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NEWSCASTER
Ohio Mediation Association

PMB OMA
2545 Hilliard-Rome Road
Hilliard OH 43026-9471

A Bi-Monthly Publication September 2002

President: Bridget Durham (614) 645-6624 Fax: (614) 645-8902 E-mail: BDDurham@cmhmetro.net
President Elect: Martha Antolik (937) 264-2336 E-mail: mantolik@coax.net
Vice President: Patti Maiorino (740) 392-9957 Fax: (740) 392-9045 E-mail: maiorino@axom.com
Secretary: Mary McLain ( 513) 684-2321
fax: (513) 684-6696 E-mail: mary.mclain@eeoc.gov
Treasurer/Newscaster Editor: Shirley Cochran (513) 732-7397 Fax: (614) 863-4775 E-mail: scochran@insight.rr.com or scochran@co.clermont.oh.us
Immediate Past President: Wendy Hawbaker (440) 576-3628 E-mail: ashtamediate2@suite224.net

Mark your calendars for more of our Year 2000-2001 meetings:

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

October 4, 2002: Conference presentations of note and a discussion of mediation problems you have faced.

December 6, 2002: TBA

President’s Column
By Bridget Durham

Due to illness, the President’s column will continue next Newscaster.

A Book Review by Martha Green
Mediating Dangerously: The Frontiers of Conflict Resolution
By Kenneth Cloke

What is dangerous mediation? Author Ken Cloke would say that anytime we approach conflict resolution with a willingness to deeply explore the dispute with attentive listening, honesty, empathy, and equanimity we are mediating dangerously. He encourages mediators to strive for a deeper practice that embraces the opportunities for personal and spiritual growth embodied in conflict. His orientation is as a transformative mediator.

Cloke decries the shallowness of mediations that are merely settlement conferences, proposing that such mediations suppress conflict rather than resolve it. He suggests that where there is capitulation, appeasement, and compromise it is at the price of justice.

Much of Ken Cloke’s perspective on mediation is couched within his larger vision for social transformation. The book is in two parts: The Inner Frontier and The Outer Frontier. The Inner Frontier looks within the interpersonal mediation process and within the mediator considering the dynamics of such things as: fear, dishonesty, revenge, and forgiveness. The Outer Frontier inspects social systems within which a conflict arises, such as: fascism, oppression, the rule of law, and how open dialogues can influence societal change.

Within this appeal for social change there are some concrete practice tips for the everyday mediator. Those mediators working in the area of Victim/Offender Mediation will find his chapters on Revenge, Forgiveness, and Interest-Based Negotiating with criminals pertinent. Chapters related to power and oppression speak plainly to situations commonly found in divorce mediations. Cloke illustrates other points with examples from workplace mediation and facilitating public policy meetings.

Throughout the book are many thought provoking gems. For example, there are three pages of intriguing alternative definitions of conflict and a two page list of new, non-adversarial roles for attorneys. There were many isolated thoughts that demanded the reader pause to consider what the author was suggesting. As an example, ponder this statement Cloke makes in an effort to encourage mediation participants to surrender their prejudices about each other. “Judgments are simply admissions of a lack of skill at responding to difficult behaviors.” Or consider his observation that parties don’t want mediators to be impartial, but rather “omni partial” meaning empathetic and on both parties’ sides at the same time.

This isn’t leisure reading. The reader must give close attention and consideration to the author’s observations and opinions. His call to examine both the inner and outer frontiers of mediation provides interesting, reflective reading for those willing to meditate on mediation as a limitless, paradoxical spiritual journey with the potential to affect social justice.

The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and the Association for Conflict Resolution are pleased to announce the results of the 2002 Boskey Dispute Resolution Essay Competition for Law and Graduate Students. The purpose of the Boskey Dispute Resolution Essay Competition is to promote greater interest in and understanding of the field of dispute resolution and collaborative decision-making among students enrolled in ABA accredited law schools as well as students enrolled in graduate programs both in the United States and abroad. The winner in the graduate student division is Jessie Sutherland, a master’s student at the University of Victoria for her essay “Colonialism, Crime, and Dispute Resolution: A Critical Analysis of Canada’s Aboriginal Justice Strategy.” The winner in the law student division is Stephen Anway, a 2002 graduate of Ohio State University College of Law, for his essay  “Mediation in
Copyright Disputes: From Compromise Created Incentives to Incentive Created Compromises.” Gregory Todd Jones, from Georgia State University, was awarded an
honorable mention in the graduate student division for his essay, “Evaluative ADR, Uncertainty & Information” Alyssa Shenk, from Ohio State University College of Law, was awarded an honorable mention in the law student division for her essay, “Mandatory Employment Arbitration Agreements: The Key to Avoiding a Charge of Unconscionability” Edward R. Ergenzinger, Jr., from Wake Forest University School of Law, was awarded an honorable mention in the law student division for his essay, “Conversations With Phineas Gage: A Neuroscientific Approach to Negotiation Strategies.” The Boskey Dispute Resolution Essay Competition honors the memory of James B. Boskey, humanitarian, law professor, and mediator, who became known and beloved world-over for his publication of The Alternative Newsletter, a resource guide on ADR published quarterly.  It was in its tenth year when Jim died in 1999.  The publication provided a comprehensive yet very accessible window into the diverse dimensions of the ADR field.  In many respects, Jim Boskey-through the alternative newsletter–was the voice of the ADR community. The Boskey Dispute Resolution Essay Competition is chaired by Professor Lisa B. Bingham from Indiana University, a representative of the Association for Conflict Resolution, and Professor Nancy Welsh, from the Penn State- Dickinson School of Law, a representative of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. The winning essays will soon be available on the Association for Conflict Resolution and the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution web sites, www.acresolution.org and http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.abanet.org/dispute . Gina Viola Brown Coordinator of Research, Policy Analysis and Law School Programs ABA Section of Dispute Resolution 740 15th St. NW Washington, DC 20005 (202) 662-1677 Fax: (202) 662-1683 browng@staff.abanet.org http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.abanet.org/dispute

Ohio State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Committee Meetings
As a result of OMA’s ongoing dialogue with the Ohio State Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Committee, all OMA members are invited to attend the committee meetings scheduled for January 10, 2003. The Committee meets at the Hyatt on Capital Square during the OSBA’s committee meetings at 3:15 PM on Friday afternoon. Meetings are usually no longer than two hours and are informative as well as a place to network with others in the dispute resolution field.

Officers divide State
The OMA officers have divided the State of Ohio into four basic regions and have taken on the task of contacting mediators in those counties to see if there is an interest in a meeting on the new responsibilities under the UMA and what the OMA might be able to do for them. Each officer’s counties list is as follows: NORTHEAST —Wendy Hawbaker: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lorain, Lake, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Wayne, Tuscararus, Harrison, Jefferson. NORTHWEST —Bridget Durham: Crawford, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Marion, Morrow, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, Wyandot, Delaware, Auglaize, Mercer. SOUTHEAST —Shirley Cochran: Athens, Belmont, Fairfield, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Vinton, Washington, Franklin, Knox, Coshocton. SOUTHWEST —Martha Antolik: Adams, Brown, Butler, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Pickaway, Pike, Preble, Ross, Scioto, Warren, Shelby, Union. If you are from any of these counties, or know of mediators or programs in these counties, contact the appropriate officer at the e-mail or phone listed above.

CD-ROM: Conference Materials from “New Vistas in Dispute Resolution” Conference, Seattle, WA, April 2002 Contains over 120 session materials from Concurrent Sessions (categorized into substantive tracks, from arbitration to technology), Legal Educator’s Colloquium, Mini-Conference on Court ADR, Pre-Conference Skills Training. Available for $50 including shipping and handling. Inquire to: American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, (202) 662-1680 Send payment or order via: fax (202) 662-1683, dispute@abanet.org, 740 15 th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 Or use the form at http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.abanet.org/dispute/seattlecdrom.pdf

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New CPR Book on Employment Disputes How Companies Manage Employment Disputes compiles and analyzes the dispute resolution programs of nearly two dozen leading corporations; notes common themes in their systems; points out ways in which varied approaches were taken in addressing common questions of structure; and reports on the results of the programs. It’s a unique resource for corporate counsel, human resources executives and others interested in employment dispute resolution systems. Appendices include transcripts of interviews with six experienced designers and administrators of complex employment dispute programs as well as copies of the participating companies’ dispute resolution program brochures. The book costs $80 ($60 for CPR members). A 20% discount is available for purchases of 4 or more books. CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution 212/949-6490 cblustein@cpradr.org

“Mediating Citizen Complaints Against Police Officers: A Guide for
Police and Community Leaders.” It is available on line at the COPS office web site: http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.usdoj.gov/cops and then go to “new publications.” Professor Samuel Walker Department of Criminal Justice University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE 68182-0149 402-554-3590 (o)

Effective Settlement Advocacy in Environmental Insurance Key elements of the claim should be presented at substantive settlement meetings.  These elements should address historic and estimated future liabilities for “known” liabilities as well as “unknown” future liabilities that represent liability risks transferred from insurer to policyholder under certain scopes of release.  Examples of issues to address in a settlement presentation include: specific identification of liabilities included in scope of settlement; summary of costs spent and reserved to date; current trends in environment cleanup costs for known sites; steps taken to screen costs included in the claim; method used to develop future cost estimates; nature of costs included, and excluded, from future cost estimates; and identification of potential liabilities from emerging claim categories. From Environmental Dispute Resolution:  An Anthology of Practical Solutions http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.abanet.org/abapubs/books/5350090

New Members and Additions/Corrections to the Directory:

New and renewing members may send applications to OMA’s treasurer, Shirley Cochran at 28987 Liberty Bell Lane, Reynoldsburg OH 43068. Contact Shirley or Sharon Travis, Membership Committee Chair, for membership applications or to provide updated addresses, phone numbers, etc., for OMA’s mailing lists and directory. A revised membership application can be sent electronically for your convenience.

New Members:

Michele Bertaux, CPA
19795 Deerfield Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242
513/984-6403
513/984-6405 FAX
bertauxcpa@aol.com
Areas of Practice: Family, Divorce, Interpersonal, Neighborhood/Community

Kristine L. Hayes
Carlile, Patchen & Murphy LLP
366 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614/228-6135
614/221-0216 FAX
klh@cpmlaw.com
Areas of Practice: Family, Divorce, Juvenile, Interpersonal, Neighborhood/Community, Business/Commercial, Labor

Susan Stryffeler Heim
1710 Hearthside Dr.
Salem, OH 44460
330/337-0818
susanlsh@netscape.net
Areas of Practice: Family, Divorce, Juvenile, Interpersonal

IntelliSolve, Inc.
Jacqueline Kirby Wilkins, Ph.D.
225 E. Liberty St.
Medina, OH 44256
330/725-1350
330/723-2414 FAX
intellisolve@zoominternet.net
Areas of Practice: Family, Divorce, Neighborhood/Community, Juvenile, Business/Commercial, Environmental, Labor

Anne W. Larkin
Carlile, Patchen & Murphy LLP
366 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614/228-6135
614/221-0216 FAX
awl@cpmlaw.com
Areas of Practice: Business/Commercial, Employment, Securities

David E. Rose
BPR Mediation Group, LLC
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 1400
Columbus, OH 43215
614/460-3535
drose@forcemail.com

Cathy L. Saunders
2182 Pine Knoll Ave.
Columbus, OH 3229
614/728-9644
Areas of Practice: Interpersonal, Business/Commercial

Corrections:

Sharon F. Buzo
5571 Ridgewood Lane
Brecksville, Ohio 44141.
440-740-0104
Fax:  440-740-0140.

Olga K. Dyas
The Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy of Greater Columbus, Inc.
2121 Bethel Rd., Suite D
Columbus, OH 43220
614/459-4490
614/457-3650 FAX
Areas of Practice: Family, Divorce, Neighborhood/Community, Child Protection

Newscaster Material: Please send material for the Newscaster by the 20 th of the even numbered months to permit publication in the newsletter. The next deadline is October 20, 2002. 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 .

!!TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!!

When you signed up for the Annual Conference did you conveniently send in your $35 annual dues for the 2002-2003 year? If not, please complete the Membership Application that has been mailed to you so we have accurate, updated information, or contact any officer for an application by e-mail attachment or snail mail.

A Book Review
by Shirley A. Cochran

Game, Set Match: Winning the Negotiations Game, A Step-by-Step Approach to Getting What You Want From Any Negotiation. by Henry S. Kramer

The best line in the book and one of the few with which I agree is the following from page 212: “Remember that negotiations involve three key elements: power, time, and information.” This is an easy to read compilation of what Professor Kramer teaches in his negotiation classes at Cornell University’s New York State School of Industrial & Labor Relations. He does sprinkle the book with some very interesting quotations from famous people past and present. One of my favorites was from Benjamin Franklin, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

If the reader understands there is more about union/management negotiations in this book than other negotiation situations, and more about how to force your position onto your opponent than the use of interest based negotiation, you will not be as disappointed as I was in the material presented.

It appeared obvious from the tone of the material that the author has a management bias. He provides “tips” and “tricks” in each chapter. On page 222, in discussing whether union employees should be released during work time and paid by the employer during negotiations, he lists as a “tip” that if the union should try to get the employer to pay for the union representatives, the employer should cap the amount of time to be paid and only do so on an ad hoc basis. The “trick” listed immediately below the “tip” is that the union should always ask the employer to both release the employee for negotiation and pay without a cap, securing contract language covering this release and payment for all subsequent negotiations.

Even taking into consideration the book’s concentration on the labor relations negotiation, I would not recommend it for anyone serious about learning how to negotiate in the modern world; other than as an example of what not to do. Some of the comments I found just plain ridiculous include these from page 239: “When negotiations enter the end game phase, abandon problem solving….In addition, in the end game stage progress is more likely to be made by the application of various forms of pressure than by argument and reasoning.”

If you have time to kill at the courthouse between hearings or during a mediation caucus and want to check this out in the Law Library for a quick read, think of it as light summer reading and assess the appropriate weight to the author’s remarks.

