Dispute Resolution Magazine is now on the Web
All of the Dispute Resolution Magazine issues and great articles, dating back to the first issue in 1994, are now available on the Section of Dispute Resolution web site. The enhanced magazine archive is a member benefit, so you will need to use your ABA member log in and password to access the Magazine web site. Please go to http://www.americanbar.org/publications/dispute_resolution_magazine/2011.html to visit our new web site.
Mediation Video Center – A New Video Resource
Through a joint project of the Section’s Mediation Committee and the Suffolk Law Center for Representation in Dispute Resolution, we proudly bring you the exciting Mediation Video Center, a video resource for mediation and negotiation. Use these video clips to educate your clients, as an instruction tool in the classroom, or to hone your skills. They are available at www.ambar.org/disputeresources.
Annotated Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes Now Available
The Section’s Arbitration Committee and the Ethics Committee of the College of Commercial Arbitrators have annotated the Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes. Have a question on whether to disclose an interest or relationship that is likely to affect impartiality or which might create an appearance of partiality? Are you an arbitrator that has been appointed by one party and want to know your duty to determine and disclose their status? Go to www.ambar.org/disputeresources to find answers and to see how courts have interpreted the Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes.
National Clearinghouse for Mediator Ethics Opinions Updated
The searchable database provides comprehensive coverage of over 300 mediator ethics opinions from 43 states. The database contains a short summary of each opinion with a hyperlink to the original opinion or document issued by the state or national body. Visit http://www.americanbar.org/directories/mediator_ethics_opinion.html.
Section to Recognize Members for Their Pro Bono Work
The Pro Bono committee has embarked on a program to recognize the good works and pro bono efforts that Section members have undertaken. Please go to https://abanet.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1Um2EyfI4zlCrMo and fill out the brief form and tell us about your pro bono work or a particular project that you or a colleague have undertaken. We recognize that many of you serve pro bono for court programs. We want to collect information on other types of pro bono projects that you have undertaken outside the court programs. The purpose is to compile all the activities so we may recognize the good work of our members as well as provide a forum for our members to share their pro bono experiences.
Each month, we will highlight in the e-Newsletter and on the Section homepage, Section members who have made outstanding or unique contributions to their community without expectation of compensation. We look forward to recognizing the outstanding service and contributions of our members.