Mediation Week 2014


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 12-18, 2014 this year. 



The theme for this year’s ABA Mediation Week is “Stories Mediators Tell—From Rookie to Veteran, Exploring the Spectrum of Mediation.”  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 and share inspirational stories of practitioners in the field who want others to experience the art of mediation. Their stories share advice on how to handle certain situations, share what mediation is about, and share how certain situations were handled.


 

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 8, 2014.  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 10, 2014


The Mayor of San Antonio, Ivy R. Taylor, declares Oct. 12-18 Mediation Week


The Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section-eNewsletter Mediation Week Edition


Central Ohio Mediation Organizations Celebrate ABA Mediation Week 2014


Alabama Governor Robert J. Bentley has Proclaimed October 12 -18 Mediation Week!


For #Mediationweek2014, Northwestern Law Prof. Alyson Carrel will be Sending Daily Tweets Highlighting Videos From “The ADR As 1st Career”. Inspiring Stories of Individuals who Successfully Started their Careers Pursuing Positions in ADR. You Don’t Have to Wait – Check Out the Videos at www.Adras1stcareer.Blogspot.Com Join the Conversation at #ADRas1stCareer in your tweets. #itispossible


Nassau, Bahamas—Urban Renewal Commission Press Release of Mediation Week Events


ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter 
Inaugural Meeting!


On October 27, in conjunction with ABA Mediation Week, the Section of Dispute Resolution is kicking off the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter featuring as our honored and distinguished guest, Kenneth Feinberg. Kenneth R. Feinberg, recently appointed to Administer the GM Ignition Switch Compensation Program, is best known for serving as the Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001. He has been key to resolving many of our nation’s most challenging and widely known disputes.

2014 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.


2014 Mediation Week Events

ADR Systems of America
Web
10/13 - 10/17
8am-5pm


Agency for Dispute Resolution
Agency for Dispute Resolution 9595 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills CA 90212
10-13-10/17
11am-12:30pm


Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution
Newsletter


American Arbitration Association
AAA - Miami Office 100 SE 2nd St., Ste. 2300 Miami FL 33131
10/16/2014
4pm-5:30pm

American Arbitration Association
AAA - Atlanta Office 2200 Century Parkway, Suite 300 Atlanta GA 30345
10/14/2014
9am-10:30am

American Arbitration Association
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 300 North Greene Street, Suite 1900 Greensboro NC 27401
10/14/2014
11:30am-1pm

American Arbitration Association
John Marshall Law School 315 So. Plymouth Ct. Chicago IL 60604
10/16/2014
12pm-1:30pm CDT

American Arbitration Association
Frost Brown Todd, LLC Law Firm 3300 Great American Tower, 301 East Fourth Street Cincinnati OH 45202
10/16/2014
8:30am-10am CDT

American Arbitration Association
Jaffe Law Firm 27777 Franklin Road, Suite 2500 Southfield MI 48034
10/14/2014
2pm-3:30pm

American Arbitration Association
AAA San Francisco Regional Office One Sansome St. Suite 1600 San Francisco CA 94104
10/14/2014
12-1:30PDT

American Arbitration Association
Los Angeles AAA Regional Office 725 South Figueroa, Suite 400 Los Angeles CA 90017
10/13/2014
12-1:30PDT

American Arbitration Association
AAA Western Case Management Center 6795 N. Palm Avenue, 2nd Floor Fresno CA 93704
10/15/2014
5:30-7PDT

American Arbitration Association
Dallas AAA Office 13727 Noel Road, Suite 700 Dallas TX 75240
10/16/2014
9am-10:30an CDT
 

American Arbitration Association
Cokinos, Bosien & Young 1221 Lamar St. 16th Floor Houston TX 77010
10/15/2014
11:30am-1pm cdt

American Arbitration Association
Philadelphia AAA Office 230 South Broad Street, 12th Floor Philadelphia PA 19102
10/13/2014
10am-11:30am
 

American Arbitration Association
NJ Law Center One Constitution Square New Brunswick NJ 08901
10/14/2014
5:30pm-7

American Arbitration Association
AAA - NY, Midtown office 150 East 42nd St. Floor 17 New York NY 10017
10/14/2014
12pm-1:30pm

