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Upcoming Events

2014 Section Annual Meeting, Training, Dinner, & Awards

    October 17-18, 2014
    Kensington Court Hotel
    610 Hilton Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
    Register: online or by mail/fax form PDF

    Meeting Schedule

    Advanced Mediation Training: Once again the ADR Section and the Family Mediation Council Michigan (FMC) are collaborating to offer outstanding, SCAO-approved programs designed to improve your knowledge base and enhance your skills as a mediator. Join your colleagues at a program of intensive, interactive professional development and casual networking.

    Cheryl Cutrona, featured national trainer. Cheryl has been the executive director of Good Shepherd Mediation of Philadelphia, PA, since 1991. She is a mediator, facilitator, conflict coach, trainer, arbitrator, editor, attorney, and adjunct faculty at Temple University Beasley School of Law. She serves in leadership positions in local and state-wide dispute resolution organizations and has received several state-wide awards for her contributions to the field. She received her undergraduate and Masters degrees from two of Michigan’s finest before heading to Pennsylvania for law school.

    Registration Fees: (Must be submitted by Oct. 9, 2014)
    • Both Conferences: $175
    • FMC Conference Fee: $40 members; $50 non-member
    • ADR Conference Fee: $150 regular; ($75 law/graduate students, no charge for sitting judges)
    • Friday Award Ceremony & Dinner: $45 /ea (not included in conference fee)

    There is no fee to attend the Annual Business Meeting.

    Hotel Registration: Reduced rates based on availability only until October 3. Contact Kensington Court directly and reference "Alternative Dispute Resolution Section" at (800) 344-7829 or (734) 761-7800.

Full Council Meetings

    All meetings are held at the State Bar of Michigan, Lansing, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coffee, bagels, and lunch will be available. Please advise of your availability to attend by replying to Council meetings are open to Section members and affiliates. The majority of the work of the Section is performed in Action Teams which meet by teleconference periodically. Action Teams report to the Executive Committee and to the full Council.

    Friday, July 11, 2014 (conference call available, check your e-mail for passcode)

Executive Committee Teleconferences

    Held by teleconference at 8:30-10:30 a.m. on the second Friday of each month except those months when there are full Council meetings. Call-in information can be found in your meeting e-mail notice.

    RSVP to Doreen Dobias at the State Bar at

    Friday, September 12, 2014



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