Save the Date: ADR Symposium at Quinnipiac Law

Here’s an announcement about a forthcoming symposium on ADR at Quinnipiac University School of Law, on October 19, 2012:

The Connecticut Bar Foundation and Quinnipiac University School of Law present The Eighth John A. Speziale ADR Symposium:  “ADR in Hard Times: Can Alternative Dispute Resolution Maintain Access to Justice When Resources Are Limited?” 

Friday, October 19, 2012, Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, CT, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Great Recession has affected everyone and everything, and ADR is no exception.  Our symposium will examine how hard times have changed the disputes brought to ADR processes, both court-annexed and private.  We will examine the way financial pressures affect ADR practice.  We will discuss what we have learned about   efficiency, but also about minimum standards below which we put justice itself in jeopardy.  Finally, we’ll glean lessons from “hard times” that may improve access to justice in more typical economic times.

Keynote Speaker Colin Rule is CEO of, an online dispute resolution service provider in Silicon Valley, and Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution at UMass-Amherst.  He has worked at the intersection of technology and conflict resolution for the last two decades. 

There is no charge for this symposium.  For information, contact Liz Drummond at the Connecticut Bar Foundation at or email her at

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