I will appear with the NMB Board Members on a panel at the ALI Airline and Railroad L&E Law continuing legal education session.
On Friday, April 21, Susan Exon, David Larson, and I will be on a panel discussing the ethical impact of technology on the Model Rules for Mediators. The panel will feature a series of “what if” scenarios that the audience will be invited to discuss. The day before the panel, a joint group composed of representatives from the Association for Conflict Resolution, the ABA, and the American Arbitration Association will meet to begin discussion how to address adjustments to the model rules to take into account the rise of ICT use among practitioners.
On April 6, several colleagues and I will speak at an Online Dispute Resolution session as part of the 2017 National Symposium. Together we will cover where ODR has been, how it is being used currently, and where it may find a place in labor and employment law in the future.
Today is the first of two sessions with colleagues in Federal ADR, sponsored by the IADRWG. Today’s topic centers on audio and video platforms and how they are being used in ADR work around the government. When I have made my remarks, I’ll post an audio link here:
[Note that this is an unedited file that contains only my comments and responses to questions.]
I recently joined the ACR Ethics Committee. As part of that committee, I am chairing a working group that we anticipate will include representatives from ACR, the ABA, AAA, and other groups involved in mediation. The goal of the working group will be to review and possibly revise the Model Rules for Mediators adopted by ACR, ABA, and AAA in 2005.