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Dykema To Host ABA Midwest Regional Mediation Competition

February 19, 2009

Detroit

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announces that it will host the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Midwest Regional Mediation Competition on March 7 and 8, 2009 at its Detroit office. Michigan State University College of Law is the regional sponsor of the competition.

In this competition, law students role-play as attorneys and clients in a mediation setting. The competition measures how well law students model appropriate preparation for and representation of a client in mediation. Volunteer judges evaluate and score the quality of representation by the student teams and also give feedback directly to the students at the end of the competition.

The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution provides its members and the public with creative leadership in the dispute resolution field by fostering diversity, developing and offering educational programs, providing technical assistance, and producing publications that promote problem-solving and excellence in the provision of dispute resolution services.