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College of Law
University of Idaho
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Moscow, ID 83844-2321
The Role of Apology, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation in Advocacy and Mediation
Instructor: Peter Robinson
Location: University of Idaho College of Law
Date: May 14-15, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This class will examine each of the themes of Apology, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation. A spectrum of definitions and meanings of each theme will be explored. A variety of approaches on how to implement each theme will be discussed. The material will be addressed from the context of governing our own lives, providing professional advice to another as an advocate, and serving as a mediator. Class material will include religious and non-religious perspectives on these themes.
What you will Learn
- A variety of meanings and approaches to apology, forgiveness and reconciliation
- When and how an attorney may recommend that his client apologize or forgive
- Issues surrounding a mediator encouraging an apology or forgiveness.
About the Presenter
Professor Robinson's humor, energy and ability to articulate lessons from his mediation experiences have made him a popular lecturer and trainer; he has presented advanced negotiation and mediation skills courses in more than thirty states and in Argentina, Canada, England, Holland, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, France, and Rwanda.
Prior to joining the Pepperdine community, he served as the director of the Christian Conciliation Service of Los Angeles (CCS), a non-profit dispute resolution center, and a staff attorney for a U.S. Government agency that insures pension benefits pursuant to ERISA. He has served on the board of CCS, Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement, Dispute Resolution Services of the LACBA, the Southern California Mediation Association (SMCA), and the California Dispute Resolution Council. The SCMA recognized him as Peacemaker of the Year in 1999. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. Since 2006 Los Angeles Magazine has recognized Professor Robinson as a Southern California Super Lawyer in the area of mediation.