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MEDIATE OHIO
Ohio Mediation Association
www.mediateohio.org

A Bi-Monthly Publication
September/October 2010

President: James Petas (419) 936-2312 E-mail: james.petas@noris.org
Immediate Past President: Maara Fink (419) 530-4236 E-mail: Maara.Fink@utoledo.edu
Vice President: Ed Krauss (614) 619-0017 E-mail: edmkmediator@sbcglobal.net
Treasurer:  Sheri Center (614) 783-7281 E-mail: findingcommonground@yahoo.com
Secretary:  Gina Weisshaar (614) 893-2881 E-mail: gmweisshaar@yahoo.com

Bi-Monthly and Annual Meeting Dates

Mark your Calendars for our exciting upcoming meetings!!

(Usually the first Friday of the even numbered months)

Oct. 1, 2010 Curtis P. Haugtvedt, Associate Professor of Marketing, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University.

The marketing of a concept (mediation, the use of mediation as an alternative to litigation) as opposed to marketing a product.  How best to excite people about a concept rather than a hard product one can see.   Market your practice!

Dec. 3, 2010  TBA

Feb. 4, 2011  TBA

April 29, 2011  ANNUAL MEETING—NOTE CHANGE IN DATE

More details to follow but we think you will really like the speaker who just committed!

Ed Krauss is now planning our programs so if you have any ideas of what you would like to hear about or a speaker you can suggest please let him know at ekek783@sbcglobal.net

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September / October 2009

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MEDIATE OHIO
Ohio Mediation Association
www.mediateohio.org

A Bi-Monthly Publication
September/October 2009

President: Maara Fink (419) 530-4236 Maara.Fink@utoledo.edu
Immediate Past President: Jay Patterson (614) 403-3825 E-mail: jmpmediation@ameritech.net
Vice President:  Phil Dunfee (740) 366-3297 E-mail: pdunfee@Windstream.net
Treasurer:  Sheri Center (614) 783-7281 E-mail: findingcommonground@yahoo.com
Secretary:  Gina Weisshaar (614) 893-2881 E-mail: gmweisshaar@yahoo.com

Mark your Calendars for our exciting 2009-2010 meetings!! (Usually the first Friday of the even numbered months except our conference or April meeting since it is at a facility for conferences the Friday of Ohio’s Conflict Management Week in May.)

Oct. 9, 2009 OMA IS BACK ON THE ROAD! OMA Bi-Monthly Meeting in CLEVELAND, OHIO! Please join the Ohio Mediation Association and the Mediation Association of Northeast Ohio on October 9, 2009 from 11:30am-1:30pm. Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 1301 East 9th Street, Second Level Cleveland Ohio 44114 (216) 696-3525 http://www.clemetrobar.org PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO OMA meeting on 10/2 at the MCL Cafeteria.  Our next meeting in Columbus will be on 12/4.

Dec. 4, 2009 TBA

Feb. 5, 2010 TBA

President’s Column
by Maara Fink

Today was my son’s first day of Kindergarten.  A very BIG day in our household.  It is what keeps crowding out the really brilliant insights that I am supposed to be sharing with you through this column.  But, so far the best insight that I can come up with is the fact that it is important not to push.  Why, you may ask?  Because it is important to follow the rules.  I can see you all scratching your heads and thinking, “Well there you go, she has finally gone over the edge.”  But read on and it may become clear how it all ties in (or it may not but it’s a short article).

You see my son was really excited to go to Kindergarten but something was making him very nervous.  We finally got it out of him last night.  He was worried about breaking the rules (he’s not so worried about breaking them at home but I digress…).    His biggest problem – he didn’t know what the rules were for Kindergarten.  Words can’t capture the overwhelming look of relief that washed over his face when I pulled out the rules and read them to him one by one.  He said, “I can follow all of those rules, I’ve been following them at preschool for years (and that’s a long time when you are only 5)!”

Still wondering how possibly my son’s first-day-of-school anxiety relates to our role as mediators.  It’s all about the importance of establishing groundrules.  We often forget that we are dealing with individuals at a time when they are at their most vulnerable.  Mediation is a new experience for the majority of parties – a “first day” if you will.  Many of us have been in the “business” so long that we tend to forget that while this may be old hat to us, it is a brand new experience for the parties.  The result is that we often rush through our introduction and dive right into the process without fully informing the parties of the “rules of the game.”   Taking the time to set the tone and establish the groundrules will go a long way in calming the parties’ fear of the unknown.  They provide parameters and a framework within which parties feel safe to attempt to resolve the conflict that brought them to the table.

I think I hear a chorus of “duhs” from the crowd.  I know this is totally basic.  But that’s exactly my advice this month – let’s take a moment to go back to the basics.  To remember what makes mediation such an extraordinary process though which even the most intense conflicts can be resolved. But, let us also remember that for many, it can be a scary foray into unchartered territory.  As mediators, we have the power to calm fears and provide comfort to those experiencing their “first day” – may we always remember the value of providing people with the opportunity to empower themselves by giving them the tools they need to succeed.

I hope you will plan to join OMA at our bi-monthly meeting in Cleveland on October 9, 2009.   I will look forward to seeing you there!

OMA BETTER WORLD AWARD GOES TO PARTNER IN MEDIATION PROMOTION
By Jay M. Patterson
Immediate Past President

For those of you not able to attend the successful OMA Annual Conference in May, you may not be aware of this year’s recipient of the OMA Better World Award.  Each year, the Better World Award is presented by OMA to a person or entity that has made the world (or at least our corner of it) a better place through their work, directly or indirectly, related to mediation.  The 2009 award was presented to LondyLawrence, the advertising agency responsible for the creation and execution of OMA’s statewide marketing campaign on behalf of the entire mediation field.

