ADR Committee Meeting Minutes
February 4, 2004
Mr. Harwi, the co-chair convened the meeting, presented a few brief announcements (including mentioning the annual meeting of PCM, in Philadelphia on May 7 and 8) and asked his co-chair, Jim Rosenstein, to report on an initiative to resurrect the old Delaware Valley Chapter of SPIDR as a Chapter of SPIDR�s successor - the Association for Conflict Resolution. He explained the indications of support received from the other counties and received the Committee�s approval for proceeding with the steps needed to formally organize such a Chapter, including recruiting volunteers for a Chapter Organizing Committee. Anyone interested in joining this Committee is encouraged to contact Mr. Rosenstein at (215) 977-2210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Harwi then introduced the meeting�s speaker, Cheryl Cutrona, the Executive Director of Good Shepherd Mediation Program. Her topic was �Building Court - ADR Partnerships�.
She first identified the various court-annexed ADR programs in the southeastern Pennsylvania region, discussed their current status and the direction in which she sees court-annexed mediation moving. The bulk of her presentation focused on her �top ten ways to build partnerships between the courts and private ADR providers. They are:
Ms. Cutrona then answered questions and engaged in an open conversation with Judge Robert J. Matthews in support of his use of settlement conferences in the Family Court Division.
The meeting was then adjourned.