Transforming Justice, Lawyers and the Practice of Law

A James F. Henry Speaker Series Event

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 5:30pm
Events Center, Second Floor New York Law School 185 West Broadway New York, NY 10013

CPR is pleased to announce a collaboration with New York Law School Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, in the form of a new "James F. Henry Speaker Series." James F. Henry was the founder and first President of (then) the Center for Public Resources, which would later become CPR.  

Join us at the inaugural event in this series, at which Touro College Law Center Professor Marjorie Silver hosts a panel of contributors to the new and much discussed volume published by the Carolina Academic Press and challenging the very premises of adversarial client representation.  The panel discussion will address the abundant ways in which lawyers, judges, law professors and others are employing more communitarian, peaceful and healing ways to resolve conflicts and achieve justice.  

Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. (wine and cheese reception to follow)

Registration: $40 General Admission / Free for NYLS Students

CLE: 1.5 credits in Professional Practice

To register, click here.

Next up in the "James F. Henry Speaker Series" line-up: 

Thursday, October 19, 2017:  Dialogue Through Difference: What Law Schools Can Do In public discourse about essential matters of civic concern, we talk to each other with more skill than we listen to each other.  In this session, Professor Bordone and Danielle Simone Bart will share a new initiative at the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program investigating the role of lawyers in facilitating dialogue among communities to increase understanding, resolve a dilemma, or re-build trust.  They will share the purpose of the initiative, why it matters for law school students at this point in U.S. history, and some of the activities and teaching tools the initiative has created so far. To register, click here.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017:  Frontiers of Commercial Dispute Resolution Business leaders and eminent ADR practitioners focus on innovative developments and new geographical regions where the practice of extra-judicial dispute resolution is advancing.  Noah Hanft, President of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), will host.  To register, click here.