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1-hour Free Webinar from the Virtual Mediation Lab

ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION:

RESOURCES SAVED, JUSTICE SERVED

January 18, 2018

9:00 AM Hawaii Time

This webinar will provide an introduction to court-connected online dispute resolution through a firsthand perspective from the Franklin County Municipal Court and its online dispute resolution (ODR) platform provider, Matterhorn by Court Innovations

In 2017, the Ohio State Bar Association recognized the Franklin County Municipal Court for Judicial Innovation for its online dispute resolution program.

WHY ATTEND?

This webinar will interest people involved with court-connected dispute resolution, including judges, court administrators, mediators, and attorneys. At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define court-connected online dispute resolution, including the who, what, where, when, why and how of ODR
  • Determine whether court-connected online dispute resolution is appropriate for their court
  • Identify steps to implement a court-connected online dispute resolution program
  • Forecast the project scale, procurement steps and benefits of ODR

Presenters: Alex Sanchez, Esq. and MJ Cartwright.

PRESENTER BIOS

Alex Sanchez, Esq. is Manager of Small Claims and Dispute Resolution at the Franklin County Municipal Court. Alex mediates all civil case types for the court.

Prior to joining the municipal court, Alex worked with the State of Ohio, The Ohio State University, and nonprofit organizations across the country.

In his spare time, Alex serves as an officer for a large private foundation that awards more than a quarter-million dollars annually through an international student STEM competition. Alex is a graduate of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and received his undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University.

MJ Cartwright leads all aspects of the online dispute resolution company Court Innovations. Matterhorn by Court Innovations provides meaningful, usable, and fair solutions that expand online and mobile access to our courts for all citizens: “go to court” without going to court.

MJ builds teams and businesses to develop powerful, disruptive solutions that solve industry problems, produce irrefutable outcomes, and leverage developing
research.

She has led technology initiatives in many different industries including: manufacturing, education and training, healthcare, and medical devices. Now she brings her expertise to the judicial ecosystem – working with Court Innovations’ founder University of Michigan Law Professor J.J. Prescott, courts, other stakeholders, and citizens to implement solutions that directly impact today’s issues.

WHEN AND HOW

This 1-hour webinar will take place Thursday, January 2018 at 2:00pm Eastern Time (11:00am Pacific Time | 1:00pm Central Time). You can attend this webinar with a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or smartphone.

Admission is Free, but seating is limited. To register click the button below. If you have any questions send an email to Giuseppe Leone or call him at (808) 383-4117.

 

 

Register now for

The Art of Mediation: Mediation Strategies

by Lou Chang

January 31, 2018

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM  HST

Hawaii State Bar Association Conference Room

1100 Alakea Street, Suite 1000

Honolulu, HI 96813

Mediators assume certain demeanors in their role as mediators. Mediators can offer themselves as facilitators, benefactors, directive, evaluative or assume a special persona. Mediators usually have a general or default strategy as they go into a mediation. However, often, after listening and connecting with the parties, mediators will make strategic shifts from their default or planned strategy and can choose from a wide array of mediation strategies to maintain momentum in the process.

This 90-minute workshop will review the range of strategic options that a mediator may decide to utilize. Within the available time of the workshop, the presenter and participants will explore as many of the options as possible together.

About the Presenter:

Lou Chang, Esq. serves as an independent and neutral mediator and arbitrator for commercial, design & construction, labor-management, employment, business, franchise, real estate, insurance, probate, family business, personal injury and civil disputes.

Lou is also a teacher / trainer in the following capacities:

  • Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer at University of Hawaii, Manoa (Negotiation, Mediation Skills and Advanced Facilitation and Mediation (2003-16)); Wm. S. Richardson School of Law, Mediation and Advocacy. 2005; School of Architecture, Conflict Management for DesignProfessionals.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Chaminade University, Executive MBA Program, Negotiation (2015-16)
  • Faculty trainer of Arbitrators and/or Mediators: Am. Arbitration Assoc., Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Hawaii State and Federal Courts, Australian Commercial Disputes Centre, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Subordinate Court-Singapore, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau and others.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Non-member: $30.00 + $3.72 Fee

Member: $20.00 + $3.16 Fee

Student: $10.00 + $2.61 Fee

 

 

 

Coming on January 31, 2018 – Save the Date!

“The Art of Mediation: Mediation Strategies”

by Lou Chang, Mediator, Arbitrator, National Academy of Arbitrators

January 31, 2018
Noon-1:30 PM
HSBA Conference Room

Mediators assume certain demeanors in their role as mediators. Mediators can offer themselves as facilitators, benefactors, directive, evaluative or assume a special persona. Mediators usually have a general or default strategy as they go into a mediation. But, often, after listening and connecting with the parties, mediators will make strategic shifts from their default or planned strategy and can choose from a wide array of mediation strategies to maintain momentum in the process.

