NEXT MEETING DATE -
December 5, 2014 – Dispute Review Boards - Deborah Bovarnick Mastin
Many thanks to our November speaker, – Charlie Rowan, for his insightful presentation “The Power of Empathy in Conflict Resolution.” After serving as federal judicial law clerk and as an associate at two prestigious law firms, Charlie served for 25 years as Assistant General Counsel of Unisys Corporation, where he helped that company resolve complex, high-stakes litigation in the US, Europe and Australia. Charlie led Unisys legal teams responsible for negotiation, mediation and arbitration of a wide variety of civil, commercial, governmental and environmental disputes. In 2013, Charlie founded Mediation From The Heart, a conflict resolution firm dedicated to helping people in conflict achieve satisfying, lasting peace while honoring their humanity. Charlie received his most influential mediation training from John Kinyon and Ike Lasater, founders of Mediate Your Life, an approach to understanding and resolving conflict based on the principles of nonviolent communication, and from Baruch Bush and Joe Folger, who are widely recognized as the founders of the Transformative Model of mediation. Charlie is also trained in Collaborative Practice. Charlie currently serves as Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Fairfax (Virginia) Bar Association, where he is leading an initiative to launch a mediator referral service. He is a member of WIDR. Charlie can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 703-435-2799.
January 9, 2015* - Elevator Pitches: The 9 Mistakes Most Lawyers Make and How to Avoid Them: There are endless resources available to help create a pitch, and yet most fail to produce results. This talk provides practical tips to create an introduction that is both memorable and authentic. Anna Rappaport, J.D., PCC,
February 6, 2015 - The Real World: Developing Your ADR Career –Jeff Zaino, Vice President, Commercial Division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) will discuss how someone interested in becoming a neutral can develop a successful ADR career.
WIDR Membership List - Spread the Word!
The WIDR Membership Directory is a searchable pdf of WIDR members. Click here to access the directory. In order to assist those seeking to increase the diversity of their selection of neutrals, we have provided information on specific practice areas, types of practice, and geographic location along with website links.
The list will also help us improve our internal communications. The list includes a greater depth of information than is currently available on members’ ABA website profiles to facilitate our networking and other Committee related activities.
This is a listing of those who responded to the survey we sent out in February and as such is not comprehensive. You can find a complete listing of WIDR members on the website: WIDR Committee Roster.
For our members who may have missed the opportunity to respond to the February survey, the membership list will be updated on an annual basis. We will send an email notification early in 2015 as and will also include a reminder in the monthly report. This is our first effort to create a detailed membership list. We welcome your suggestions for improvements.
CONSIDER JOINING WAC!
Join the ABA's Woman Advocate Committee to network with the country's top women litigators and to benefit from pertinent programs, roundtables, and publications aimed at developing your rainmaking, trial and advocacy skills.
Thank you to our friends at WAC for including WIDR as a co-sponsor of their November program: The Women of the Section of Litigation: Leading, Litigating and Connecting, which was held at The Palmer House in Chicago, Illinois, November 5–7, 2014. WIDR also had a table to display materials and communicate with attendees about WIDR and its activities.