OMA is deeply committed to advancing the field of mediation.  One of the most important elements necessary to advance the mediation profession is making the general public more aware of mediation and to help inspire the public to have a conversation with a mediator to explore the use of mediation as a means to improve quality of life.  The idea of the advertising campaign was that if we could simply get people to take the first step of exploring mediation, many would elect to use it in order to address their concerns.  Just as one would not consider the use of a taxi or rental car for ground transportation at an airport if one were not aware of the existence of such services, one cannot make one’s life better through mediation if it is not in one’s everyday consciousness.  Conversely if a mediator has the opportunity to explain the many advantages of mediation, many people will come to realize those advantages and select mediation as the means to address their needs.

To this end, the OMA Board endeavored to seek professional assistance to create high quality newspaper advertisements and radio public service announcements.  Without knowing it, you may have seen LondyLawrence’s work on many advertising campaigns on TV and print for numerous well-known companies.  The newspaper ads, which reached hundreds of thousands of readers, depicted provocative images of people in conflict throughout history and informed readers of mediation as a better way to deal with conflict.  Along with these eye-catching images of undesirable historical means of conflict resolution, the ads featured the tag line “Before Things Get Out Of Hand.”  The ads also featured the OMA web site address, which contains the searchable OMA Mediator Directory so that an interested person might locate and ultimately hire an OMA member to provide mediation services.  The Board felt strongly that helping to link prospective clients with OMA members would add value to their membership and help reward those willing to contribute to action on behalf of all Ohio mediators.

The inscription placed on the Better World Award is reprinted as follows:

“LondyLawrence is the advertising agency responsible for the creation of the statewide advertising campaign long planned by OMA and executed in the fall 2008 and early 2009.  The effort by OMA to market mediation on a statewide basis in Ohio is unprecedented for a professional association and possibly for any Ohio mediation entity.

In addition to creating the advertising campaign and a script for use in radio public service announcements (PSA’s), they also worked to identify and negotiate the actual print media buys in several newspapers across Ohio.  Further, they secured studio time and voice talent for the creation of the PSA as well as distributing the PSA to 50 radio stations across the state.  All work performed by LondyLawrence was provided at no charge to OMA.  The value of this work is estimated to be in the tens of thousands of dollars.  But for the largess of LondyLawrence, there is simply no question that it would not have been possible to execute our statewide marketing effort to increase awareness, familiarity, trust and legitimacy for the mediation profession and every mediator in Ohio.

OMA is indeed fortunate to have found such a generous partner in our quest to increase the use of mediation as an effective means to improve quality of life for Ohioans.  We believe such generosity deserves our recognition and thanks through the Better World Award.”

Bret Lawrence, a Principal of the firm, received the award on behalf of LondyLawrence.  Mr. Lawrence expressed an appreciation for working on a project in which the subject matter allowed for wide creative expression.  He also emphasized how rewarding it was to truly contribute to improving society.

Although OMA was able to secure the services of LondyLawrence without charge, the cost of the space for the ads themselves was not inexpensive.  But for the resources that come from membership we would not have been able to afford to conduct the campaign.  I’m convinced that the realization of mediation’s true potential to improve quality of life is dependent upon and directly linked to whether and how much we are willing to act collectively to assert our interests as a united profession.  Collective action starts with one mediator at time contributing to the collective whole.  Thank you, OMA members, for playing your personal role in contributing to advancing the interests of all Ohio mediators through your membership.  Please spread the word about OMA to other mediators who may not yet be a member of the only statewide professional mediation association in Ohio serving all mediators irrespective of style, region, or setting.  Your own future as a mediator may just depend on it.

Training in New ADR Process “Co-resolution” Coming to Columbus, Nov. 13th.
Nathan Witkin, The Co-resolution Group

Co-resolution is an entirely new dispute resolution process that serves as an advanced form of mediation.  While a mediator invites parties to cooperate as an impartial outsider, co-resolvers personally assist separate parties in a cooperative negotiation.  Without requiring skills or knowledge beyond basics in mediation, this new system provides mediators with a more active, involved role in the interaction, provides the parties with a personal coach and a fair opponent, and enforces cooperation better than any other negotiation-based process.

Co-resolution Basics
Aiming to affect the disputants’ negotiation in a positive manner, co-resolution involves two negotiators (“co-resolvers”) that advocate for different sides, but work together to bring the disputants to negotiate under cooperative, mediation-based strategies.  What makes co-resolution unique is that the negotiators work against each other, coaching separate parties, but work as continuing opponents in a partner-like relationship.  The resulting dynamic ensures both cooperation across the table and loyalty on each side of the table.

Cooperation.  Because the co-resolvers must negotiate against each other in the future, both will remain fully cooperative throughout the negotiation.  Future interactions allow negotiators to reciprocate present action in later disputes, so guaranteeing this continuing relationship means that competitive, deceptive tactics would drive the negotiators into an escalating chain of retaliation.  Since their relationship sets the tone and the quality of the negotiation, the co-resolvers will vehemently promote cooperation rather than even risk triggering such distrust.  The parties will then buy into this process, despite the fact that their own negotiator will limit their behavior, because the co-resolvers provide the benefits of professional negotiation coaching and because no other negotiation process restrains the other side.