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR ACR’S THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE
ACR’s Third Annual Conference: The World of Conflict Resolution: A Mosaic of Possibilities October 15-18, 2003 Orlando, Florida USA The 2003 ACR Conference Planning Committee invites proposals that address questions facing the field such as: What are the best practices in conflict resolution? What do we — as conflict resolvers — want our field to become? What are the opportunities and challenges? What are the threats? What are the creative uses and innovative practices of conflict resolution? How do youth fit into the field? The committee is also seeking proposals that address such practical issues as how one develops a successful conflict resolution practice. For more information, or to submit a proposal, go to:
http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.acresolution.org/acrconf.nsf/ac03sessioninput

The Akron Bar Association LRIS panel is exploring mediation/arbitration with respect to referrals and court programs. Linda Sell email address LINDASELL1@cs.com

 

Job Announcements: We have no announcements for this Newscaster, but there are some announcements that become available for the meetings. Be sure to attend the meeting and check the Newscaster 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.

American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Calendar of Events
October 3-4, 2002 – National Institute on Advanced Mediation Skills
Training Miami, FL 800-285-2221 http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.abanet.org/cle/programs/n02mst1.html
October 10, 2002 – 2nd Annual Conference on Indian Tribes, Natural
Resources Conflicts and ADR Missoula, MT (202) 457-6155 www.pattonboggs.com
October 21-22, 2002- The Future of Commercial Arbitration New York, NY The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (212) 382-6620

December 5-6, 2002 – National Institute on Advanced Mediation Skills Training San Francisco, CA 800-285-2221 http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.abanet.org/cle/programs/n02mst1.html
February 5-11, 2003 – ABA Mid-Year Meeting (Section of Dispute Resolution Meetings TBA) The Renaissance Madison  (206) 583-0300 Seattle, Washington

March 20-22, 2003 – 5th Annual Dispute Resolution Spring Conference Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Hilton Palacio del Rio  (210) 222-1400 San Antonio, Texas www.abanet.org/dispute/SanAntonio.html
August 7-13, 2003 – ABA Annual Meeting (Section of Dispute Resolution Meetings/Programs TBA) San Francisco, California

For additional information, contact: American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution 740 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 (202) 662-1680, Fax (202) 662-1683 dispute@abanet.org, http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.abanet.org/dispute

At the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Membership Meeting in Washington, DC, on Aug. 11, ll nominated, appointed and elected Council members were confirmed. SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION COUNCIL, 2002-2003 OFFICERS

CHAIR Bruce E Meyerson, Phoenix, AZ
CHAIR-ELECT Richard Chernick, Los Angeles, CA
VICE-CHAIR David A Hoffman, Boston, MA
SECRETARY John G Bickerman, Washington, DC
BUDGET OFFICER Robyn C Mitchell, Atlanta, GA
LONG RANGE PLANNING OFFICER Phyllis E Bernard, Oklahoma City, OK
SECTION DELEGATES TO HOUSE OF DELEGATES James J Alfini, DeKalb, IL; Pamela Chapman Enslen, Kalamazoo, MI
MEMBERS-AT-LARGE Cindy Hallberlin. Washington, DC; Dan Naranjo, San Antonio, TX; Wayne Thorpe, Atlanta, GA; Julie C Bretz, Milwaukee, WI; Scott H Hughes, Albuquerque, NM; Cheryl I Niro, Chicago, IL; Steven Gonzales, Phoenix, AZ; Wayne I Fagan, San Antonio, TX; Peter R Steenland, Washington, DC
ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS Robert Allen Wherry Jr, Denver, CO; Max Zimny, Wantagh, NY
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR Robert Mussehl, Seattle, WA
YOUNG LAWYERS DIVISION REP. Allen Jackson Barnes, Columbia, SC
LAW STUDENT DIVISION REP. Edwin Aiwazian, Glendale, CA
LIAISON FROM SECTION ASSOCIATES Joan Tobin, Phoenix, AZ
EMERITUS MEMBERS/PAST CHAIRS  1994 Robert D Raven, San Francisco, CA; 1995 John Robert Van Winkle, Indianapolis, IN; 1996 Resa Laverne Harris, Charlotte, NC; 1997 Jose C Feliciano, Cleveland, OH; 1998 Kimberlee K Kovach, Austin, TX; 1999 Pamela Chapman Enslen, Kalamazoo, MI; 2000 James J Alfini , DeKalb IL; 2001 Benjamin Overton, Tallahassee, FL LIAISON FROM THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS Robert Carlson, Butte, MT

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS :

Mark your calendar for one of the region’s best conferences in 2002! Judith S. Wallerstein, PhD., is widely considered the world’s foremost authority on the impact of divorce on children and their parents, and the author of The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25 Year Landmark Study . Dr. Wallerstein will speak in Cincinnati about the conclusions from this in-depth, close-up 25-year study, which followed the lives for 131 children whose parents divorced. The conference is at the Cincinnati Cintas Center and starts at 7:30 PM on Friday, October 11, 2002, when Dr. Wallerstein will review her study findings in detail. On Saturday morning, October 12, 2002, from 9:00 AM-noon, Dr. Wallerstein will speak with a panel of experts from both the mental health and legal communities. Co-sponsored by the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute, Beech Acres, and The Krug Lecture Series. For more information call (513) 961-8886.

Beech Acres Mediation Center

Basic Mediation Training for Professionals Sept. 26-27, 2002 or February 6-7, 2003 (Thursday and Friday) presented by Marie Hill, M.Ed., LPC and Lou Ann Wood, M.Ed., LPC, at Athenaeum of Ohio/Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary Pastoral Center. This program will present, in 12 hours the basic process of mediation. The style is interactive using video and role play. Early registration by September 3 or January 15 is $250. Contact Amy Applegate, 6881 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45230 (513) 231-6630. The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25-year Landmark Study by Judith S. Wallerstein PhD on Friday, October 11, 2002, one-hour review of the study findings and Saturday October 12, 2002 for three credit hours a panel discussion with experts from the mental health and legal communities join Dr. Wallerstein. Co-sponsored by the Cincinnati Psychiatric Society and the Krug Lecture Series. Call (513) 961-8886 or visit http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.cps-i.org/ . Divorce/Family Mediation Training November 13-15 and 18-19, 2002 or March 12-14 and 17-18, 2003, presented by Marie Hill, M.Ed. and John L. McElwee, J.D. This is the 40-hour Divorce/Family Mediation program with an interactive style using lectures, video, role-play and exercises. Discounted cost is $800 if by October 15 or Feb. 25. Contact Amy Applegate at the address or phone listed above.

Cleveland Mediation Center Divorce Mediation Training November 2,3,9,10,16, 2002 Pesenters include Dan Joyce and Wendy Hawbaker For more information contact: Dan Joyce, Executive Director Cleveland Mediation Center, United Office Building, Suite 906, 2012 West 25th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 Phone: (216) 621-1919 Fax: (216) 621-3202

E-Mail  danielcmc@earthlink.net

Capital University Law School Center for Dispute Resolution

Basic Mediation and Advanced Mediation Training Information 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.

What: Increasing Human Effectiveness(IHE): Managing the Rapids of Change This highly interactive, two-day seminar has been used as the cornerstone curriculum to support cultural change, continuous improvement, diversity initiatives, work force development, and customer service training. Tools are provided to help break out of comfort zones, change old habits, motivate your-self and others, accept and accelerate change, and challenge the status quo. People with these capabilities in hand will lead their organization past barriers to organizational excellence and contribute to the bottom line. Recent clients include AT&T, Boeing, Catholic Healthcare Partners, Microsoft, Parker Hannifin, Progressive, and U.S. Postal Service.

Where: First Congregational Church of Akron, 292 E. Market Street, Akron, OH 44308 (330-253-5109) When: Thursday & Friday, October 10 & 11, 2002 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cost: $439.00 / person (includes meals and all materials) How: Seating is limited. Call Marie Daily 330-867-3247 or e-mail marie@signaltree.org to reserve your place! Increasing Human Effectiveness (IHE) is based on the belief that people are your organization’s most important resource. Their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors will impact bottom line performance more than any other business variable. Customized in-house program delivery is available. Signal Tree Resolutions, LLC 1653 Merriman Road Suite 109 Akron, OH 44313 Phone: (330) 867-3247 · Fax: (330) 869-8113 E-mail: maire@signaltee.org

Conflict Management Services

Presenters Cheryl M. Lowry, Ph D., Robert N. Wistner, J.D., Leslie Martin, B.A., and Kenneth T. Davis, BA Contact Cheryl (614) 488-4540, Suite 126, 1500 W. Third Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212 E-mail: cms@iwaynet.net. Website: http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.conflictmgmt.com/ General/Basic Mediation : October 2-3, and November 7-8; Divorce and Family Mediation : November 14-15 & 20-22; Transformative Mediation : October 15-16; Principled Negotiation : October 24-25; Mediating with Teenagers : October 11 ; Asking Strategic Questions : October 9; Identifying Issues and Interests in Mediation : October 10; Victim-Offender Mediation : October 17-18; Civil Mediation : October 29; Marketing Professional Services : November 4; Group Facilitation : October 21.

Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio and The Columbus Bar Association present Basic Mediation Training October 1-2, or December 11-12, 2002 and the 40 hour Domestic Mediation Training October 24-25, 29-31, 2002. For more information or registration brochure, contact CMS, 80 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus OH 43215, phone (614) 228-7191 or fax (614) 228-7213

Begler Group Trainings in Unified Mediation:  Working from a Gestalt
Perspective: Ann L. Begler of the Begler Group will present a three day training in “Unified Mediation:  Working from a Gestalt Perspective “at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland in September 2002.  The workshop will run from Thursday afternoon, September 26, through Sunday morning, September 29.  The training will teach participants how to use the gestalt cycle of experience as a framework to support mediation, how to work with resistance to avoid impasse and how the mediator’s awareness and immediate use of self can enhance opportunities for resolution.  Additional information is provided by the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. A one-day workshop on Unified Mediation: Working from a Gestalt Perspective will be presented as part of the annual conference of the Maine Association of Mediators.  This workshop will take place on May 17, 2002 in Augusta, Maine. Additional workshops on Unified Mediation:  Working from a Gestalt Perspective are being planned for Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

October 16-19, 2002: The Center for Dispute Settlement (CDS) presents professional mediation training entitled, Mediation for the Professional, an interactive 3-day course, focused both on the skills of the mediator and on the skills of the parties and advocates in mediation.  Led by Linda Singer and Michael Lewis, this course is designed for attorneys, managers, human resource and other professionals interesting in learning or further developing their mediation skills.  Tuition:  $895 before August 19, 2002, after August 19, 2002, $995.  Payment may be made by check, money order, Visa or MasterCard.  To register, please contact CDS at (202) 265-9572, ext 320.  For more information check our website at http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.cdsusa.org/ .  Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peach, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC.  CDS courses have been approved for CEU and CLE credits.

