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September 13, 2021

A Conversation on the Role of Ombuds

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On the first episode of the season, we focus on the role of ombuds. Ombuds/ombudsman are confidential, independent, and impartial conflict management professionals. Their roles and services are relatively unknown compared to other forms of dispute resolution. Caroline Stauffer speaks to Ken Skodacek, Chair of the ABA Ombuds Day Subcommittee, Kristie Hirschman, recently retired State of Iowa Ombudsman, and Kate Burkhart, Alaska State Ombudsman, to learn more about the recognition of Ombuds Day which will take place virtually on October 14, 2021.

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