Loyalty.  Even though the co-resolvers have an overarching relationship with each other, each will remain entirely loyal to their separate parties in the negotiation.  Because co-resolution is an informal process, and because the co-resolvers are brought in as a package deal, either party can easily fire both co-resolvers.  As a result, if either party feels that their negotiation assistant is ineffective or sympathetic to the other side, they can terminate the entire process.  Both co-resolvers are therefore under strong incentive to focus support, coaching, and advocacy to their separate parties.

Thus, the future interests of the co-resolvers bring them to curb negotiation behaviors that would harm their relationship, while the present interests bring them to fully assist separate parties in negotiating against the other side.  The combined result should be personal support in negotiation that concentrates on cooperation with the other side.

Co-resolution Info Sessions and Trainings
To promote wider understanding and practice of co-resolution, The Co-resolution Group will be holding free info sessions in September and a six-hour training on Friday, November 13th.
The free info sessions will be at the downtown Columbus public library, from 6:00 to 7:00pm, on the following dates:
Tuesday, Sept. 1st:  Conference Room #2
Tuesday, Sept. 8th:  Conference Room #2
Wednesday, Sept. 16th:  Conference Room #2
Tuesday, Sept. 22nd:  Conference Room #3
Tuesday, Sept. 29th:  Conference Room #3
Attendees will receive the opening chapter of the Co-resolution Training Manual.  Space is limited, so please email coresolution.adr@gmail.com if you might attend.
The six-hour training will be held on Friday, November 13th at the Columbus Convention Center.  The training includes the 90-page Co-resolution Training Manual©, interactive lecture, role play, and certificate of completion.  Because this process is just now being introduced to the public, the training and materials are being offered at the low rate of $65.  Email coresolution.adr@gmail.com or visit www.co-resolution.com if you are interested and want more details.
The co-resolution concept has been published in Conflict Resolution Quarterly, presented at national conferences, and has received accolades from ADR experts such as Nancy Rogers and Bernie Mayer.  You can be among the first to be trained in this revolutionary dispute resolution process.

Job Posting: The Lake County Common Pleas Court, General Division, is hiring a full-time staff mediator for foreclosure and other civil cases. Applications are being accepted through Oct. 1, 2009. The job description and application process can be found on the court’s Web site at http://www.lakecountyohio.gov/cpcgd/. Click on Announcements, find the summary posting, and click on read more.

Mediate Ohio Material: Please send material for Mediate Ohio by the 20th of the even numbered months to permit publication in the newsletter.  The next deadline is October 20, 2009.  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

THE MEDIATION COUNCIL OF GREATER CINCINNATI
The Mediation Council of Greater Cincinnati, which has been in existence since the mid-1980’s, is a networking organization of mediators who live or practice in the greater Cincinnati area. The group meets at lunch time on the second Friday of every other month from September – May to learn about matters of interest and share information. Members as well as non-members are welcome to attend the meetings; annual membership fees are $15.00.  The meeting time is 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; the meeting location is the Hyde Park Hyde Park Branch of the Hamilton County Public Library, 2747 Erie Avenue.  Attendees may bring lunch to the meetings.

The schedule of meeting topics is below. With the exception of the September meeting, the schedule of presenters and topics may be subject to change. Join the Mediation Council for regular meeting reminders with updated information.  If you have questions or need information, contact Chris Baker at 513-639-9132.

September 11, 2009:  Jan Fritz Jan Fritz, PhD, Professor UC DAAP – School of Planning will discuss UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women Peace and Security.  The Security Council adopted resolution (S/RES/1325) on women and peace and security on October 31, 2000. The resolution reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conflict reconstruction and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security.

November 13, 2009:  Lou Ann Wood and Marie Hill will lead a discussion of the book, The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict (author: Arbinger Institute, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.).  To make this discussion more rewarding, Lou Ann and Marie encourage all to read the book before the meeting.  In addition to discussion, Lou Ann and Marie hope to develop some tools we can use, based upon suggestions made in the book, when clients become stuck.

January 15, 2010: Marie Bader and Cathie Kuhl will present one or more mediation cases and lead us through an analysis and discussion of the cases.

March 12, 2010:  Diann Harper and Betsy Sato will discuss the work of the Housing Mediation Service.

May 14, 2010:  The group meets for its annual luncheon gathering at a restaurant to be named later.

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

Antioch University McGregor
Dr. Richard McGuigan Conflict Analysis & Engagement Dept.
900 Dayton Street
Yellow Springs OH 45387 (937) 769-1809
Fax: (937) 769-1807
rmcguigan@antioch.edu

Joseph W. Anyimadu
3446 Cunard Square
Columbus OH 43227 (614) 441-4243
Fax: (614) 475-7279
Newstar11@columbus.rr.com

Amy R. Bayliff
1626 Oakland Parkway
Lima OH 45805 (567) 204-6556
AMY@BAYDAISY.COM

Daniel B. Bennington
Attorney at Law
87 Somerset Road
Delaware OH 43015 (614) 620-9539
Dan.bennington@yahoo.com

Better Business Bureau of Dayton/Miami Valley, Inc.
c/o Steven Popp
15 W. Fourth Street, Ste 300
Dayton OH 45402 (937) 610-2263
Fax (937) 222-3338
SPOPP@DAYTON.BBB.ORG

Michael Bollon
4824 Deis Hill Road NW
Dover OH 44622 (330) 364-2647
mivid@tusco.net

