ADR and Ombuds: A US Perspective with Megan P. Willoughby (vid/podcast)

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I was privileged to engage in a stimulating and thought-provoking conversation with Megan Willoughby on Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid / Podcast Show. She is serving as the first faculty Ombudsperson for Villanova University. She is their confidential consultant for work-related conflicts. In 2021, the American Bar Association (ABA) awarded her a Dispute Resolution Fellowship to hone her expertise in collaborative resolution. Meg is currently the Co-Chair of the Ombuds Committee in the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association. She is an Attorney and served as a Subject Matter Expert in the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, where she enforced federal civil rights statutes in schools that received federal funding, from Pre-K through # Ph.D. #programs .

She wears many hats, so I have left the link to her profile below:   / meganpwilloughby  

In this series, we provided a comprehensive examination of the concept of ombuds and its history in various jurisdictions likeTurkey and Sweden, amongst others. Meg, a key contributor to the drafting of Resolution 500, revealed a detailed history of Resolution 500 and its recent adoption by the ABA House of Delegates.

The resolution strongly recommends ‘the use of Early Dispute Resolution (EDR), which consists of non-adjudicative methods for resolving disputes in a cost-effective and timely manner. These methods include direct negotiation, ombuds and mediation.’

In addition, we delved into the different types of ombuds, analysing the measurable differences in cost and time compared to litigation and other Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes. Meg shed light on the role and independence of the ombudsman in conflict resolution and the pros and cons associated with this process. She also explored the scope of matters that can be resolved via ombuds, examining its role in #institutions, #organisations, #highereducation and #healthcare .

We provided examples of when an #ombudsman or #ombudsperson can maintain #confidentiality, as well as situations when this may not apply or exceptions to this general rule. We also covered the qualifications required to become an ombuds and the future of Mass Advocacy of ADR. Additionally, we discussed the potential for international legal research through podcasting, specifically in the realm of ADR-Ombuds. In conclusion, Meg shared insights on how members of the public/individuals can join the American Bar Association (ABA) Dispute Resolution and the benefits associated with it.

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Asian International Arbitration Center (AIAC) with Director Datuk Sundra Rajoo (Vid /Podcast)

 

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I had the privilege to engage in a stimulating and thought-provoking conversation with Director Datuk Sundra Rajoo on the Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid/Podcast Show. He is the current Director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and president of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR). He is a Certified International ADR Practitioner (AIADR) and Chartered Arbitrator. He played an active role in transforming the AIAC into a sought-after arbitration centre in the Asian region, where the centre’s caseload grew massively from Twenty-Two (22) arbitration cases in 2010 to an accumulative total of Two Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty-One (2761) arbitration, adjudication and mediation cases in 2019.

Datuk Sundra is the Founding President of the Sports Law Association of Malaysia, Founding President of the Society of Construction Law, Malaysia and the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators, and Past President of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Grouping (APRAG). He is an Advocate & #solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, a Registered Professional Architect, a Registered Town Planner, and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Surveyors.

Datuk Sundra was an Adjunct Professor at the Law Faculty at the #university of Malaya and a past Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Built Environment, University of Technology and the Law Faculty at the National University of Malaysia. He is a former Deputy Chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the Ethics Committee of the FIFA Council. He was conferred an honorary doctorate in law in 2015 from Leeds Beckett University, UK. He recently published the Law, Practice and Procedure of Arbitration in India (Thomson Reuters) and Standard Form of Building Contracts Compared (LexisNexis).

Datuk Sundra wears many hats, so I have left the links to his profile:

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In this episode, we delved into a range of thought-provoking questions, such as the meaning of arbitration and its role in resolving disputes, while examining the emergence of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), and assessing the impact of appropriate dispute resolution (ADR) on access to justice in Asia. We scrutinised the laws and regulations guiding the AIAC while touching on sports arbitration, Islamic rules and the challenges faced by arbitral institutions in today’s world.

Datuk indicated the achievements of the AIAC and the associations that have supported its growth. In furtherance, we examined the diversity of the Centre and the advantages it brings, as well as looking at the Malaysian Bar Association and the All China Lawyers Association and highlighting the notable achievements resulting from the Centre’s intervention. We also revealed the importance of protecting the data of practitioners registered with the AIAC and discussed ways in which the Centre could improve its usefulness and service in the future. Finally, we examined the requirements for joining AIAC and the qualifications necessary for membership.

