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Keeping it Together: Mediation in the Era of Civil Unrest

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 91 minutes
Recorded Date: March 23, 2017
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1) Key considerations
        - Stakholders
        - Trust
        - Law Enforcement protocols
        - Media & Communications

2) Planning in advance
        - Assessment
        - Participants
        - Forums
        - Early Warning Systems
        - Community Problem Solving
        - Development of Concrete Plans
        - Implementation

3) Intersection of Social Media

Runtime: 1 hour and 31 minutes
Recorded: March 23, 2017


Civil unrest during times of tension calls for an experienced attorney who can communicate with both the community and local officials. Negotiation skills, trustbuilding opportunities, and a knack for planning are all crucial elements when time is of the essence. This experienced panel will discuss some of those planning techniques in advance of unrest, the facilitating rules of engagement with protesters, elected officials and law enforcement. They will also discuss tips in implementing constructive approaches to address grievances.

This program was recorded on March 23rd, 2017.

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William Froehlich

Langdon Fellow in Dispute Resolution
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

William “Bill” Froehlich ’11 is the current Langdon Fellow in Dispute Resolution at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He graduated cum laude from Moritz in 2011 and served on the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law while in law school. In addition, he worked on public policy consensus building projects as a research fellow with the Election Law @ Moritz program, and served as research assistant in the areas of nonprofit law and professional responsibility. He has an undergraduate degree in math and political science from Denison University.

Prior to commencing the fellowship, Froehlich worked in labor relations and practiced labor law as an associate attorney with Muskovitz & Lemmerbrock, LLC. Before beginning law school, he worked as a legislative aide in the Ohio Senate.

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Nancy H. Rogers

Professor of Law
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Nancy H. Rogers, Emeritus Moritz Chair in Dispute Resolution at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, teaches and writes primarily in the dispute resolution area.

Her recent article on divided communities, When Conflicts Polarize Communities: Designing Localized Offices That Intervene Collaboratively, 30 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 173 (2015), received the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution’s (CPR) 2015 Professional Article Award. She co-authored three law school textbooks: Designing Systems and Processes for Managing Disputes (2013); Dispute Resolution, Negotiation, Mediation and Other Processes (6th ed. 2012); and A Student’s Guide to Mediation and the Law (1987); and a treatise, Mediation: Law, Policy & Practice (2015-2016).

In addition to serving on the Moritz law faculty, Professor Rogers has been Ohio Attorney General, Dean of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, staff attorney at the Cleveland Legal Aid Society, and a federal judicial law clerk. She was President of the Association of American Law Schools, on the Board of the Legal Services Corporation, and reporter for the Uniform Mediation Act Drafting Committee.

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Grande H. Lum

Adjunct Professor of Law
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Grande Lum is the Director of the Divided Community Project, hosted by the Program on Dispute Resolution at the Moritz College of Law. He is also the founder and a Senior Advisor at Accordence, Inc., a research fellow and lecturer at the Gould Center for Conflict Resolution at Stanford Law School and a Senior Advisor for Nextdoor. Previously he directed the Community Relations Service at the United States Department of Justice.

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