Mediation for the Professional October 16-19, 2002: The Center for Dispute Settlement (CDS) presents
professional mediation training entitled, Mediation for the Professional, an interactive 3-day course, focused both on the skills of the mediator and on the skills of the parties and advocates in mediation.  Led by Linda Singer and Michael Lewis, this course is designed for attorneys, managers, human resource and other professionals interesting in learning or further developing their mediation skills.  Tuition:  $895 if registered by September 15, 2001, $975 thereafter (payment may be made by check, money order, Visa or MasterCard.  To register, please contact CDS at (202) 265-9572, ext 320.  For more information check our website at http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.cdsusa.org/ .  Location:  Carnegie Endowment for International Peach, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC CDS courses have been approved for CEU and CLE credits.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), First Annual National ADR Quality Conference, September 18, 2002 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta, Georgia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will present our First Annual National ADR Quality Conference: Theme “From Information to Transformation” on September 18, 2002 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta,
Georgia. Description: The conference will feature nationally recognized experts trained in ADR techniques, mediation practice, and current legislation. Topics will include: latest ADR developments; best practices in conflict resolution in the workplace; avoiding workplace conflict; and everything you
should know about ADR. Registration Website: More information and on-line registration is available
at: << http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/https://sec.cdcmeetings.com/atsdr >>. Space is limited. Please register by COB September 13, 2002.
Hotel Reservations: Call the Crowne Plaza Ravinia-Atlanta at (770) 392-7700 or 1-800-2CROWNE and ask for the ADR Quality Conference. Reservations must be made prior to September 6, 2002 in order to guarantee room availability at the discounted rate. How to Participate in this Conference: If you have not registered on-line and would like to participate in this conference, please fax registration form to ADR Registrar at (713) 266-2063 no later than September 13, 2002. Point of Contact: Sherri Lewis Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist ADR Office (404) 371-5916 Email: sql4@cdc.gov < mailto:sql4@cdc.gov >
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Mediation Works Incorporated, Boston, MA A) Train the Trainer Institute – Mediation Works Incorporated, Boston, MA DESCRIPTION: “MWI’s Train the Trainer Institute” is a three-day advanced seminar designed to prepare experienced mediators and other dispute resolution professionals to become effective trainers and role-play coaches. For more information please visit < http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.mwi.org/training/trainer.html
< http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.mwi.org/training/trainer.html >> or call Charles Doran, Executive Director at 800-348-4888 x22 with questions and to request a brochure. TRAINERS and GUEST SPEAKERS: Melissa Brodrick, Charles Doran and other experienced trainers and role-play coaches (see < http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.mwi.org/people.html
< http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.mwi.org/people.html >> for more information about the trainers). DATES: September 18-20, 2002 LOCATION: Mediation Works Incorporated – Boston, MA COST: $850 ($775 if registered a month in advance) Training Prerequisites: Mediators and must have completed 30-hours of formal
mediation training (or meet their state’s requirement); Experience Prerequisites: Mediators and other ADR Practitioners must have experience with at least 10 cases in the past two years. B) Executive Mediation Training – Mediation Works Incorporated Boston, MA DESCRIPTION: “MWI’s Executive Mediation Training Program” is a five-day comprehensive “hands-on” mediation skill-building program designed for professionals interested in exploring and learning about the mediation process through lectures, demonstrations, interactive exercises, supervised role-plays, and group discussions. For more information please visit < http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.mwi.org/training/executive.html < http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.mwi.org/training/executive.html >> or call Charles Doran, Executive Director at 800-348-4888 x22 with questions and to request a brochure. TRAINERS and GUEST SPEAKERS: Charles Doran, Ericka Gray, Moshe Cohen, David Hoffman, James McGuire and other experienced trainers and role-play coaches (see < http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.mwi.org/people.html < http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.mwi.org/people.html >> for more information about the trainers). DATES: October 21-25, 2002 LOCATION: The Union Club, Boston, MA COST: $1125 ($1075 if registered a month in advance) Training Prerequisites: none Experience Prerequisites: none Charles P. Doran Mediator / Executive Director Mediation Works Incorporated 9 Park Street – Sixth Floor Boston, MA 02108-4807 Phone: 617-973-9739 x22 / 800-348-4888 Fax: 617-973-9532 E-mail: ChuckDoran@MWI.org Web: http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.mwi.org/ < http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.mwi.org/ > Mediation Works Incorporated (MWI) is dedicated to providing dispute resolution services and training to clients seeking to resolve difficult disputes.
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The New Law Center, LLC Business And Employment Mediation Training October 8-10, Boston, MA
Lead Trainer: David A. Hoffman, Member, The New Law Center, LLC Mediation Faculty: Charles P. Doran, Executive Director, Mediation Works, Inc. Stephen M. Linsky, Member, The New Law Center, LLC Dina Beach Lynch, Corporate Ombudsperson, Fleet Bank Doris F. Tennant, Member, The New Law Center, LLC This Program includes: Thirty hours of training in mediation skills, with an emphasis on how to resolve business and employment disputes.  Participants will learn how to mediate – from opening a mediation session to drafting a settlement agreement.  (Thirty hours meets the requirements of Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 233, § 23C, governing the confidentiality of mediation.) Instruction in theories of communication, negotiation methods and styles, conflict management, psychological barriers to settlement, ethical standards for mediators, and legal issues pertaining to mediation.  (See reverse for full agenda.) Role plays – each participant will have four opportunities to serve as a mediator, observed and critiqued by an experienced mediator/role play coach. Videotape demonstration of experience mediators and critique of their mediation styles. Notebook of resources and articles. An optional two-hour program on developing a mediation practice and using mediation skills for advocacy and negotiation. Fees and Registration Information  (Includes course materials, lunch, beverages, and snacks; attendees receive
certificate of completion) Registration received on or before September 20, 2002 — $1,200 Registration received after September 20, 2002 — $1,300 Please check payable to “The New Law Center,” to: Stacey Bran, The New Law Center, 99 Summer Street – Suite 1720, Boston, MA 02110.  Space is limited to 24 participants.  For more information, please contact Stacey at 617-439-4700 or SBran@TheNewLawCenter.com .  A discount of 10% is available to businesses or organizations that enroll four or more individuals.  Cancellation policy: a full refund is available up to 30 days before the program; after that, registration fees will be refunded if the space is filled by another participant. With offices in Newton and Boston, The New Law Center seeks to provide timely solutions to clients’ problems, without the expense and acrimony of litigation.  We use an interest-based, problem-solving approach to
negotiation.  TNLC also provides consulting and training on collaborative law, mediation, and other emerging practices in the law.  Please visit our offices at 288 Walnut Street in Newtonville, at 99 Summer Street in Boston, or visit our web site at http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.thenewlawcenter.com/ .
Web Sites of Interest:

Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management: http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.state.oh.us/cdr
Ohio Mediation Association: http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/https://www.mediateohio.org/
Ohio State Bar Association: http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.ohiobar.org/
The Conflict Resolution Master of Arts degree program at Antioch University/McGregor School http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.mcgregor.edu/
The Academy of Management, Conflict Management Division has their new newsletter on-line at http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://aom.pace.edu/cmd/newslett/newsletter2001.htm

“Addressing the Redress: A Discussion of the Status of the United State’s Postal Service’s Transformative Mediation Program” by Professor Lisa B. Bingham, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Cardozo On-Line Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 2, 2001, http://web.archive.org/web/20030525112356/http://www.cardozo.yu.edu/ . Go to Publications, then On Line Journal, Current Volumes, Volume 2 No. 2, and Symposia and it is the first article.

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 Ohio: 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.

Ohio Mediation Association
c/o Ohio Commission on Dispute
Resolution and Conflict Management
77 South High Street, 24 th Floor
Columbus OH 43215-6108

July 2002

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NEWSCASTER
Ohio Mediation Association

PMB OMA
2545 Hilliard-Rome Road
Hilliard OH 43026-9471

A Bi-Monthly Publication July 2002

President: Bridget Durham (614) 645-6624 Fax: (614) 645-8902 E-mail: BDDurham@cmhmetro.net
President Elect: Martha Antolik (937) 264-2336 E-mail: mantolik@coax.net
Vice President: Patti Maiorino (740) 392-9957 Fax: (740) 392-9045 E-mail: maiorino@axom.com
Secretary: Mary McClain ( 513) 684-2321
fax: (513) 684-6696 E-mail: mary.mclain@eeoc.gov
Treasurer/Newscaster Editor: Shirley Cochran (513) 732-7397 Fax: (614) 863-4775 E-mail: scochran@insight.rr.com
Immediate Past President: Wendy Hawbaker (440) 576-3628 E-mail: ashtamediate2@suite224.net

Mark your calendars for more of our Year 2000-2001 meetings:

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

August 2, 2002: Votes on proposed two-year plan.

October 4, 2002: TBA

December 6, 2002: TBA

President’s Column
By Bridget Durham

I’d like to thank all of those who responded to the request for information in the May Newscaster. It was truly exciting, as well as enlighten, and even affirming, to open and read your emails. Some of what you asked for/about has been incorporated into a proposed 2-year goals statement. I am not entirely sure what to call this “document” as to my knowledge OMA has never had one. Strategic plan, business plan, goals statement, wish list…….an ambitious body of work. (Suffice it to say, that whelping, raising and finding homes for our seven boxer puppies was a piece of cake compared to what we are proposing to do over the next 24 months!)

For those of you who missed our June 7, 2002 meeting, I’d like to take this opportunity to bring you up to speed. In addition to an informative presentation on the pros and cons of OMA becoming a Chapter of the Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR), by Marya Kolman, the Executive Committee proposed a detailed 2-year business plan. The 2-year strategic plan will be formally presented and voted on at the August 2, 2002 meeting.

Due to the newness of such an approach, the significance of the tasks and issue, and our desire to be as inclusive of membership input as possible, we will use the entirety of the August 2 nd meeting to discuss and vote on this “project.” We will resume our traditional networking luncheon with a presenter on October 4, 2002.

First and foremost, OMA’s mission would not in any way be altered by any of these items. Our purpose in developing and proposing this plan is simply to generate more opportunities for our members, assume a leadership role in Ohio’s mediation community and to build bridges between ourselves and other leaders in Ohio’s mediation community. There would just be more going on, in addition to our monthly luncheon meetings. The mission of OMA would not change!

Items in Proposed Two-Year Plan:

  • The Executive Committee proposes OMA enter into a cycle of planning , 2 years at a time. This cycle would enable the incoming President and President-Elect to be proactive and deliberate in their leadership of OMA. At the conclusion of OMA’s annual meeting/seminar, in April, the newly elected Executive Committee would plan a series of May meetings to establish, define and prepare to propose at the June meeting, their 2-year business plan.
  • The current Executive Committee would like to re-establish four committees . Each committee would have an Executive Committee liaison. Committees, Executive Committee Liaisons and duties being proposed are:
    1. Membership Committee – Secretary/EC Liaison

The purpose of the Membership Committee would be to foster and promote the growth of membership, keep accurate/current membership roster, collect dues and send out renewal reminders, maintain and update on line roster, secure member profiles and publish four in each edition of the Newscaster, host one membership drive per year, respond to membership inquiries, develop and send “Welcome New Member” packets, and revise/update membership application. Sharon Travis has volunteered to be the Membership Committee chairperson.

    1. Public Relations Committee – President Elect/EC Liaison

The purpose of the Public Relations Committee would be to engage in public education, tell “stories” of mediation, actively solicit speaking/presentation opportunities for OMA, finalize current draft brochure and make available, work with Annual Event Committee to promote OMA’s annual event, develop a traveling tri-fold OMA display, and work with Membership Committee to develop a “Welcome New Member” packet. Two members have expressed interest in being involved in this committee. (Jay Patterson and Joe Palmer)

    1. Annual Event Committee – Vice President/EC Liaison

The purpose of the Annual Event Committee would be to secure a location/facility for the annual event, seek and select presenters, handle all aspects of registration, and work with the Public Relations Committee to promote the event.

    1. Advisory Committee – President/EC Liaison

Membership on this committee is proposed to be “position specific.” The positions being proposed are:

· Ohio State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Committee Chairperson

· Director, Supreme Court of Ohio’s Dispute Resolution Section

· Director, Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution & Conflict Management

      • Representative from Ohio State University’s Dispute Resolution Certificate Program
      • Representative from Capital University’s Dispute Resolution Certificate Program
      • Representative from Antioch University’s Masters in Dispute Resolution Program
      • Representative from Ohio’s community of Community Mediation Centers
      • Representative from Ohio’s community of Private Practice Mediators
      • Representative from Ohio’s minority/cultural issues/diversity mediation community
      • Representative from Ohio’s Legislative community
      • At-Large
      • At-Large

The purpose of the Advisory Committee would be to provide OMA with a structured opportunity to establish contacts and relationships, decrease the duplication of efforts, enhance working relationships and resources available to OMA, create a “council of elders”. The Executive Committee would maintain its ability to make decisions and recommendations to and for the membership. The Advisory COMMITTEE would not function as an Advisory Board.

“Committee/Commissioner” Membership for OMA’s President would be sought as a “reciprocal” at OSBA’s DR Committee, the Supreme Court’s DR Board as well as the Ohio Commission’s Commission.

Additional goals for the 2002-2004 planning cycle include:

· Secure “ membership ” for non-OSBA (= non-attorney) mediators to OSBA’s Dispute Resolution Committee . OMA President, Bridget Durham, spoke to the OSBA DR Committee in regard to this matter during their May, 2002 meeting. There is no opposition to non-OSBA members being involved with the committee. The committee has agreed to look into the formal process for requesting membership be made available to non-OSBA members. It is however, expected that this process will be cumbersome, lengthy and possible unsuccessful. In the meantime, OMA members have been invited to attend and participate in the next two OSBA DR Committee meetings. The dates are September 13, 2002 and January 10, 2003. OMA President, Durham has been added to the Committee’s list serve and will be included in all committee communications. This information will in turn be reported/forwarded to OMA’s membership. Times and locations of these next two meetings will be forwarded as well.

· Create and begin using a “Member Profile” (see Membership Committee). This would be a separate page of the membership application and become a tool for getting to know our current as well as most recent members. Information would revolve around that member’s experiences in mediation, “quotable quotes”, interests, and types of mediation services you might like to have publicized in the Newscaster.

· Develop OMA’s annual event into a two-day event. (See Annual Event Committee). Initial thoughts are that, in addition, to the current one-day presentation, we add a second day affording OMA members an opportunity to make presentations. This structure would increase member awareness, exposure and profile within the Ohio mediation community. Ideally, “member presented sessions” would be scheduled for the morning and repeated in the afternoon, enabling every participant to benefit from attending two “member presentations.”

· Develop and present a “ votable budget ” at the 2003 Annul Meeting. OMA does not use an operating budget.

· Increase membership dues from $35. – to $50. – effective April 2003.

· Develop a traveling, tri-fold, OMA display . (See Public Relations Committee).

· Membership Committee would hold a minimum of one membership drive “event” each year.

· Contested elections for seats on Executive Committee as well as standing committees.

· Development and use of a “Welcome New Member” packet. (See Membership and Public Relations Committee.) This packet would include, a membership directory, three most recent editions of Newscaster, welcome letter with information about leadership and committee work opportunities, copy of by-laws, and a list of upcoming meetings and presenters.

As you can see, we have been busy and are sincere about responding to your needs and OMA’s future. Please join us on August 2, 2002 for a discussion and vote on this issue.

Patricia (Patti) Maiorino OMA’s new Vice President

–Ohio Attorney (almost 20 years) with state-wide practice limited to mediation, arbitration, and conflict management services.  Practice includes domestic, civil, business, employment mediation.  Truancy mediator with Project SMART. Peer mediation instructor to Knox County middle school students.  Arbitrator with Better Business Bureau.  On-line mediator with SquareTrade.com.  Mediator for Knox County and Licking County Board of Realtors.

–Former municipal court judge (8 years) and domestic relations referee (4 years)

–Hanover College, BA; University of Kentucky College of Law, JD

Ohio State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Committee Meetings
As a result of OMA’s ongoing dialogue with the Ohio State Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Committee, all OMA members are invited to attend the committee meetings scheduled for September 13, 2002 and January 10, 2003. The Committee meets at the Hyatt on Capital Square during the OSBA’s committee meetings at 3:15 PM on Friday afternoon. Meetings are usually no longer than two hours and are informative as well as a place to network with others in the dispute resolution field.

New Book by an OMA Member: Assembling this list I am reminded how fortunate I am to know and work with fine people… some of you have been my friends for many years, others newer friends with whom I share the effort of furthering mediation. I have written a novel, HERE ON MOON, recently published, about a woman who struggles with infidelity and divorce, and mediation is a major player in helping her get over it and get on with it. The book is available online and in bookstores and libraries. If you choose to read it, please let me hear from you. Ed Krauss

Officers divide State
The OMA officers have divided the State of Ohio into four basic regions and have taken on the task of contacting mediators in those counties to see if there is an interest in a meeting on the new responsibilities under the UMA and what the OMA might be able to do for them. Each officer’s counties list is as follows: NORTHEAST—Wendy Hawbaker: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lorain, Lake, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Wayne, Tuscararus, Harrison, Jefferson. NORTHWEST—Bridget Durham: Crawford, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Marion, Morrow, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, Wyandot, Delaware, Auglaize, Mercer. SOUTHEAST—Shirley Cochran: Athens, Belmont, Fairfield, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Vinton, Washington, Franklin, Knox, Coshocton. SOUTHWEST—Martha Antolik: Adams, Brown, Butler, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Pickaway, Pike, Preble, Ross, Scioto, Warren, Shelby, Union. If you are from any of these counties, or know of mediators or programs in these counties, contact the appropriate officer at the e-mail or phone listed above.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR

MOCK MEDIATION FORUM

The Ohio Judicial Conference is sponsoring a pilot Mock Mediation Forum for 7 th and 8 th graders in Cuyahoga, Lake and Ashtabula Counties for the fall of 2002.

