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Zacharias Prize – Call for nominations

From Professor Samuel Levine (Touro): Submissions and nominations of articles are being accepted for the thirteenth annual Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize for Scholarship in Professional Responsibility.  To honor Fred’s memory, the committee will select from among articles in the field of Professional Responsibility with a publication date of 2022.  The prize will be awarded at the … Continue reading Zacharias Prize – Call for nominations

Webinar Oct 14 (“Settle and Sue: Managing Malpractice Risks for Mediators and Lawyers”)

Later this week, I’ll be part of a webinar on malpractice in the mediation & settlement arenas. This is part of the willworkforfood.news project, (introduced to me by Jeff Kichaven) in which webinar participants are charged no fee, but are invited to make contributions to a local food bank. (My contributions go to: foodforlanecounty.org.) October … Continue reading Webinar Oct 14 (“Settle and Sue: Managing Malpractice Risks for Mediators and Lawyers”)

Writing Competition (professional responsibility)

Submissions and nominations of articles are being accepted for the twelfth annual Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize for Scholarship in Professional Responsibility.  Eligibility: articles in the field of Professional Responsibility with a publication date of 2021.  The prize will be awarded at the 2022 AALS Annual Meeting. Send submissions and nominations to Professor Samuel Levine at … Continue reading Writing Competition (professional responsibility)

Professional Responsibility Prize

Many in our field explore intersections with legal practice and legal ethics. (And there’s no shortage of aspects yet under-explored!) If you have a publication dated 2020, I strongly urge you to submit it for consideration for the Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize for Scholarship in Professional Responsibility.  Submissions go to  nominations to Professor Samuel Levine at Touro Law … Continue reading Professional Responsibility Prize

Staff Attorney-Mediator Opening at Maryland

From Deb Eisenberg: The Maryland Law Center for Dispute Resolution is hiring a staff attorney-mediator. This is a three-year staff position (not faculty track). Additional information can be found at the link below. https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=200000GC&lang=en  

Gender & Negotiation: What if the question(s) were wrong?

That’s essentially the provocative, and ultimately persuasive, message from Andrea Schneider’s latest article: What’s Sex Got to Do With it: Questioning Research on Gender & Negotiation Nevada Law Journal, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2019 available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3433926 Central to her thesis is the (in my view correct) observation that most research on negotiation and gender … Continue reading Gender & Negotiation: What if the question(s) were wrong?

WSJ on Catholic Church Abuse Mediation in Pennsylvania

From today’s online WSJ, an article with the tagline “Catholic Church Offers to Settle Abuse Claims – With a Catch: A potential flood of lawsuits has spurred the Catholic Church to offer mediation, only if accusers agree not to sue.” About halfway through  the article, the paper describes a “mediation” process under which “Alleged victims tell … Continue reading WSJ on Catholic Church Abuse Mediation in Pennsylvania