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Outgoing Chair Bill Gilbride and incoming Chair Scott Brinkmeyer Doug Van Epps receives the George N. Bashara Jr. Award Judge Milton Mack and Zenell Brown Hon. David Lawson, Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, Dennis Barnes, and Bill Gilbride
Passing of the Gavel—Thank you to our outgoing Chair Bill Gilbride and a big welcome to our incoming Chair Scott Brinkmeyer. Doug Van Epps from SCAO receives the George N. Bashara Jr. Award Judge Milton Mack and Section Secretary Zenell Brown enjoy the cocktail reception Hon. David Lawson, Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack and State Bar President Dennis Barnes join our Section Chair Bill Gilbride

  • (CANCELLED) ADR Section: Annual Summit: A Mediator’s Guide to Negotiation

    May 12, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (ET)
    This event has now been cancelled. Cost:  ADR Section Members-$155; Law Students-$25; All Other Registrants-$195  (Registration includes buffet lunch and catered reception following the Summit.) Location: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 651 E Jefferson Ave, Room 306, Detroit Register: online or by mail form PDF Registration deadline is May 6, 2020 Note for non-attorneys:  Before registering for this event please create an SBM non-member account, if you have not already have one, so you can access the materials for this and future events. If you have registered for previous events, you should already have an account and can login or reset the password at . Create your SBM non-member account here . If you are unsure if you already have an account, contact Member Services at 888-726-3678 for assistance. --> It’s time to take a fresh look at negotiation from the mediator’s point of view. How are the lawyers negotiating with each other? How are they negotiating with you? How are you negotiating with them? What would make those negotiations better? The 2020 ADR Section Annual Summit presents Marquette University Law School professor Andrea Schneider, co-editor of Negotiation Essentials for Lawyers published by the American Bar Association in 2019, as well as co-editor of other books and textbooks including The Negotiator’s Desk Reference . She will help us examine negotiation from the mediator’s perch. Maybe you have been so busy mediating it’s time to think about what is happening during the negotiation and how we, as mediators, can do a better job of negotiating with the lawyers and the parties to reach the best result. The presentation will offer eight hours of advanced mediation training credits. You will learn to understand your own negotiation defaults, understand why parties choose certain negotiation strategies, and how to respond to those strategies. The presentation will then turn to five essential negotiation strategies. You will learn how to encourage use of these strategies by the parties and how to use these skills yourself when you are negotiating with the parties. Professor Andrea Schneider joined the faculty of Marquette University Law School in 1996. She teaches ADR, Negotiation, Ethics, and International Conflict Resolution. She is the inaugural director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Marquette University and also serves as the director of the nationally ranked ADR Program at Marquette University Law School. Professor Schneider is the author or co-author of numerous books and book chapters in the field of dispute resolution. Her most recently published works include Negotiating Crime: Plea Bargaining, Problem Solving and Dispute Resolution in the Criminal Context with Cynthia Alkon (Carolina Academic Press 2019) and N egotiation Essentials for Lawyers (ABA Publishing, 2019) and The Negotiator’s Desk Reference (DRI Press 2017) both co-edited with Chris Honeyman. Another recent book, which she co-authored with her father, David Kupfer, is Smart & Savvy: Negotiation Strategies in Academia (Meadows Communication 2017). Her textbooks include Dispute Resolution: Examples and Explanations (Aspen 2009, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) with Michael Moffitt as well as Negotiation: Processes For Problem-Solving (Aspen 2006, 2nd ed. 2014), Mediation: Practice, Policy & Ethics (Aspen 2006, 2nd ed. 2013) and Dispute Resolution: Beyond The Adversarial Model (Aspen 2005, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed 2019), with Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Lela Love & Michael Moffitt. She also is a co-author of two additional books on negotiation with Roger Fisher, Beyond Machiavelli: Tools for Coping with Conflict (Harvard University Press 1994) and Coping with International Conflict (Prentice-Hall 1997). Professor Schneider also wrote Creating the Musee The Politics of Culture in France (Penn State Press, 1998). Professor Schneider has published numerous articles on negotiation, pedagogy, ethics, gender and international conflict. She currently serves as the co-editor of the ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine and on the Board of Advisors for the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at UNLV School of Law. In 2009, Professor Schneider was awarded the Woman of the Year Award given by the Wisconsin Law Journal and the Association for Women Lawyers. In 2000, Professor Schneider was given an Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Civil Trial Mediators for her work as the national coordinator for the ABA Law Student Representation in Mediation Competition. She is a founding editor of Indisputably, the blog for ADR law faculty, and started the Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress annual conferences in 2007. In 2016, she gave her first TEDx talk entitled “Women Don’t Negotiate and Other Similar Nonsense.” She was named the 2017 recipient of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work. Professor Schneider gives negotiation trainings around the world to corporations, law firms, court systems, and, most recently, has focused on faculty in the STEM and medical fields for which she has now received federal grants for software development and training. Recent clients include American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Career Development Institute for Psychiatry, Continental Properties, Harley-Davidson, Johnson Controls, Medical College of Wisconsin, Sargento, and WEC Energy Group. Professor Schneider received her A.B. cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs and Public Policy at Princeton University and her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School. She also received a diploma from the Academy of European Law in Florence, Italy. #ConferenceorSeminar #EventInfo
    Detroit, MI, United States

