ADR Lawyer as Facilitator

A James F. Henry Speaker Series Event

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 5:00pm
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.  

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.

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017 
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. (wine and cheese reception to follow)
Registration: $40 General Admission / $30 for CPR Members / 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: 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017: Built to Last -- Creating Enduring Commercial Relationships
President and CEO of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (“CPR”), Noah Hanft, hosts a panel of in-house counsel and academics who are working with CPR to bring transactional lawyers into the world of dispute resolution by designing  practical ways companies can develop and preserve commercial relationships through the formation of structures and processes to identify sources of business conflict and address them well before they ripen into full blown disputes or, worse yet, litigation. The panel discussion will explore how mediation techniques, like standing neutrals and deal mediation, can be used in real-world contexts, such as M&A and joint ventures, to create and preserve ongoing business relationships.