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DECEMBER 2000 MEETING AND CURRENT ACTIVITIES

Topical Luncheons

Each month the ADR Forum committee sponsors a luncheon. Each luncheon is held at 1900 Grant Street, 3 rd Floor Classroom from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Cost, which includes a sack lunch, is $12.00 for members of the CBA ADR Committee and $15.00 for all others. You may attend at no cost if you do not want a lunch. To RSVP, please call Barb Martin at 303-860-1115. 1 CLE credit is available for each program. Mark your calendars and plan to attend:

JANUARY LUNCHEON:

APPELLATE MEDIATION

Use of ADR in Appellate Practice Speakers: Judge John A. Criswell, Colorado Court of Appeals and David Aemmer, Chief Pre-argument Attorney – 10 th Circuit Court of Appeals If you have suggestion s for luncheon topics contact Patrick Kenney at kenneylaw@aol.com

THE ADR DIRECTORY IS NOT

UP AND RUNNING!!!

OOPS! Please forgive the erroneous web address given in last month’s newsletter Unfortunately, the directory of ADR providers in NOT up and running. We are having some technical difficulties getting this service ready. Please be patient. Hopefully, we can have the site ready to go in January and we will report the correct web address in the January Newsletter.

COLORADO JUDICIAL

INSTITUTE FORUM

March 9, 2001

Denver Athletic Club

The Colorado Judicial Institute, in conjunction with the ADR Forum Committee and the Office of Dispute Resolution for the Colorado Judicial Branch, is pleased to announce an all-day forum to be held on March 9, 2001 at Denver Athletic Club.

The Forum will include moderated panel discussions and interactive workshops. The discussions and workshops will explore a number of timely issues including: whether dispute resolution practices are meeting the needs of Colorado citizens; what steps can be taken to improve the quality of dispute resolution approaches; and, the public policy issues at stake.

The Keynote speaker for the morning session will be Denver District Attorney,

Bill Ritter.

The morning and afternoon sessions will have concurrent workshops focusing on four areas:

1) The Courts

2) Government (State and Federal)

3) The private sector

4) Community-based activities

The Morning Session -During the morning sessio n, participants will discuss innovative practices presently being utilized and issues currently of interest. An example of the topics likely to be discussed include mandatory arbitration clauses, business courts, confidentiality, accountability, ombudsmen, peer review, community mediation, violence prevention and restorative justice.

The Afternoon Session -The afternoon session will likely include many of the same topics in the context of what the future could bring. Arrangements for speakers, moderators and panelists are still being finalized. More details will be available in coming issues of this newsletter, as well as The Colorado Lawyer. To obtain a registration form or to obtain further information, please contact the Colorado Judicial Institute at 303-220-0609.

INTERNS

Welcome to Melissa Nord and Susan Jennings, our new interns. We look forward to working with both of you.

LONG RANGE PLANNING

MEETING

The ADR Forum Committee has tentatively set February 2 nd , 2001 at 10:30 a.m. for it’s long range planning meeting. The focus of the meeting will be to discuss the future direction of the committee. All persons are welcome and encouraged to attend. Watch for further details in the January Newsletter.

CBA ADR BUSINESS

MEETINGS

The CBA ADR Forum Committee meets at noon the first Friday of every month at the CBA Office. So mark your calendars for January 5 th, and February 2 nd and March 2 nd . All members are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Please note that all sub-committee chairs are requested to attend the Business Meetings in order to provide a report of activities. If the chairs can not attend, then another member of the subcommittee should attend the Business Meeting to make an in-person report. In the event that no one can attend, then a written report should be submitted to our Chair, Susan Demidovich, prior to the Business Meeting.
Thanks.

Want to be a Speaker?

The ADR Forum Committee is looking for speakers for various CLE Programs to talk about ADR. Please contact Merrill Shields if you are interested and let her know if you have a particular area of expertise. You can call her at 303-436-1930 or e-mail at merrillshie@aol.com

MAILING LIST

This newsletter and other announcements from the ADR Forum Committee may be received by placing your name on the mailing list. This list is open to both members and non-members.

If you would like to place your name on the mailing list or if you know someone who would like to have their name on the list please contact Melissa McClerkin at the Colorado Bar Association offices, email: melissam@cobar.org.

GOVERNOR’S TASK FORCE

Merrill Shields met with Justice Bender of the Colorado Supreme Court. A pilot project using the disclosure form recommended by the task force has been proposed. Watch for further information on this topic in upcoming issues.

ADR WEBSITES AND

READINGS

In case you missed it, the November Colorado Lawyer contained a superlative article on mediation confidentiality. The article is authored by local mediator and ADR Forum Committee Chair-elect, Patrick Kenney. Take a look at this insightful and well-written work.

Check out the many interesting articles on http://www.mediate.com 

The site is also a useful resource for locating mediators and researching ADR issues.

SUB-COMMITTEES REPORT

KEY ACTIVITIES

Colorado Lawyer Sub-Committee

Lili Lehrburger, Chair

Look for an ADR article in the upcoming February Issue of The Colorado Lawyer.

We are always looking for articles and authors. Please contact Lillian Lehrburger if you would

like to write an article or to offer suggestions on topics you would like to see covered.

Government/ADR

Co-Chairs: Valerie McNaughton & Merrill Shields

The ADR in Government Sub-committee held a focus group on November 16, 2000 with various state agencies to discuss problems surrounding the use of ADR. A Member of the subcommittee has volunteered to create guidelines to be used by state agencies in using ADR.

This subcommittee meets each month at 11:00 a.m., immediately before the ADR Forum Committee meeting at the CBA offices. Any interested persons are welcome to attend.

Want to be a Speaker?

The ADR Forum Committee is looking for speakers for various CLE Programs to talk about ADR. Please contact Merrill Shields if you are interested and let her know if you have a particular area of expertise. You can call her at 303-436-1930 or e-mail at merrillshie@aol.com

MAILING LIST

This newsletter and other announcements from the ADR Forum Committee may be received by placing your name on the mailing list. This list is open to both members and non-members.

If you would like to place your name on the mailing list or if you know someone who would like to have their name on the list please contact Melissa McClerkin at the Colorado Bar Association offices, email: melissam@cobar.org.

GOVERNOR’S TASK FORCE

Merrill Shields met with Justice Bender of the Colorado Supreme Court. A pilot project using the disclosure form recommended by the task force has been proposed. Watch for further information on this topic in upcoming issues.

ADR WEBSITES AND

READINGS

In case you missed it, the November Colorado Lawyer contained a superlative article on mediation confidentiality. The article is authored by local mediator and ADR Forum Committee Chair-elect, Patrick Kenney. Take a look at this insightful and well-written work.

Check out the many interesting articles on http://www.mediate.com.

The site is also a useful resource for locating mediators and researching ADR issues.

SUB-COMMITTEES REPORT

KEY ACTIVITIES

Colorado Lawyer Sub-Committee

Lili Lehrburger, Chair

Look for an ADR article in the upcoming February Issue of The Colorado Lawyer. We are always looking for articles and authors. Please contact Lillian Lehrburger if you would like to write an article or to offer suggestions on topics you would like to see covered.

Government/ADR

Co-Chairs: Valerie McNaughton & Merrill Shields

The ADR in Government Sub-committee held a focus group on November 16, 2000 with various state agencies to discuss problems surrounding the use of ADR. A Member of the subcommittee has volunteered to create guidelines to be used by state agencies in using ADR. This subcommittee meets each month at 11:00 a.m., immediately before the ADR Forum Committee meeting at the CBA offices. Any interested persons are welcome to attend.