The Massachusetts Bar Association is proud to present Conflict
Resolution Week, Oct. 16-20, and Conflict Resolution Day, Oct. 19.
Be a #peacemaker and join us as we celebrate the many benefits that
dispute resolution (DR) processes bring to the legal community and
the people of Massachusetts.
During Conflict Resolution Week, the MBA's DR Section will
present and support a series of events throughout the state on a
variety of DR topics. Highlights include a Conflict Resolution Day
Reception on Oct. 19, featuring a keynote address by Attorney
Kenneth Feinberg, nationally recognized DR industry leader best
known for his special master work on the September 11 Victim
Compensation Fund. The following day, Oct. 20, the MBA's DR section
is also presenting a screening of The Peacemaker, a
documentary film about international Irish peacemaker Padraig
There are free events offered each day during Conflict
Resolution Week. More event information is available on the event
pages listed below. Don't miss this opportunity to network with
judges and colleagues in the dispute resolution community.
RSVP today, and help spread the word on social media about this
event using the hashtag #peacemaker.
Conflict Resolution Week Calendar of Events
Hampden County Hall of Justice, Springfield
To kick off Conflict Resolution Week, the MBA's DR Section will present, honor and acknowledge the work of court-connected dispute resolution programs in the four western counties at a reception. It will feature members of the judiciary and DR professionals.
Massachusetts School of Law, Andover
The MBA's DR Section will present a panel discussion focusing on
youth mediation and juvenile justice. The panel will include
students and school administrators, as well as Juvenile Court
judges and representatives from the North Shore Community Mediation
Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield
The MBA's DR Section will present a panel discussion on family
and collaborative law options. Offered in partnership with the
Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation and the Massachusetts
Collaborative Law Council.
Cambridge Innovation Center, Cambridge
The MBA's DR Section is delighted to support the Community
Dispute Settlement Center (CDSC) Bash, its annual fundraiser, at
the Venture Café at Cambridge Innovation Center on Wednesday,
October 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This year, one of the recipients of
the CDSC Community Peacemaker Award is MBA DR Section Council Chair
Brian R. Jerome.
Adams Courthouse, Second Floor, Boston
The MBA's DR Section will host a reception in celebration of
Conflict Resolution Day, featuring keynote speaker Attorney
Kenneth Feinberg, one of the nation's leading experts in mediation
and alternative dispute resolution.
Harvard Law School, Ames Auditorium, Cambridge
The MBA's DR Section will present a special screening of The
Peacemaker, a documentary film about Padraig
O'Malley, "an international Irish peacemaker who helps make peace
for others, but struggles to find it for himself." A panel
discussion will follow with Mr. O'Malley and the film's
director/producer, James Demo. Co-sponsored by the Harvard
Program on Negotiation, Massachusetts Dispute Resolution Services,
Commonwealth Mediation, Sarah E. Worley Conflict Resolution, P.C.
and The Mediation Group.