Stephen P. Calardo, JD
Calardo Mediation Service
5608 Harrison Avenue
Cincinnati OH 45248-2314 (513) 598-5000
Fax (513) 598-5500
scalardo@fuse.net

Martha Camp
117 Wehe Terrace
Pomeroy OH 45769 (740) 590-8610
plowsharesinc@yahoo.com

Capital Mediation Associates LLC c/o J. Christopher Scott
655 Metro Place S. Suite 600 Dublin OH 43017  (614) 789-1733
Fax: (614) 538-8056
cscott@capitalmediators.com

Jack W. Carney-DeBord’s Law Office
c/o Jack W. Carney-DeBord
305 S. Sandusky Street
Delaware OH 43015 (740) 369-7567
Fax: (740) 368-9747
Jcarney1@rr.ohio.com

Center for Resolution Of Disputes, Inc. c/o Jerry H. Lawson President
P O Box 42351
Cincinnati OH 45242 (513) 721-4466
Fax (513) 721-3383
jlawson@cfrd.com

Cincinnati Better Business Bureau c/o Christine Baker
7 West 7th Street, Suite 1600
Cincinnati OH 45202 (513) 639-9132
Fax: (513) 744-6332
c.baker@cincinnati.bbb.org

Meghan Clarke
The ARIA Group
7765 Kennedy Lane
Cincinnati OH 45242 (513) 374-4689
Fax: (513) 972-9861 (call first)
MClarke@ariagroup.com

Ray A. Cox, Attorney at Law and Mediation
265 Regency Ridge Drive
Dayton OH 45459 (937) 291-3119
Fax: (937) 291-3229
Ray.a.cox@sbcglobal.net

Barbara V. Culp
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 225
Minford OH 45653 (740) 981-2697
bculp@falcon1.net

Eleventh District Ct. of Appeals c/o Shibani Sheth-Massacci
111 High Street, N.E.
Warren OH 44481 (330) 675-6681
Fax: (330) 675-7842
ssmassacci@11thappealohio.us

Franklin Co. Municipal Court Pat Benchia, Asst. Manager Small Claims Division 375 South High St., 16th Floor
Columbus OH 43215-4520 (614) 645-8500
Fax: (614) 645-8465
benchiap@fcmcclerk.com

Cathie Kuhl, Director, Hamilton Co. Municipal Court Private Complaint Mediation Service
230 E. Ninth Street, Suite 1150
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202  (513) 946-3400
Fax: (513) 946-3388
CKUHL@CMS.HAMILTON-CO.ORG

Jessica M. Harmon
Harmon ADR Services
98 Kelly Marie Drive
Pataskala OH 43062 (614) 403-3590
harmonmediation@earthlink.net

Harmony Mediation/Consulting c/o Stephen E. Williams
237 Maple Street
Brookville OH 45309-1710 (937) 307-1988
CAHSYS@VERIZON.NET

Jeff Hutson
Lane, Alton & Horst
2 Miranova Place Suite 500
Columbus OH 43215 (614) 233-4747
Fax (614) 228-0146
jhutson@lanealton.com

Francie Kaufman
c/o Columbus Medical Assn.
431 E. Broad Street
Columbus OH 43215 (614) 240-7410
Fax (614) 240-7415
Fkaufman@goodhealthcolumbus.org

Frances V. King
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
One Constitution Avenue
Toledo OH 43604 (419) 213-4755
Fax (419) 213-4844
king@co.lucas.oh.us

Lisa R. Kraemer, Atty. At Law
20133 Farnsleigh Road
Cleveland OH 44122 (216) 991-6200
Fax (216) 991-6199
lisarkraemer@yahoo.com

Barbara Lehman
101 E. Columbia Street
Springfield OH 45502 (937) 605-2023
Fax: (937) 328-2639
lehmanb@clarkohiojuvcourt.us

Lorain County Court Civil Mediation Office
c/o Gail Ignatz-Hoover
225 Court Street, Room 301
Elyria OH 44035 (440) 328-2250
Fax: (440) 328-2252
loraincountyadr@windstream.net

Beverly Lowery
6775 Meadow Creek Dr. #207
Columbus OH 43235-7980 (614) 578-1584
Fax: (614) 792-7681
loweryb5@aol.com

Lucas Co. DR Court
c/o Denise Logan
429 N. Michigan St., Ste. A
Toledo OH 43604-5621 (419) 213-6800
Fax: (419) 213-6808
dlogan@co.lucas.oh.us

James P. Luton
Attorney at Law
131 S. Prospect Street
Marion OH 43302 (740) 382-6588
Fax: (740) 375-5372
Lutonlaw@brightdsl.net

Sharon Maerten-Moore Fourth District Court of Appeals
14 S. Paint Street, Suite 38
Chillicothe OH 45601 (740) 779-6662
Fax: (740) 779-6665
smaerten@hotmail.com

Nicholas J. Marino, Attorney
697 W. Market Street Suite 300
Akron OH 44303 (800) 533-1446
Fax: (330) 836-9665
NJM@Marinolaw.biz

Jerome F. Weiss, Mediation, Inc. 1600 Midland Building
101 Prospect Avenue W.
Cleveland OH 44115 (216) 589-9995
Fax: (216) 589-9723
mediator@mediationresolve.com

Marcie Patzak-Vendetti Mahoning Co. Juvenile Court
300 E. Scott Street
Youngstown OH 44505 (330) 740-2244 ext. 6408
Fax: (330) 742-5899
mpatzak@mahoningcountyoh.gov

