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November 30, 2007

Evolution of Resolution: Creative Roles For the Courts and Practitioners To Be Explored At Hatfield Federal Courthouse December 7

Friday, December 7, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the University of Oregon School of Law’s Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center will host a symposium titled, “The Evolution of Resolution:  Creative Roles for the Courts and Practitioners.”  The event will take place at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, 1000 SW 3rd Avenue, in Portland.

Voluntary mediation, mandatory mediation, judicial settlement conferences, arbitration, integrated court systems, the multi-door courthouse – what’s worked?  What’s next?  A judge practitioner, a private practitioner, and an academic practitioner engage ina conversation about where we’ve been and where resolution practice is headed.

Featured speakers will include the Hon. Edward Leavy, who serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review.  The second speaker, Douglass Hamilton, Esq., served almost 20 years in private trial practice before heading legal operations for PGE.  He founded the first mediation firm in Portland in 1991, where he mediated more than 2,900 cases, nationally and internationally.  Currently, Doug is Managing Partner of Resolution Counsel, LLP, a boutique law firm that limits its practice to serving clients as settlement counsel throughout the U.S. and abroad.  The third presenter, Michael Moffitt, is Associate Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law and the Associate Director of the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center.  Before joining the University of Oregon School of Law faculty in 2001, Professor Moffitt taught at Harvard Law School and at the Ohio State University College of Law.  Most of his research and writing has centered on the practice of mediation, negotiation, and dispute resolution.  Professor Moffitt received the University of Oregon’s Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2004.

Two CLE credits are pending.  There is no charge for the event.  To register, please send an e-mail message to Kim Newell at kn.uoregon@gmail.com, or call (541) 346-0140.

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