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CLE# 2010-047: ADR and Domestic Violence
Category:    Live CLE Seminars
Date:   Monday, September 20, 2010 / 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Location:   Anchorage / Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center - Kahtnu 1
Credits:   3.5 General
Registration Fee:   $109.00
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8:30 a.m.     Introduction and objectives

8:45 a.m.     Spectrum of ADR processes Definitions and research regarding:

  • Negotiation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Mediation
  •  ENE
  • Parenting coordination
  • Arbitration
  • Matching families with processes

9:30 a.m.    Research on domestic violence Conflicting research & emerging understanding

  • Definitional issues
  • Context and patterns 
  • Coercive-controlling relationships
  • Incipient coercive-control
  • Violent resistance to coercive control
  • Other violent relationships
  • Using research to ask better questions – not to diagnose

10:30 a.m.    Break

10:45 a.m.    Decision making about use of ADR in cases involving domestic violence

  • Who should decide?
  • Screening protocols
  • Factors to consider (personal and systemic) in determining whether an ADR process is safe and appropriate

11:30 a.m.    If ADR is chosen

  • Important process modifications
  • Safety planning

12:00 p.m.    Q & A

12:15 p.m.    Adjourn


Nancy Ver Steegh serves as Vice Dean and Professor of Law at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she teaches family law, domestic violence, and alternative dispute resolution.  Her publications include law review articles about the implications of domestic violence for child custody decision making and participation in processes such as mediation, collaborative law, and mandatory divorce education. She is the coauthor of two family law texts, Work of the Family Lawyer and Family Law: Examples & Explanations.

Professor Ver Steegh earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law and her M.S.W. from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work. Following graduation, she worked as a legal aid attorney in East St. Louis, St. Louis, and Minneapolis where her practice was concentrated in child custody, domestic violence, housing, public benefits, and civil rights.  She worked with community groups to start the first shelter in southern Illinois and she represented victims of domestic violence in a class action lawsuit against two police departments and a prosecutor.  Professor Ver Steegh has trained police, judges, prosecutors, and domestic violence professionals across the United States and in Turkey. She also has experience working as a family mediator.

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