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That would be Woman in Gold
The artwork is now in the Neue Galerie in New York http://www.neuegalerie.org/exhibitions/39 in a special exhibit, Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold. Although the exhibition is only on view through September 7, 2015 the painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt is on permanent view at the Neue Galerie.
George Kohlrieser is a terrific negotiator!
Watch this TEDX presentation…
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. When someone has a gun to the head of another person, and wishes to do them harm, how can a negotiator talk them down?
Learn directly, from the man who has done it professionally. The answer is to become a Leader by bonding with the other individual, no matter how difficult they might be. The same techniques can be applied to negotiations in the boardroom, or with any other person who presents a difficult challenge.
View at http://www.georgekohlrieser.com/
Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, October 23-24, 2015
An Interactive Two-Day Course of Instruction
Who Should Attend
ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Committee on Mediator Ethical Guidance
SODR-2015-1 Addresses whether it is appropriate for a mediator to advertise that he mediated “the largest settlement in the history of [the] county”. Authority referenced is Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators, Standards II, V and VII (2005). Read the full opinion and analysis here (pdf).
SODR-2015-2 Addresses whether a mediator must disclose to prospective parties that she has conducted a number of previous mediations for one of the parties (or its attorney) and what needs to be disclosed. Authority referenced is Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators, Standards III and V (2005). Read the full opinion and analysis here (pdf).
SODR-2015-3 Addresses whether it is appropriate for a mediator to accept a referral fee from an attorney to whom the mediator referred a party after the case involving that party was unsuccessfully mediated by the mediator. Authority referenced is Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators 2005, Standards II, III, V, VIII. Read the full opinion and analysis here (pdf).
Any individual who believes a mediator or arbitrator (the neutral) has violated one or more Standards of the Alabama Code of Ethics for Mediators or one or more Canons of the Alabama Code of Ethics for Arbitrators may file a complaint with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution.
The complaint must be in writing under oath on the form provided by the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution. The complaint must state with particularity the facts that form the basis of the complaint.
We have posted the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution procedures and the Complaint form on the website. Read more at http://alabamaadr.org/web/publicinfo/complaints/.
June 12-13, 2015
American Bar Association
This two day training will be presented by a panel of nationally recognized arbitrators and arbitration advocates. Let the panel of experts walk you through the arbitration process from start to finish. This limited capacity training will provide you with a unique learning environment and industry contacts you will sustain throughout your career.
Who Should Attend?
Why Should You Attend?
Connect with nationally recognized arbitration experts and develop new business contacts Enhance your credibility as a thought leader in the industry
List Price: $1,250.00
ABA Member Price: $1,170.00
Sponsor Member Price: $1,100.00
From the Association for Conflict Resolution’s website: “(ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning: Recommended Guidance to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. The Recommendations are intended to encourage and assist practitioners and ADR provider organizations when considering, planning for, and implementing safety procedures in all ADR processes they conduct.” The Taskforce Committee Chair Emeritus is Stephen Kotev at stephen@stephenKotev.com.
Text of the Recommendations is available for download at http://www.imis100us2.com/acr/ACR/Resources/Taskforce_on_Safety_Recommended_Guidance/ACR/Resources/Taskforce_on_Safety_Recommended_Guidance.aspx?hkey=dfeca714-b184-478d-8e34-b4905e486319.
The 2015 Appellate Mediation Training session was held on March 12. The Alabama Center of Dispute Resolution hosted 28 mediators for this year’s appellate mediation training. Highlights of the training included the following:
Chief Justice Roy Moore began the morning with a brief address to the class.
Allison Skinner, Esq. of Skinner Neutral Services, Birmingham, and Jim Rives, Esq. of Ball Ball Matthews and Novak in Montgomery, focused on mediation skills and techniques for the appellate arena.
Michelle Ohme from the Supreme Court of Alabama and Lynn DeVaughn from the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals reviewed the rules, program materials, statistics, and how cases are handled.
Presiding Judge William C. Thompson of the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals joined the class to make a few remarks about appellate mediation and his court.
Julia Weller, Esq., Clerk of the Supreme Court of Alabama and Rebecca Oates, Esq., Clerk of the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals presented information about their courts.
A panel of expert appellate mediators spent an hour and a half sharing their experiences and taking questions: Honorable Art Hanes of Upchurch, Watson, White & Max, Birmingham; Phil Adams, Esq. of Adams White Oliver Short & Forbus, LLP in Opelika; and Louis Colley, Esq. of the Law Office of Louis C. Colley, LLC.
Judith Keegan, Esq., Executive Director of the Alabama Center of Dispute Resolution provided the mediator ethics component.