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The 2013 Conference, "Mediation: Bringing Hope to a Diverse Community" will take place during Mediation Week on Saturday, March 16th at the beautiful
University of California, Irvine University Club
801 E. Peltason Dr.
Irvine, CA 92697
We Are Proud to Present Keynote Speakers Sharon Quirk-Silva, Leigh Steinberg, and A. Marco Turk, J.D.
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Bio - Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva

Bio - Leigh Steinberg

Bio - Azim Khamisa

Attendees will also hear from J. Michael Chennault, Director of the UCI Mediation Program and the Honorable Kirk H. Nakamura, Chair of the ADR program with the Superior Court of California, Orange County.

 Schedule At A Glance
(presentations may be subject to change)
**Click on a presentation to see more about presenters and handouts for each workshop**

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Registration / Breakfast / Networking

9:00 a.m. to 9:05 a.m. - Alfonso Clarke, Chairperson for the Orange County Mediation Conference Committee Welcomes Attendees

9:05 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. - Scott Mather, Advisory Board Chairperson Introduces Advisory Board

9:10 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Alfonso Clarke Introduces Morning Keynote Speakers

9:15 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. - J. MIchael Chennault, Director of UCI Campus Mediation Program - Welcome Remarks

9:20 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. - Alfonso Clarke Introduces Sharon Quirk-Silva, Assemblywoman for the 65th District

9:25 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. - Sharon Quirk-Silva - Welcome from the State Legislature

9:55 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Alfonso Clarke Introduces Leigh Steinberg, CEO of Steinberg Sports & Entertainment

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Leigh Steinberg, "Preventing Conflict: How Sports Builds Understanding Among Diverse Communities"

(Combined Keynote = One hour MCLE - General)

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Transition Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Workshop Session I

Kelly Barclay, Psy.D., Kathy Memel, Ph.D., MFT, and Ron Supancic, Esq. - "Divorce Co-Mediation: The Lawyer / Psychotherapist Model" (1.25 hours of MCLE - General)

Mari J. Frank, Esq. CIPP - "Ethics and Eliminating Bias to Bring Hope to a Diverse Community" (One hour of MCLE - Bias / .25 hour MCLE - Ethics)

Susan Glogovac, Ph.D. - "Mindfulness and Mediation"

Jan Frankel Schau, Esq. - "Self Reflective Mediation Practice: 100 Mediator's Tools Learned from a Year of Post Hearing Analysis" (1.25 hours of MCLE - General)

12:00 p.m. - 12:15 - Transition Break

 12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Lunch Begins, Hon. Kirk H. Nakamura - "Mediation: A Solution for the Court's Economic Crisis" (.25 hour of MCLE - General)

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Azim Khamisa - Lunchtime Keynote Presentation, "Building Peaceful Communities" (1.25 hours of MCLE - General)

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Transition Break

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Workshop Session II

Kelly Barclay, Psy.D., Kathy Memel, Ph.D., MFT, and Ron Supancic, Esq. - "Consciousness & Awareness in Child Custody Mediations: Psychological & Practical Tools, Techniques & Strategies" (1.25 hours of MCLE - General)

Suzanne V. Chamberlain, Esq. - "Mediator Disclosure in Private and in Court-Connected Mediation: Is the Neutral Neutral?" (1.25 hours of MCLE - Ethics)

Karen Civitate - "Conflict Dynamics Profile Assessment" (1.25 hours of MCLE - General)

Bob Tessier, Esq. - "Mediating the Personal Injury Claim" (1.25 hours of MCLE - General)

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Transition Break

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Jennifer Reed Artim and Alfonso Clarke, Sara M. Babadi-Sharif, and John Morrison - OC DRPA Collaborative Panel, Facilitated by James Armendaris from OC Human Relations and Roxane Martinez from Community Service Programs, Inc. 

Mari J. Frank, Esq. is a co-sponsor of the Orange County Mediation Conference.  She is a state bar of California approved MCLE provider, and Ms. Frank certifies that this educational activity has been approved for 5 hours of MCLE credit by the state bar of California.