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A Newsletter from ADR Resources
My Health Care ADR class has its syllabus, comprehensive class notes, and various class materials are on-line at http://adrr.com/arb01/health/. I have been extremely pleased with my students -- various health care professionals and attorneys. I remain extremely impressed with the SMU program, and the students are a major reason why I so positive (anyone can have Folger in to teach transformative mediation, but not everyone can give him our students in his classes). The program's web page is at http://www.smu.edu/~dess/Dispute_Resolution/. A simple page.
I've had the chance to read Advising on ADR: The essential guide to appropriate dispute resolution. The guide contains a preface by Lord Woolf, now Lord Chief Justice. Advising on ADR is paperback, 250 pages, including index, and costs £20 including postage and packing. Orders can be posted or faxed to York Publishing Services, 64 Hallfield Road, Layerthorpe, York YO31 7ZQ, Fax: 01904 430868. Recommended.
More and more mediated settlements in family law cases result in joint physical custody. Roz Zinner, LCSW-C, Divorce and Family Mediation Services explains why and how such agreements work and why and when they do not work in a new article at http://adrr.com/adr4/joint.htm.
And yes, I was able to get a newsletter out in August after all.
Interesting new Mediation & ADR web sites
I remain interested in getting referrals to new or important ADR sites. Please send me the url rather than embedded links so that I can look at the address before having to visit it. Thanks.
I really like Wayne State's new site at http://www.mtds.wayne.edu/campus.htm which contains a collection of Campus Mediation Resources and a link (almost hidden) to a new book on the topic: Mediation in the Campus Community: Designing and Managing Effective Programs by William C. Warters. I am trying to get our department to order a couple copies and plan to review the book as soon as I'm able to read it (I've already started with a friend's copy and like what I've read so far). It is a Jossey-Bass book, so I expect it to be excellent. [Link to book]
The Oregon Mediation Association is a nonprofit association with 450 members and it has a web site at http://www.omediate.org/. They have their ethics standards, consumer guidance and other materials on-line at their site and it is well worth a visit by any non-profit group thinking of putting a web site up. They had several jobs listed, including one at $30,000.00 a year and another at $21,000.00. Jobs without salaries listed included a position for a senior analyst ("Senior Program Associate") at the (Jimmy) Carter Center.
addr.com (one off from my site adrr.com -- I occasionally get mail directed to them) was recently ranked in the three best web hosting services for people on a budget. Worth a visit if you've decided to use your own domain on-line.
"Making Things Right: Restorative Justice for School Communities" (video and guidebook) is available for $35.00. Contact David Claassen-Wilson of the Colorado School Mediation Project, 2885 Aurora Avenue Suite 13, Boulder, CO 80303, (303) 444-7671, (303) 444-7247 fax, email@example.com. The 23 minute video is well put together.
On Employment and Professional Organizations
Some professionals are attempting to start an ADR center in Malta. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (audrienne gonzi) if you have any advice or contacts for them. The following excerpt describes them and their project in their own words:
Dr James Calleja is a professor is peace studies with extensive overseas experiences, he is currently, personal assistant to the Minister for Economic Services, in Malta. Ms Audrienne Gonzi, currently resides in the US. She is studying Negotiations and Conflict Management at the University of Baltimore. Ms Gonzi works and does research with the Maryland ADR Commission and with the Center of International Development and Conflict Management, at the University of Maryland.
Having both an ADR background we have set in motion this ADR venture to set up a Center for ADR in Malta. Our main objectives include the following:-
 identify a strategic partner/s preferably from the United States with a particular interest in international mediation services  advance an educational campaign in ADR awareness in Malta;  offer mediation services in Malta particularly to the commercial sector and in the area of separation and family disputes offer to various diplomatic missions in Malta and abroad our Mediation Services particularly in the areas of energy, water supply, territorial integrity, illegal migration, international debt and inter-governmental cooperation on issues related to international law, partnerships and signatories to Charters and international Conventions.
We are currently faced with the difficulty of identifying a strategic US partner, as we do not know enough about US, ADR Centers.
Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord NH is growing their online course offerings. The Education Law Institute there offers an online degree related to mediation and if all goes well, FPLC will be adding other dispute resolution offerings in the future. For developments, FPLC's website is http://www.fplc.edu. The Ed Law Institute's link is http://www.fplc.edu/ELI and http://www.fplc.org.
The SPIDR/AFM, etc. merger continues to go forward. I think this is a very positive thing.
The Alternative Newsletter is back in print with an editorial staff determined to keep it going in memory of its editor. As before, very highly recommended.
I continue to hear from people who have received training without any idea, whatsoever, of how to apply it and without any placement help. The new bulletin board for my site (reached at http://adrr.com/bbs/ -- that link will forward you) is starting a discussion on the topic and I welcome essays and commentary.
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