On March 23, 2017, Divided Community Project Director Grande Lum, former Ohio Attorney General and DCP Steering Committee Member Nancy Rogers and DCP Associate Director William “Bill” Froehlich will deliver a webinar titled “Keeping it Together: Mediation in the Era of Civil Unrest”.
Civil unrest during times of tension calls for an experienced attorney who can communicate with both the community and local officials. Negotiation skills, trust-building opportunities, and a knack for planning are all crucial elements when time is of the essence. Panelists will discuss 1) Planning techniques in advance of unrest; 2) Facilitating rules of engagement with protesters, elected officials and law enforcement; and, 3) Implementing constructive approaches to address past grievances.
The conversation will draw upon Planning in Advance of Civil Unrest, Key Considerations for Community Leaders Facing Civil Unrest, the short article Mediation and Planning in Advance of Civil Unrest, and Nancy Rogers’ seminal article When Conflicts Polarize Communities: Designing Localized Offices that Intervene Collaboratively.
The March 23 panel will be hosted by the ABA’s General Practice Division. You can register here.