Margaret E. Honore Miller, J.D.
Mediation Services of South Central Ohio
15 N. Paint St., Suite 203
Chillicothe OH 45601 (740) 703-6088
Fax: (740) 775-2512
mediation@mail2world.com

Janet Mitchell, Coordinator
Bluffton University Mediation
1 University Drive #185
Bluffton IN 45817 (419) 358-3068
Fax: (419) 358-3074
mitchellj@bluffton.edu

Montgomery County Domestic Relations Court c/o Cozette Snead P.O. Box 972,
301 W. Third Street, 2nd Floor
Dayton OH 45422-4248 (937) 225-4539
Fax (937) 496-7835
Sneadc@mcohio.org
Vanita Nevis
3113 Blue Ridge Road
Columbus OH 43219 (614) 337-9866
vnevis@odod.state.oh.us

Linda Norris Counter-Point Mediation Services
6665 Manring Court
Reynoldsburg OH 43068 (614) 863-9249
lnorris@insight.rr.com

Northwest Ohio Court Mediation Services c/o Dick Altman, Christopher DelFavero & Denise McColley
660 North Perry St. Suite 403B
Napoleon OH 43545 (419) 592-5105
Fax: (419) 592-2759
chris.delfavero@henrycountyohio.com

Ohio State University College of Law Professor Sarah Cole
55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus OH 43221 (614) 688-4918
F (614) 292-2035
Cole.228@osu.edu

Belinda Ohlinger Solution Builders Mediation Services
5900 Sawmill Road, Suite 110 Dublin OH 43017 (614) 761-2540
Fax: (614) 761-2988
ohlingermb@columbus.rr.com

David Wade Peck
Barron, Peck Bennie, & Schlemmer Co. L.P.A.
3074 Madison Road
Cincinnati OH 45209 (513) 533-2002
Fax (513) 721-2401
dwp@bpbslaw.com

Ronald E. Pedge
PO Box 423
Lancaster OH 43130 (740) 653-9396
Fax: (740) 652-9396
fairfieldmediation@earthlink.net

Erie County Family Court Mediation Chris Perrin
323 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky OH 44870 (419) 627-7782
Fax: (419) 627-6600
cperrin@erie-county-ohio.net

Christy K. Radigan
7058 Dean Farm Road
New Albany OH 43054 (614) 855-6926 (home)
Fax (614) 855-2798
cradigan@insight.rr.com

Barbara K. Roman, Meyers Roman Friedberg & Lewis
28601 Chagrin Blvd. #500
Cleveland OH 44122 (216) 831-0042
Fax: (216) 831-0542
broman@meyersroman.com

Susan Grody Ruben
30799 Pinetree Road, #226
Cleveland OH 44124 (216) 464-4060
Fax: (216) 595-5274
SusanGrodyRuben@att.net

Vivian T. Russell
1504 Venice Drive
Columbus OH 43207 (614) 491-5597
Fax (614) 491-3404
Russellviv@aol.com

Nancy J. Savage
9301 Huntshire Ave. NW
North Canton OH 44720-8258 (330) 499-3069
N.J.SAVAGE@SBCGLOBAL.NET

Patti Smith
3478 Run Around Road
Junction City OH 43748 (740) 987-7466
Fax: (740) 987-7466
confidentialjustice@yahoo.com

Leslie Swift, Ph.D.LLC
7654 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati OH 45236 (513) 791-8849
Fax (513) 791-8873
drswift@fuse.net

Edward E. Turner
65 E. State Street, 12th Floor
Columbus OH 43215-4213 (614) 644-8716
Fax (614) 466-3074
eturner@serb.state.oh.us

Adam Vernau LLC
1288 Brittany Hills Drive
Newark OH 43055 (740) 587-2637
Fax: (740) 281-0584
adam@vernaulaw.com

Stephen D. Walters
55 Public Square, Suite 1010
Cleveland OH 44113 (216) 348-1400
Fax: (216) 687-4235
swalters@sdwalters.net

Watkins Global Network, LLC c/o Mario W. Watkins
3556 Sullivant Avenue
Columbus OH 43204 (614) 351-7420
Fax: (614) 351-7430
Global.i3431@att.net

Linda Wilkins
Attorney at Law
2680 Southridge Drive
Columbus OH 43224 (614) 447-7050
Lindawbesq@aol.com

Wood & Hancock County Common Pleas Courts
c/o Michael E. Hyrne
One Courthouse Square, 1st Fl. Bowling Green OH 43402 (419) 354-9684
Fax: (419) 354-0331
mhyrne@co.wood.oh.us
ACR 9th Annual Conference October 7-10, 2009 Hilton Atlanta, Georgia Convening “Whole of Community” Integrating Approaches & Practices to Address Conflicts in a Chaotic World.  For more information visit www.acrnet.org.

American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution 11th Annual Spring Conference April 15-18, 2010 Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, New York.  ADR: Building Bridges to a Better Society. Early Bird Registration ends March 10, 2009.  Conference website www.abanet.org/dispute.

