A professional organization dedicated to the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.
The Association for Conflict Resolution - Houston (ACR Houston) is a 501.c.3 organization dedicated to promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and conflict management, supporting and developing ADR professionals, and educating our community about the many uses and benefits of ADR.
"The 2019 Charlsie Moore ADR Scholarship was awarded to Jodee Rankin and John Casper who received the highest grades in their Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic at Texas Tech University. The Ben DeVries Achievement in ADR Scholarship was awarded to Samin Agha, who was a member of the winning team at the 2018 Tom Newhouse Mediation Competition. “We are pleased to sponsor the Ben DeVries and Charlsie Moore Scholarships because this allows us to support and assist students who are very involved in conflict resolution training programs and also honor Charlsie Moore and Ben DeVries who have contributed so much time and talent at the DRC-MC,” stated Elaine Roberts, DRC-MC Executive Director. Read full article by Jaclyn Morgan.
Scholarship Recipients Raise the Bar in Montgomery County
"The Woodlands Bar Association (WBA) proudly announces three 2019 scholarship recipients who are raising the bar here in Montgomery County. Three local high school seniors, Pearlyn Ang, Allison Dennis, and Maverick Noack, recently received WBA Future Lawyers Scholarships for $3,000 in honor of former WBA board members, Kevin T. Shea, Ida G. Stewart and Patricia G. Chapman. “The 2019 Future Lawyer Scholarship winners were selected based on their academic achievement, community involvement, demonstrated leadership ability and interest in entering the legal field. Selecting only three winners from among the many qualified candidates was particularly difficult this year, “said Elaine Roberts, WBA VP of Scholarships." Read full article by Reagan Heilman.
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“The Heirs of Howard Hughes” Howard Hughes, Jr. (1905–1976), aviator, film producer, and manufacturer, died a multibillionaire. Unmarried and childless, Hughes left no clear heir. Hughes' death set off a stampede for his fortune of more than $2 billion, with over 200 lawyers representing various parties asserting a claim. Because there was no formal mediation at this time, the matter proceeded to trial.
Wayne Fisher represented the stepchildren of Rupert Hughes, Howard Hughes’ uncle. Wayne describes the personalities involved, the various wills proffered, and the machinations and sometimes bizarre happenings during the seven month trial.
Special Cameo by Erica Babino Erica Babino, a professional mediator, coach, author and speaker, is the owner of Speak in Green Consulting. Her focus and passion is providing tools for children to adults to manage conflict from the inside out.
Come and bring a friend for dinner and margaritas. Enjoy the presentation. Then relax and enjoy getting to know your colleagues in the field.
Saturday, August 17, 2019 Dinner - 5:30 PM Program - 6:30 to 8:30 PM
$18 each for ACRH members and their guest $25 for non-ACRH attendees and their guest
21 Briar Hollow Lane
Houston, TX 77027
September 18-21, 2019; Wednesday - Saturday ACR Annual Conference 2019
It Is Time To Register For The Conference For All Conflict Resolution Practitioners: Join us this fall in Tucson, Arizona for ACR's 19th Annual Conference, where we will explore our shared theme — Heal the Divide: A Focus on the Role of ADR Practitioners in a Divided Society. REGISTER NOW!
September 19, 2019 - Thursday ACR: Soul of Mediation Contest
ACR PRESIDENT’S CHALLENGE Becky Bartness, President of ACR, has invited all ACR members and folks outside the ACR community to submit an original description of mediation in a statement of forty words or less. Becky’s suggestion is to focus on the tenets and soul common to all mediation practices and approaches. So far we have received several amazing entries. We want more… The winner of the contest will receive a prize of one hundred dollars.
October 17, 2019 - Thursday Conflict Resolution Day
Conflict Resolution Day - October 17, 2019
Conflict Resolution Day is celebrated on October 17, 2019. Conflict Resolution Day was created by the United States Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) to promote conflict resolution.
October 25, 2019 - Friday Annual Conflict Resolution Bookmark Art Contest 2019 Conroe, TX - Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Court Building
Celebrate National Conflict Resolution Day by supporting the Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County CONFLICT RESOLUTION BOOKMARK ART CONTEST for Grades K - 8 on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.