Mediation Week 2015


Over the last few decades the field of alternative dispute resolution has grown tremendously.  The recognition that not all cases are well suited for the adversarial process and that there are multiple paths to justice is increasingly shared by attorneys, judges, and the public.  In 2011, the ABA declared the third week of October, “ABA Mediation Week,” in part building on the efforts of many other national, state, and local organizations, including the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) which have traditionally celebrated conflict resolution during the month of October. The ABA Mediation Week initiative is a celebration of the strides we have made in institutionalizing mediation as one of several appropriate dispute resolution processes.  ABA Mediation Week will be held during the week of October 11-17, 2015 this year. 



The theme for this year’s ABA Mediation Week is “Mediation: Successes, Challenges, Trends and the Next Generation: Looking to the past, present and future.”  As lawyers and mediators, we understand both the challenges and rewards of helping parties in conflict reach an agreement by getting past differences in positions, by understanding each other’s perspectives better, and by finding ways to get their important interests met while staying true to their values and belief systems.  Programs held during ABA Mediation Week will provide neutrals, advocates and policy makers with inspiration and tools necessary to bridge the gap that often prevents amicable resolution of disputes.  This year’s theme seeks to recognize the past, present and future of mediation. 

We have put together a Toolkit of resources to help organizations and individuals help promote mediation and Mediation Week.


In an effort to facilitate the initiation of ABA Mediation Week programs by law schools, ADR organizations, Courts and state and local bar associations, the Section of Dispute Resolution has limited funds available this year to provide financial assistance to organizations sponsoring ABA Mediation Week activities on a first-come, first-served, as-needed grant basis for those organizations meeting the criteria for assistance.  The registration form also includes the application for assistance.  We ask you to complete the registration form by no later than September 1, 2015.  Applications received after that date may receive funding that may be remaining on a reduced rate.  We are excited about collaborating with you this year on this important initiative.


If you are interested in sponsoring an activity this year, please complete the registration form HERE which sets forth information about your organization and your contemplated activity. 


For more information contact Matthew Conger at the American bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution: matthew.conger@americanbar.org

Click here for the MEDIATION WEEK TOOLKIT

Mediation Week Press Center

UPDATED OCTOBER 13, 2015


Oct.5  Conroe Mayor Webb K. Melder Proclaims October 11-17, Mediation Week!

Oct.5  Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Proclaims October 11-17, Mediation Week!


Oct.6  
Cherokee County Board of Commissioners and Chairman L.B. Ahrens, Jr. Proclaim October 12-19, Mediation Week in Cherokee County!  See additional photo here

Oct 6 Cherokee Ledger- Mediation is a good alternative
The field of alternate dispute resolution has rapidly increased in popularity over the last few years.  In recognition of this growth, the American Bar Association has deemed the third week of October as “Mediation Week.” Read the entire article here.


Oct 6 La Crosse Tribune-Free mediation clinic set for Tuesday

Lawyers will offer free mediation for pending cases Tuesday at the La Crosse County courthouse.

The clinic is held by the Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Association of Mediators during the bar’s Mediation Week. Read the entire article here.


Oct 13 Cherokee Tribune-Mediation a wise alternative

The Cherokee Board of Commissioners has proclaimed this week “Mediation Week in Cherokee County.” Along with the American Bar Association, our commissioners are raising awareness of the process of mediation (not to be confused with meditation) as an effective and efficient way of resolving disputes, expediting justice, relieving court congestion and preventing costly delays in the justice system. Read the entire article here.


Oct 13 Texas Govenor Greg Abbot Proclaims October 11-17, Mediation Week!

2015 Mediation Week Events 

Organizations and Institutions from around the world will hold events  in recognition of ABA Mediation Week.  See below for a list of events in your area.

Opening Dialogue on Community Conflict


The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution invites you to a Mediation Week Mid-Atlantic Chapter Lunch and Panel Discussion.


Thursday, October 15, 2015

12:00 - 1:30PM

at the ABA Office


Race, equality and justice, our country is engaged in vibrant discussion about these issues, all the more recently because of community conflicts such as those in Ferguson, MO, Sanford, FL and Baltimore, MD. In polarized communities, and in communities seeking to avoid such conflicts, lawyers and conflict resolvers are looking for ways that they can help. This program will share some efforts that are taking place to open dialogues and explore the appropriate roles for conflict resovlers in our communities.