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS:

Tri-State Conference on Gangs September 21 – 23, 2009 Sharonville, Ohio.  Purpose: To provide and share current information about criminal gang activity in southern Ohio, southern Indiana, and eastern Kentucky. Instructors include national, regional, and local experts on gang crimes.  Time is set aside for networking with professionals from your area and region. Location: Sharonville Convention Center (SCC), 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville, Ohio, www.ci.sharonville.oh.us.  Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Lodging:  Attendees are responsible for their own lodging reservations. Area hotels include Sheraton Hotel, 11320 Chester Road, (directly across the street) 513-771-2080 LivINN Suites, 11385 Chester Road, (next door to SCC) 513-772-7877 Marriott Residence Inn, 11689 Chester Road 513-771-2525 Fairfield Inn & Suites, 11440 Chester Road, 513-842-9112 Questions? Please contact Linda Schmidt at 513-314-9387 or email at: linda.schmidt47@yahoo.com, or, John McConnaughey at 513-779-4131 or email at: JRM4299@fuse.net
Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio and the Columbus Bar Association Basic Mediation Training September 9 & 10, or December 2 & 3, 2009 or February 3 & 4, or April 14 & 15, 2010; Basic Mediation Refresher Course October 20, 2009 or March 10, 2010; and 40 Hour Domestic Mediation Training November 4, 5, 10, 11, & 12, 2009 or May 5, 6, 12, 13, & 14, 2010.  Presenter Shelley Whalen, Executive Director of CMS and a past president of OMA.  Training site 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus OH, the Thurber Center CLE and CEU’s Contact CMS (614) 228-7191 or www.communitymediation.com Fax: (614) 228-7213  Mailing address:  67 Jefferson Avenue, 2nd Floor, Columbus OH 43215.
Capital University Law School Center for Dispute Resolution
Center for Dispute Resolution, Capital Law School, 303 E Broad Street, Columbus OH 43215-3200, Phone (614) 236-6430/ Fax (614) 236-6956 CDR Directors include Roberta S Mitchell and Scot E Dewhirst, Co-Directors of the Center, and Terrence T Wheeler, Executive Director of the Center.  Please visit our website at www.law.capital.edu/disputeresolution to gain more detailed information on our trainings or to register on-line.

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

North Coast Conflict Solutions and Cleveland Mediation Center have announced trainings for 2009.  Information about these trainings is available on the MANO website at: http://www.manomediate.org/medevents.htm

Pepperdine University School of Law A World Class View of Dispute Resolution, the 22nd Annual Professional Skills Program co-sponsored by the Vermont Law School.  Woodstock, Vermont October 15-17, 2009.  To register or for more information visit straus.pepperdine.edu or call Lori Rushford at 310.506.6342.

Web Sites of Interest:

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

September / October 2008

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MEDIATE OHIO
Ohio Mediation Association

President: Maara Fink (419) 530-4236 Maara.Fink@utoledo.edu
Immediate Past President: Jay M. Patterson (614) 403-3825 E-mail: jmpmediation@ameritech.net
Vice President: Phillip Dunfee(740) 366-3297 pdunfee@alltel.net
Treasurer: Sheri Center (614) 783-7281 findingcommonground@yahoo.com
Secretary: Denise Nixon Sparks (614) 944-5764 dnsparks@resolvemediationservices.com

Mark your Calendars for our exciting 2008 meetings!! (First Friday of the even numbered months except our conference or April meeting since it is at a facility for conferences.)

October 3, 2008 A representative from Richard Cordray, State Treasurer’s

Office “The 10 most frequently asked questions about foreclosure”

Discussion on “Save our Homes Task Force” and how the mediators will play a role in foreclosures.

December 5, 2008 TBA

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

President’s Column
by Maara Fink

The President’s Column is on break this edition as our OMA President, Maara Fink and her family welcomed a new member to their ranks and she is on maternity leave.

Better World Award 2008
The Ohio Mediation Association Better World Award was presented to past OMA President John Polanski M.Ed. at the OMA Annual Meeting and Conference. Nominated by Eileen Pruett, Ed Krauss, and Wendy Hawbaker, John was the Executive Committee’s choice for this year’s award.

John’s career in mediation, mediation program design and implementation spans more than 20 years. He has developed, managed and provided a variety of mediation services for courts in Mahoning County and Ashtabula County. In his current position he has designed and implemented an array of mediation services for the Trumbull County Family Court.

John is an active member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Mediation Association of Northeast Ohio. In the past he has served as president of the Ohio Mediation Association and a member of the Supreme Court of Ohio Advisory Committee on Dispute Resolution.

In addition to John’s commitment to peaceful resolution of all variety of disputes and his work for the protection of the earth in every aspect, his professional skills as a program designer, mediator and trainer qualify him as an ideal recipient of this award. His absolute support of mediators and the mediation process, his good cheer, thoughtful counsel and his constant moral support have benefited many members of Ohio’s dispute resolution community. His energy and enthusiasm have provided many meetings and training sessions with the “spark” that makes them worthwhile for every participant. In short, John has integrity, wisdom and knowledge that he is always willing to share.

New OMA Board Members
In addition to Susan Shostak as a continuing Board Member of the Ohio Mediation Association Jim Petas and Sandra Mendel Furman have joined. In case you are not familiar with the new board members they provided the following information about themselves:

James S. Petas—Jim received his graduate and undergraduate degree from the University of Toledo and has been mediating for 12 years. He is the Senior Mediator for the Toledo Municipal Court, Dispute Settlement Program and is currently finishing his term as co-chair of the Toledo Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. Jim is also an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau and has a private practice specializing in couple and family therapy.

Sandra Mendel Furman—Sandra received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and her law degree from Capital University Law School. She is a mediator and arbitrator in private practice in Columbus as well as an adjunct professor at her alma mater. Her areas of practice are varied and she is also a member of the Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations as well as the Association for Conflict Resolution.

UMA Update
by Shirley A. Cochran, J.D.