This inaugural Forum will include teams from 25 schools who have existing conflict resolution programs. Students will be given a case reflecting a real-life situation they might encounter, and volunteer teachers and coaches will guide them in mediation techniques. On the day of the Forum, teams will gather at a centrally located site and will demonstrate a mediation to a team of evaluators. Teams will be given feedback and constructive criticism and will be awarded a ranking. A group session for all 25 teams will culminate the Forum and will give the students the opportunity to observe professional mediators in a simulated session.

Volunteer coaches and evaluators are needed to make this project a success. Please contact Wendy Hawbaker, OMA Immediate Past President, at (440) 576-3628 ashtamediate2@suite224.net or Karen Frees at the Ohio Judicial Conference (800) 282-1510, for more information.

!!TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!!
When you signed up for the Annual Conference did you conveniently send in your $35 annual dues for the 2002-2003 year? If not, please complete the Membership Application that has been mailed to you so we have accurate, updated information, or contact any officer for an application by e-mail attachment or snail mail.

New Members and Additions/Corrections to the Directory:

New and renewing members may send applications to OMA’s treasurer, Shirley Cochran at 28987 Liberty Bell Lane, Reynoldsburg OH 43068. Contact Shirley or Sharon Travis, Membership Committee Chair, for membership applications or to provide updated addresses, phone numbers, etc., for OMA’s mailing lists and directory. A revised membership application can be sent electronically for your convenience.

New Members:

Richard L. Altman
Northwest Ohio Mediation Services
C/o Henry County Courthouse, POB 70
Napoleon, OH 43545
419/592-5105
419/599-0803 FAX
ffofnwoh@brightnet.net

Better Business Bureau of Northwestern Ohio and Southeastern Michigan, Inc.
Faye E. Wenzlick
3103 Executive Parkway #200
Toledo, OH 43606
419/578-6000
419/578-6001 FAX
faye@toledobbb.org
Areas of Practice: Business/Commercial, Consumer/Business

Gina Crawford
23818 Cliff Drive
Bay Village, OH 44140
440/617-0377
gmcrawfo@yahoo.com
Areas of Practice: Family, Divorce, Juvenile, Interpersonal

Robert M. Curtis
9261 Pekin Road
Novelty, OH 44072
440/338-4923
rmcurtis@adelphia.net
Areas of Practice: Family, Divorce, Neighborhood/Community

Jan Marie Fritz
7300 Aracoma Forest Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45237
513/556-0208
513/556-1274 FAX
jan.fritz@uc.edu
Areas of Practice: Interpersonal, Neighborhood/Community, Business/Commercial, Environmental

Sheryl A. Gould
2862 Southfield Drive
Beavercreek, OH 45434
937/429-4923
937/426-9547 FAX
sachgould@yahoo.com
Areas of Practice: Family, Divorce, Interpersonal, Neighborhood/Community, Juvenile, Civil

Eddie W. Jones, Jr.
2372 Rolling Rock Drive
Columbus, OH 43224
614/891-9972
614/891-2903 FAX
Areas of Practice: Labor/Employment

Robert H. Monnaville, Attorney at Law
163 N. Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015
614/570-8018
614/431-6442 FAX
bmonnavill@aol.com
Areas of Practice: Divorce, Interpersonal, Neighborhood/Community, Business/Commercial, Labor

Joy Unspeakable
Sandra Quick
1276 Saffron Place
Galloway, OH 43119
614/878-9779
614/878-9702 FAX
Areas of practice: Juvenile, Faith-Based

Creative Resource Options
Andrea Williams
POB 46487
Bedford, OH 44146
440/439-3867
440/439-9861 FAX
akwilliams@ix.netcom.com
Areas of Practice: Family, Juvenile, Neighborhood/Community, Business/Commercial, Disability

Corrections:

Sharon F. Buzo
Family Mediation Services
5571 Ridgewood Lane
Brecksville, OH 44141

Phyllis Hulewat, LISW
23230 Chagrin Boulevard
Building #3, Suite 350
Beachwood, OH 44122
216/831-2900
216/831-4306 FAX
phulewat@aol.com
Areas of Practice: Family, Divorce, Interpersonal

Tuscarawas County Court of Common Pleas
Andrea Fischer Imke
125 East High Avenue, Room 225
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
330/365-3269
fischer@co.tuscarawas.oh.us
Areas of Practice: civil and domestic relations

Main Street Mediation
205 W. Brown Street
New Lexington OH 43764

Edward E. Turner
State Employment Relations Board
65 East State Street – 12th Floor Columbus, OH 43215-4213
614/644-8716;614/466-3074 FAX
eturner@serb.state.oh.us

Martha Antolik
1424 Cole Court
Vandalia OH 45377
Phone: (937) 264-2336

Newscaster Material: Please send material for the Newscaster by the 20 th of the even numbered months to permit publication in the newsletter. The next deadline is August 20, 2002. 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 .

Negotiation Tips from Sherman’s Executive Communicator. Subscribe for free at www.ShermanLeadership.com

·ESPN recently aired an interview with the NBA’s most prolific intimidator of referees, Rasheed Wallace.  The Portland Trailblazer basketball star has received his share of technical fouls for his
outrageous conduct. But the interview took on an interesting twist when the focus switched
to the possible source of Rasheed’s style of negotiating . . . his mother.  Rasheed’s mother said that her son “may” have learned to deal with conflict from her.  With a sly smile on her face, she admitted that she “enjoyed” intimidating others.

·Individuals who have gone through life attempting to intimidate are everywhere.  You probably know by now, however, that no one can intimidate you.  You allow others to intimidate. You also know that these people can smell fear.  If your eyes move from theirs as they confront you, they sense that you are intimidated and move in for the kill.

·Play by their rules and you lose.  Change the rules and you just may succeed in dealing with life’s most stressful negotiator.   Here’s how: The intimidator wants you to react.  They don’t expect you to remain calm and in control.  Remember, it’s a game for them.  And they’re good
at it.  Don’t play on their terms.

·A corollary of staying calm is to say nothing.  It is one of life’s hardest lessons, but if your response will add nothing but fuel an already out of control situation, remain calm . . . and say nothing.

·Intimidators over-generalize and speak in broad terms.  You should respond calmly and dissect these over-generalizations with questions requiring explanation.  Intimidators have difficulty explaining their statements.  Attorneys have long recognized that a detailed, logic-filled legal brief or the submission of numerous detailed motions, can throw the intimidator off balance.

·Intimidators love an audience.  Often, their antics diminish when you take them aside, out of earshot of others.

·Intimidators are at their best when there is no process to control their outlandish behavior.  Your job is to bring structure to the discussion.  Set ground rules in the beginning.  Find objective
standards or third parties to bring reason to the negotiations.   Use the legal process if appropriate.

·Of course, all of these ideas suggest that you want to negotiate with an intimidator.  If not, the best advice is to simply walk away.

Negotiation Tips: Turf Battles! from Sherman’s Executive Communicator. Subscribe for free at www.ShermanLeadership.com

·The blame game between the CIA and FBI is the classic result of two cultures that refused to “negotiate” over the sharing of information that may have prevented the September 11 terror attacks.  These government agencies protected their “turf” with a vengeance despite the calamitous potential fallout that was arguably just over the horizon.

·But before you jump on the condemnation bandwagon, ask yourself how many turf battles you find yourself facing, and how you react to these conflicts.  They may not approach an FBI vs. CIA conflagration, but the emotion you exhibit during these arguments is probably similarly
charged.

·Need proof?  Your first turf battle probably began at a very early age when your brother or sister tried to take away your favorite toy or mom told you to share your bicycle.  No doubt you resisted this encroachment on your territory.

·Modern examples are found daily in the legislative arena as interest groups propound positions and opposing interest groups battle those issues.  Jim Palmer, CEO of Benchmark Pathways and former P&G executive, called this process “duck hunting,” where ideas became “ducks” that
opposing groups shot down regardless of their merit.  Government decision-making becomes a kind of “duck shoot” that has little to do with consensus building and everything to do with protecting your piece of the pie.

·My own experience is in health care where every piece of legislative touches the turf of another “threatened” health care profession.  While sound arguments to support various positions may emerge from these debates, they all share a common thread: the desire of one or more
parties to protect their turf — to maintain control — to defend what they view as an advance on their terrain.

·So how do you negotiate turf battles?  It’s not easy.

·Begin by asking the basic question: Does the other side WANT to negotiate?  Often, the other side does not want to engage in dialogue, which is fundamental to all negotiations.  If that is the case, you have to determine if negotiation is even possible.  The courtroom or a legislative solution may be your only recourse.  (Or go to war as in the case of India and Pakistan.)

·You can often find ways to bring the other side to the negotiation table by closely examining their needs, desires, and fears.  Can you build a coalition with other allies that give a stronger perception of your power?  (When the “bad guy” in the movies takes a hostage, the police often form a “coalition” with the mother of the hostage-taker because of his need to please mom.)  Trade associations understand the power of allies in forcing recalcitrant parties to bargain.

·An influential person or group can sometimes intervene and encourage dialogue.  (It is possible that the President could have demanded changes within the FBI and CIA and appointed Directors charged with this duty.)  These individuals can also serve as mediators as we see played
out in world events.

·If you begin dialogue, consider discussing turf issues openly.  Is there a resolution that does not drastically change the dynamics of the relationship?  Can you solve the problem in a way that allows the other side to convey to constituents that the decision was in their best interests?  Such a consequence would require honest brainstorming among the parties and is very difficult to accomplish.

·Turf battles are among the most difficult negotiations because they are rarely articulated and are fought with such fierce emotions.  Perhaps, we as humans control so little.  And when that small piece of the pie is threatened, our emotions take over, producing our own personal wars and
conflicts.

Litigation Section Publishes Guidelines on Ethical Settlement Practices BY JOHN GIBEAUT (From the ABA Journal e-version)

Sorting out ethical dilemmas that arise during settlement talks can become a major operation. Resolution can mean hours of poring over conduct rules, case law, statutes, restatements and more.

The ABA Litigation Section is trying to fill a void and point lawyers in the right direction with its newly published Ethical Guidelines for Settlement Negotiations . The House of Delegates is expected to decide whether to adopt the guidelines as association policy when it convenes in August at the annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

“There was nothing out there that compiled the relevant rules that apply in a settlement context,” says project chair Edward M. Waller Jr. of Tampa, Fla. The project was initiated in 1999 by Ronald Jay Cohen, then section chair-elect, and was completed in May.

The 41 guidelines, for use in cases involving private parties, incorporate ethical principles applying to settlements gleaned mostly from ABA ethics opinions and the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, as amended by the House in February. Other significant sources include the predecessor Model Code of Professional Responsibility, still used in many states, and the Restatement of the Law, Third, The Law Governing Lawyers.

The guidelines are intended to cover settlement discussions either directly between the parties or in cases using third-party neutrals. However, while they may be helpful in mediation and nonbinding arbitration, the guidelines urge lawyers to seek other sources for answers to questions specific to those forums.

Some areas the guidelines cover involve clients’ authority over settlements, and representation of multiple clients and insured clients. Also addressed are issues that arise in lawyer-to-lawyer dealings. They include whether attorneys may lie about material facts, give up settlement cash for a favorable fee, fail to report opposing counsel’s misconduct, and use threats or extortion to gain leverage.

While practitioners still must consult conduct rules, statutes, case law and other resources for particular jurisdictions, the guidelines can clue them in on where to start by alerting them to authority already out there.

“We didn’t really attempt to draw the line, but to make practitioners aware that there are lines,” Waller says. “We’re not trying to rewrite the ethics rules, replace the ethics rules or even interpret the ethics rules.”

The guidelines do, however, point out some notable conflicts between ABA policy and other rules of law. In gray areas, the committee notes also suggest best practices and aspirational goals.

For example, the Model Rules forbid a lawyer from assisting a client in criminal or fraudulent conduct but say nothing about conduct that is merely illegal or that is in pursuit of unconscionable settlement terms. “Nonetheless,” the notes state, “as a matter of sound professional practice, a lawyer should discourage a client from pursuing such terms and should decline to pursue them on the client’s behalf.”

Among the highlights:

• 4.2.1, prohibiting settlement terms that restrict a lawyer’s right to practice. “The most obvious example of an ethically impermissible settlement provision of this nature is one that expressly prohibits a plaintiffs lawyer from subsequently representing other plaintiffs in litigation against the defendant.”

• 4.2.2, prohibiting a lawyer from placing interest in a negotiated fee ahead of the client’s interest in a favorable settlement. The notes point out the tension between the client’s and the lawyer’s interests when the client is asked to give up attorney fees for other favorable terms. They also cite split authority on whether a retainer can forbid the client from waiving the fees. As a suggested best practice, fee discussions should be postponed until agreement is reached on other terms.

• 4.3.1, prohibiting a lawyer from using settlement talks in bad faith, such as scheduling them to disrupt opposing counsel’s trial preparation. Still, settlement is an alternative and not an obligation, so it’s not bad faith for a party to refuse to negotiate or settle at all.

• 4.3.2, prohibiting a lawyer from using extortion or threats of litigation or criminal charges to win a settlement. However, not all threats are forbidden, such as one to file a lawsuit, if the lawyer has a good-faith basis for the claim.

DEFINING THE LIMITS ON MANDATORY ARBITRATION Montana Supreme Court Strikes Down Arbitration Clause; Concurrence Addresses Right to Jury Trial BY LESLIE A. GORDON (From the ABA Journal e-version)

A recent decision by the Montana Supreme Court illustrates that high courts are increasingly willing to strike down mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer cases–specifically, those industry standard arbitration provisions used for opening accounts with stockbrokers.

