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Thursday, Sep. 4, 2008
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MBA announces keynote speaker for November Gala Dinner

Law professor Leonard L. Riskin to address members at Moakley Courthouse in South Boston

The 2008 Gala Dinner will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the John J. Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston and feature keynote speaker Leonard L. Riskin, Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law at the University of Florida, who will discuss mindfulness in the law.

Riskin joined the University of Florida in 2007. Before coming to UF Law, he served as the director of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution (CSDR) at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he had lead responsibility for developing, managing and securing funding for an innovative project to introduce dispute resolution across the curriculum and for helping other law schools develop similar initiatives. He also oversaw a number of other efforts including an LL.M. in dispute resolution program, a mediation clinic and dispute resolution training activities.

In addition, Riskin served as director of the Initiative on Mindfulness in Law and Dispute Resolution, which he launched in 2002 as a part of the CSDR at the University of Missouri. Riskin received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and an LL.M. from Yale Law School.  He teaches negotiation, mediation and other dispute resolution processes.

Look for more information about ticket prices and sponsorship opportunities for the 2008 Gala Dinner in upcoming issues of Lawyers e-Journal.

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