4244
Fax: (330) 744-4480
mvdrs@yahoo.com
Steve Miller
2351 Wells Drive
Sidney OH 45365
(937) 622-0023
Miller.2351@hotmail.com
Robert H. Monnaville
163 N. Sandusky St., # 103
Delaware OH 43015
(740) 363-7182
Fax: (740) 363-7153
rmonnaville@thomaslawlpa.com
Cynthia Morgan
2968 Meadowbrook Blvd.
Cleveland Heights OH 44118
(216) 371-0607
Fax: (216) 397-5671
CMBMORGAN@GMAIL.COM
Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management c/o Ed Krauss
77 S. High Street, 24th Floor
Columbus OH 43215-6108
Phone 614/752-9595
Fax: 614/752-9682
www.disputeresolution.ohio.gov
ed.krauss@cdr.state.oh.us
Bobbie Corley O’Keefe, Esq.
830 E. Johnstown Road, Suite B
Gahanna OH 43230
(614) 414-0572
Fax: (614) 414-0573
Bcok01@yahoo.com
Harold Paddock Suite 112
2600 Corporate Exchange Drive
Columbus OH 43131
(614) 839-0400
Fax: (614) 839-0821
Harold@settlementweek.com
Ronald E. Pedge
PO Box 423
Lancaster OH 43130
(740) 653-2200
fairfieldmediation@earthlink.net
Positive Negotiations
Kenneth N. Wildman
419 N. Johnson Street
Ada OH 45810
(410) 230-2563
k-wildman@onu.edu
Ralph Rutledge
P. O. Box 279
Marysville OH 43040
(937) 642-2122
Fax (937) 642-7195
rrrutledge@rutledgelegal.com
Nancy J. Savage
9301 Huntshire Ave. NW
North Canton OH 44720-8258
(330) 499-3069
Fax (330) 499-0905
N.J.SAVAGE@SBCGLOBAL.NET
Donald R. Smith, Ph.D.
Doppler and Newton, Inc.
1047 Rudolph Court
Spring Hill FL 34609
(352) 683-8440
Fax: (352) 683-8411
DOCVALHALL@HOTMAIL.COM
Dr. John Spiesman
P. O. Box 042
Thompson OH 44086-0042
(440) 474-3437
Fax: (440) 474-9727
DrSpiesman@aol.com
Supreme Court of Ohio Dispute Resolution Section
c/o Jacqueline C. Hagerott
65 S. Front Street, 6th Floor
Columbus OH 43215-3431
(614) 387-9420
Fax: (614) 387-9409 

hagerotj@sconet.state.oh.us
mediate@sconet.state.oh.us

Fredric P. Tilton
4007 Bach-Buxton Road
Amelia OH 45102
(513) 752-3051
Fax: (513) 752-8267
ftilton@fuse.net
Toledo Municipal Court—Citizen’s Dispute James Petas Senior Mediator
555 N. Erie Street
Toledo OH 43604
(419) 2936-2312
Fax: (419) 245-1802
James.petas@noris.org
Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court
c/o Andrea L. Fischer-Immke
125 East High Ave. Room 225
New Philadelphia OH 44663
(330) 365-3269
Fax (330) 365-3398 fisher@co.tuscarawas.oh.us

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS:

This is to notify you that on September 7 Northcoast Conflict Solutions, Independence Ohio, will be offering a seminar: Marketing your Private Mediation Practice. Further information about Northcoast and the seminar is available athttp://www.ncsmediation.com/

