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Vol. 10, No. 1 (Issue No. 27)

Newsletter of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution  November 2004

The Golden State of ADR
L.A. Conference in April 2005

The Section of Dispute Resolution's
Seventh Annual Spring Conference, The
Golden State of ADR, will take place April
14-16, 2005 in Los Angeles, California
(Millenium Biltmore Hotel). Mark your
calendar and get ready to join us for the
dispute resolution educational and
networking event of the year. The 2004
spring conference in New York City was a
tremendous success, attracting 1,400
participants.
The Spring Conference will include more
than 80 seminars and educational
programs, as well as a plenary on the use
of ADR in the entertainment industry.
Next spring we will again provide a very
high quality and phenomenal range of
programming opportunities. The Annual
Spring Conference is an essential
gathering place for dispute resolution
leaders, providers, consumers, scholars,
students, from small law firms, universities,
large law firms, corporations, accounting
offices, psychologists' offices, and others
that comprise the world of dispute
resolution.
The Spring Conference will.feature:
* Skills Training by Leading
Practitioners
*   The Legal Educators Colloquium
*   The 16th Frank E. A. Sander ILecture
*   The National Conference on Codrt
ADR
*   The Forum on expanding
opportunities for minorities and
women in dispute resolution
*   Concurrent sessions organized into
practice and interest specific tracks
*   The presentation of the
D'Alemberte/Raven Award

Subject matter tracks this year will include:
Arbitration, Community and Peer
Mediation, Communication, Construction
ADR, Corporate ADR, Court ADR,
Employment and Labor ADR,
Environment, Ethics, Family, Government
ADR, Health Care ADR, Intellectual
Property,   Entertainment   ADR,
Technology, International, and Practice
Development and Management.
New Book from the Section

The ADR Handbook for Judges
Designing ADR Programs for Courts
The Section now has a new book
available. The ADR Handbook for
Judges presents the information that
judges and courts need if a court is  The boo
considering developing or refining a  on the ft
court dispute resolution program. The  extensiv
book includes twelve different chapters  resoure
focusing on the use of ADR in a
particular type of case or a certain  Made p
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leadlop or improve the court's program.  M. Yate
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implementation, and evaluation. Topics  Barry R
covered include how to recruit and train  Andrew
neutrals, how to fund and maintain    Louise
programs, how to obtain support from  Mark S.
the bench and bar, and how to manage a
program. Authors also discuss the pros  The boc
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The comprehensive brochure will be
mailed in December, but stay tuned to our
web   site for constant updates:
www.abanet.org/dispute.

ADR
HANDBOOK
FORJUDGES

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