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NEACR Spring Program 2018

  • 17 Apr 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A ,1585 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA
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  • For either Individual or Organizational Members
  • For those who have an NEACR Student Membership
  • For those individuals who are not members of NEACR.
  • For those who are not members of NEACR but who are currently students.

The 2018 NEACR Spring Program will be held at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday, April 17. Michael Moffitt, visiting Harvard Law School professor and Philip H. Knight Chair from Oregon School of Law, will serve as keynote speaker and deliver a presentation on mediator quality control.

Consumers of mediation services (reasonably) want some assurance about the quality of those services. What possible formal and informal mechanisms exist to provide that reassurance? Is certification, or even licensure, inevitable? What alternatives exist? And on what conditions do any of these options depend?

This discussion,The Four Ways to Assure Mediator Quality (And Why None of Them Work), appropriately shares the same title as an article published by Moffitt in 2008, and still applicable to mediators today. His keynote will include an exploration of how consumers derive confidence in the services of practitioners outside of mediation (what happens with doctors, lawyers, and plumbers, for example?). By understanding how quality assurance works in other practices, and by understanding how those mechanisms have evolved over time, we gain an important set of insights about the possible future(s) of quality assurance in mediation.

To read more about Michael Moffitt and his career in the field, click here for his Harvard Law School bio. 

With any questions in advance of the Spring Program, please send an email to admin@neacr.org. 

Parking for the event can be purchased online in advance by visiting https://onedaypermit.vpcs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/permit/purchase.pl. Please select "Visitor to Campus" under the Department drop down menu and use the Department Code 7700.

This event is free, but advance registration is required! Please save your seat by registering today!

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