The June 13 holding in Kloss v. Edward D. Jones & Co . , No. 00-507, comes on the heels of two similar decisions by the West Virginia Supreme Court.

A five-judge panel of the Montana Supreme Court was unanimous in its decision to strike down the arbitration clause signed by an elderly widow. (The seven-member court usually assigns five justices on a rotating basis to panels that issue its opinions.)

But what makes Kloss unique is a concurrence that adopts a constitutional argument that has been floating around academic circles for years–that mandatory arbitration interferes with the right to a jury trial. Any waiver of that right, according to the concurrence, must be knowing, intelligent and voluntary.

The plaintiff in the case, Alice Kloss, a 95-year-old widow, sought damages caused by her stockbroker’s wrongful conduct. In response, the brokerage firm filed a motion to compel arbitration based on a provision in a form contract that Kloss signed when establishing a living trust account with the broker’s firm.

The concurrence written by Justice James C. Nelson relied on the Montana Constitution and argued that mandatory consumer arbitration agreements, such as those typically used by stockbrokers, unconstitutionally foreclose consumers’ rights of access to courts and to a jury trial.

A jury trial, Justice Nelson wrote, “is a privilege of the highest and most beneficial nature and our most important guardian both of public and private liberty.” Therefore, according to the concurrence, any contract provision, such as a mandatory arbitration clause, that openly or even subtly forfeits the right to a jury trial must be “rigorously examined” by the courts.

The opinion of the court, on the other hand, relied on a contract law principle that bars enforcement of adhesion contracts against the weaker party when the terms are not within the reasonable expectations of consumers. Four justices joined this opinion, which held the mandatory arbitration provisions did not satisfy reasonable expectations.

Kloss’ broker owed her a fiduciary duty, which included explaining the consequences of the arbitration clause, this opinion said.

But the same four justices who signed the opinion of the court also signed the concurrence based on constitutional law. A fifth wrote a separate concurrence, joined by one of the other four justices, to emphasize that the widow had signed the contract before seeing its terms.

The fact that the same four justices had signed two opinions relying on different legal principles created some confusion. A spokesman for the court explained that the constitutional issue was addressed in a concurrence rather than the opinion of the court because the parties had not completely briefed the matter.

“The fact that four justices signed on to this concurrence ought to send a message to the practicing lawyer that this is a theory that is going to be looked at in the future,” said the spokesman, who asked not to be identified.

None of the court’s opinions reached the issue of unconscionability–that is, whether the arbitration provision was so one-sided as to not provide Kloss any meaningful choice regarding the terms.

Although the court did not hold that mandatory arbitration clauses are unconscionable per se, its opinion did set forth several questions to help determine when they will be enforced. These included whether arbitrators’ fees make small claims prohibitive and whether secret arbitrations can conceal defendants’ illegal business practices .

The jury trial argument addressed in the concurrence isn’t new–some law professors have been advocating for years the Seventh Amendment jury trial argument as a way around the Federal Arbitration Act in federal employment cases. University of Missouri-Columbia professor Jean Sternlight, whose law review article on the topic was quoted by the Kloss concurrence, is nationally known as a critic of companies’ imposition of mandatory arbitration in consumer and employment contexts.

“When we first started to see mandatory arbitration clauses, courts blindly assumed that all are acceptable,” Sternlight says. “But they are now taking a more careful look, evaluating both the content of the clause and the facts of the particular situation.”

While not a binding holding, the Kloss concurrence is “a very scholarly opinion that shows the justices have been thinking about” this constitutional jury trial argument, Sternlight adds. “It will help other courts to see that issue better.”

The attorney for the defendant, Edward D. Jones & Co., did not return calls for comment.

But some lawyers think the Federal Arbitration Act will stand up to the challenge. “The Kloss case is a good example of the maxim ‘Bad facts make bad law,’ ” says Robert Dolinko, an employment lawyer with Thelen, Reid & Priest in San Francisco.

“However, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Arbitration Act against other attacks, and it is likely to conclude that an agreement to arbitrate is a valid waiver of the right to a jury trial as long as the waiver is ‘knowing,’ ” he adds.

“While it remains to be seen how the court will determine a knowing waiver, it is not likely to create as stringent a standard as that suggested by Justice Nelson’s concurrence in Kloss ,” Dolinko says. “Whatever the supreme court decides in this regard will be readily implemented by employers in the securities industry and elsewhere.”

Online Negotiation Competition for Law Students

Along with the Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution of the University of Massachusetts and others, Texas Wesleyan is going to put together the second online negotiation competition for law students from around the world during ADRCyberweek at the end of February 2003. We are also going to put together a prototype online arbitration competition (students as advocates and students as arbitrators) over the late fall and winter ending in ADRCyberweek 2003. If you know law schools that might be interested in fielding teams for either or both of these online competitions please have them contact Alan Gaitenby of CITDR (gaitenby@disputes.net) or myself as soon as possible so that timely information can be provided as these competitions develop. Law students can be from any law school in the world and only need a computer, an internet browser, an internet connection, and a faculty coach. Competitions will be in English this time around though we hope in future iterations competitions may be in many languages. There will be more information on these two competitions as we go forward. Please note that depending on how it goes, space may be limited, so please contact us as early as possible. You can see this past year’s competition at the Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution website at www.ombuds.org look under Cyberweek2002. A description of the 2002 online negotiation competition will be published in Volume 19(4) of the Journal of International Arbitration coming out in August 2002 (If someone wants an advanced word version I would pleased to send it to them off line). Benjamin Davis, Associate Professor, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, 1515 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102 Tel.:1 817 212 3915 Fax.:1 817 212 3965 E-mail:bdavis@law.txwes.edu

Job Announcements: We have no announcements for this Newscaster, but there are some announcements that become available for the meetings. Be sure to attend the meeting and check the Newscaster 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.

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR ACR’S THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE
ACR’s Third Annual Conference: The World of Conflict Resolution: A Mosaic of Possibilities October 15-18, 2003 Orlando, Florida USA The 2003 ACR Conference Planning Committee invites proposals that address questions facing the field such as: What are the best practices in conflict resolution? What do we — as conflict resolvers — want our field to become? What are the opportunities and challenges? What are the threats? What are the creative uses and innovative practices of conflict resolution? How do youth fit into the field? The committee is also seeking proposals that address such practical issues as how one develops a successful conflict resolution practice. For more information, or to submit a proposal, go to:
http://web.archive.org/web/20030206034640/http://www.acresolution.org/acrconf.nsf/ac03sessioninput

American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Calendar of Events
August 8-13, 2002 – ABA Annual Meeting
August 9-11, 2002 – Section of Dispute Resolution CLE Programs and
Meetings, Washington, DC, The Washington Hilton (202) 483-3000 CLE Programs at the Presidential CLE Center (Marriott Wardman Park) www.abanet.org/dispute

October 3-4, 2002 – National Institute on Advanced Mediation Skills
Training Miami, FL 800-285-2221 http://web.archive.org/web/20030206034640/http://www.abanet.org/cle/programs/n02mst1.html

October 10, 2002 – 2nd Annual Conference on Indian Tribes, Natural
Resources Conflicts and ADR Missoula, MT (202) 457-6155 www.pattonboggs.com

October 21-22, 2002- The Future of Commercial Arbitration New York, NY The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (212) 382-6620
December 5-6, 2002 – National Institute on Advanced Mediation Skills Training San Francisco, CA 800-285-2221 http://web.archive.org/web/20030206034640/http://www.abanet.org/cle/programs/n02mst1.html

February 5-11, 2003 – ABA Mid-Year Meeting (Section of Dispute Resolution Meetings TBA) The Renaissance Madison  (206) 583-0300 Seattle, Washington

March 20-22, 2003 – 5th Annual Dispute Resolution Spring Conference Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Hilton Palacio del Rio  (210) 222-1400 San Antonio, Texas www.abanet.org/dispute/SanAntonio.html

August 7-13, 2003 – ABA Annual Meeting (Section of Dispute Resolution Meetings/Programs TBA) San Francisco, California

For additional information, contact: American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution 740 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 (202) 662-1680, Fax (202) 662-1683 dispute@abanet.org, http://web.archive.org/web/20030206034640/http://www.abanet.org/dispute

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS :

Mark your calendar for one of the region’s best conferences in 2002! Judith S. Wallerstein, PhD., is widely considered the world’s foremost authority on the impact of divorce on children and their parents, and the author of The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25 Year Landmark Study . Dr. Wallerstein will speak in Cincinnati about the conclusions from this in-depth, close-up 25-year study, which followed the lives for 131 children whose parents divorced. The conference is at the Cincinnati Cintas Center and starts at 7:30 PM on Friday, October 11, 2002, when Dr. Wallerstein will review her study findings in detail. On Saturday morning, October 12, 2002, from 9:00 AM-noon, Dr. Wallerstein will speak with a panel of experts from both the mental health and legal communities. Co-sponsored by the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute, Beech Acres, and The Krug Lecture Series. For more information call (513) 961-8886.

Beech Acres Mediation Center

Basic Mediation Training for Professionals Sept. 26-27, 2002 or February 6-7, 2003 (Thursday and Friday) presented by Marie Hill, M.Ed., LPC and Lou Ann Wood, M.Ed., LPC, at Athenaeum of Ohio/Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary Pastoral Center. This program will present, in 12 hours the basic process of mediation. The style is interactive using video and role play. Early registration by September 3 or January 15 is $250. Contact Amy Applegate, 6881 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45230 (513) 231-6630. The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25-year Landmark Study by Judith S. Wallerstein PhD on Friday, October 11, 2002, one-hour review of the study findings and Saturday October 12, 2002 for three credit hours a panel discussion with experts from the mental health and legal communities join Dr. Wallerstein. Co-sponsored by the Cincinnati Psychiatric Society and the Krug Lecture Series. Call (513) 961-8886 or visit http://web.archive.org/web/20030206034640/http://www.cps-i.org/ . Divorce/Family Mediation Training November 13-15 and 18-19, 2002 or March 12-14 and 17-18, 2003, presented by Marie Hill, M.Ed. and John L. McElwee, J.D. This is the 40-hour Divorce/Family Mediation program with an interactive style using lectures, video, role-play and exercises. Discounted cost is $800 if by October 15 or Feb. 25. Contact Amy Applegate at the address or phone listed above.

Capital University Law School Center for Dispute Resolution

Basic Mediation and Advanced Mediation Training Information 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.

Conflict Management Services

Presenters Cheryl M. Lowry, Ph D., Robert N. Wistner, J.D., Leslie Martin, B.A., and Kenneth T. Davis, BA Contact Cheryl (614) 488-4540, Suite 126, 1500 W. Third Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212 E-mail: cms@iwaynet.net. Website: http://web.archive.org/web/20030206034640/http://www.conflictmgmt.com/ General/Basic Mediation : September 5-6, October 2-3, and November 7-8; Divorce and Family Mediation : September 19-20 & 25-27, and November 14-15 & 20-22; Mediating Divorce Finances : August 26-27; Transformative Mediation : October 15-16; Principled Negotiation : October 24-25; Mediating with Teenagers : October 11 ; Asking Strategic Questions : October 9; Identifying Issues and Interests in Mediation : October 10; Victim-Offender Mediation : October 17-18; Civil Mediation : August 30 and October 29; Marketing Professional Services : November 4; Group Facilitation : October 21.

Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio and The Columbus Bar Association present Basic Mediation Training October 1-2, or December 11-12, 2002 and the 40 hour Domestic Mediation Training October 24-25, 29-31, 2002. For more information or registration brochure, contact CMS, 80 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus OH 43215, phone (614) 228-7191 or fax (614) 228-7213

The Association for Conflict Resolution 2002 Annual Conference , Coastal Collaboration: Emerging Practices in a New Era of Conflict Resolution, August 21-24, 2002, Town and Country resort and Convention Center, San Diego California. Ohio speakers include Crevon Tarrance of the Supreme Court of Ohio; Jeanne A. Clement, Ohio State University; Sandra Kaufman, Cleveland State University; Marya Kolman, Franklin County Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court; Madeleine G. Trichel, Interfaith Center for Peace of Columbus; Chester J. Bowling, Ohio State University. Registration forms to ACR/2002, PO Box 25112, Arlington VA 22202 or questions to Paco Martinez at (703) 685-4130.

Begler Group Trainings in Unified Mediation:  Working from a Gestalt
Perspective: Ann L. Begler of the Begler Group will present a three day training in “Unified Mediation:  Working from a Gestalt Perspective “at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland in September 2002.  The workshop will run from Thursday afternoon, September 26, through Sunday morning, September 29.  The training will teach participants how to use the gestalt cycle of experience as a framework to support mediation, how to work with resistance to avoid impasse and how the mediator’s awareness and immediate use of self can enhance opportunities for resolution.  Additional information is provided by the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. A one-day workshop on Unified Mediation: Working from a Gestalt Perspective will be presented as part of the annual conference of the Maine Association of Mediators.  This workshop will take place on May 17, 2002 in Augusta, Maine. Additional workshops on Unified Mediation:  Working from a Gestalt Perspective are being planned for Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

October 16-19, 2002: The Center for Dispute Settlement (CDS) presents professional mediation training entitled, Mediation for the Professional, an interactive 3-day course, focused both on the skills of the mediator and on the skills of the parties and advocates in mediation.  Led by Linda Singer and Michael Lewis, this course is designed for attorneys, managers, human resource and other professionals interesting in learning or further developing their mediation skills.  Tuition:  $895 before August 19, 2002, after August 19, 2002, $995.  Payment may be made by check, money order, Visa or MasterCard.  To register, please contact CDS at (202) 265-9572, ext 320.  For more information check our website at http://web.archive.org/web/20030206034640/http://www.cdsusa.org/ .  Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peach, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC.  CDS courses have been approved for CEU and CLE credits.

