Image of two men shaking handsDispute Resolution 2018 Conference - Integrating Contemporary Dispute Resolution Processes into Today's Courts

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CLE has been approved for 6.0 hours and CEU (for social workers) has been approved for 6.0 hours..

8 – 8:55 a.m. Registration
8:55 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome

Richard Altman, Host
Magistrate, Fulton & Henry Counties; Chair, Commission on Dispute Resolution

Hon. Maureen O’Connor (recorded)
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Ohio

9:10 – 9:30 a.m. Plenary Session I: Do We Have 18th Century Courts for the 21st Century?

Michael L. Buenger
Administrative Director, Supreme Court of Ohio

9:30 – 10 a.m. Plenary Session II: Integrating Court-Connected Mediation into Complex and High-Profile Cases: Serving as the Court-Appointed Mediator for the NFL and 20,000 Retired Players over Concussion-Related Brain Injuries

Hon. Layn R. Phillips
Founder, Phillips ADR Enterprises (PADRE); Former U.S. District Judge; Former U.S. Attorney; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Breakout Session A (Choose one. Click title for course description.)
 
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Breakout Session B (Choose one. Click title for course description.)
 
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Plenary Session III: Integrating Contemporary Dispute Resolution Processes into Today’s Courts: A Conversation with National Experts

National experts offer counsel to the hypothetical “Buckeye County” Court as it seeks to incorporate the “best thinking” about dispute resolution when helping self-represented litigants, managing cases to create optimal scheduling of dispute resolution processes with respect to discovery and other events in the life of a case, sequencing a variety of types of dispute resolution processes, using technology to ease the use of these processes, funding dispute resolution, and establishing goals that the court ought to pursue regarding dispute resolution.

Participants:
Benjamin Davis
Chair, ABA section of Dispute Resolution; Professor, University of Toledo College of Law

Dwight Golann
Professor of Law, Suffolk University

Hon. Jeffrey Hooper
Judge, Muskingum County Domestic Relations Court; Member, Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution

Marya Kolman, Esq.
Director, Franklin County Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court Mediation Program

Hon. Layn R. Phillips
Founder, Phillips ADR Enterprises (PADRE); Former U.S. District Judge; Former U.S. Attorney; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Colin Rule
VP of Online Dispute Resolution, Tyler Technologies, San Jose, California

Thomas J. Stipanowich
Dean, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law

Roselle Wissler
Director of Research, Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Zena Zumeta, Esq.
Zena Zumeta Mediation, Michigan

Moderator:
Nancy H. Rogers
Professor Emeritus and Director, Program on Law and Leadership, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Breakout Session C (Choose one. Click title for course description.)
 
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Breakout Session D (Choose one. Click title for course description.)
 
4:45 p.m. Adjourn
5 - 7 p.m. ABA Dispute Resolution Section Networking & Film Event

Following the conference, the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution will host a member benefit program, featuring a 45-minute film about Ohio’s leadership in dispute resolution — “Dispute Revolution!” All conference participants are invited to view the film only at no cost.

For more information, and to register for the networking event, contact Linda Warren Seely, at linda.seely@americanbar.org.

Cost: ABA DR Section Members: No Charge | ABA Members: $15 | Non-Members: $25

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