ROUNDTABLE and CLE OPPORTUNITY

Roundtable: Southeast Ohio Court Mediator’s Roundtable. Training: The Uniform Mediation Act:  The Role of Professionals in Mediation Description: The Uniform Mediation Act (UMA) was adopted in Ohio on October 29, 2005. This training aims to familiarize participants of the Act’s provisions, including the scope of the Act, specific privileges and exceptions, confidentiality, the role of party and non-party participants and client’s rights. Note: Session is limited to 50 participants. Sponsor: The Supreme Court of Ohio, Dispute Resolution Section Date: September 14, 2007 Time: Roundtable (10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.) Training (2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) Trainer: Magistrate Richard Altman Location: Marietta, Washington County Children’s Services Building, 204 Davis Avenue Cost: Registration fees, materials and snacks are provided free of charge. Registration Deadline: August 31, 2007 Cancellation:  If you cannot attend, please let us know September 7, 2007 using the contact methods listed above. Who Should Attend: This training is designed for mediators, attorneys, judges, magistrates, social service providers, guardians ad litem, Ohio court personnel and any other professional who works directly or indirectly with the process of mediation. CLE: Approval has been requested from the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 2.75 general credit hours (for training only). How to Register: You may fax the following information to 614.387.9409 (Attn: Dispute Resolution Section) or e-mail to mediate@sconet.state.oh.us:

· name
· address
· phone
· e-mail
· court/organization affiliation
· special needs

Please note whether you are registering for the roundtable, CLE or both and the title, time and date of the training. Questions:  Contact Jacqueline C. Hagerott, Manager, Dispute Resolution Section at: hagerotj@sconet.state.oh.us or 614.387.9420.

Same Seminar, Different Location and Date: Date: October 19, 2007 Time: Roundtable (10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.) Training (2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) Location: Summit County Common Pleas Court, Domestic Relations. Registration Deadline: October 5, 2007. Cancellation:  If you cannot attend, please let us know October 12, 2007 using the contact methods listed above.

Same Seminar, Different Location and Date: Date: November 9, 2007. Time: Roundtable (10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.) Training (2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) Location:  Montgomery County: University of Dayton, School of Law Registration Deadline:  October 26, 2007. Cancellation:  If you cannot attend, please let us know November 2, 2007 using the contact methods listed above.

Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio and the Columbus Bar Association Basic Mediation Training November 28 & 29, 2007 or February 20 & 21, or April 16 & 17, 2008, and 40 Hour Domestic Mediation Training October 3, 4, 9, 10, & 11, 2007 or May 1, 2, 6, 7, & 8, 2008. Presenter Shelley Whalen, Executive Director of CMS and a past president of OMA Training site 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus OH, the Thurber Center CLE and CEU’s Contact CMS (614) 228-7191 or www.communitymediation.com Fax: (614) 228-7213 Mailing address: 67 Jefferson Avenue, 2nd Floor, Columbus OH 43215.

Capital University Law School Center for Dispute Resolution

Center for Dispute Resolution, Capital Law School, 303 E Broad Street, Columbus OH 43215-3200, Phone (614) 236-6430/ Fax (614) 236-6956 CDR Directors include Roberta S Mitchell and Scot E Dewhirst, Co-Directors of the Center, and Terrence T Wheeler, Executive Director of the Center. Please visit our website at www.law.capital.edu/disputeresolution to gain more detailed information on our trainings or to register on-line.

Cleveland Mediation Center United Office Building, Suite 906 2012 West 25th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113 2005 Presenters include Dan Joyce and Wendy Hawbaker For further information on all training contact: Bob Curtis, Training Co-coordinator Phone: (216) 621-1919, extension 500 Fax: (216) 621-3202 E-Mail training@clevelandmediation.org .

Pepperdine University School of Law presents A World Class View of Dispute Resolution, the 20th Annual Professional Skills Program with seventeen courses, thirty-seven faculty, over 300 participants from around the world, two and a half days of interactive dialogue and in cooperation with Mediate.com. Woodstock, Vermont co-sponsored by Vermont Law School, October 4-6, 2007. To register or for more information, visit straus.pepperdine.edu or call Lori Rushford at 310.506.6342.

