The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law September 2010
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Pauline Tesler to Speak at Lawrence Negotiation Lecture Sept. 30

Pauline Tesler

The annual Lawrence Negotiation Lecture this year will feature Pauline Tesler, who will be speaking on “Collaborative Practice and Deep Resolution of Client Conflicts.” Ms. Tesler is a pioneer in the collaborative law movement, and she will be talking about her experiences and lessons from her many years in the collaborative law field, with an emphasis on practical anecdotes that the students can use for the Lawrence Negotiation Competition. The lecture will take place on September 30, from noon to 1:15pm, in Drinko 348. Lunch will be provided.

Pauline began her legal career doing test case litigation on behalf of children as staff counsel with the National Center for Youth Law, handling a docket including cases decided by the California and U.S. Supreme Courts. After conducting a vigorous family law litigation and appellate practice for twenty years, in the mid-1990's she became a pioneer in developing and extending the practice of collaborative law in California and internationally. In addition to speaking widely and writing about collaborative law, Pauline trains lawyers in how to become more skilled at collaborative practice. In August, 2002, Pauline was co-recipient of the first American Bar Association. "Lawyer as Problem Solver" award.

Pauline earned her B.A. from Harvard University, her M.A. from the Victoria University of Manchester, England, and her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) Law School, where she graduated first in her class.

The annual Lawrence Negotiation Lecture is put on by the Program on Dispute Resolution in concert with the Lawrence Negotiation Competition. Every year, the Program hosts a speaker with a distinguished career as a negotiator. This is a particularly enlightening talk for students who are preparing to participate in the Competition, held this year October 11-15.

The Lawrence Lecture and Negotiation Competition are named for James K. L. Lawrence '65, a partner with Frost Brown Todd in Cincinnati. Following graduation from law school, he worked as an attorney at the National Labor Relations Board. He left the Board to join his firm and, for more than 30 years, has practiced labor-relations and employment law. He is a skilled advocate in arbitration and an astute negotiator in collective bargaining and settlement discussions. He has given generously of his time, talent, guidance and resources to Moritz.

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