Join the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Dispute
Resolution Section as we celebrate Conflict Resolution Day on Thursday, Oct. 18,
from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Harvard Law School,
Austin Hall, in Cambridge. This is one of four events planned as
part of the MBA DR Section’s celebration of Conflict Resolution Week.
During this reception, the MBA will honor the memory and
legacy of Frank Sander, a luminary in the field of conflict resolution, by bestowing its inaugural MBA Professor Frank E.A. Sander Award
in Dispute Resolution to David A. Hoffman, the founding member of Boston Law
Collaborative LLC. Hoffman has dedicated decades to studying, advocating,
practicing, educating, writing, articulating and evolving dispute resolution. A
teacher and peacemaker, Hoffman models DR skills and behaviors for the
improvement of the field and the benefit of humanity.
Special guest Robert Mnookin, a leading scholar in the field of conflict
resolution, will provide an inside look at dispute resolution today, during a
Q&A session. Mnookin is the Samuel Williston Professor of Law at Harvard Law
School, the chair of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and the
director of the Harvard Negotiation Research Project.
In addition, Gov. Charlie Baker’s proclamation recognizing Oct. 18 as Dispute
Resolution Day in Massachusetts will be presented at the reception.
Event sponsors include:
- Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation
- Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
- New England Association for Conflict Resolution
This event is open to the public, lawyers, DR professionals, members of
the MBA and other bar associations, law students and those interested in
Additional Conflict Resolution Week Events
Monday, Oct. 15
Mediation on Trial: Putting Mediation
and Conciliation on Trial
Worcester County Law
Library, 184 Main St., Worcester
Join us for a mock hearing in which the process of mediation is the subject
of the argument. Appearing before a judge, two attorneys will debate the
benefits and flaws in mediation and conciliation. Panelists will act out the
roles of the judge, attorneys, husband, wife, conciliator and mediator in a
family law matter.
Worcester/Central Mass. Court-Connected Dispute Resolution Programs
Worcester County Law Library, 184 Main St.,
Join us as we celebrate Conflict Resolution Week by presenting, honoring and
acknowledging the work of the court-approved conciliation/mediation programs in
the Worcester/Central Massachusetts area.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
Walking the Tightrope: Accountability and Reconciliation in the
MBA, 20 West St., Boston
In the turbulent wake of #MeToo, how do
we move from shaming to accountability and reconciliation? Have we slapped a one-size-fits-all
label on rapists, gropers, would-be seducers, and office bullies? Panelists — lawyers,
mediators, a university ombudsperson, and journalists — will discuss how communities of interest may begin to heal
from the assault of bullying or a culture of sexual
harassment. What is the road to reconciliation?