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OCTOBER 1999 MEETING AND CURRENT ACTIVITIES

NEXT LUNCHEON MEETINGS

Our next luncheon meetings will address what Colorado and the Federal governments are doing to promote ADR. The first meeting will focus on the federal sector and is tentatively scheduled for January 20. The second luncheon meeting is tentatively scheduled for February 24 and will focus on ADR activities at the Colorado state level. Watch for further information in future CBA/ADR newsletters.

HEALTH CARE LUNCHEON

On September 30th, Leonard Marcus, Director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Harvard School of Public Health presented his perspective on the increasing use of mediation in health care. Following his presentation before about thirty participants, Dr. Marcus met with the CBA/ADR health care study group to further discuss issues involving conflicts between physicians and patients as this group is exploring how such a program may benefit Colorado. We want to thank Ed Dauer and members of his Health Care Study Group as well as John Martin and Susan Demidovich, Co-Chairs of our Education Committee, for putting this fine program together.

BAR CONVENTION

On September 24th, members of the CBA/ADR Forum Committee and the Agricultural and Rural Law Section presented an outstanding program on the use of ADR for practitioners dealing with a broad range of issues in Colorado’s rural and agricultural areas. The program was moderated by Bill Baum and

presentations were made by Robert Smith, Karl Kumli, David Tudy, Merrill Shields and Bruce Campbell. A great job by all involved!

NEW ADR DIRECTORY LISTING

Attached for your review and comment is a draft of the new on-line format for the revised ADR directory. Recommended changes or additions should be faxed to Merrill Shields at (303) 436-1935 or Breck Grover at (303) 333-4188 no later than November 4th.

SECOND ANNUAL ADR IN GOVERNMENT SEMINAR

The second annual ADR in government seminar is being held on November 18th in Denver. Anyone interested in this program should contact Merrill Shields at (303) 436-1930 for more information.

NEW CBA/ADR FORUM COMMITTEE SECRETARY

Fritz Ihrig was approved as Secretary of the CBA/ADR Forum Committee by acclamation of the Executive Committee. Thanks to Sheila Somberg, the outgoing Secretary, for all of her efforts on behalf of our committee.

SUB-COMMITTEE AND STUDY GROUP REPORTS

Colorado Pledge – Sheila Somberg reported that the project of putting together breakfast and luncheon meetings with banks has been successful and will continue.

Education – This committee is continuing its efforts at developing a broad range of educational programs designed to expand the knowledge of both attorneys and the public on the potential use of ADR programs.

Industry Focus – Health Care – This group will continue the process of examining ADR as a viable method for assisting with the resolution of conflicts between patients and their physicians. The group is working with the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners towards crafting opportunities for including mediation within the Board’s work.

Industry Focus – Employment – New members have been added to this group and a meeting will be scheduled in November to examine the direction to be taken in the future.

ACTIVITIES TO JOIN

The following activities and programs are available for you to join. Please contact the indicated chairs if you would like to participate.

Committees:

Education – John Martin (303)681-9885, Susan Demidovich (303) 794-4980

Colorado Pledge – Sheila Somberg (303) 691-5892

Government – Merrill Shields (303) 436-1930

Colorado Lawyer – Lili Lehrburger (303) 837-1001

Industry Focus Groups:

Health Care – Ed Dauer (303) 871-6278

Employment – Fritz Ihrig (303) 526-1750

CBA/ADR FORUM COMMITTEE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Chair – Van Elmore (303) 659-7342, FAX (303) 659-1051, vel@rmi.net

Chair Elect – Lili Lehrburger (303) 837-1001

Past Chair – Steve Mains (303) 444-6559, FAX 444-3997

Secretary – Fritz Ihrig (303) 526-1750, FAX (303) 526-4241, fgihrig@aol.com

Members at Large – Cynthia Savage (303) 837-3667, FAX (303) 837-2340 and Bruce Campbell (303) 825-8400

NEXT BUSINESS MEETING

The next Executive Council business meeting will take place at noon on Friday, November 5, at the CBA offices. All members and other interested individuals are encouraged to come. Bring your own lunch.

Please note that all sub-committee and industry focus group chairs are requested to attend the business meetings each month in order to provide a report of their activities. If the chairs cannot attend, then another member of the sub-committee or group should attend to make the report. In the event no one can attend, then a written report should be submitted to the Chair at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. Any information to be included in the Newsletter should reach the Secretary within one week after the business meeting. Thanks.