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Friday, November 7, 2014

Professors Jean Sternlight and Lydia Nussbaum to Speak at Continuing Legal Education Events

From left: Jean Sternlight & Lydia Nussbaum
Jean Sternlight is the Michael and Sonja Saltman Professor of Law and the Director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the UNLV Boyd School of Law. Lydia Nussbaum is an Associate Professor of Law, Director of the Strasser Mediation Clinic, and Associate Director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the UNLV Boyd School of Law.

On Nov. 14 and Dec. 5, Professors Sternlight and Nussbaum will speak during a State Bar of Nevada continuing legal education program titled "Hot Topics in Mediation and Judicial Settlement."

Professor Sternlight will talk on "Why Mediators Should Care About the Psychology of Ethics," and Professor Nussbaum will present "Is Mum Always the Word? - What Mediators Should Know About Mediation Confidentiality."

Presented by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, the program will feature an overview of facilitative and evaluative mediation and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each. The event will also address when discussions in mediation are confidential and privileged, the role that psychology plays in avoiding ethical missteps, and where to look for mediators. 

The Nov. 14 event will take place at the Boyd School of Law. The Dec. 5 event will take place at the Northern Nevada Bar Center in Reno.