Mediation for the Professional October 16-19, 2002: The Center for Dispute Settlement (CDS) presents
professional mediation training entitled, Mediation for the Professional, an interactive 3-day course, focused both on the skills of the mediator and on the skills of the parties and advocates in mediation.  Led by Linda Singer and Michael Lewis, this course is designed for attorneys, managers, human resource and other professionals interesting in learning or further developing their mediation skills.  Tuition:  $895 if registered by September 15, 2001, $975 thereafter (payment may be made by check, money order, Visa or MasterCard.  To register, please contact CDS at (202) 265-9572, ext 320.  For more information check our website at http://web.archive.org/web/20030206034640/http://www.cdsusa.org/ .  Location:  Carnegie Endowment for International Peach, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC CDS courses have been approved for CEU and CLE credits.
Web Sites of Interest:

Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management: http://web.archive.org/web/20030206034640/http://www.state.oh.us/cdr
Ohio Mediation Association: http://web.archive.org/web/20030206034640/https://www.mediateohio.org/
Ohio State Bar Association: http://web.archive.org/web/20030206034640/http://www.ohiobar.org/
The Conflict Resolution Master of Arts degree program at Antioch University/McGregor School http://web.archive.org/web/20030206034640/http://www.mcgregor.edu/
The Academy of Management, Conflict Management Division has their new newsletter on-line at http://web.archive.org/web/20030206034640/http://aom.pace.edu/cmd/newslett/newsletter2001.htm

“Addressing the Redress: A Discussion of the Status of the United State’s Postal Service’s Transformative Mediation Program” by Professor Lisa B. Bingham, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Cardozo On-Line Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 2, 2001, http://web.archive.org/web/20030206034640/http://www.cardozo.yu.edu/ . Go to Publications, then On Line Journal, Current Volumes, Volume 2 No. 2, and Symposia and it is the first article.

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 Ohio: 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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May 2002

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NEWSCASTER
Ohio Mediation Association

A Bi-Monthly Publication May 2002

President: Bridget Durham (614) 645-6624 Fax: (614) 645-8902 E-mail: BDDurham@cmhmetro.net
President Elect: Martha Antolik (937) 429-9974 Fax: (937) 429-8841 E-mail: mantolik@coax.net
Vice President: TBA
Secretary/Membership: TBA
Treasurer/Newscaster Editor: Shirley Cochran (614) 863-4775 (Phone & Fax) E-mail: scochran@insight.rr.com
Immediate Past President: Wendy Hawbaker (440) 576-3628 E-mail: ashtamediate2@suite224.net

Mark your calendars for more of our Year 2000-2001 meetings:

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

June 7, 2002: The June meeting will be a discussion about the pros & cons of OMA becoming a Chapter or Affiliate of ACR. Please see the minutes of the meeting in February and the article from Terry Wheeler in the March Newscaster.

President’s Column
By Bridget Durham
“Gradually lifting our expectations of ourselves”

Since March 20 th , we have a new litter of Boxer puppies at our house. For what seemed like forever, they looked and behaved just like one another. Last week, their personalities began to emerge. Curious & inquisitive, bossy & stubborn, playful & silly, big eater & lazy, cuddly, timid & shy. Their mother, our beautiful dear Dixie, has also begun to recognize and respond to each pup in the manner most consistent with their personality.

It took time for this unique and individual characteristic to emerge and then a bit more time for us to recognize them. As has been the case with my role as VP and OMA for the past year. After a three-year absence from Ohio and the mediation community here, I came back in 1999 to find OMA a little more mature than it was when I left Ohio in 1996.

Over the past 12 months, we have surveyed the membership in an effort to make sure we, the EC, were stepping out in a direction consistent with the thoughts and wishes of you, our members. We spent many hours laboring and debating the language and proposed amendments to the by-laws, scrutinized adding an additional position, that of President Elect, and even altered some “term limits.”

These were, for us, significant, sincere pieces of work. From all reports, the membership is pleased and even beginning to express some excitement and anticipation of the next 12 months. We couldn’t be more pleased! After focusing on some basic foundational pieces of the association, we are ready to take the next step. And, you guessed it; this is where YOU come in.

So many of you have told me that you would like to be involved, but have never been asked. Some of you have expressed interest in a specific piece of work or project, but not other aspects of the same project. For example, at the conclusion of our April 19 th Annual Meeting, we were in need of a secretary and a vice president. From opposite sides of the same room, one person said she would love to be secretary, but was only interested in doing the minutes. Across the room, someone else said they’d be interested in secretary, but only in dealing with the membership components. Wa-La! Problem solved!

Had you not stepped forward, and let us know what you wanted to contribute, we would not have known. And so…this is what we are asking – for now.

This publication goes out to almost 400 people, 250 of those are members. I need each of you, yes; each and every single one of you, to email me some pretty specific information. The questions are listed below. Email or regular mail your response to me. Our goal will be to develop something akin to a membership profile or inventory.

If someone called me to ask that I work on a project, I would be happy to do so, provided they asked me to do one of the things I am comfortable doing. We need you to help us involve you in as successful a manner as possible. If you like organizing events, maybe working on the committee to put together the annual meeting would be something you’d enjoy. Maybe you are a good writer, maybe we could use you on the soon to be developed & deployed Public Relations Committee. If there is the possibility that at some point in the future you’d be interested in a position on the Executive Committee, we want to nurture your interest.

We have done our “organizational structure” homework and the foundation is laid for OMA to become more than a 250 member, every other month, networking group. We do not mean to imply that the every other month lunch meetings no longer have value. No, indeed. They are the core of our history and the backbone of our future.

Martha Antolik recently said we have been, “gradually lifting our expectations of ourselves.” I couldn’t have put it any better than that. It is time for us to do something more. Quite simply, because there is more to be done.

I look forward to my email box being filled with your responses. In the future, these questions will become a part of the membership application. New members will have their profile in place and impact the direction of OMA. For those of you have been around awhile, don’t miss this opportunity to be recognized and utilized for whom you are and what you have to contribute.

What skills or special talents do you bring to OMA?

Which committees would you be interested in?

Public Relations

Annual Meeting

Training & Education

Mediator Mentoring

Are you a:

Mediator in Private Practice

Mediator in a Community Mediation Center

Mediator in a Court Connected Program

Mediation Program Administrator

Mediation Trainer

Other_________________

Complete this sentence. I wish OMA would…

BETTER WORLD AWARD
The Ohio Mediation Association is pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the Better World Award has been presented to the Mahoning Valley Dispute Resolution Service for its fine commitment and contribution to the field of mediation.

For over ten years the Mahoning Valley Dispute Resolution Service (MVDRS) has served the citizens of the greater Youngstown area with assistance in resolution of a variety of issues, including landlord-tenant disputes, small claims matters, neighborhood issues and parenting disputes.

MVDRS was formed in 1991 by an interested and varied group representing the courts and the legal community, education and business, the clergy and civic organizations.  Early financial assistance came from the Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management.

The program has operated since its inception with a full-time staff of two (executive director and administrative assistant), both of whom are trained and experienced in mediation, and who often serve in that capacity.  Trained volunteers enable MVDRS to extend its reach with their commitment and talent.  The program accepts referrals from municipal and county courts, as well as domestic relations, juvenile and probate courts, law enforcement and community agencies.

The commitment of the Board, the dedication of the staff and the talent of the volunteers all combine to make MVDRS the kind of community dispute resolution agency that promotes the goals of OMA.  In its own very special way, it is genuinely helping to make the world a better place.  Congratulations, and thank you, to the Mahoning Valley Dispute Resolution Service.

Editorial note: the award was accepted by Former OMA President John Polanski as an original Board member of MVDRS. In the photo, John is seen with the Better World Award and Immediate Past President Wendy Hawbaker is shown with the gift from OMA for her service over the past two years.

(Put Photos in here)

This photo is of Barbara Ashley Philips, speaker for the OMA Annual Conference at the Fawcett Center April 19, 2002.

Dialogue on Quality Assurance in Mediation
For the past several years the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and
Conflict Management has periodically invited its program partners
(organizations and individuals that provide training and dispute resolution
services in Ohio) to come together to discuss topics relevant to the field.
Anyone interested in participating is welcome to attend.  In January this
group began a dialogue regarding quality assurance in mediation.  The
focus of the dialogue is not on mediator certification or licensure, but
rather the broader topic of assuring quality programs and services.   Over
the next several months the Commission will continue to host this dialogue.
The next meeting is scheduled for May 17 th . If you are
interested in attending please RSVP to Lynn Verdin at 752-9595.

Officers divide State
The OMA officers have divided the State of Ohio into four basic regions and have taken on the task of contacting mediators in those counties to see if there is an interest in a meeting on the new responsibilities under the UMA and what the OMA might be able to do for them. Each officer’s counties list is as follows: NORTHEAST—Wendy Hawbaker: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lorain, Lake, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Wayne, Tuscararus, Harrison, Jefferson. NORTHWEST—Bridget Durham: Crawford, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Marion, Morrow, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, Wyandot, Delaware, Auglaize, Mercer. SOUTHEAST—Shirley Cochran: Athens, Belmont, Fairfield, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Vinton, Washington, Franklin, Knox, Coshocton. SOUTHWEST—Martha Antolik: Adams, Brown, Butler, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Pickaway, Pike, Preble, Ross, Scioto, Warren, Shelby, Union. If you are from any of these counties, or know of mediators or programs in these counties, contact the appropriate officer at the e-mail or phone listed above.

Annual Treasurer’s Report of the OMA
Shirley Cochran, Treasurer

As of the Annual Meeting, we have $5,787.60 in the OMA Treasury. This does not include any dues or registrations from the conference, nor the bills from the conference with the exception of a deposit of $500 to Fawcett Center. In the Financial Year 04/01/01-04/01/02, we showed a loss of $2,857.68, but the costs over and above the generous grant from the Commission for our website creation and maintenance totaled $2,858.10. Therefore this one-time expense for the creation of the website was the cause of our first year loss since I have been treasurer.

The majority of our expenses have center around the Newscaster and mailing costs for the minutes. With the website now providing access for those items, we should see a decrease in those expenditures with adding the monthly web service fee as a minimal increase as more of our members drop off the snail mail list. Anyone with questions or concerns about the financials, please do not hesitate to contact me.

The Dayton Mediation Center receives Daily Points of Light Award
By Sandra Fredrick

It is very exciting to have a mediation center in our community, Dayton, Ohio. I am very proud to have the Dayton Mediation Center and its volunteer mediators recognized and presented with the Daily Points of Light Award by the Corporation for National Service, Points of Light Foundation. The center has been in operation since 1987 receiving about 2,000 referrals yearly for possible mediations. They mediate about 575 cases a year. The program has also been recognized for the juvenile assault mediation program and the lack of recidivism with those cases.

The Dayton Daily News stated, “Out of 3,500 nominations, the Dayton Mediation Center finished in the top 10 percent during the judging process and was ultimately picked for the award”. Tom Whalrab, Director, of The Dayton Mediation Center said, “We don’t have an opinion. We’re impartial. We let people speak for themselves and we believe people are capable of doing that. There’s a certain value in talking things out and we believe that’s what people want”.

I am a former mediator for this organization and have used the mediation center for my own community dispute. It is a pleasure to have such a recognized Mediation Center in our community. Congratulations Dayton Mediation Center, Tom Wahlrab, staff and volunteer mediators.

The Springfield Mediation Service
The mission of the Springfield Mediation Service (SMS) is to provide neighbors and landlords and tenants with collaborative methods to resolve their disputes. Mediation and Conciliation Intake. In 2001, the SMS provided intake for 138 cases, an 8% increase over 2000. 88% of the cases mediated resulted in an agreement. 45% of the cases resulted in a settlement through mediation or conciliation. All services are voluntary. In cases where one party chooses not to participate, referrals are made. Mediator Training. The SMS is blessed with the ongoing service of 13 volunteer mediators. Continuing Education training was offered 4 times for these mediators on the Neighborhood Mediation Project, Facilitation, Stories, and Sharing wisdom.

Neighborhood Mediation Project. Nine volunteer mediators participated in a project to more fully communicate the Mediation Service to neighborhood groups. Mediators were paired with neighborhood organizations during a 6-month period. 20 meeting visits were made, including presentations on the mediation process. Plans are to offer mediation training for neighborhood leaders in 2002. Outreach. SMS continues to promote the use of mediation in the community through presentations and training. Presentations were made at Social Services 101, the Department of Job and Family Services Work Plus classes, Project Woman, a Presbyterian Church and Clark State continuing education. Over 200 students and teachers attended our mini-lesson on mediation at the Springfield Peace Camp. We also helped coordinate training and supervised 24 peer mediators for the 2001 Peace Camp.

Clark County Common Pleas Court Mediation Center
The Clark County Common Pleas Court Mediation Center began in late 1995. At that time, the focus was on mediations addressing parenting and visitation issues referred by Domestic Relations Court and Juvenile court to address family issues. The program expanded in 1996/97 through a grant from the Supreme Court of Ohio. A pilot truancy prevention mediation project implemented at Lincoln Elementary School has expanded to include thirty-eight schools. The program has been recognized by the Supreme Court of Ohio and as well as the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management as a successful model now shared with other Ohio counties as well as a number of other state programs. In 2001 the Center was honored by the Ohio Mediation Association with “A Better World Award” for the Truancy Prevention and Behavior Mediation Program.

A partnership with the Clark County Department of Job and Family Services offers mediation to families as a way to provide services to deter and/or reduce court involvement. In addition the Center provides mediation for a variety of youth disposition and adjudication of abuse, neglect, and dependency findings; and the resolution of parenting disputes for never-married and divorcing parents. Referrals to mediation come from Judge Monnin, Magistrates, Probation Officers and Diversion Officers, Human Services, Schools, attorneys, staff from the police department, sheriff’s office and others. In July of 2000, the Court received pilot project funding from the Supreme Court of Ohio to provide Civil Mediation through the Common Pleas Court General Division. Civil mediation places emphasis on a facilitative process to allow parties to resolve legal issues brought before the general division of the common pleas court. Seventy-five general division cases were referred to mediation during 2001. The Mediation Center has been recognized at a national and state level. Staff members serve on many local, state and national forums and boards. The Center staff includes Sharon Travis as Director; George Brose, Lead Family Mediator, Barbara Lehman and Etta Royer, Truancy Prevention Mediators, Hatsue Hyland, Administrative Assistant and Elsa Roush, Clerk. For more information, call 390-7940.