Pannel speakers: 

Marlene Sallo, US Department of Justice
Tara B. Taylor, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights


Limited Space Available-Click Here to Register


2015 Mediation Week Events

ADR Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association

600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380 Minneapolis MN 55402
13-Oct-15
Noon- 1:45 pm

ADR Systems 

20 North Clark Street Floor 29 Chicago Illinois 60602
10/11/2015
8:30am - 5pm

Agency for Dispute Resolution

Agency for Dispute Resolution 9595 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor Beverly Hills California 90212

13-Oct-15
11:00 am PST-1:00 pm PST


Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution, Inc

Live Webcast w/video from University of Alabama Law School
13-Oct-15
1pm-4:15pm


Alternative Dispute Resolution Section - Louisiana State Bar Association

Renaissance Hotel, Baton Rouge, and various cities in Louisiana, 700 Bluebonnet Boulevard Baton Rouge Louisiana 70810
16-Oct-15
8:30AM-4:30PM


Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Birmingham Bar Association

District Court Jefferson County, Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard Birmingham AL 35222
16-Oct-15
8am-9am


Arkansas Community Dispute Resolution Centers, Inc. (ACDRC)

Willie L. Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center 3805 West 12th Street Suite 201 Little Rock Arkansas 72204
15-Oct-15
3pm-8pm

Association for Conflict Resolution Chicago Chapter

Much Shelist, PC 191 N. Wacker Drive Chicago Illinois 60606
15-Oct-15
5:30-7:30pm

California Lawyers for the Arts

Taste of Encino/Encino Chamber of Commerce
11-Oct-15
10am - 5pm

CMG Foundation

The Arboretum, 300 Arboretum Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23236
10/13/2015 - 10/14/15
1pm-4pm

Colorado Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

Colorado Capitol Building
5-Oct-15

Community Dispute Settlement Center, Inc.

Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, Cambridge, Massachusetts
10/14/2015
6:30pm-8:30pm

Community Mediation & Restorative Services, Inc

HAUMC, 511 Groveland Ave Minneapolis MN 55403
8-Oct-13
5pm-9pm

CPR Institute

WebDate
15-Oct-15
Noon-1:15pm et


Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc.

359th Judicial Court 207 W Phillips Conroe TX 77301

16-Oct-15

4:00 PM-5:00 PM


FSCJ

601 W. State Street Jacksonville FL 32202
11-Oct - 17-Oct
11am-1pm

Indiana State Bar Association

Indiana State Bar Assosciation One Indiana Square, Suite 530 Indianapolis IN 46204

10/12 - 10/16
7am-6pm

JAMS Chicago

JAMS Chicago 71 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 3090 Chiacgo IL 60606

10/12/2015
12:00 PM-2:00 PM


JAMS Chicago

Much Shelist 191 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1800 Chicago IL 60606
10/15/2015

5:30pm-7:30 PM


JAMS Las Vegas

JAMS Las Vegas 3800 Howard Hughes Parkway 11th Floor Las Vegas NV 89169

10/15/2015
5:00pm-7:00pm

JAMS Los Angeles

JAMS Los Angeles 555 West 5th Street, 32nd Floor Los Angeles CA 90013

10/13/2015
5:00pm-7:30pm

JAMS Miami

JAMS Miami 600 Brickell Ave. Suite 2600 Miami FL 33131
10/14/2015
10:00am-11:15am

JAMS Miami

JAMS Miami 600 Brickell Ave. Suite 2600 Miami FL 33131
10/14/2015

8:00am-9:45am

JAMS Miami

JAMS Miami 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 2600 Miami FL 33131

10/14/2015
12:00 PM-1:30 PM

JAMS Miami

JAMS Miami 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 2600 Miami FL 33131

10/15/2015
8:00am-9:45am

2015 International Mediation Week Events


Conflict Dynamics
Bowman Gilfillan Building, 165 West Street, Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
22nd October 2015
1700-1900 

Mediators Forum (St. Lucia)

Temple Law Associates Suite 4 Karlione Court Rodney Bay
12-Oct - 16-Oct
9am - 4pm

JAMS Toronto

ADR Think Tank ONE Eleven Business Accelerator 111 Richmond St. W, 5th Floor Toronto ON M5H 3K6

10/15/2015
6:00pm-7:45pm


Events Continued

JAMS Atlanta
JAMS Atlanta Resolution Center 1201 W. Peachtree St., NW, Suite 2650 Atlanta GA 30309
10/14/2014
8:30am-9:45am