Although subpoenaed, a family court mediator was not required to testify when the Judge granted the motion to quash filed by the prosecutor’s office in the Delaware County Common Pleas Court, Juvenile Division.

If you personally are subpoenaed or know of a mediator who has received a subpoena, contact Shirley Cochran to discuss assistance with a motion to quash and for addition to our list of cases concerning this issue.

OMA Donors
Did you know there are actually some people who check the donation section on the OMA Membership Application? Over the years different members have felt moved to contribute more than just their membership to assist OMA in meeting its objectives of being the only state-wide representative of all mediators regardless of subject matter or employer. Thank you for the generous donations:  Thomas Bailey, Jr. , Daniel B. Bennington, Michael Bollon, Jay M. Patterson, John Polanski, Diane Tedeschi, Edward Turner, Stephen D. Walters, Watkins Global Network, LLC c/o Mario W. Watkins, Lou Ann Wood, Judge Steve Yarbrough, Retired. The Board of OMA invites you to likewise thank your peers for their generosity.

Monthly Presenters for OMA
by Sandra Fredrick

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

Mediate Ohio Material: Please send material for Mediate Ohio by the 20th of the even numbered months to permit publication in the newsletter. The next deadline is October 20, 2008. My address is 2897 Liberty Bell Lane, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 Phone/fax: (614) 863-4775 E-mail: scochran@insight.rr.com

Upcoming ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Sponsored Events:

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

July 30-August 1, 2009 ABA Annual Meeting Chicago, IllinoisRenewing, New Members and Additions/Corrections to the Directory (not the entire list of members—see the directory at our web site for that list):New and renewing members may send applications to Immediate Past President, Shirley Cochran at 2897 Liberty Bell Lane, Reynoldsburg OH 43068. Contact Shirley for membership applications. A membership application can be sent electronically for your convenience or you can download it from the OMA website www.mediateohio.org If there is a correction or an addition, please let Shirley know but only you can correct the directory on the website. If you have misplaced your membership number and password, please contact Denise Nixon Sparks for assistance.

New or renewed memberships since the last newsletter:

Martha Boyce

3950 Fenwick Road

Columbus OH 43220

(614) 459-1783

MEBK2001@hotmail.com

Dr. Jan Marie Fritz
7300 Aracoma Forest Drive
Cincinnati OH 45237
(513) 731-7878

Fax: (513) 556-1274

Jan.fritz@uc.edu

Jennifer A. Patterson

244 Carmen Avenue

Hamilton OH 45013

(513) 226-3446

jenniferapatterson@gmail.com

Toledo Municipal Court—Citizen’s Dispute James Petas Senior Mediator

555 N. Erie Street

Toledo OH 43604

(419) 2936-2312

Fax: (419) 245-1802

James.petas@noris.org

Susan Grody Ruben
30799 Pinetree Road, #226
Cleveland OH 44124
(216) 464-4060

Fax: (216) 595-5274

SGRuben@aol.com

Tom Strasburg

431 Potawatomi Drive

Westerville OH 43081

(614) 774-8383

tstrasburg@columbus.rr.com

Stephen D. Walters

55 Public Square, Suite 1010

Cleveland OH 44113

(216) 348-1400

Fax: (216) 687-4235

swalters@sdwalters.net

Linda Wilkins
Attorney at Law
2680 Southridge Drive
 

Columbus OH 43224

(614) 447-7050

Lindawbesq@aol.com

HIRING FOR NEW ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION: APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED The Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation (ISCT) is relocating its Administrative Office to Hofstra Law School, in Hempstead, NY (45 minutes east of Manhattan, on Long Island).  In connection with this move, we are seeking to hire an Administrative Director for the Institute, who would also work on other administrative tasks in the Law School Dean’s office. This is a FULL TIME position, including benefits, with half time devoted to ISCT administration and half time to other duties, as spelled out in the formal job description pasted below. We encourage applications from interested members of the ADR/mediation community. If you have questions after reading the job posting below, please contact Baruch Bush, at lawrab@hofstra.edu. However, applications should be sent to the email address in the job posting. For information about the Institute and its work, see our website: www.transformativemediation.org

Official Job Posting: Hofstra Law School Coordinator of ISCT and Development Research Hofstra University School of Law seeks a Coordinator of ISCT and Development Research to provide administrative services related to the Institute of the Study of Conflict Transformation (ISCT) activities, including running the day-to-day operations of ISCT.  ISCT sponsors and organizes training events, lectures, and symposia, conducts research, and produces scholarly and practice-oriented print and video resources for the conflict resolution field.  These services will include: first-line response to all inquiries about ISCT programs and resources; assistance in program marketing and event coordination for ISCT-sponsored programs; ISCT database and website maintenance; ISCT Board meeting coordination; maintenance of ISCT records and files, including mediator certification records.  The Administrator will work with an off-site ISCT Coordinator who will oversee the administrative work and provide liaison to the ISCT Board. The Coordinator of ISCT and Development Research will also work within our Office of Institutional Advancement, providing prospect research and other kinds of support for our development and alumni relations efforts, including data base maintenance.  The Coordinator will assist with data entry and information management for donors and prospects, and coordinate, design, and maintain policies/procedures, fundraiser prospect management, reporting, and statistical analysis. Bachelors degree required. Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.  For further information, please visit law.hofstra.edu. Please direct your confidential letter of inquiry, with resume, to Miriam Albert, Vice Dean for Administration, 121 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549, (516) 463-6091 (fax) or lawdean@hofstra.edu.

