Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building
361 Rowe Boulevard
|For Immediate Release||CONTACT:||Rita Buettner
(ANNAPOLIS, Md. – January 9, 2006) – The District Court of Maryland, the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO), and Anne Arundel Community College will co-sponsor a conference aimed at improving the skills of those who help settle legal disputes through alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The conference will be held on Tuesday, January 10, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Judiciary Training Center, 2009D Commerce Park Drive, in Annapolis.
The conference, titled “Enhancing Skills and Awareness in Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration and Settlement Conferencing,” offers interactive, skill building workshops for dispute resolution practitioners statewide. Attendees will have the choice of 30 workshops given by 65 presenters on topics ranging from ethics to cross cultural awareness to performance assessment. Attendance is expected to exceed 250 ADR professionals from across the Maryland and neighboring states.
In recent years, the Maryland courts, communities, and government agencies statewide have increasingly turned to ADR processes for resolving disputes without litigation and for addressing underlying causes of conflict.
Media are welcome to attend, and photography will be permitted. For more information about attending the conference or to receive a complete conference schedule, please contact the Court Information Office at (410) 260-1488.
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