Thirteenth annual symposium on dispute resolution features panel discussion on dispute resolution boards April 25, 2013

WHEN:          Thursday April 25, 2013. Student presentations starting at 8:45 a.m., and panel presentation at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE:       Eidman Courtroom, University of Texas School of Law
WHO:             Presentations open to the public

The annual symposium, hosted by the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the UT School of Law, is a showcase for student presentations as well as a professional presentation on topics relevant to the field of dispute resolution. The student presentations culminate the requirements for completing the graduate portfolio program; a focused curriculum of theory, skills, and research on dispute resolution. This year, nine graduate and law students will be presenting their research.

The professional presentation, How to Keep Disputes from Derailing Long-Term Contracts,” will provide insights into dispute resolution boards (DRBs), a mechanism used to efficiently manage disputes that arise in long-term contracts. A DRB is usually composed of three experienced, respected, and impartial reviewers. DRB members are selected before construction begins and meet at the jobsite periodically. DRB members become familiar with contract documents as well as the project procedures and participants. The esteemed panel includes Bill Hinton with the DRB Foundation and Jeri Arbuckle with DART and will be moderated by Jeff Jury and Steve Nelson, experienced ADR practitioners. Join us as we consider how the DRB process can help parties head off problems before they escalate into major disputes.

This symposium on dispute resolution is sponsored by the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

Related Links:
Visit the website of the Graduate Portfolio Program in Dispute Resolution for a schedule of the symposium and for more details on the program.

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