AAM Meetings and Events

One (1.0) hours of CE credit is available to attendees for most AAM meetings.

AAM meeting usually begin with 30 minutes of networking followed by a one-hour presentation. 
AAM events (including a light lunch) are free to AAM-members, and $10 for non-members. Read HERE how you can become a member.


Upcoming Meetings and Events

    • 14 Dec 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Dispute Resolution Center, 5407 N. IH-35, Suite 410, Austin TX

    Jonathan Crowe

    The Role of Party Self-Determination in Mediation Ethics

    Mediation ethics traditionally gives a central role to mediator neutrality and party self-determination. However, the relationship between these two concepts can sometimes give rise to ethical dilemmas, particularly in scenarios involving power imbalances or vulnerable parties. How, then, can the two notions be reconciled? This talk explores the idea that party self-determination, rather than mediator neutrality, should be given center stage in mediation ethics. This is because, first, party self-determination is what distinguishes mediation from other forms of dispute resolution and, second, it provides a principled basis for the legitimacy of mediation and its outcomes. Mediator neutrality can then be viewed as a tool to support party self-determination, rather than the other way around.

    Jonathan Crowe is Professor of Law at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia. He is currently a Visiting Scholar in the Government Department at UT Austin. Prof. Crowe is an Honorary Life Member of the Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy, having served as its President from 2014 to 2018, and a former President of the Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network. His forthcoming book, Mediation Ethics: From Theory to Practice (co-authored with Prof. Rachael Field) will be published by Edward Elgar in 2019.

    Read more about Jonathan Crowe.


Events Prior to 2015

Here are some of the diverse topics presented by many outstanding practitioners in the conflict resolution field.

Stacie McGee, Ethics in Film

Mark Sims, Stories and Examples in Family Law Mediation

Ted Daniels, Diane Harvey and Karen Smithson, Panelists - Getting Started in Mediation

David Huang, Walter Krudop and John Morgan, Panelists - Mediation and Workplace Safety Precaution

Walter Wright , Ethics in Caucus

David Huang, Difficult Mediations

Luemara Wagner, Multicultural Issues in Mediation

Karl Spock, ADR Legislative Update 2013

Kevin Leahy, This is Your Brain on Ethics, www.knowledgeadvocate.com

Mary Thompson, www.corderthompson.com - The Role of Apology in Mediation

Julia Benkoski - Mediating Estate-Probate Disputes...Or Are We Herding Cats? - www.jgblegal.com

Jan Berger - Ethical Dilemnas

Better Business Bureau - Alternative Dispute Resolution program

Kathy Lenox - Putting the 'Me' in Mediation: Finding your Niche

Larry Schooler - How Mediators Prepare for Mediation

Walt Krudop - Interactive Ethics

Karl Slaikeu, PhD - www.karlslaikeu.com - Conflict Resolution Experiences in Afghanistan

Mary Thompson, www.corderthompson.com - Facilitation

Mary Steinhardt, PhD, UT professor and Faculty Ombuds presented on Ombudsmen. For more information on Mary Steinhardt visit: http://www.utexas.edu/education/resilience/about.html

Susan Schultz - ADR legislation update
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Kate Stewart, PhD presented Goals and Stories: A New Model for Mediators
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Rick Bradstreet, PhD, presented on The Drama Triangle. Phone: 512-338-9907, E-Mail: rbradstreet@sbcglobal.net

Real Estate/Foreclosure Mediation by Jeff Jury. Jeff is a DRC mediator and has served as DRC Board President. He is an Austin lawyer with a large mediation practice and a noted author and speaker in the field. Jeff Jury - Web site: www.bajb.com/jj.jsp – Arbitration

Walter Wright, Unauthorized Practice of Law/Insurance

Suzanne Schwartz, Challenging Attorney Behavior in Mediation

Angela Jamison, DRC mediator, and Bruce Kravitz, Community Education Director of the AGE program (Austin Groups for the Elderly) presented on Elder Mediation. Click here to view presentation.

Charlie Cannon, Web site: www.mediate.com/ccannon/ - Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and the ESGR Ombudsman Program

Claude Ducloux - Tips and Tricks for Mediators

Katie Bond - Adult Victim-Offender Mediations

Mike Schless, Jan Berger, Walt Krudop - Ethics discussion panel

David Garza - Transformative Mediation

Susan Schultz - ADR legislation update

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