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Cosponsored by Vermont Law School

SIXTH Annual East Coast Professional Skills Program
in Dispute Resolution

Host Location: Woodstock Inn & Resort

September 20-22, 2012

Woodstock, Vermont
Register Here!

View the Brochure.  (2012 Brochure not yet posted)

About the Program

Featuring a panel of nationally recognized experts in dispute resolution, this comprehensive program provides three days of unique educational opportunities for practicing professionals. Participants will network with nationally prominent faculty, as well as participants from the other specialties at plenary sessions, lunches, and receptions. Early enrollment is recommended since many of the sessions fully subscribe. Contact Lori Rushford at (310) 506-6342 or email to enroll or to request a brochure.

Participants select the process in which they desire expertise (one course), as all programs will be presented simultaneously. To provide for personalized instruction, enrollment for each course is limited to ensure a close working relationship among the faculty and participants. Course sessions will include lectures, small group discussions, and practice exercises. Faculty and other participants will also provide performance coaching. The synergy of ideas will provide a truly unique learning experience.

Program Content  (Participants choose one course to attend.  All courses are posted.)


Tuition, including meals and materials, is $1,295.  Registrations received by September 2, 2012, will be given a $100 discount. 

A reduced rate of $895 is available for employees of governmental and non-profit organizations.

Payment is due at the time of registration to hold your space.

Should a paid participant be unable to attend, tuition less a non-refundable fee of $200, will be refunded or a substitute may attend the program.

MCLE Credit

These activities have been approved for 18 hours of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California. Pepperdine University School of Law certifies that the activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing MCLE. Program is also accepted for Vermont CLE credit. Straus programs have been accepted for MCLE credit across the nation.


All programs of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution are offered with a satisfaction guarantee. If a participant completes the program and is dissatisfied with the course content or performance of the faculty, the tuition fee will be refunded.

Tax Deduction

Education expenses (including enrollment fees, course materials, and travel costs) may be deductible if they improve or maintain professional skills. Treas. Reg. Sec. I 162-5.

Location and Times

The Professional Skills Program will be held at the beautiful Woodstock Inn & Resort in Woodstock, Vermont. Sleeping rooms have been blocked for the participants at a special rate of $275 per night - please indicate you are attending the Straus Institute - Pepperdine School of Law program when you book your rooms.

Woodstock Inn & Resort
14 the Green
Woodstock, VT 05091
802.457.6639 fax

September 20 8:00 to 4:30
September 21 8:00 to 3:00
September 22 8:00 to 1:00

Questions may be directed to Lori Rushford () or call 310.506-6342.