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“NEGOTIATION, MEDIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION PRINCIPLES 101
*Saturday, September 26 ,2020 10-11AM Mr. Vic Schacter will present “HOW NEGOTIATION, MEDIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION CAN BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE REAL WORLD”
*Sunday, May 2, 2021: ΦBKNCA Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon, Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley
*PBKNCA Book Clubs are in the process of formation

In light of the public health recommendations to increase social distancing and reduce the incidence and spread of COVID-19, Phi Beta Kappa Northern California is suspending all in person events and meetings for the foreseeable future. O'Neil has come up with a number of online events that sound exciting. If you agree, we would appreciate a contribution to the Scholarship fund

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Send a check to:
Ms. Patricia Kenber VP Membership PBKNCA
1073 River Rock Lane
Danville CA 94526-4001

For questions about the events, email O'Neil Dillon at oneilsdillon@gmail.com

PBKNCA “Member Stories” programs #2 and #3 for August 22 and September 26 will be a coordinated presentation of the principles of mediation/negotiation and conflict resolution followed by an example of how they can be put to use in the real world.


Elaine RushingAugust 22, 2020 10-11AM “PBKNCA Member’s Stories #2" Judge Elaine Rushing will present “NEGOTIATION, MEDIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION PRINCIPLES 101

Judge Elaine Rushing, Mediator and Arbitrator with Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS), 2011- present
• Lecturer, UC Berkeley School of Law (Negotiations), 2013- present
• Judge, Sonoma County Superior Court, 1992-2010
• Civil trial attorney, private practice, 1979-1992
• Graduate, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University, “Mediating the Litigated Case,” 2006
• J.D., Hastings College of Law, Order of the Coif, 1979 (Research Editor, Hastings Law Journal, 1978-1979)
• National Defense Fellow, University of Wisconsin, 1969-1970 (Ph.D. candidate in Geography)
• B.A., Phi Beta Kappa with Honors in German, Syracuse University, 1969

Join Zoom Meeting August 22, a few minutes before 10, by clicking this link

Or call in #- 1-669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 831 4771 9453
Password: 206483



Vic SchacterSeptember 26 ,2020 10-11AM " PBKNCA Member Stories" #3. Mr. Vic Schacter will present “HOW NEGOTIATION, MEDIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION CAN BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE REAL WORLD”

Mr. Victor Schachter, President of The Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives is the founder and president of The Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives (FSRI), an NGO dedicated to establishing sustainable mediation centers globally to achieve timely, fair and peaceful conflict resolution in countries with backlogged court systems. He has served extensively as a mediator, and as an advocate representing clients in numerous mediations and arbitrations over his fifty-year career. In addition, he has led rule of law and related educational initiatives promoting judicial reform, alternative dispute resolution and judicial case management in India, Brazil, Liberia, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Republic of Georgia, Turkey and Malaysia, among other countries. Mr. Schachter has been honored as a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year for his service in judicial reform, rule of law and mediation building. His work has been reported and cited in numerous publications. Previously, he was a litigation partner at Fenwick & West LLP in Silicon Valley, California for 17 years.

Join Zoom Meeting September 26, a few minutes before 10 by clicking this link

Or call in #- 1-669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 876 9090 7102
Password: 511074

Bancroft HotelSunday, May 2, 2021: ΦBKNCA Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon, Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley, 12:00 Noon

Because of the official directives concerning the Covid-19 pandemic, we had found it necessary to cancel our Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon, scheduled for Sunday, May 3, 2020, at the Bancroft Hotel in Berkeley. But we have videos of the brief talks that the awardees would have given! The Scholarship recipients are available here and the Teaching Excellence recipients are here

Although we regret not being able to meet and hear our scholarship and teaching excellence award winners (not to mention missing the opportunity to see old friends again), the good news is that we have already made a reservation with the Bancroft for next year. Those of you who really plan ahead can already mark your calendars, keeping this date open: Sunday, May 2, 2021. By that time we hope this current pandemic will be only a distant memory. Location: Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley Directions: click here

Email Jean James at jeanejames@comcast.net with questions about the upcoming Annual Luncheon

PBKNCA Book Clubs are in the process of formation.  If you wish to join one, e-mail oneilsdillon@gmail.combooks