Attention mediators: proposals still sought for April 2008 conference of the Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA

Proposals sought for ABA Section on Dispute Resolution conference in Spring 2008The Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the NW Dispute Resolution Conference will be presenting the Tenth Annual Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference on April 3-5, 2008 at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel, Seattle, WA.

Although the official date for proposals has passed, RFPs are still being sought. The closing date has been extended through Wednesday, September 19, 2007. Please consider submitting a proposal for this conference, which presents a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow ADR professionals, as well as to share your ideas and experiences with a broad audience.

The Conference Committee is particularly interested in receiving proposals in specialized contexts such as business, health care, insurance, entertainment, intellectual property, contruction, etc. Also of great interest are proposals in the areas of Practice Diversity and Development, Representing Clients in ADR, Government Public Policy, and Environment. Finally, interactive, skill-based workshops are being sought in the Family, Youth, and Community tracks, as well as others.

The ABA site for submitting proposals online is now closed, but it can still be done via email. Interested applicants should contact Nancy Highness at 206.399.1805 for further

By all means, please pass this information to others who might be interested.

The Conference Planning Committee asks me to pass along their appreciation!

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