American Arbitration Association
Bar Assn. of Erie County 438 Main Street, 12th Fl. Buffalo NY 14202
10/16/2014
4pm-5:30pm
 

American Arbitration Association
Boston AAA office One Center Plaza, Suite 300 Boston MA 02108
10/14/2014
1:30pm-3pm

American Arbitration Association
Roger Williams University 150 Washington St, Providence Providence RI 02903
10/16/2014
10am-11:30pm

Arkansas Community Dispute Resolution Centers, Inc
Willie L. Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center, 3805 W. 12th St. #201, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
10/12-10/18
 

Association for Conflict Resolution
Much Shelist, 191 N. Wacker Dr. S. 1800, Chicago, IL 60606
10/16/2014
5pm-8pm

Birmingham Bar Association
Jefferson County Domestic Relations Courthouse
2124 7th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203
10/17/2014
9AM-12


Burke Harvey, LLC
3535 Grandview Parkway, Suite 100
Birmingham, Alabama  35116
10/16/2014
4pm-8pm


Burnette Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc.
Rotary Club of Canton 1130 Bluffs Pkwy Canton GA 30114
10/14/2014
12pm-1pm

California Lawyers for the Arts - Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services
Sherman Oaks Galleria Community Room
15301 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
10/14/2014
12pm-2pm

Chicago Bar Association
TBA


Colorado Bar Association - Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
State Capitol, among others
10/1 - 11/7


Community Dispute Settlement Center
Cambridge Innovation Center 1 Broadway Flr 5 Cambridge MA 02141
10/15/2014
6:30pm-10pm



Community Mediation & Restorative Services, Inc
TBA


Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio
Thurber House 77 Jefferson Ave Columbus OH 43215
10/17/2014
8:30am-5pm


County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple Street, Room 140 B
Los Angeles, California 90012
10/16/2014
1:30-3:30pm


Delaware State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
Beuna Vista Conference Center
661 South Dupont Hwy. New Castle Delaware 19720
10/13/2014
9am-5pm


Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc.

Oct 12-18
8am-5pm


FINRA
TBA


Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
Newsletter


Hamilton Law & Mediation, PLLC
TBA


Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association 321 South Plymouth Chicago Illinois 60601
10/7/2014
3pm-5pm


International Academy of Dispute Resolution

2700 Westown Parkway Suite 410 West Des Moines IA 50266 
TBA


International Mediation Week Events


ADR Association of Barbados Inc


Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association
10/9/14
8:30am-5:30pm


Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong 8 Finance Street, Central 852
10/16/2014
9am-5pm


Menno Simons College at the University of Winnipeg
2MS13 - 520 Portage Ave. Winnipeg Manitoba R2M 1Y7 Canada
10/17/2014
12:30-1:30


JAMS Ontario, CA
JAMS Inland Empire Resolution Center
3800 Concours St. Empire Tower IV, Suite 320 Ontario CA 91764
10/16/2014
5:30pm-6:30pm


Rockville Justice Centre
Kenya
10/12/2014

Rockville Justice Centre
Kenya
10/13/2014


Rockville Justice Centre
Kenya
10/15/2014


Rockville Justice Centre
Kenya
10/17/2014


Rockville Justice Centre
Kenya
10/18/2014


The Settlement House for Dispute Resolution and Reconciliation (SDHRR)
Franco-Alliance Finance Junction,  Bamenda, North West Region, Cameroon 10/13 - 10/16
10:30 - 4:30


Urban Renewal Commission-Youth Seminar
Sir Kendal Isaacs Gym, Nassau, N.P. The Bahamas
10/10/2014
10am-1pm


Urban Renewal Commission-Peace March
Route 1: R.M. Bailey Park
Route 2: Beginning at Christie Park
Route 3: Southern Recreation Grounds
10/18/14
3pm


Urban Renewal Commissoon-Peace Rally
Windsor Park, Wulff Road and East Street 
10/18/14
5pm


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


Ku'ikahi Mediation Center
101 Aupuni Street, Suite PH 1014 B-2 Hilo HI 96720
10/16-10/18
9am-5pm 


La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th St, 2FLR New York NY 10003
10/19/2014
5:30PM-7PM


Law Offices of SJ Read
Online
10/14/2014
5pm


Louisiana State Bar Association - Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section
Various Local Schools, and in Baton Rouge Louisiana
10/7-10/31
9am-3pm

