Three ADR Commissioners share expertise at Southeast Conference on Conflict Management

May 12, 2017

Lipscomb University’s Institute for Conflict Management attracted approximately 150 mediators and attorneys from across the Tennessee as well as surrounding states for its annual Southeast Conference on Conflict Management.Topics ranged from Marketing your Mediation Practice, Intergenerational Conflict in Organizations, and Ethical Conundrums in Mediation.American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Director Linda Warren Seely delivered a presentation on How Online Dispute Resolution is Changing the Landscape of Access to Justice.

Three Alternative Dispute Resolution Commissioners provided their insight at the event.Commissioner Larry Bridgesmith served as a panelist during the Diagnosis Conflict: Treatment Options session covering mediation techniques in a healthcare setting. Commissioner Frank Cantrell shared his perspective as an employment law mediator during the Developing and Managing Good Relationships in Mediation, Practical and Ethical Considerations session.Commissioner Jack Waddey moderated a panel on Effective Advocacy in Mediation covering items such as how to prepare your client for mediation, conduct during joint sessions and in caucus, and being prepared for settlement.

Beth Tarter, Judge Marietta Shipley (Ret.), Frank Cantrell, Steven Shields.

Jack Waddey opens the session with panelists Bob Patterson, Judge Robert Echols (Ret.), and Greg Smith.

Larry Bridgesmith speaks with attendee with Joseph Fanning alongside.