March 4, 2014 -- Mediators from Houston and around the world will gather at the University of Houston Law Center March 21 and 22 to share their experiences and expertise in the growing field of mediation.
The 19th meeting of the forum is organized by the UIA (International Association of Lawyers) Mediation and Conflict Prevention Commission with the support of the law school. The interactive program will consider topical issues and best mediation practices from around the world.
“Hosting this program gives us a great opportunity to showcase the Law Center, and Houston, and to connect with the expanding global practice of mediation,” said Jim Lawrence, director of the school’s Blakely Advocacy Institute.
According to the seminar’s program, Houston was chosen as this year’s site because it “has been at the forefront of the modern mediation movement and is home to some of the best and most experienced mediators in the world.”
The gathering will have a decided Houston and Texas flair with presentations by local attorneys and judges, a discussion titled “Energy Mediation in the Energy Capital,” and dinners of Mexican food and mariachis one night and blues and Texas barbeque the next.