Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution

2005 Symposium Speakers

The Collision of Two Ideals: Legal Ethics and the World of Alternative Dispute Resolution
January 20, 2005 | View Archived Webcast - part I | part II | part III

Rick BalesProfessor Rick Bales teaches at Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law. He has authored or co-authored 42 scholarly articles, most on the subject of employment ADR. Professor Bales has published two books. His first, Compulsory Arbitration, was published in 1997 by Cornell University's ILR Press. His second, co-authored with Laura Cooper of the University of Minnesota Law School and Dennis Nolan of the University of South Carolina Law School, is entitled ADR in the Workplace. This casebook was published by West in 2000; a second edition will be published in 2005.

Before coming to Chase, Professor Bales taught for a semester at the University of Montana Law School, for a year and a half at Southern Methodist University Law School in Dallas, and as an adjunct instructor at the University of Houston Law School. Prior to that, he litigated employment cases for the Houston-based law firm of Baker & Botts and the Cleveland-based law firm of Baker & Hostetler. He received his law degree from Cornell Law School in 1993.

Professor Bales has an eleven-year-old son, Dennis, and a seven-year-old daughter, Emma. He is actively involved in pro bono work with the Northern Kentucky Legal Aid Society, he is a parent volunteer at Ruth Moyer Elementary School, and he coaches youth soccer.


Jack CooleyJohn W. (Jack) Cooley is a former United States Magistrate, Assistant United States Attorney, Senior Staff Attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and a litigation partner in a Chicago law firm. He is the immediate past Chair of the Mediation Committee of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and is currently a member of the Council of that Section. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the International Academy of Mediators, and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, England. In private practice in the Chicago area, he is a founding member of Judicial Dispute Resolution, Inc., ("JDR"). He has served as a Special Master for federal judges and as an arbitrator and mediator in a wide variety of complex, multi-million dollar commercial disputes, both domestic and international.

He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law where he teaches a course on negotiation and mediation. He is the author of The Mediator's Handbook (Advanced Practice Guide for Civil Litigation)(NITA, 2000); Mediation Advocacy (Second Edition, NITA, 2002); Arbitration Advocacy (Second Edition, NITA, 2003); and The Arbitrator's Handbook (NITA, 1998, Second Edition forthcoming in 2004), and is the designer and principal instructor of a Mediation Advocacy Cybercourse, created by the University of Northern Illinois in conjunction with the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association. He has also authored more than sixty articles on litigation, judicial, and ADR topics, and he is the author and editor of The Creative Problem Solver's Handbook for Negotiators and Mediators, which is scheduled for publication through the cooperation of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and the Association for Conflict Resolution sometime in 2004.


Christopher FairmanProfessor Fairman joined the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law faculty in 2000. He teaches Civil Procedure I & II, Professional Responsibility, and Legal Writing.

Professor Fairman graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982 with a B.A. in Government. After nine years as a high school history teacher, he returned to the University of Texas School of Law and graduated with a J.D. with honors in 1994. While at the University of Texas School of Law, Professor Fairman served as an associate editor of the Texas Law Review and received five academic and advocacy awards.

Following law school, Professor Fairman clerked for the Honorable J. Woodfin Jones of the Texas Court of Appeals and the Honorable Fortunato P. Benavides of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He then joined the Dallas, Texas office of the international law firm, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, where he specialized in complex commercial litigation.
Professor Fairman's scholarly interests include both civil procedure and legal ethics. He has published four articles in these and related areas.


Kimberlee KovachKimberlee K. Kovach has taught Alternative Dispute Resolution area for over fourteen years, and has more than twenty-five years experience in mediation. She is a Past Chair of the State Bar of Texas ADR Section, as well as the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. Kovach is the author of a text book for law school use, MEDIATION: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE (3rd ed. 2004) as well as Mediation in a Nutshell (2003). She has also written several articles on ADR topics, has lectured throughout the United States and abroad and serves as a mediator, arbitrator and ADR trainer. She is currently the Distinguished Lecturer in Dispute Resolution at South Texas College of Law.