The Elder Mediation Program of the Montgomery County Mediation Center, Pennsylvania, presents: Advanced Mediation Training – Elder Mediation October 1 – 4, 2007 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Further information is available at http://www.mediation-services.org/Adv_Eldr_trng2007.html

European Mediation Conference 2007, Vienna, Austria General theme: “Mediation goes Europe” Date: Friday 28th – Saturday 29th September 2007 Pre-Conference: Thursday 27 September 2007 Venue: PENTA RENAISSANCE HOTEL VIENNA Working languages: German, English, French For details see the conference website: http://www.europemediation.eu/enRegistration: http://www.europemediation.eu/RegisterConference organizer: European Institute for Business Mediation – EiBM (ZVR: 372455964) European Mediation Network Initiative – EMNI Seidlgasse 21/3/1, A-1030 Wien Tel: +43-710 25 72 Fax: +43-512 91 30 45 http://www.europemediation.eue-mail: office@europemediation.eu

MTI’S 5th Annual “Mediation-at-Sea” cruise, November 4-11, 2007, New York to Bermuda, is ready for boarding . . => http://www.mediationworks.com/cruiseSeminars for mediators, collaborative lawyers, and ADR professionals for CME, CEU, and CLE credits.

Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law is sponsoring a symposium on Friday afternoon, Oct. 12, 2007, entitled, “Innovative Models of Lawyering: Collaborative Law and Other Processes.” The presentations will be published by our Journal of Dispute Resolution, along with six additional articles. The keynote speaker will be David Hoffman, the founding partner of the Boston Law Collaborative, LLC and a former chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution.  His talk will be “Practicing Law as Form of Dispute Resolution: Towards a Unified Field Theory of ADR.” For more information, including bios of the speakers, see http://law.missouri.edu/cle/program-descrip/descrip08/Program.html John Lande , Associate Professor and Director, LL.M. Program in Dispute Resolution University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law Columbia, MO 65211 Tel: 573-882-3914 Fax: 573-882-3343 Email: landej@missouri.edu LL.M. Web: http://law.missouri.edu/llm/

A symposium: the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution is hosting in Las Vegas on October 12, 2007, re: “Collaboration and the Colorado River.”   A draft program and a registration form are now available on our web site: http://www.law.unlv.edu/saltman_Events.htmlRegistrations will be processed on a first-come first-served basis Jean R. Sternlight Saltman Professor, UNLV Boyd School of Law & Director Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 451003 Las Vegas NV 89154-1003 phone: (702) 895-2358

Web Sites of Interest:

Ohio Mediation Association: www.mediateohio.org
Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management: www.disputeresolution.ohio.gov/
Ohio State Bar Association: www.ohiobar.org
Mediation Association of Northeast Ohio (MANO) www.manomediate.org

DIRECTIONS TO OMA MEMBERSHIP MEETING LOCATION—MCL CAFETERIA

Schrock & Westerville Roads, Westerville Phone: (614) 818-1700

All meetings begin at 11:00 AM with the program immediately following

From Western Ohi Take I-70 East to I-270 North Two exits past I-71 is Westerville Road Take the part of the exit that will take you north on Westerville Road Either turn right at Schrock Road, left at the light at Otterbein Road, and left into the shopping center (first driveway on left) or cross Schrock Road to next light, turn right into shopping center and follow driveway to far end of the center

From Southwestern Ohio: Take I-71 North through town to I-270 East two exits to Westerville Road Take the part of the exit that will take you north on Westerville Road Either turn right at Schrock Road, left at the light at Otterbein Road, and left into the shopping center (first driveway on left) or cross Schrock Road to next light, turn right into shopping center and follow driveway to far end of the center

From Northern Ohio: Take I-71 South to I-270 East two exits to Westerville Road Take the part of the exit that will take you north on Westerville Road Either turn right at Schrock Road, left at the light at Otterbein Road, and left into the shopping center (first driveway on left) or cross Schrock Road to next light, turn right into shopping center and follow driveway to far end of the center

From Eastern Ohio: Take I-70 West to I-270 North to the Westerville Road exit Take the part of the exit that will take you north on Westerville Road Either turn right at Schrock Road, left at the light at Otterbein Road, and left into the shopping center (first driveway on left) or cross Schrock Road to next light, turn right into shopping center and follow driveway to far end of the center

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