Dispute Resolution Section Events


2019 Dispute Resolution Section & UCCR CLE on Prof./Civility in ADR

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Utah Law & Justice Center
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, UT

8:00 - 8:30 am Registration

8:30 am until 12 noon CLE consisting of 3 separate sessions

One session on the case law of handling mediation malpractice
(for 1 hour ethics credit)

One session on dealing with bad behavior in litigation and mediation
(for 1 hour regular CLE)

One session on a judicial panel discussion on civility featuring judges from the Utah State Courts' Standing Committee on ADR
(for 1 hour professionalism/civility credit)

3 hours of CLE credit
All CLE credits are pending approval right now.

Register Online by June 11th!

For registration or event questions, please contact sectionsupport@utahbar.org 
or 801-297-7032

Materials available in Resources


2018 Annual Dispute Resolution Academy

Introducing the 2018 Dispute Resolution Academy
Defusing Defensiveness and Power Struggle:
Cutting Edge Skills for ADR Professionals”
Featuring Sharon Strand Ellison, award winning speaker, author, and founder of the Institute for Powerful Non-Defensive Communication,
Earn 1 hour of Professionalism CLE credit, 1 hour of Ethics and
4 hours Regular CLE credit*
*credits pending approval

The ability of professionals in the field of alternative dispute resolution to defuse defensiveness is a crucial skill in eliminating power struggles between clients, as well as with other professionals. Sharon will identify more than a dozen common pitfalls in currently accepted ADR communication “best practices.” Then, using dialogue analysis from actual transcripts and detailed examples, she will show how four simple changes in tone, body language, phrasing, and intention can defuse defensiveness, often instantly, even in high conflict situations. Learn to ask questions, give feedback, and create boundaries that provide safety and get quickly at the heart of key issues when working with clients, along with enhancing civil discourse among professionals.

To learn more about Sharon Strand Ellison, go to http://www.pndc.com/

Join us on October 12, 2018 at the Utah State Bar from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Law & Justice Center, 645 So. 200 East
Light Breakfast and Lunch will be provided
$125 for section members
$175 for non-members
Join the Dispute Resolution Section and receive a $35 discount

To register: https://services.utahbar.org/Events/Event-Info?sessionaltcd=19_9009

***All non-Bar members will need to fill out the form, return and make payment to register. The form can be accessed HERE

Flyer for the ADR ACADEMY 2018 can be viewed HERE

2018 Annual DR Section and UCCR CLE Seminar

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

3 hours CLE credit in total for all sessions

Registration Costs: $85 for DR Section & for UCCR Members / $120 for Non-Section and Non-UCCR Members
All non-Bar members will need to reach the Education Department at the Utah State Bar to register. cle@utahbar.org

Check out the agenda HERE


Mediator Act

Arbitration Act

321 Arb Act

explaining the 321 Arb Act

Mediator Roster, and summaries

Best Practices Guide


SKekson Civility in the Face of Incivility

Sample AgreementtoMed Re Social Media Use


Introducing the 2017 Dispute Resolution Academy

Featuring Expert mediator and trainer Bob Berlin

Join us on October 13

Mediation Challenges: Negotiations & Advocacy
Lunch will be provided
This is a great opportunity to receive 1 ethics and 1 hour of prof/civility credits (in addition to 4 reg. hours) in one day
$125 for section members
$175 for non-members
Join the Dispute Resolution Section and receive a $35 discount from the regular price

Register HERE for the event.

Check out the Bios below

Carolyn L. Raines Bio

Robert A. Berlin, J.D Bio