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Creating Safe Spaces Via ADR: How can Employees in the US Report discrimination, harassment & bullying without fear of losing their Jobs with Kim Williams (Vid/Podcast)

 

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Title: Series 2: Creating Safe Spaces Via ADR: How can Employees in the US Report Discrimination, Harassment & Bullying without fear of losing their Jobs with Kimberly Williams

I was privileged to engage in a stimulating and thought-provoking conversation with Kimberly Williams on the Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid / Podcast Show. She is a former Diplomat and Vice President of People, Culture and Compliance. She is an Advisory Council Member and spokesperson for End Workplace Abuse. She is a thought leader, writer and Speaker on workplace bullying. Kimberly’s experience and empowering approach are influencing discussions on bullying in the workplace, motivating change and encouraging responsibility.

Kim wears many hats, so I have left the link to her profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberly-…

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In this series, we examined a range of questions on the abovementioned subject. Specifically, we analysed the effectiveness of Appropriate / Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in addressing bullying, discrimination, and harassment in the workplace and the laws /employers’ legal obligations to prevent and address such behaviours while examining the encouragement of reporting such incidents through ADR. Furthermore, we thoroughly analysed Kim’s personal experiences with bullying and explored the actions HR can take when facing similar situations.

 

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The Adoption of Resolution 500-American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates

On February 5, 2024, during the ABA Mid-Year Meeting held in Louisville, Kentucky, the ABA House of Delegates unanimously approved Resolution 500, which strongly urges the increased use of Early Dispute Resolution (EDR).

Resolution 500 states: “RESOLVED, that The American Bar Association (ABA) urges lawyers and all interested parties to increase the informed and voluntary use of EDR: party-directed, non-adjudicative approaches to resolving disputes in a time-efficient and cost-effective manner, including, but not limited to, direct negotiation, mediation, and ombuds.”

It is imperative to state that the EDR Committee acknowledges the support of former EDR Committee Co-Chair and ABA Dispute Resolution (DR) Section current Council member Mary Cullen and ABA Ombuds Committee Co-Chair Meg Willoughby, who worked with Ellie Vilendrer and Felicia Harris Hoss, the current co-chairs of EDR, in drafting the Resolution and supporting the Report.

Furthermore, they appreciate the current ABA DR Section Chair Ana Sambold, Past DR Section Chairs and current Delegates David Larson and James Alfini, DR Section Director Jennifer Michel, Past DR Section Chair Myra Selby, and Merril Hirsh for their sound guidance and support.

 Finally, the Committee is thrilled to have worked alongside the Resolution’s Co-Sponsors, the ABA Section of State and Local Government and ABA Senior Lawyers Division, and to have earned the support of the following: ABA Business Law Section, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, ABA Young Lawyers Division, and ABA Section of Government and Public Sector Lawyers.

 Please see the video of the presentations made at the ABA Mid-Year Meeting in support of the Resolution<https://www.americanbar.org/news/reporter_resources/midyear-meeting-2024/house-of-delegates-resolutions/500/>

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ABA EDR Committee Co-Chairs 2023-2024, Ellie Vilendrer and Felicia Harris Hoss

ABA <https://www.americanbar.org/news/reporter_resources/midyear-meeting-2024/house-of-delegates-resolutions/500/>

Creating safe spaces via ADR: How can employees in the US Report Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying without fear of losing their jobs with Kimberly Williams

Looking forward to the podcast with Kimberly Williams on Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid/Podcast Show. She is a former Diplomat and Vice President of People, Culture and Compliance. She is an Advisory Council Member and spokesperson for End Workplace Abuse. She is a thought leader, writer and Speaker on workplace bullying.
Kimberly’s experience and empowering approach are influencing discussions on bullying in the workplace, motivating change and encouraging responsibility.
#adr #podcast #workplace #workplaceconflict #bullying #discrimination #harrassment #employees #employers #humanresources #HR #endworkplacebullying #research #education #highereducation #awareness #interview #blogger #digitaltechnology #technology #innovation #researchmethods #inclusive #diversity #vousparlezadr #marketingadr #letsmakeadrgoviral #viral #usa #nigeria #uk #asia #africa #latinamerica #southamerica #europe #northamerica

Exploration into the Concept of Family Mediation with Award-Winning Podcaster Susan Guthrie, Esq (Video/Podcast)

 

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I had the honour and privilege of interviewing the award-winning podcaster Susan Guthrie, Esq, on Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid /Podcast Show. She currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and the Chair of the Section in the 2024-2025 Bar Year.