  • ADR Section: Developments in Mediator Ethics Teleseminar

    May 19, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (ET)
    This important teleseminar is for mediators and advocates who want to learn about recent developments in specific ethics topics relating to the Mediator Standards of Conduct, conflicts of interest and disclosures, lessons learned from recent cases and an ABA Opinion, and what the future holds for possible changes to mediator court rules and standards. We are fortunate to have three outstanding experts offering their thoughts: Anne Bachle Fifer, Dale Ann Iverson, and Donald Campbell. Cost: $10 for ADR section members and law students; $40 for all other registrants Register by May 15, 2020. Our Panel Michael S. Leib, Moderator Michael S. Leib is a mediator with Leib ADR LLC in Bloomfield Hills, and devotes his time to the mediation of business disputes including bankruptcy disputes and participation on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Council of the State Bar of Michigan, as well as on the Debtor Creditor Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He has been an active participant in trial skills education, having written several articles and been a faculty member of ICLE Trial Skills workshops, Federal Bar Association presentations, and ABI workshops. Mr. Leib retired as a business trial lawyer in 2014 after many years as a shareholder at Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, P.C. His practice was divided between litigation in the bankruptcy court and business litigation in the state and federal courts. Mr. Leib has been listed in  The Best Lawyers in America  and  SuperLawyers , and is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He received his B.A. from Kalamazoo College, his M.M. from the University of Montana, and his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.  Donald D. Campbell Donald D. Campbell is a shareholder at Collins Einhorn near Detroit, Michigan. Don’s practice focuses on attorney grievance defense, judicial discipline matters, and legal malpractice defense. He is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where he has taught professional responsibility and seminars in business law and ethics. Prior to joining Collins Einhorn, Don served as associate counsel with the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission. He also previously served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Oakland County, Michigan. He was president of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers from 2016-2017 (see ). He can be reached at . Anne Bachle Fifer Anne Bachle Fifer of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a mediator, facilitator, arbitrator, and mediation trainer. Her mediation experience includes business contracts, workplace disputes, and estates, as well as church-based conflicts integrating Christian principles into the mediation process. As Michigan’s most experienced general civil mediation trainer, she frequently conducts both basic and advanced mediation trainings. She is a mediator, trainer, and board member with Peacemaker Ministries, and is a mediator, trainer, and former board member with the Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan. She regularly serves on state court and State Bar committees related to ADR in Michigan. She served two terms on the ADR Section Council, edited its newsletter for several years, and received its 2011 Distinguished Service Award for contributions to the ADR profession. She is listed annually in Best Lawyers in America© in the field of mediation. Dale Ann Iverson Dale Ann Iverson is founder and principal of JustMediation PLC. Building on 19 years as a trial lawyer, she mediates a wide range of matters nationally and statewide. She is an approved mediator in Michigan circuit and probate courts and the U.S. District Court for the Western District. Since 2012 she has been named to Best Lawyers in America® in mediation and arbitration, and a Super Lawyer® in mediation since 2015. She served on the Michigan Supreme Court 1998 Dispute Resolution Task Force, and co-facilitated the statewide Task Force on Diversity in ADR, coauthoring its report. She is a past president of the Grand Rapids Bar Association and past chair of the ADR Section of the State Bar. She received the Distinguished Service Award from the ADR Section for significant contributions to the field of ADR, and the George N. Bashara, Jr. Award in recognition of exemplary service to the section and its members; the Trailblazer Award from the Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan for leadership in community conflict resolution; and the Michael S. Barnes Award from Legal Services of West Michigan in recognition of exemplary contributions to the provision of free legal services to the poor and elderly. For additional information about Dale, visit her website . #Teleconference

  • ADR Section: Annual Meeting & ADR Conference

    Oct 16 - 17, (ET)
    Save the Date: On October 16 and 17, 2020, the ADR Section will host its Annual Meeting and ADR Conference at The Courtyard by Marriott in Grand Rapids. The ADR Annual Conference will include up to 11 hours of advanced mediation training featuring Michigan practitioners and experts. More information coming soon. #AnnualMeeting #ConferenceorSeminar
    Grand Rapids, MI, United States