The Small Claims Division and Dispute Resolution Program seeks the services of up to fourteen (14) mediators to provide mediation services for cases referred to mediation by Judges and Magistrates of the Franklin County Municipal Court. Mediations will typically be scheduled and conducted Monday through Friday, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., although an occasional evening mediation may be scheduled at 6:00 p.m. Required services include conducting the mediations and preparing the mediation agreements.

The services will be awarded by contract to up to fourteen (14) mediators, for a period of sixteen (16) months, commencing November 1, 2008 and ending February 28, 2010. The contract will not exceed $6,000 per mediator. Rate of pay is $75.00 per mediated case and $25.00 for cases where the mediator comes to court but the mediation was not conducted.

Respondents are requested to reply via email (preferred method) or hardcopy directly to

Patricia Benchia, manager
Dispute Resolution Program
375 South High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus
, Ohio 43215-4520
benchiap@fcmcclerk.com

Call for PapersJames Madison University and The Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation Present Conflict Transformation: The International Undergraduate Research Conference James Madison University School of Communication Studies Harrisonburg, Virginia April 15 and 16, 2009 Contact: Dorothy J. Della Noce (dellandj@jmu.edu) The School of Communication Studies at James Madison University invites college and university undergraduate students to present their research on conflict transformation at the 2009 International Undergraduate Research Conference on Conflict Transformation. Conflict Transformation: The International Undergraduate Research Conference is an initiative to stimulate undergraduate research on the topic of conflict transformation. The goal is to bring together students (and their professors and mentors) from around the world, who are interested in examining and advancing the concept of conflict transformation, to engage in dialogue about the concept and to share their work. International and interdisciplinary perspectives are encouraged. The Conference will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, April 15 and 16, 2009, at James Madison University. Professor Joseph P. Folger of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will kick off the conference at a luncheon on Wednesday with his Keynote Address: The Disciplinary Roots of Conflict Intervention: How Should Theory Shape Our Practice? Deadline for Submission. Papers and poster proposals must be received no later than Monday, December 1, 2008. Authors will be notified of acceptance via e-mail. Awards: The Top Student Paper will be published in Conflict Resolution Quarterly. An award of $100.00 (USD) each will be presented for the top three (3) papers. These cash awards are sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation. Kristine Paranica Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation 314 Cambridge Street Stop 8009 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND  58202-8009 email:  isct@und.nodak.edu phone:  (701) 777-2022 fax:  (701) 777-6184 Contact us for the most up-to-date training in Transformative Mediation and Conflict Intervention! Visit us at www.transformativemediation.org

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS :

Compassionate Communication—Central Ohio “Mediation and Conflict Resolution” with Ike Lasater, J.D . Beginner’s workshop followed by an Intermediate Workshop. Sponsored by Compassionate Communication of Central Ohio a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the elimination of violence in Central Ohio and beyond. Beginner’s Workshop October 10th 7-9 PM and October 11th 10 AM-5 PM ($135 until 9/29/08 then $155), Intermediate Workshop October 12th 1-6 PM ($65 if by 9/29/08 then $80) Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Road Columbus OH 43229 Call (614) 558-1141; website www.nvcohio.org; e-mail ccco112@sbcglobal.net.

Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio and the Columbus Bar Association Basic Mediation Training December 3 & 4, 2008 or February 18 & 19, or April 15 & 16, 2009 and 40 Hour Domestic Mediation Training October 15, 16, 21, 22, & 23, 2008 or May 6, 7, 12, 13, & 14, 2009. Presenter Shelley Whalen, Executive Director of CMS and a past president of OMA Training site 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus OH, the Thurber Center CLE and CEU’s Contact CMS (614) 228-7191 or www.communitymediation.comFax: (614) 228-7213 Mailing address: 67 Jefferson Avenue, 2nd Floor, Columbus OH 43215.

Capital University Law School Center for Dispute Resolution

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

 

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

The 2008 Professional Skills Programs in Dispute Resolution: Vermont October 23-25, 2008 Mediation Workshops: STAR: A Systematic Approach to Mediation Strategies, Advanced Mediation Skills and Techniques, Advanced Collaborative Family Law, Specialized Mediation Handling Challenging Employment, Professional Malpractice and Personal Injury Cases, Environmental and Public Policy Dispute Settlement Skills, The Impact of Culture and Gender on Mediation and Negotiation. To register or for more information visit www.straus.pepperdine.eduor call Lori Rushford at 310.506.6342

Web Sites of Interest:

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

DIRECTIONS TO OMA MEMBERSHIP MEETING LOCATION—MCL CAFETERIA

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

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

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

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

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

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

September / October 2007

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MEDIATE OHIO
Ohio Mediation Association
www.mediateohio.org

A Bi-Monthly Publication
September/October 2007

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

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

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

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

Magistrate Summit County Probate Court

February 1, 2008 TBA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monthly Presenters for OMA
by Sandra Fredrick

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

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

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

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

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

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

2007-2008 Meeting Schedule

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

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

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

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December, 2007 No Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

Association for Conflict Resolution News

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

Conflict Resolution Day Facts at a Glance:

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

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

Upcoming ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Sponsored Events:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS:

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

ROUNDTABLE and CLE OPPORTUNITY

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

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

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

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

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

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

Capital University Law School Center for Dispute Resolution

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Web Sites of Interest:

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

DIRECTIONS TO OMA MEMBERSHIP MEETING LOCATION—MCL CAFETERIA

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

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

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

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

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

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