The workshop will review the range of strategic options that a mediator may decide to utilize. Within the available time of the workshop, we will explore as many of the options as possible.

Be there for this valuable workshop!

Costs: $20 ACR Hawaii members; $30 non-members; $10 students

See Lou Chang’s Bio

Registration details to follow

 

Join us at these December events!

December 1-2, 2017 

Public Participation in a Polarized Era: The Good, The Bad, The Future  

A timely workshop conference presented by: The ACCORD3.0 Network, The University of Hawaiʻi’s Public Policy Center, The William S. Richardson Law School at the University of Hawaiʻi, Ulupono Initiative, ThinkTech Hawaiʻi, and Honolulu Civil Beat

see the website for more information and registration details

 

December 8, 2017 

Annual Meeting, Association for Conflict Resolution, Hawai‘i Chapter

Honey’s Restaurant at Koolau Golf Club – Keynote presentation by Lou Chang, Esq. – The Healing Power of Apology – 6pm-8:30pm

Register Now!

 

Volunteer Recognition & Holiday Gathering

Mediation Center of the Pacific – celebrate with our fellow mediators – open to all mediators & supporters – HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union, 1226 College Walk – 11:30am-1:30pm

see the flyer and the Mediation Center of the Pacific’s 2017 Honorees

 

 

 

Don’t miss this valuable workshop! Sign up now!

Public Participation in a Polarized Era: The Good, The Bad, The Future

A timely workshop conference presented by:

The ACCORD3.0 Network
The University of Hawaiʻi’s Public Policy Center
The William S. Richardson Law School at the University of Hawaiʻi
Ulupono Initiative
ThinkTech Hawaiʻi
Honolulu Civil Beat

Part 1 – Taking Stock and Devising Solutions

Friday, December 1, 2017 8:00am – 4:30pm

Imin Hall, East-West Center, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa

Part 2 – Public Consultation Strategies and Skills

Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:00am – 12:00pm

Classroom 2, William S. Richardson School of Law

Too many public meetings have become perfunctory ‘tick-the-box’ compliance exercises, or simply fresh combat zones for old ideological wars. Many have evolved into formulaic productions by project proponents or well-organized opposition campaigns by opponents. Both represent an unfunded bureaucratic burden for agencies to endure. Further, as public discourse has become increasingly polarized and hostile, it gets harder to arrive at decisions that can be supported by a plurality of citizens.

This full-day gathering, followed by a half-day skill and strategy workshop, will take stock of how public participation is faring, gather ideas for changes to the way public consultation takes place, offer techniques and approaches to improve public participation, and spark conversations that have consequences now and for the future.

See the website for more information and registration details

Save the date! ACR-Hawaiʻi Annual Meeting: Friday, December 8, 2017, 6pm-9pm

From the ACR Hawaiʻi Board:

Mark your calendars!

Annual Meeting

Friday, December 8, 2017

6pm-8:30pm

Honey’s at Koolau Restaurant at the Koolau Golf Club

45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe, HI 96744

 “Apology” workshop by Lou Chang! 

Experientially learn the value of effective apologies, greet fellow members, and enjoy great food, all at a reduced price for members!  

Details to follow

Hope to see you there!

Public Participation in a Polarized Era: The Good, The Bad, The Future

A timely workshop conference presented by:

The ACCORD3.0 Network
The University of Hawaiʻi’s Public Policy Center
The William S. Richardson Law School at the University of Hawaiʻi
Ulupono Initiative
ThinkTech Hawaiʻi
Honolulu Civil Beat

Part 1 – Taking Stock and Devising Solutions

Friday, December 1, 2017 8:00am – 4:30pm

Imin Hall, East-West Center, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa

Part 2 – Public Consultation Strategies and Skills

Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:00am – 12:00pm

Classroom 2, William S. Richardson School of Law

Too many public meetings have become perfunctory ‘tick-the-box’ compliance exercises, or simply fresh combat zones for old ideological wars. Many have evolved into formulaic productions by project proponents or well-organized opposition campaigns by opponents. Both represent an unfunded bureaucratic burden for agencies to endure. Further, as public discourse has become increasingly polarized and hostile, it gets harder to arrive at decisions that can be supported by a plurality of citizens.

This full-day gathering, followed by a half-day skill and strategy workshop, will take stock of how public participation is faring, gather ideas for changes to the way public consultation takes place, offer techniques and approaches to improve public participation, and spark conversations that have consequences now and for the future.

