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Choosing Neutrals: Professionalism and Transparency in Private Dispute Resolution

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Presented by:

Pepperdine University School of Law and Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

Cosponsored by:
Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal
International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR)
DePaul University College of Law Center for Dispute Resolution


Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California

Date and Time:

Thursday, April 7, 2011
8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Early Registration through April 2 - $95.00
Registration after April 2 - $120
Pepperdine Students - Free
Non-Pepperdine Students - $45
Materials, continental breakfast, and lunch are included.

Student Information:
Pepperdine students attend without charge, but must pre-register.
Please note, food service is not included for students, but may be added for $25.

Non-Pepperdine law students are invited to attend for a $45 fee. Please be sure to use your law school e-mail address when registering.


Choosing Neutrals: 

Professionalism and Transparency in Private Dispute Resolution

Keynote Speaker:  (to be announced)
Are We Facilitating Effective Choices?

Roundtable Discussions

The Domestic Scene


The International Scene


Sessions and Panelists

  • What Professional and Experiential Qualifications Make Effective Neutrals- and Who Makes that Judgment?

  • The Role that Parties, ADR Providers, and Legislatures Play in Assuring Transparency of the Selection Process

  • Evolving Standards for Neutral Training and Evaluation and the Debate over Professional Models

Closing Remarks 
Maureen Weston, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law 

For more information call Lori Rushford at 310.506.6342 or e-mail lori.rushford@pepperdine.edu

Approved for 6 hours of MCLE credit