CNDR Events And Conferences

As a leading center in the dispute resolution field, CNDR hosts a variety of professional and academic events and conferences annually.

CNDR Events

Some of the CNDR has hosted or attended:

  • Northern California ADR Faculty Conference
  • International Court ADR Institute
  • ADR Around the World Annual Conference
  • Global Pound Conference
  • eDiscovery Symposium
  • Online Dispute Resolution and Hackathon
  • ABA Asia Pacific Mediation Summit
  • Resolving Disputes with Companies in Asia
  • Rwanda Mediation Fundraiser
  • American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Conference
  • Meet the Masters
  • Negotiation Salon

International Court ADR Institute

Offered since 2011, this program, open to non-U.S. judges, attorneys and court administrators, will prepare participants to design and implement court ADR programs in their respective countries. Participants will be selected from a pool of international applicants and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program. Instruction will involve a mixture of theoretical and practical classroom presentations and simulation exercises, as well as opportunities to observe selected court ADR programs in the immediate vicinity of the law school and to meet with ADR judges, practitioners, and scholars from the community. Participants will learn how to lay the groundwork for a successful court-based ADR program by working with local stakeholders; how to assess community needs, choose ADR processes suited to those needs and develop the chosen program design; how to screen and select cases appropriate for ADR; and how to implement, evaluate and modify a program once it is underway.

Participants will also learn how to select and train neutrals to work in their programs, including the personal qualities and skill sets required for the various processes, and how to deal with ethical problems and confidentiality issues. In addition to group sessions, one-on-one consultation with the lead trainers will allow each participant to explore issues specific to his or her own country’s legal system and needs; and a 3- to 6-month follow-up by email will allow the providers both to measure the effectiveness of the training and to offer additional assistance after the participants return to their home countries.

The commitment of the participants and the faculty…was powerful and brought us insight, knowledge, many ideas and hidden experience (wisdom). It was really an inspiring and enriching week.

Upcoming CNDR Events

There are no upcoming events at this time, please check back soon.

Volunteer Opportunities

UC Hastings Alternative Dispute Resolution Team tryouts involve three weeks of “Negotiation Bootcamp” where students learn the basics of interest-based negotiation and practice their skills through a series of case simulations.  Volunteer coaches observe and coach these practice simulations and provide feedback and advice to the students they observe.

The tryout process culminates with the In School Competition, where students compete in tournament-like conditions, vying for a spot on the team.  We rely on volunteers to judge the two rounds of competition during the day.

The team’s continuing success is due in large part to the quality of coaching we are able to provide to our students from local advocates and practitioners.  The students learn so much from the feedback and advice given from professionals.  Many of our coaches and judges tell us how much they enjoy working with the students, and how their volunteer experience with the team has actually helped them in their own practice.

Contact us to Volunteer as a coach or judge