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International Dispute Resolution in London

Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, reserved a spot in their NPR show “Car Talk” for what they called the Shameless Commerce Division.  I’m taking a page from their book by bringing your attention to a CLE event that is quite special — five mornings in London during the week of June 13, in which some of the most accomplished figures in cross-border dispute resolution will share perspectives with American practitioners.  And it includes a session on the Woolf Reforms, with former Lord Chief Justice Harry Woolf — conducted in the Houses of Parliament!


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CLE Program on “ADR and Young Lawyers”

The ABA Business Law Section is partnering with New York Law School to present a half-day CLE Symposium on “ADR and the Young Lawyer” on Friday morning, January 30.


The event, held from 9:00 to 1:45, features speakers from leading corporations, law firms and ADR institutions, and advises lawyers on how competency in ADR skills can assist them in creating distinctive careers and practices.  3.0 CLE credits are offered and both breakfast and lunch are offered.

The Keynote speaker will be Paulette Brown, President-Elect of the ABA.

Information and registration can be found here.


ABA Dispute Resolution Section Spring Meeting Announced

I have been importuned by the ABA Dispute Resolution Section to remind readers of its upcoming Spring Meeting in Miami,Florida on April 2-5, 2014.  And who better to be importuned by?  It is a great organization and the Spring Meeting has been “the place to see and be seen” since it started in 1999.  The announcement follows. Read more »

Deal Lawyers – Post Scriptum

Michael Leathes, a founder of the International Mediation Institute and former in-house counsel of high accomplishment, has written to correct our immediately prior post:

Regarding the penultimate para, actually there are examples of deal mediations out there.  In fact, we have a little section on the IMI portal devoted to this (  I have done it myself, several times, and also wrote a role-play scenario called Global Warming featuring a deal mediation which was used at a UIA programme in 2007  (

I am correcting the post to reflect this more accurate information, but thought it deserved its own posting.  When one hears directly from the mouth of a horse, one should let others know.

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