Lela Porter LoveLela Porter Love is Professor of Law and Director of the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (NYC). She founded and directs Cardozo's Mediation Clinic, which was among the first programs in the country to train law students to serve as mediators. She regularly conducts mediation and arbitration training programs and has an active mediation practice, ranging from community disputes to complex litigated matters. She has written widely on the topic of mediation and dispute resolution and has mediated a simulated product liability dispute for COURT TV.


Rodney MaxRodney Max is licensed to practice law in the States of Alabama and Florida. After twenty years of an accomplished complex commercial litigation practice, Mr. Max has established a highly successful national mediation practice, specializing in mass torts, class actions and complex tort, commercial and consumer cases. He has mediated in 26 different states and the District of Columbia. Mr. Max has authored numerous articles on mediation for professional journals and seminars, and is a noted speaker on mediation throughout the country.


Jack Hanna received his B. A. and J. D. from the University of South Carolina. He is currently the Business Manager at the JAMS offices in Washington, DC and in Philadelphia where he leads the offices in the delivery of resolution excellence. He is the former Director of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution where he was instrumental in developing its publications program, growing its membership, and in overseeing grant applications and project implementation for the Dispute Resolution Resource Center. He was instrumental in developing Section policy statements on issues critical to the dispute resolution field. Mr. Hanna also worked for the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International as Director of its Public Service Center and for the South Carolina Bar as Director of the Pro Bono Program and Law Related Education Programs. Prior to that, he served as an award winning instructional television producer for the South Carolina Department of Education.

Jack is an experienced mediator and trainer who edited and sometimes co-authored a number of books including Respect Me, Respect Yourself, Respect, Reflect, Resolve, ADR Personalities and Practice Tips, Mediation Practice Guide, and Dispute Resolution Ethics, among others. He was the editor of Just Resolutions, the newsletter of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution.

In 2004, he accepted for the ABA DR Section the CPR Award of Merit for contributions to the field of Dispute Resolution. In 2001, Mr. Hanna was recognized by the American College of Civil Trial Mediators with an Award of Excellence for ADR Administration. In 1997, he received the South Carolina Bar Oasis Award for Service to Indigent South Carolinians and the Section of Dispute Resolution received the ABA Award for Meritorious Service to the Legal Profession for the School Mediation Project "Out-Reach."


Robert C. Bordone is the Thaddeus R. Beal Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and the Deputy Director of the Harvard Negotiation Research Project. Since 2001 he has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. In addition, he works with individual and corporate clients across a spectrum of industries. He specializes in assisting individuals and groups seeking to manage conflicts in highly sensitive, emotional, or difficult situations. His clients have included Gap, Inc., Fidelity Investments, Nestle, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the U.S. Department of Justice. He is currently co-authoring a book on dispute resolution to be published by Jossey-Bass in 2005 and a book on career options in alternative dispute resolution, also to be published in 2005. Prior to coming to Harvard, he clerked for U.S. Federal Court Judge George A. O'Toole, Jr. He has also worked at the law firms of Crowell & Moring and Cravath, Swaine, & Moore, as well as the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Boston Consulting Group. Bob is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.


Professor Malin is Director of the Institute for Law and the Workplace at the Chicago-Kent School of Law. He received his J.D. from George Washington University and joined the faculty in 1980 after serving as a law clerk for The Honorable Robert E. DeMascio and having taught at the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Professor Malin teaches primarily in the areas of labor and employment law. He is past president of the Chicago chapter of the Industrial Relations Research Association and a past chair of the Association of American Law Schools Labor Law Section. Professor Malin is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators and serves on a number of state and national arbitral panels. He will be presenting results from a collaboration between himself and arbitrator Jeanne M. Vonhof.


Professor Young received her J.D. from Washington University School of Law, received her LL.M. in Dispute Resolution from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has over 1,300 hours of training and experience in alternative dispute resolution. Before joining the faculty at the Appalachian School of Law, she was a commercial litigator, mediator, and arbitrator specializing in insurance and other commercial disputes and was the sole proprietor of Pathways Mediation and Arbitration Center. Professor Young has published extensively in the field of ADR and teaches primarily Dispute Resolution, Legal Process, and skills courses in arbitration, negotiation and mediation.

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