See the website for more information and registration details

Mediation Center of the Pacific Mediators: “Vicarious Trauma and Resiliency” training by Elizabeth Kent

From Nathan Nikaido, Mediation Center of the Pacific:

Hello Fellow Mediators:

In case you have forgotten to sign up, there are still seats available in next Wednesday evenings workshop: “Vicarious Trauma and Resiliency”.  The workshop will be held in the downstairs conference room from 5:30-7:00pm at MCP’s location.  Park for free in the building’s fenced lot!

This workshop will be presented by Elizabeth Kent.  Elizabeth is a mediator, facilitator, and trainer.  She was formerly the Director of the Judiciary’s Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

“Vicarious Trauma” can affect mediators and other service providers who work with clients who have, or are experiencing traumatic events in their lives.  Even though we are not experiencing the trauma directly, we may still be affected by it.  This is also called compassion fatigue.

This workshop will review the symptoms of vicarious trauma, discuss successful coping techniques, and help participants design an action plan for resiliency.

I know that mediating cases at MCP or the courts can be stressful, and emotionally draining.

If you would like to participate, and learn more about this subject, please RSVP to me.

As always, thanks for all of your help!

Nathan, MCP

521-6767

Ku’ikahi Mediation Center: October Events

FREE BROWN BAG TALK

Conflict Resolution Day:
Mediation as a Tool for PeaceThursday, October 19, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Free (walk-ins welcome)
Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
655 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720

 
with Julie Mitchell & Professionally Trained Volunteer Mediators

Flyer - Brown Bag Lunch Series - 10-19-17

“Conflict Resolution Day is an annual international celebration held every third Thursday in October. It promotes awareness of peaceful means of resolving disagreements and encourages the use of conflict resolution in schools, families, businesses, communities, government, and the legal system,” says Julie. During this talk we will conduct a ‘Live Action Mediation’ to demonstrate how mediators empower people to find their own best solutions.

Jule Mitchell is the Executive Director at Ku’ikahi Mediation Center.  In addition to her administrative duties, Julie is also a mediator, facilitator, and trainer at Ku’ikahi.  She holds a B.A. in Sociology from University of California, Irvine and a Certificate in Professional Development for Not-for-Profit Management from Hawai’i Community College.

FREE WORKSHOP

Dealing With Anger:
Steps to Understanding & TransformationFriday, October 20, 2017
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Free (campus parking free after 4:00 p.m.)
UH-Hilo Campus Center Room 301
200 W. Kawili Street, Hilo, HI 96720

 
with Mala’e Erickson

Flyer - Let's Work It Out 10-20-17

“You can transform anger from blaming others to connecting with what is important to you,” says Mala’e.  “Although it can be one of the most painful emotions, anger serves an important purpose, and we can use it to serve life.”  In this interactive workshop, we will explore steps to understand and express anger using compassionate communication techniques.  Transform yourself to transform your community.

The evening begins with an introduction by Steve Yoshida and Lee Dombroski on “Heiwa: Rotary Hiroshima Survivor Trees,” spreading the message of peace, hope, and survivability.  This event is the second in the “Kakou: Let’s Work It Out!” workshop series, co-hosted by the County of Hawai’i Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Ku’ikahi Mediation Center, several Rotary Clubs, and UH-Hilo.

Register online here or RSVP to Majidah at 935-7844 x 3 or majidah@hawaiimediation.org

From Ku’ikahi Mediation Center: COMMUNICATING MORE EFFECTIVELY IN CHALLENGING SITUATIONS: A Workshop for Caregivers of Adults (age 60+)

Hilo: Thursday, October 5, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Waimea: Friday, October 5, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Suggested contribution: $20
(no one turned away for lack of funds)

“How can you talk with your siblings about mom’s finances?” asks workshop instructor Elizabeth Kent.  “Or ask your grandfather if it may be time for him to stop driving?  Or tell your family doctor that you don’t like talking about your spouse as if he’s not in the room?  Knowing when to bring up uncomfortable topics–and how to express your thoughts and feelings–is a challenge.”

In this interactive workshop, learn some useful communication tools to enable you to share your concerns so people will hear you.

This four-part process includes how to: ready yourself to have a productive conversation; explore the other person’s readiness and willingness to listen; plan your logistics and approach; and have the conversation using powerful and effective “I” statements.

Elizabeth Kent, J.D., has helped people and institutions find solutions to sticky problems for over 25 years.  A trained facilitator and mediator, she teaches graduate classes in conflict system design and negotiation at UH-Manoa and a variety of conflict resolution skills classes around the state.

Pre-Registration Required

Majidah: (808) 935-7844 x 3 or majidah@hawaiimediation.org

Ku’ikahi Mediation Center
101 Aupuni Street, Suite PH 1014 B-2
Hilo, Hawai’i 96720