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  • Court Symposium
  • Underrepresented Groups Workshop

    Diversity Workshop

    Saturday, April 05, 2014 8:30 AM - Saturday, April 05, 2014 9:00 AM

    Hibiscus

    DW Opening Remarks

    • Ruth V. Glick, Chair, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, Mediator and Arbitrator, Burlingame, CA

    To be announced

    Diversity Workshop

    Saturday, April 05, 2014 9:00 AM - Saturday, April 05, 2014 9:45 AM

    Hibiscus

    DW1 Opportunities at Domestic Provider Organizations

    • Roland Watkins, National Mediation Board ;
    • Vella Traynham, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service ;
    • Harold Coleman, American Arbitration Association ;
    • Ken Andrichik, FINRA ;
    • Brian Parmalee, JAMS
    How does one get on the roster of a domestic provider?  Once on a roster, what are the criteria used to propose a neutral for a case? What suggestions can be made to improve the chances of being named a neutral?  Panelists will discuss the process of getting nominated by a domestic provider organization.

    Diversity Workshop

    Saturday, April 05, 2014 10:00 AM - Saturday, April 05, 2014 11:00 AM

    Hibiscus

    DW2 Breaking into International Dispute Resolution

    • Chainn Bao, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre ;
    • Calvin Hamilton, Hamilton Abogados ;
    • William W. Park, London Court of International Arbitration ;
    • Effie Silva, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    How does one “break into” the international dispute resolution arena?  How does one get nominated to be a neutral? Are there particular aspects of the international dispute resolution arena that create pitfalls/opportunities for minorities?  Panelists will discuss the dynamics of the international dispute resolution environment.

    Diversity Workshop

    Saturday, April 05, 2014 11:00 AM - Saturday, April 05, 2014 11:45 AM

    Hibiscus

    DW3 Professional Organizations to Broaden Your Networking Opportunities

    • L. Tyrone Holt, College of Commercial Arbitrators ;
    • Lorraine M. Brennan, JAMS International ;
    • Deborah Masucci, AIG ;
    • Mike Young, IAM ;
    • Jeanne Charles Wood
    What role do the professional organizations play in identifying and encouraging underrepresented talent in dispute resolution?  How does one become involved and take on more significant roles within a given professional organization?  Panelists will discuss the role of professional organizations in enhancing the careers of potential neutrals.

    Diversity Workshop

    Saturday, April 05, 2014 11:45 AM - Saturday, April 05, 2014 12:30 PM

    Hibiscus

    DW4 What the Corporate User Look for when Selecting Neutrals

    • F.Teresa Garcia-Reyes, GE Oil & Gas ;
    • David Burt, DuPont
    What do corporate parties look for in selecting a neutral?  How does on make oneself attractive to the corporate user?  Panelist will discuss the role of the in house counsel in the neutral selection process.

    Diversity Workshop

    Saturday, April 05, 2014 1:30 PM - Saturday, April 05, 2014 2:30 PM

    Hibiscus

    DW5 Guerilla Practice Development

    • Gina Miller, JAMS ;
    • Serena Lee, American Arbitration Association ;
    • Calvin Hamilton, Hamilton Abogados
    What does one do to develop one’s practice?  What are the pitfalls and opportunities in such efforts.   Panelists will discuss the types of efforts that can lead to practice development.

    Diversity Workshop

    Saturday, April 05, 2014 2:45 PM - Saturday, April 05, 2014 3:30 PM

    Hibiscus

    DW6 Challenges Based on Gender, Race, Sexual Orientation, and Ethnicity

    • Earlene R. Baggett- Hayes, The Law and Mediation Center, PLLC ;
    • Effie Silva, McDermott Will & Emery LLP ;
    • Arif Ali, Weil Gotshal
    Are there challenges to get dispute resolution work that are particular for certain Americans of the target population?  What are they? Panelists will discuss strategies to overcome barriers.