From time to time, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Program offers special lectures, breakfasts, or other informal events to introduce topics and speakers of interest.
“Current Trends on Commercial Litigation and Its Alternatives” Delaware Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons will offer observations on recent trends in matters before the Delaware Court of Chancery, and will also discuss that Court’s mediation and arbitration programs. The Court’s arbitration program was recently struck down by the Third Circuit, casting doubt on the ability of courts to fashion alternatives to litigation. March 5, 2014, 12:50 – 1:50. CLE offered, no charge. Click here for more information and to make a reservation.
“Resolving Cross-Border Commercial Disputes Through Mediation: Challenges to Quality” A group of in-house counsel who serve on the Board of the International Mediation Institute will discuss their experiences and learnings from seeking non-judicial resolution of disputes with companies in jurisdictions outside the United States. Representatives from Shell, Hess, General Electric and others are expected to speak. May 28, 2014, 8:00 – 9:15 am. CLE offered. More details to come.
RECENT PAST EVENTS:
“Mediating Human Rights Disputes in an International Context” Caroline Rees, President of Shift Project and former lead adviser to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Business and Human Rights, offered a distillation of the work of the Special Representative and the challenges that international companies face when operating in environments where human rights violations may be alleged. She showed a short film of a case study in which mediation was used to spark dialogue and reparation of a generations-old dispute involving indigenous people in rural Philippines. The films and other resources are available here.