JAMS Atlanta
JAMS Atlanta Resolution Center 1201 W. Peachtree St., NW, Suite 2650 Atlanta GA 30309
10/14/2014
10:30am-11:45am


JAMS Chicago
Much Shelist 191 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1800 Chicago IL 60606
10/16/2014
5:30pm-7:30pm

JAMS Miami
JAMS Miami Resolution Center 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 2600 Miami FL 33131
10/14 - 10/15
8am-11:15am


JAMS New York
JAMS New York Resolution Center
620 Eighth Ave., 34th Floor New York NY 10018
10/15/2014
6pm-7:30pm


JAMS Orange CA
JAMS Orange Resolution Center
500 N. State College Blvd. 14th Floor Orange CA
10/15/2014
5:30pm-7:30pm


JAMS Sacramento
JAMS Sacramento Resolution Center 
2520 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 400 Sacramento CA 95833 USA
10/17/2014
8am-10am


JAMS San Jose
SCCBA Seminar & Conference Center 
31 North Second Street, 4th Floor San Jose CA 95113
10/16/2014
6pm-8pm


JAMS San Jose
Santa Clara County Superior Court – Judges Conference Room 
111. N. Market Street #950, San Jose CA 95113
10/15/2014
11:30am - 1pm


JAMS Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Bar Association
37 Old Courthouse Sq., Ste. 100 Santa Rosa CA 95404
10/14/2014
11:45am-1pm


JAMS Seattle
JAMS Seattle Resolution Center
600 University Street, Suite 1910 Seattle WA
10/14/2014
4pm-6:30pm


JAMS Atlanta
JAMS Atlanta Resolution Center 1201 W. Peachtree St., NW, Suite 2650 Atlanta GA 30309
10/14/2014
8:30am-9:45am


JAMS Chicago
Much Shelist 191 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1800 Chicago IL 60606
10/16/2014
5:30pm-7:30pm

JAMS Miami
JAMS Miami Resolution Center 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 2600 Miami FL 33131
10/14 - 10/15
8am-11:15am


JAMS New York
JAMS New York Resolution Center
620 Eighth Ave., 34th Floor New York NY 10018
10/15/2014
6pm-7:30pm


JAMS Orange CA
JAMS Orange Resolution Center
500 N. State College Blvd. 14th Floor Orange CA
10/15/2014
5:30pm-7:30pm


JAMS Sacramento
JAMS Sacramento Resolution Center
2520 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 400 Sacramento CA 95833 USA
10/17/2014
8am-10am


JAMS San Jose
SCCBA Seminar & Conference Center
31 North Second Street, 4th Floor San Jose CA 95113
10/16/2014
6pm-8pm


JAMS San Jose
Santa Clara County Superior Court – Judges Conference Room
111. N. Market Street #950, San Jose CA 95113
10/15/2014
11:30am - 1pm


JAMS Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Bar Association
37 Old Courthouse Sq., Ste. 100 Santa Rosa CA 95404
10/14/2014
11:45am-1pm


JAMS Seattle
JAMS Seattle Resolution Center
600 University Street, Suite 1910 Seattle WA
10/14/2014
4pm-6:30pm

JAMS Atlanta
JAMS Atlanta Resolution Center 1201 W. Peachtree St., NW, Suite 2650 Atlanta GA 30309
10/14/2014
8:30am-9:45am


JAMS Chicago
Much Shelist 191 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1800 Chicago IL 60606
10/16/2014
5:30pm-7:30pm

JAMS Miami
JAMS Miami Resolution Center 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 2600 Miami FL 33131
10/14 - 10/15
8am-11:15am


JAMS New York
JAMS New York Resolution Center
620 Eighth Ave., 34th Floor New York NY 10018
10/15/2014
6pm-7:30pm


JAMS Orange CA
JAMS Orange Resolution Center
500 N. State College Blvd. 14th Floor Orange CA
10/15/2014
5:30pm-7:30pm


JAMS Sacramento
JAMS Sacramento Resolution Center
2520 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 400 Sacramento CA 95833 USA
10/17/2014
8am-10am


JAMS San Jose
SCCBA Seminar & Conference Center
31 North Second Street, 4th Floor San Jose CA 95113
10/16/2014
6pm-8pm