Susan is a nationally recognised Top Family Law Attorney and Mediator with over Thirty-two (32) years of unparalleled experience. She has successfully established a leading law firm in #connecticut and a #boutique Family Law and Mediation practice. Susan has been featured in and on media outlets such as CNBC, Market Watch, Forbes, NewsNation, Eye on #chicago, WGN, KROQ, WBLA, the ABA’s Just Resolutions Magazine, #newyork Lawyer Magazine, Thrive Global, The Independent, Medium, Authority Magazine, and She Knows amongst others. She is the creator and host of the award-winning The Divorce & Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq., ranked as one of the top 1.5% of podcasts overall in the world. Her new podcast, The Make Money Mediating Podcast, debuted in the iTunes Top New Business Podcasts Category. She wears many hats, so I have left the link to her profile below: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie

In this episode, we examined the various aspects of Family Mediation and its role in conflict resolution. We explored the similarities and differences between Family and General Mediation and the scope of matters covered under Family Mediation. We also discussed whether domestic violence can be mediated and the psychological impacts of power imbalances in Family Mediation.

Additionally, we provided an analysis of the legal enforceability of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, along with advice for potential users and those interested in people pursuing a career in family mediation. We also examined the future of International legal research via Podcasts, particularly in ADR or, in this case, Family Mediation. Finally, Susan revealed the various types of training her law firm (Forrest Woody Mosten) offers.

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Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) with Director Datuk Sundra Rajoo

Looking forward to the #interview with Datuk Sundra Rajoo on Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid /Podcast Show. He is the current Director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) & President of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR).

He is a Certified International ADR Practitioner (AIADR) and Chartered Arbitrator. He played an active role in transforming the AIAC into a sought-after arbitration centre in the Asian region, where the AIAC’s caseload grew massively from a mere Twenty-Two (22) arbitration cases in 2010 to an accumulative total of Two Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty-One (2761) arbitration adjudication and mediation cases in 2019. He was also the past President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2016) and past Chairman of the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC).

Datuk Sundra is the Founding President of the Sports Law Association of Malaysia, Founding President of the Society of Construction Law, Malaysia and the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators, and Past President of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Grouping (APRAG). He is an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, a Registered Professional Architect, a Registered Town Planner, and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Surveyors. Datuk Sundra was an Adjunct Professor at the Law Faculty at the University of Malaya and a past Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Built Environment, University of Technology and the Law Faculty at the National University of Malaysia.

He is a former Deputy Chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the Ethics Committee of the FIFA Council. He was conferred an honorary doctorate in law in 2015 from Leeds Beckett University, UK. He recently published the Law, Practice and Procedure of Arbitration in India (Thomson Reuters) and Standard Form of Building Contracts Compared (LexisNexis).

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Oakland Mediation Center (OMC) with Executive Director Charity Burke

Looking forward to the interview with Charity Burke on Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid / Podcast Show. Charity serves as the Executive Director of the Oakland Mediation Center (OMC). She has created several conflict resolution and advanced mediation training programs for the general public, volunteers at OMC, and community members involved in special education.

With over Twenty (20) years of multi-state experience in mediation, she has successfully mediated hundreds of cases, including personal injury, special education, pre-and post-judgment divorce, adult/child guardianship, EEOC, civil rights, general civil matters, landlord/tenant, and employment.

Stay Tuned!

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Series 3 ADR and Ombuds: A US Perspective with Megan P. Willoughby

Looking forward to the #interview with Megan Willoughby on Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid/ Podcast Show.

She is serving as the first faculty Ombudsperson for Villanova University. She is their confidential consultant for work-related conflicts.

In 2021, the American Bar Association (ABA) awarded her a Dispute Resolution Fellowship to hone her expertise in collaborative resolution. Meg is currently the Co-Chair of the Ombuds Committee in the  Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association. She is an Attorney and served as Subject Matter Expert in the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, where she enforced federal civil rights statutes in schools that received federal funding, from Pre-K through PhD programs.

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Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid /Podcast Show Quotes January 2024

 

 

‘The term adjudication may be confusing because adjudication generally refers to the process of deciding a case or resolving a dispute. Nonetheless, in reference to alternative dispute resolution is an adjudication process that involves the resolution of a dispute
between parties by a neutral third party known as an adjudicator, who is an expert in the subject matter of the dispute; the decision of the adjudicator is binding until or unless it is revised.’

By Ukpeme Okon- Founder, Trustee and the President of the Guild of Adjudicators in Nigeria (GAIN) on Episode 21: Adjudication Simplified-Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid / Podcast Show.

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