Family Mediation when a Juvenile has Been Charged with Domestic Violence—Clermont County Juvenile Court
Over the past 6 years, I have been privileged to be the independent contracted mediator in this program offered to juveniles when they have been charged for the first time, with domestic violence and there has been nobody hospitalized or seriously wounded. The program was developed in response to the growing number of domestic violence charges and concern that they be addressed as family issues to be resolved within the family, respecting each family’s need for self-determination. If successful, the advantage to the youth is that the charge does not become official and the youth does not become part of the court system. The charge stays open for six months and in that time I usually meet with the family three to five times for an hour and one half to two hours per session. A written document, called a Memorandum of Agreement, is developed by the family to describe to the Court what changes have taken place within the family. It addresses the issues of better anger management and conflict resolution, as well as identifying the other issues and concerns that were discussed in the mediation sessions. Each member involved signs the document, which I have typed and sent to the juvenile to mail back to me. I then submit the signed document, which is used to satisfy the charge, to my contact person at the Court. If sessions provide nothing else (but of course I believe in the mediation process and the “magic of mediation”), they do provide space for family members to sit down, relax (uninterrupted by phones, cell phones, beepers, others in and out, TV, etc.) and to share what’s on their minds, in their hearts, and how they want the relationships within the family to be and what they are willing to do. I think this program is a wonderful gift to families in trouble and a true opportunity to do prevention work. I am available to discuss the program in more detail, with anyone interested at (513) 271-2223. Lou Ann Wood, AAL Mediation, 6726 Min Street, Cincinnati, OH 45244

CYBERNEWS UPDATE – May 2002
Thanks to everyone who has checked out www.mediateohio.org & sent in questions and comments. Judging from the feedback you like what you see and find it easy to navigate. I will check on what it takes to have my e-mail address included on the site so that I can be contacted directly but until then I will continue to impose on the executive committee to forward messages via the “Contact Us” section.

Let me put yet another request out there for folks to check their listing to see if it appears correctly. If you’ve tried to get to your listing via the mediator locator you’ve found that by typing any single item (e.g. county, zip code, area of practice) one or more names will appear (hopefully including yours!). If this is not the case or you have other questions or concerns don’t hesitate to ask.

By now you’re aware that the latest Newscaster and meeting minutes are available on line (as well as past issues in the archives). As noted earlier we (Shirley, Martha & I) are working on an easy way to post news and announcements as they become available rather than waiting for the Newscaster and/or minutes to be published. Such updated information will soon be available as part of the Minutes section so the next time you’re at the site check to see what’s new. your web lackey, John Polanski

Mediation as Entertainment
Did you know there was a mediation program on television? The Home and Garden TV (HGTV) network’s Designing for the Sexes provides entertainment when on Thursday evenings host interior designer Michael Payne mediates an interior-decorating dispute between a husband and wife. According to an article in Just Resolutions, the Newsletter of the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution written by Dana Lansky, an associate at Foley, Hoag & Eliot, LLP. According to Lansky, most of the compromising, negotiating and deal making occur off screen. At the end of the show, viewers get to see the room transformed. Unfortunately for me, I don’t get HGTV, but maybe someone who does can watch and do a summary for the next Newscaster. Shirley A. Cochran, JD, Editor

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR

MOCK MEDIATION FORUM

The Ohio Judicial Conference is sponsoring a pilot Mock Mediation Forum for 7 th and 8 th graders in Cuyahoga, Lake and Ashtabula Counties for the fall of 2002.

This inaugural Forum will include teams from 25 schools who have existing conflict resolution programs. Students will be given a case reflecting a real-life situation they might encounter, and volunteer teachers and coaches will guide them in mediation techniques. On the day of the Forum, teams will gather at a centrally located site and will demonstrate a mediation to a team of evaluators. Teams will be given feedback and constructive criticism and will be awarded a ranking. A group session for all 25 teams will culminate the Forum and will give the students the opportunity to observe professional mediators in a simulated session.

Volunteer coaches and evaluators are needed to make this project a success. Please contact Wendy Hawbaker, OMA president, at (440) 576-3628 ashtamediate2@suite224.net or Karen Frees at the Ohio Judicial Conference (800) 282-1510, for more information.

!!TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!!
When you signed up for the Annual Conference did you conveniently send in your $35 annual dues for the 2002-2003 year? If not, please complete the Membership Application that has been mailed to you so we have accurate, updated information, or contact any officer for an application by e-mail attachment or snail mail.

New Members and Additions/Corrections to the Directory:

New and renewing members may send applications to OMA’s treasurer, Shirley Cochran at 28987 Liberty Bell Lane, Reynoldsburg OH 43068. Contact Shirley or Martha Antolik for membership applications or to provide updated addresses, phone numbers, etc., for OMA’s mailing lists and directory. A revised membership application can be sent electronically for your convenience.

New Members:

Michelle Flaum Bowman
9642 Sage Meadow Ct.
Centerville, OH 45458
P37/885-5135
mflaum@gemair.com
Areas of Practice: Divorce Interpersonal

Conflict Management Corporation
Mary Louise Tobias, Attorney
The Atrium
30400 Detroit Rd., Suite 307
Westlake, OH 44145
1-800/716-2488
440/323-5551 FAX
Areas of Practice: Family, Divorce, Interpersonal, Neighborhood/Community, Business/Commercial, Labor

Merle Graybill
57 Avon Place
Athens, OH 45701
740/593-6840
740/593-6840 FAX
graybill@ohio.edu
Areas of Practice: Family, Divorce, Interpersonal, Neighborhood/Community, Labor

Edward E. Turner
State Employee Relations Board
65 East 5 th Street, 12 Fl.
Columbus, OH 43215
614/644-8716
614/466-3074 FAX
eturner@serb.state.oh.us
Areas of Practice: Labor

Stephen E. Williams
237 Maple Street
Brookville, OH 45309
937/833-6588
937/833-6588 FAX
mediate@who.rr.com

Corrections:

Jay M. Patterson
372 Oakland Park Ave.
Columbus, OH 43214
Mark Yajko, JD
48938 Calcutta-Smithferry Road
East Liverpool, OH 43920-9637

ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Resolution on Mediation and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Adopted by the Section on February 2, 2002

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution has noted the wide range of views expressed by scholars, mediators, and regulators concerning the question of whether mediation constitutes the practice of law.  The Section believes that both the public interest and the practice of mediation would benefit from greater clarity with respect to this issue in the statutes and regulations governing the unauthorized practice of law (“UPL”).  The Section believes that such statutes and regulations should be interpreted and applied in such a manner as to permit all individuals, regardless of whether they are lawyers, to serve as mediators.  The enforcement of such statutes and regulations should be informed by the following principles: Mediation is not the practice of law.  Mediation is a process in which an impartial individual assists the parties in reaching a voluntary settlement.  Such assistance does not constitute the practice of law.  The parties to the mediation are not represented by the mediator. Mediators’ discussion of legal issues.  In disputes where the parties’ legal rights or obligations are at issue, the mediator’s
discussions with the parties may involve legal issues.  Such discussions do not create an attorney-client relationship, and do not constitute legal advice, whether or not the mediator is an attorney. Drafting settlement agreements.  When an agreement is reached in a mediation, the parties often request assistance from the mediator in memorializing their agreement.  The preparation of a memorandum of understanding or settlement agreement by a mediator, incorporating the terms of settlement specified by the parties, does not constitute the practice of law.  If the mediator drafts an agreement that goes beyond the terms specified by the parties, he or she may be engaged in the practice of law. However, in such a case, a mediator shall not be engaged in the practice of law if (a) all parties are represented by counsel and (b) the mediator discloses that any proposal that he or she makes with respect to the terms of settlement is informational as opposed to the practice of law, and that the parties should not view or rely upon such proposals as advice of counsel, but merely consider them in consultation with their own attorneys.        Mediators’ responsibilities.  Mediators have a responsibility to inform the parties in a mediation about the nature of the mediator’s role in the process and the limits of that role.  Mediators should inform the parties: (a) that the mediator’s role is not to provide them with legal representation, but rather to assist them in reaching a voluntary agreement; (b) that a settlement agreement may affect the parties’ legal rights; and (c) that each of the parties has the right to seek the advice of independent legal counsel throughout the mediation process and should seek such counsel before signing a settlement agreement. This and other ADR policy updates are available at http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.abanet.org/dispute/webpolicy.html

The ABA Task Force on E-commerce and ADR has released a draft of its final report and recommendations along with proposed guidelines for best practices for ODR Service Providers.  This document takes into account many of the comments and input received on our preliminary concept paper from May 2001. These documents are posted online at the Task Force website: http://www.law.washington.edu/aba-eadr .  They are in both MS-Word and PDF format.

The Task Force welcomes your comments and suggestions.  The comment period
runs until May 31.   Please send your comments: via email to eadr@u.washington.edu or via mail to: ABA Task Force on E-commerce & ADR
c/o Shidler Center for Law, Commerce & Technology University of Washington School of Law 1100 NE Campus Parkway Seattle, WA 98105 We look forward to receiving your feedback. Anita Ramasastry Associate Director Shidler Center for Law, Commerce & Technology Assistant Professor of Law University of Washington School of Law 1100 NE Campus Parkway Seattle,  WA 98105-6607
Tel: (206) 616-8441/Fax: (206) 616-3427 E-fax 208-439-7818 http://www.law.washington.edu/lct

IDAHO LAW EASES DISPUTE RESOLUTION
A bill signed into law in March requires litigants in the state seeking damages of less than $25,000 to use alternative dispute resolution. Parties can challenge an ADR award in court, but not without financial risk. http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.abanet.org/journal/ereport/m29arb.html

Newscaster Material: Please send material for the Newscaster by the 20 th of the even numbered months to permit publication in the newsletter. The next deadline is June 20, 2002. 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: We have no announcements for this Newscaster, but there are some announcements that become available for the meetings. Be sure to attend the meeting and check the Newscaster 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.

ATTENTION MEDIATION, NEGOTIATION AND ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
PROFESSIONALS The Rutgers State University School of Law-Newark recently founded a new scholarly on-line journal.  The Rutgers Conflict Resolution Law Journal, or “RCRLJ”, aims to address the many varied issues that face practitioners in the areas of Mediation, Negotiation and Alternate Dispute Resolution. RCRLJ was founded by students enrolled in the University’s Conflict Management Certificate Program. Currently, RCRLJ seeks submissions of articles and notes for its initial on-line publication, which is scheduled for Spring/Summer 2002.  The deadline for the Spring/Summer edition is June 15, 2002.  The submission deadline for the subsequent Fall/Winter edition is October 15, 2002. Requirements are as follows: Articles must be at least 20 and no more than 75 pages in length. Student Notes must be at least 20 and no more than 45 pages in length. All Submissions must be original, unpublished works and should be submitted via email in RTF (rich text format) format.  All submissions should be footnoted and cited according to Bluebook standards. If you are interested in submitting an article or note, or if you have
any other questions regarding the Rutgers Conflict Resolution Law Journal please contact us at RCRLJ@pegasus.rutgers.edu . Thank you. Robyn Veasey Managing Editor

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS :

The Springfield Mediation Service and the Clark County Common Pleas Court Mediation Center are planning basic mediation training to be held Thursday, May 16, 6:30-9:00 p.m. and Friday-, May 31 – June 2. Persons eligible for training include Neighborhood Association members and those connected with the schools Truancy Mediation Program. For more information contact Sharon Travis at 390-7940 or Jackie Sudhoff at 328-3480.

I am Sandra Quick, the Supervisor of Customer Relations with Columbus Public Schools. I have attended two OMA meetings. I am serving on a planning committee with Capital U School of Law for minority mediators. The title is “Eliminating Barriers for Minorities in ADR/Mediation.” It will be May 20-21 at Capital U. The cost will be approximately $50. There will be nationally known and local speakers/panelist. Many areas of ADR will be represented; law enforcement, education, labor, EEO, public policy, community, family and more. There will be three tracks, those who are just getting started in ADR or are interested in getting started, those who are currently practicing, and those who want to be mentors. I am writing to ask you to help us identify minorities who might be interested in attending the conference. You can give them my e-mail or work phone number, 365-8888. If you have questions feel free to call also. Thank you for your assistance. Sandra

Mark your calendar for one of the region’s best conferences in 2002! Judith S. Wallerstein, PhD., is widely considered the world’s foremost authority on the impact of divorce on children and their parents, and the author of The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25 Year Landmark Study . Dr. Wallerstein will speak in Cincinnati about the conclusions from this in-depth, close-up 25-year study, which followed the lives for 131 children whose parents divorced. The conference is at the Cincinnati Cintas Center and starts at 7:30 PM on Friday, October 11, 2002, when Dr. Wallerstein will review her study findings in detail. On Saturday morning, October 12, 2002, from 9:00 AM-noon, Dr. Wallerstein will speak with a panel of experts from both the mental health and legal communities. Co-sponsored by the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute, Beech Acres, and The Krug Lecture Series. For more information call (513) 961-8886.

Capital University Law School Center for Dispute Resolution

Basic Mediation and Advanced Mediation Training Information 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.

Conflict Management Services

Presenters Cheryl M. Lowry, Ph D., Robert N. Wistner, J.D., Leslie Martin, B.A., and Kenneth T. Davis, BA Contact Cheryl (614) 488-4540, Suite 126, 1500 W. Third Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212 E-mail: cms@iwaynet.net. Website: http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.conflictmgmt.com/ General/Basic Mediation : June 13-14, July 11-12, August 1-2, 19-20, September 5-6, October 2-3, and November 7-8; Divorce and Family Mediation : May 23-24 & 29-31, July 24-26 & 29-31, September 19-20 & 25-27, and November 14-15 & 20-22; Mediating Divorce Finances : August 26-27; Transformative Mediation : June 27-28 and October 15-16; Principled Negotiation : August 8-9 and October 24-25; Mediating with Teenagers : August 16, and October 11 ; Asking Strategic Questions : August 22 and October 9; Identifying Issues and Interests in Mediation : August 23 and October 10; Victim-Offender Mediation : July 15-16 and October 17-18; Civil Mediation : August 30 and October 29; Marketing Professional Services : August 12 and November 4; Group Facilitation : July 31, and October 21; and Divorce 101 : June 24-25.

Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio and The Columbus Bar Association present Basic Mediation Training May 21-22, August 14-15, October 1-2, or December 11-12, 2002 and the 40 hour Domestic Mediation Training October 24-25, 29-31, 2002. For more information or registration brochure, contact CMS, 80 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus OH 43215, phone (614) 228-7191 or fax (614) 228-7213

Begler Group Trainings in Unified Mediation:  Working from a Gestalt
Perspective: Ann L. Begler of the Begler Group will present a three day training in “Unified Mediation:  Working from a Gestalt Perspective “at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland in September 2002.  The workshop will run from Thursday afternoon, September 26, through Sunday morning, September 29.  The training will teach participants how to use the gestalt cycle of experience as a framework to support mediation, how to work with resistance to avoid impasse and how the mediator’s awareness and immediate use of self can enhance opportunities for resolution.  Additional information is provided by the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. A one-day workshop on Unified Mediation: Working from a Gestalt Perspective will be presented as part of the annual conference of the Maine Association of Mediators.  This workshop will take place on May 17, 2002 in Augusta, Maine. Additional workshops on Unified Mediation:  Working from a Gestalt Perspective are being planned for Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

Online Dispute Resolution Training June 17-21, 2002 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Instructional Technology Center, Healy Library, UMass Boston Online Resolution and the Dispute Resolution Masters Program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston are offering a week-long, not-for-credit seminar that orients participants to the emerging field of on-line dispute resolution. Course Background Courts cannot handle online disputes. The judicial system is slow, expensive, and geographically bound. Rapidly expanding e-commerce, the growth in cross-boundary transactions, and the inability of traditional legal processes to deal with disputes arising over the web has created a need for online redress options. The international consensus is that online alternative dispute resolution is
the best solution to these problems. Online ADR (or “ODR”) can resolve
online disputes quickly, confidentially, and effectively. It helps parties to be at their best, it connects capable neutrals with parties in effective ways, and it brings efficiencies to inefficient online marketplaces. ODR is the hottest area of the ADR field right now. But it is still in its infancy. Do the rules of offline ADR apply to ODR? How does technology change the equation? Can ODR be effective when parties are not looking into the other side’s eyes? How can offline neutrals best translate their skills online? How can technology merge with face-to-face ADR to make it more effective? Any questions or comments? Please contact Colin Rule, 617-354-5444 x664 or crule@onlineresolution.com To register for the course or to learn more about the Dispute Resolution
program at UMass-Boston, call 617.287.7421 or visit the program website.

Second Annual NYU Program on Employment Law and Mediator Skills Training for ADR Neutrals June 17-21, 2002, in New York City The Center for Labor and Employment Law at NYU School of Law Details available  http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.law.nyu.edu/laborcenter/ or contact Ben Eisenman at ben.eisenman@nyu.edu or 212 998-6242

October 16-19, 2002: The Center for Dispute Settlement (CDS) presents professional mediation training entitled, Mediation for the Professional, an interactive 3-day course, focused both on the skills of the mediator and on the skills of the parties and advocates in mediation.  Led by Linda Singer and Michael Lewis, this course is designed for attorneys, managers, human resource and other professionals interesting in learning or further developing their mediation skills.  Tuition:  $895 before August 19, 2002, after August 19, 2002, $995.  Payment may be made by check, money order, Visa or MasterCard.  To register, please contact CDS at (202) 265-9572, ext 320.  For more information check our website at http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.cdsusa.org/ .  Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peach, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC.  CDS courses have been approved for CEU and CLE credits.

On June 12-14, 2002, Conflict Resolution Network Canada and Family Mediation Canada are co-sponsoring an in-depth national conflict resolution conference at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Provocative sessions, national and internationally renown presenters and abundant networking opportunities make “Connections 2002- Building a culture of peace” an event that Canadians interested and active in conflict resolution will not want to miss. Our print program will be mailed to members of both organizations in the next few days.  In the meantime, a copy of our program is available on-line. This link http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.crnetwork.ca/i2002/Sessions/program-english.pdf offers our complete 20-page program in PDF format. You may print the program, fill in the registration form, mail or fax it to Family Mediation Canada at: Family Mediation Canada 528 Victoria Street North Kitchener, ON N2H 5C1 FAX: 519-585-3121 We hope to see you on the Island in June!
Kathleen Cleland Moyer on behalf of the conference planning committee Conflict Resolution Network Canada Réseau pour la Résolution de Conflits Canada Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6 Phone: (519) 885-0880 Fax: (519) 885-0806 Web site: http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.crnetwork.ca/

The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution’s 14th Annual Conference June 12-14, Greenbelt, MD
The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution’s 14th Annual Conference brochure is on the web at http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.natlctr4adr.org/ < http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.natlctr4adr.org/ > . To request a copy of the brochure by mail, please call the Center at (301) 261-1124.

Mediation for the Professional October 16-19, 2002: The Center for Dispute Settlement (CDS) presents
professional mediation training entitled, Mediation for the Professional, an interactive 3-day course, focused both on the skills of the mediator and on the skills of the parties and advocates in mediation.  Led by Linda Singer and Michael Lewis, this course is designed for attorneys, managers, human resource and other professionals interesting in learning or further developing their mediation skills.  Tuition:  $895 if registered by September 15, 2001, $975 thereafter (payment may be made by check, money order, Visa or MasterCard.  To register, please contact CDS at (202) 265-9572, ext 320.  For more information check our website at http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.cdsusa.org/ .  Location:  Carnegie Endowment for International Peach, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC CDS courses have been approved for CEU and CLE credits.

TITLE: “MWI’s Train the Trainer Institute” TRAINERS and GUEST SPEAKERS: Melissa Brodrick, Charles Doran and other experienced trainers and role-play coaches (see for more information about the trainers). DATES: September 18-20, 2002 LOCATION: Mediation Works Incorporated – Boston, MA COST: $850  ($775 if registered a month in advance) DESCRIPTION: “MWI’s Train the Trainer Institute” is a three-day advanced seminar designed to prepare experienced mediators and other dispute resolution professionals to become effective trainers and role-play coaches. For more information please visit < www.mwi.org/training/trainer.html < http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.mwi.org/training/trainer.html > > or call Charles Doran, Executive Director at 800-348-4888 x22 with questions and to request a brochure. Training Prerequisites: Mediators and must have completed 30-hours of formal mediation training (or meet their state’s requirement);  Experience Prerequisites: Mediators and other ADR Practitioners must have experience with at least 10 cases in the past two years.
Contact: Charles P. Doran Mediator / Executive Director Mediation Works Incorporated 9 Park Street – Sixth Floor Boston, MA 02108-4807 Phone:   (617) 973-9739 x22 / (800) 348-4888
Fax:       (617) 973-9532 E-mail:   ChuckDoran@MWI.org Web:      www.mwi.org < http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.mwi.org/ > Mediation Works Incorporated (MWI) is dedicated to providing dispute resolution services and training to clients seeking to resolve difficult disputes.

Here are some things going on at the University of Missouri-Columbia Law School that you might be interested in. E-NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and the LL.M. Program in Dispute Resolution publishes a weekly e- newsletter with timely information about the Center and the LL.M. program, upcoming conferences, job/fellowship announcements, DR resources, etc.  The archive of back issues is at http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.law.missouri.edu/llmdr/news.htm .  If you want to subscribe to the newsletter, there is a link on that page to request this. LL.M. PROGRAM IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2002 The LL.M. Admissions Committee is continuing to accept applications.  Applicants submitting complete files by March 1 will receive notification in April.  Applications received after March 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis if space is still available.  If you know of qualified people who might be interested in applying, please let them know about the upcoming deadline.  To qualify for the LL.M. Program, students must have completed the first degree in law required for law practice or law teaching in the country in which law studies were pursued.  For more information about admission to the LL.M. Program, see http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.law.missouri.edu/llmdr/admission_requirements.htm . LL.M. PROGRAM WEB SITE HAS BEEN IMPROVED The LL.M. Program web site has added several new pages.  Profiles of current LL.M. students are at http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.law.missouri.edu/llmdr/current_students.htm .  Profiles of some LL.M. alumni are at http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.law.missouri.edu/llmdr/alumni.htm .  Answers to frequently asked questions are at http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.law.missouri.edu/llmdr/LLM_FAQ.htm .  Next step: a photo album.  (Those who know me are no doubt wondering why the photos were not the first thing up on the website.) If you have questions about the LL.M. Program, I would be happy to answer them. 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://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.law.missouri.edu/llmdr/

Adult Guardianship Mediation Training TCSG and PeaceTalks present Adult Guardianship Mediation Training – June 2-4, 2002 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This two and one-half day training — Sunday, Monday and Tuesday morning — will be presented jointly by TCSG and PeaceTalks.  It is targeted to mediators who would like to expand their practice to include mediation of disputes that arise when guardianship over an adult is being considered, and to persons interested in establishing such service programs. For more information, contact Penny Hommel The Center for Social Gerontology 2307 Shelby Avenue Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103 Phone:  734 665-1126
Fax:  734 665-2071 phommel@tcsg.org http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.tcsg.org/ or Susan Hartman PeaceTalks shartman_pt@hotmail.com

Berlin Summer Program August 5-17 This 2-week program focuses on the cutting edge of dispute resolution (including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation) in a cross-cultural setting. It also presents the exceptional opportunity for students to obtain mediator certification in one of the most fascinating cities of Europe. Berlin, the new capital of unified Germany, is uniquely cosmopolitan with cultural attractions that few other cities can match. This is a joint program of Tulane and Humboldt University, one of the premier German law schools located in the historic center of Berlin among grand 18 th and 19 th century palaces. Half of the students will be German law students and attorneys, and the other half will be American (and some European) law students and attorneys. COURSES The program offers three courses: Intercultural Negotiation/Mediation (two credits), International Arbitration (one credit), and Transitional Civil Litigation (one credit). Students may receive up to three credits for two of
the three courses, which reflects the ABA requirement that students not receive more than three credits during a 2-week session. Students may attend the third course on a non-credit basis. There will be additional lectures, presentations and panel discussions featuring internationally renowned scholars and practitioners. All classes will be conducted in English. There are no prerequisites for any of the courses. Tuition for the program is $1,650. Upon enrollment, students will receive a list with housing suggestions and additional information. Contact: Joachim Zekoll [jzekoll@law.tulane.edu]

Conflict Studies: The New Generation of Ideas October 24-26, 2002 ~ University of Massachusetts Boston Call for Papers Conference Information On October 24-26, 2002, the Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts Boston will host a conference for graduate students who are studying conflict in diverse disciplines including: political science, urban planning, social work, psychology, environmental science, industrial organizations, public administration, sociology, international affairs, religion, law, economics, anthropology, public health, dispute resolution, labor relations, and education. Features: *Keynote Address by Robert Mnookin of Harvard Law School *Panel Discussions Chaired by Prominent Dispute Resolution Scholars *Career Exposition *Pre-Conference Skill-Building Workshops *Opportunities to Network with Conflict Scholars and Students at *Conference Luncheon *Evening Banquet Graduate Student Address: A graduate student will be chosen to give a major conference address. If you wish to be considered as this Conference Speaker, send in a cassette
tape version of the speech you would like to give (approximately 20 minutes in length). The Graduate Student Speaker will receive an honorarium of $100.00 and the conference registration fee will be waived. The deadline for submission of conference address tapes is 4:00  pm on May 15, 2001. Please mail tape to the address on the registration form. Proposal Information: We encourage current students studying conflict in doctoral, masters, law or graduate certificate programs to submit proposals on a conflict related
topic. We ask that applicants consider the multidisciplinary nature of the conference and work to make their work accessible to those trained in other disciplines. UMass Boston graduate students and faculty will review proposals. Proposals and CVs must be one page each, contain the author’s name and contact information in the upper left side of the document. Please submit one copy electronically to disres@umb.edu .  We kindly request that you attach the documents as an MSWord file or as a rich text file (rtf).  Paper Information We will send notification of your acceptance by May 15.  Full papers are due on August 15.  Papers, based on accepted proposals, should be 20-30 pages long and documented using an academic style (ex. APA, MLA, Law). Please e-mail one copy of your paper to disres@umb.edu and submit one hard copy to the address below. Student papers selected for presentation will be grouped according to topic. We will electronically distribute the presenters and session chair your paper to review before the presentation. Initial presentations of papers will be short summaries (5-10 minutes) made at Round Table discussion sessions. Audience members will be invited to join the discussion halfway through the round table session. Mail to: Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution University of Massachusetts Boston Attn:  Proposal Committee 100 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125-3393 Student papers selected for presentation will be grouped according to topic. We will send the presenters and session chair a copy of your paper to review before the presentation. Initial presentations of papers will be short summaries (5-10 minutes) made at Round Table discussion sessions. Audience members will be invited to join the discussion halfway through the round table session. On October 24, we will have three pre-conference Skill Building Workshops. These are: Intra-party Conflict in Multi-party Cases; Human Rights & Conflict Resolution and Shifts Happen: Moving From Automatic to Intentional Conversations About Divisive Issues. More information is available at http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.disres.umb.edu/

Web Sites of Interest:

Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management: http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.state.oh.us/cdr (This is one of the sites where the directory will appear.)
Ohio Mediation Association: http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/https://www.mediateohio.org/
Ohio State Bar Association: http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.ohiobar.org/ (Another directory website.)
The Conflict Resolution Master of Arts degree program at Antioch University/McGregor School http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://www.mcgregor.edu/
The Academy of Management, Conflict Management Division has their new newsletter on-line at http://web.archive.org/web/20030523123944/http://aom.pace.edu/cmd/newslett/newsletter2001.htm

 

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 Ohio: 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.

Ohio Mediation Association
c/o Ohio Commission on Dispute
Resolution and Conflict Management
77 South High Street, 24 th Floor
Columbus OH 43215-6108