Louisiana State Bar Association - Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section
Various Local Schools, and in Baton Rouge Louisiana
10/7-10/31
9am-3pm


Louisiana State Bar Association - Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section
Various Local Schools, and in Baton Rouge Louisiana
10/7-10/31
9am-3pm


Mediation Worlds, PLLC
222 W Las Colinas Blvd Ste 1650 Irving Texas 75039
10/12-10/18
10am-2pm


Nashville Bar Association ADR Committee
9/23/2014
1-6pm


New Mexico Supreme Court
Proclamation


New York County Lawyers' Association
NYCLA 14 Vesey Street New York New York 10007
10/14/2014
12pm-1:30


Public Education and Awareness Committee (PEAC) of the ADR Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association
ADR Section of the MN State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Minneapolis MN 55125
10/14/2014
noon-2

Racial Harmony
Belleville School Dist. 201-Belleville West 4063 Frank Scott Parkway Belleville IL 62223
10/11/2014
9am-12:00 (noon) or following lunch


ReSync Dispute Resolution Services, Inc
Various Events and Venues


SEEDS Community Resolution Center
David Brower Center 2150 Allston Way Berkeley CA 94501
10/16/2014
7pm-10


Upchurch, Watson, White & Max
1060 Maitland Center Commons, Suite 440
Maitland, Florida 32751
10/23/2014
11:30:00


VBA-VSB Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
NA
30-Sep
1-2:10

Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center, Inc.
Winnebago County Court House, 415 Jackson St., Suite 412, Oshkosh, WI 54901
10/15/2014


Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center, Inc.
Winnebago County Court House, 415 Jackson St., Suite 412, Oshkosh, WI 54901
10/15/2014


Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center, Inc.
Winnebago County Court House, 415 Jackson St., Suite 412, Oshkosh, WI 54901


Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center, Inc.
Winnebago County Court House, 415 Jackson St., Suite 412, Oshkosh, WI 54901
10/18-10/29


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

Academic Institutions


ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Law Schools Committee
St. Mary's University School of Law, One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, Texas 78228-8601
10/15/2014
3-6pm


Cardozo Dispute Resolution Society
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 55 5th Ave New York NY 10003
10/12 - 10/18


Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (C-DRUM)
District Court of Maryland 501 E. Fayette Street Baltimore MD 21202
10/14/2014
12pm-1:30pm


Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, University of Missouri School of Law
Missouri and Conley Avenues Columbia Missouri 65211
10/13 - 10/15
Varies by day

Conflict Resolution Institute University of Denver
Ben Cherrington Hall 2201 South Gaylord Street Denver CO 80208
10/15/2014
12-1:30pm


Drury University, College of Continuing Professional Studies
Drury University 900 N. Benton Ave., Springfield, MO 65804
10/14/2014
8:30am-5:30pm



Law Center at Middlesex Community College
Middlesex Community College, Federal Building
50 Kearney Square, Lowell  MA 01852
10/14-10/17
1pm-5


Lipscomb University's Institute for Conflict Management
Ezell Center One University Park Drive Nashville TN 37204
14-Oct
12pm-2pm


Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
25 E. Pearson Chicago IL 60611
10/14/2014
1pm-2pm


Marquette University Law School Dispute Resolution Society
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
10/16/2014

Marquette University Law School Dispute Resolution Society
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
10/18/2014

Seattle University Dispute Resolution Board
Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall Seattle WA 98122
10/14/2014
6pm-9pm


St. John's School of Law
St. John's University 101 Astor Place New York NY 10003
10/18 - 10/19
8:30am-5:30pm

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu CA 90263-4655
10/14/2014
12:30-1:30

UC Hastings' Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
198 McAllister San Francisco CA 94102
10/17/2014
11:30AM-1:30PM


University of Oregon School of Law
Knight Law Center 1221  Eugene OR 97405
10/12 - 10/18
Varies

Vanderbilt Alternative Dispute Resolution Organization
131 21st Ave S,
Nashville, TN 37203
10/3/2014
noon


131 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
10/14/2014
noon


Western Carolina University, Mountain Mediation Services, and NC Agricultural Mediation Program, Campus Mediation Program
University Center Cullowhee NC 28723
10/22-10/23
9am-5