JAMS San Jose
Santa Clara County Superior Court – Judges Conference Room
111. N. Market Street #950, San Jose CA 95113
10/15/2014
11:30am - 1pm


JAMS Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Bar Association
37 Old Courthouse Sq., Ste. 100 Santa Rosa CA 95404
10/14/2014
11:45am-1pm


JAMS Seattle
JAMS Seattle Resolution Center
600 University Street, Suite 1910 Seattle WA
10/14/2014
4pm-6:30pm


JAMS Miami

JAMS Miami 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 2600 Miami FL 33131

10/15/2015
10:00am-11:15am

JAMS New York
JAMS New York 620 Eighth Ave. 34th Floor New York NY 10018

10/13/2015
6:00pm-7:30pm

JAMS New York
JAMS New York 620 Eighth Ave. 34th Floor New York NY 10018
10/14/2015

6:00pm-7:30pm


JAMS New York
JAMS New York 620 Eighth Ave. 34th Floor New York NY 10018
10/15/2015

6:00pm-7:30pm

JAMS Sacramento

JAMS Sacramento 2520 Venture Oaks Way Suite 400 Sacramento CA 95833

10/8/2015
4:00pm-6:30pm

JAMS San Diego

JAMS San Diego 401 B St. Suite 2100 San Diego CA 92101

10/15/2015
8:00am-9:00am

JAMS San Francisco

JAMS San Francisco Two Embarcadero Center Suite 1500 San Francisco CA 94111

10/20/2015
3:00pm-4:00pm

JAMS San Francisco

JAMS San Francisco Two Embarcadero Center Suite 1500 San Francisco CA 94111

10/20/2015
4:15pm-7:00pm

JAMS Seattle

JAMS Seattle 600 University Street Suite 1910 Seattle WA 98101

10/15/2015
4:00pm-6:30pm

JAMS Silicon Valley

JAMS Silicon Valley 160 W. Santa Clara St. Suite 1600 San Jose CA 95113

10/15/2015
4:00pm-6:30pm

JAMS Toronto

ADR Think Tank ONE Eleven Business Accelerator 111 Richmond St. W, 5th Floor Toronto ON M5H 3K6

10/15/2015
6:00pm-7:45pm

JAMS Walnut Creek

JAMS Walnut Creek 1255 Treat Blvd. Suite 700 Walnut Creek CA 94597

10/15/2015
11:30am-1:30pm

King County Bar Association ADR Section

King County Bar Association 1200 5th Ave Seattle WA 98101

10/15/15
5:00-6:30pm, reception to follow


ONE, Our Lady of Malibu

Our Lady of Malibu Malibu CA 90265

16-Oct-15

Sonoma County Bar Association

Sonoma County Bar Association 37 Old Courthouse Square, Suite 100 Santa Rosa CA 95404

12-Oct-15
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Upchurch, Watson, White & Max Mediation Group

Webinar
10/13/15
11:30pm-1:00pm eastern

Upstate Mediation Center

Upstate Mediation Center 27 Cleveland Street, Suite 101 Greenville SC 29601

15-Oct-15

Vermont Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section

Champlain College or alternative venue 163 South Willard St. Burlington VT 5401

10/14/2015
6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Virginia Mediation Network

University of Richmond School of Law 28 Westhampton Way Richmond Virginia 23173

10/16-18
7:30 AM-6:15 PM

Wisconsin Association of Mediators / Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Various Locations Around Wisconsin
10/12-16
8:00am-5:00pm

2015 Academic Institutions


Cardozo School Of Law, 55 5th Avenue , New York, New York 11375
10/14/2015
12pm-1pm

Loyola Chicago School of Law 25 E. Pearson Chicago IL 60611
14-Oct-15
1pm - 2:30pm

Sexton inside of Furman Hall on NYU Law's campus (245 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012)
14-Oct
6pm-8pm

epperdine University School of Law 24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu California 90263
12-Oct-15
12:30pm-1:30pm

Rutgers School of Law 217 N. 5th Street Camden NJ 08102
October 15th, 2015
5:00pm-7:30pm

William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 4505 S. Maryland Parkway Las Vegas NEVADA 89154
Oct. 11-17
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

UC Hastings Center for Negotiations and Dispute Resolution
UC Hastings class room 219
10/9/15
12pm-1pm

UC Hastings class room D
10/28/15
3:30pm-4:30pm