John A. Speziale Alternative Resolution Program

2017 John A. Speziale Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium:

 

The Tenth Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium, "Finding Solid Ground: Environmental and Land Use Dispute Resolution in Connecticut" was held Friday, March 17th.  Click here to find more information on this event.

 

Previous John A. Speziale Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposia:
 

2015 Keynote speaker Robert A. Burt, JD, Alexander M. Bickel Professor of Law, Yale University
 
Presentation by James Cox-Chapman, MD, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, ProHealth Physicians, Inc.

 

In May 1997, the Connecticut Bar Foundation launched the John A. Speziale Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium to honor former Chief Justice John A. Speziale, the first chair of the Foundation’s James W. Cooper Fellows Program. After his death in January 2005, a memorial fund was established by the Foundation to support the program.  

Chief Justice Speziale was a pioneer in bringing alternative dispute resolution to Connecticut. As Chief Court Administrator in the mid-1970s, he implemented a massive reorganization of the Connecticut court system, merging the Court of Common Pleas with the Superior Court and laying the groundwork for Connecticut’s Appellate Court. He also established an alternative means of resolving disputes outside the court setting. Under his tutelage, Connecticut became a national model on how to expedite cases.

 

Past ADR Symposia include:

2015 - Ninth Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium co-sponsored by Quinnipiac University School of Law - "What Are The Cures For Conflict In Healthcare?" 

2012 - Eighth Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium co-sponsored by Quinnipiac University School of Law – “ADR in Hard Times: Can Alternative Dispute Resolution Maintain Access to Justice When Resources Are Limited?”

2010 - Seventh Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium co-sponsored by Quinnipiac University School of Law – “Achieving the Goals of Criminal Justice: A Role for Mediation?”
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2008 - Sixth Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium co-sponsored by Quinnipiac University School of Law – “Where Have We Come? What Lies Ahead?”
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2005 - Fifth Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium co-sponsored by Quinnipiac University School of Law – “ADR’s Next Frontier: Ethics, Regulation and Standards of Practice”

2002 - Fourth Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium – “Proposed Revised Uniform Arbitration Act and Uniform Mediation Act”

2001 - Third Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium – “Community Mediation: Empowerment or Second Class Justice?”

1999 - Second Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium – “Court-Annexed ADR”

1998 - First Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium – “Alternative Dispute Resolution as Justice: Has ADR Kept Its Promise?”

 

To make a tax deductible contribution to the John A. Speziale Fund for ADR, click on DONATE NOW or mail to the Connecticut Bar Foundation, 31 Pratt Street, Suite 420, Hartford, CT 06103.