Upcoming Events

  • January 8, 10, 12, 17, 19, 2024: Online 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training offered through the Maryland State Bar Association, featuring C-DRUM trainer Toby Guerin. Register
  • October 2023: Listening It's Worth It. Take your listening skills to the next level during conflict resolution month. University of Maryland, Baltimore employees and student can join the Workplace Mediation Service for a variety of activities to help you assess, rethink and improve your listening skills. More information.

  • October 24-25, 2023: Peer Mediation Coordinator Training. In this two-day training participants will learn the basics of starting and sustaining a peer mediation program including training of peer mediators and the role of the peer mediation coordinator. Space is limited so register now.
  • June 27, 2023, 9:00-10:00am: Toby Guerin presented "Conflict Styles and their Impacts on Working Relationships and Decision-Making" for local government leaders and the 2023 Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference in Ocean City, Maryland.
  • June 23, 2023: Toby Guerin presented on "The Cost of Convenience: Process Choice in Mediation Format" at the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution 2023 Annual Conference in Greenbelt, Maryland.

  • June 15, 2023, Restorative Application and Restorative Experience provided to educators at Deep Creek Middle School.

  • May 10, 2023, 1:30-2:45pm: Deborah Eisenberg and panelists presented "Leading Change in Law Schools Through ADR Skills," at the American Bar Association 25th Annual Dispute Resolution Spring Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • May 25, and June 2, 2023: The Workplace Mediation Service Discovery Chats on Open Communication in the Workplace are an opportunity to explore open communication in the workplace.

  • April 29, 2023 8:30am-11:00am: Fourth Annual Erin Levitas Foundation Stroll & Roll. 1.8 mile mobility-inclusive community walk and 5K run in support of sexual violence prevention. The Stroll & Roll benefits the Erin Levitas Foundation, a nonprofit organization working alongside the Levitas Initiative at Maryland Carey Law.
  • April 29, 2023, 10:15-11:15am: Toby Guerin and Sara Gold joined a panel of clinicians to discuss "Looking Within: Exploring Inter-Clinic Collaborations" at the 2023 American Association of Law Schools Conference on Clinical Legal Education.
  • March 2, 2023, 5:00-6:30pm: Star Wars and Conflict Resolution. Whether you are a Star Wars fan or want to enhance your negotiation and conflict resolution skills, this enlightening panel of authors will discuss chapters from the forthcoming book Star Wars and Conflict Resolution. Co-sponsored by the MSBA ADR Section
  • October 18, 2022, 10:45am-12:00pm (virtual): Aisha Samples  lead Conflict Yodas: Professionals Empowering Others to Free Themselves of Conflict as part of the University System Maryland Professional Development Week. The purpose of the workshop was to recognize the role of professional in the conflict management process and share communication strategies to help others take responsibility for their situations.
  • September 29, 2022, 5:00-7:00pm, Daniel Thursz Social Justice Lecture: Restorative Approaches in Policy, Programs, and Practice. Nancy Schertzing joined Professor John Braithwaite and a panel of other Baltimore restorative approaches leaders to describe the history and theory of the contemporary restorative justice (RJ) movement and how restorative approaches and practices have been applied at the community, university, and state levels. In-person and virtual participation options available. This event was hosted by the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work and co-sponsored by C-DRUM.
  • September 28, 2022, 5:30-7:30pm: Restorative Justice and Transforming the Criminal Legal System: A Conversation with John Braithwaite. A conversation about the potential application of restorative justice to reform the criminal legal system with internationally renowned restorative justice theorist Dr. John Braithwaite. In-person and virtual participation options available. Reception to follow the event. This program was co-sponsored by the Maryland State Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. 
  • September 9, 2022, 3:00-4:30pm: Center for Dispute Resolution Alumni Weekend Program. If you were part of the Mediation Clinic, ADR Team, or Dispute Resolution Track, or just a fan of dispute resolution, please come back to reconnect and celebrate. At this event you will hear updates about our dispute resolution program, learn about upcoming celebration events, and network with fellow alumni, faculty, staff, and students.
  • June 3, 2022, 2:15-3:15pm: Maryland State Bar Association Legal Summit. Toby Guerin and co-panelists will present on the "The Current Landscape of ADR: Programs, Practices and Trends.
  • April 29, 2022, 2:00-3:00pm: American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Conference. Toby Guerin will engage with peers on a workshop "Thinking Outside the Standard Simulation Box: Cross-class simulations, cross-school simulations, and other innovative experiential opportunities" as part of the conference's Legal Educator's Colloquium.
  • March 30, 2022, 5:00pm-6:30pm: Truth and Reconciliation and Anti-Lynching Commissions. C-DRUM and the International & Comparative Law Program at Maryland Carey Law will host a webinar to explore the theory of transitional justice and application to Truth and Reconciliation Commissions to address the legacy of lynchings in Maryland.
  • March 23, 2022, 12:00pm-1:30pm: Repairing the Harm: An Introduction to Restorative Justice in MarylandStacy Smith and Quince Hopkins will join the Maryland State Bar Association ADR Section and other panelists for an introduction to the use of restiratove justice in different contexts in Maryland.
  • February 18, 2022, 1:10-2:00pm: Quince Hopkins served as a panelist on the topic of Building Resiliency and Communtiy for Youth as part of the 2022 Re-Imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence Symposium at the University of Miami School of Law.
  • February 11, 2022, 9:30-11:30am: Navigating ADR Online: Ethical Practice Decisions from Beginning to EndToby Guerin and Stacy Smith co-presented the fifth session in the series.
  • February 4, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:30pm (EST): New Voices in Dispute Resolution Virtual Works-in-Progress Series. Featuring Guillermo Jose Garcia Sanchez, Associate Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, presenting: In the Name of Energy Sovereignty and Mitchell Zamoff, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Minnesota School of Law, presenting: Stop the Unseal! The Importance of Safeguarding Confidential Commercial Arbitration Awards in Uncontested Confirmation Actions with commentary. This program is hosted and moderated by Deborah Thompson Eisenberg, Piper & Marbury Professor of Law; Director, Center for Dispute Resolution, Maryland Carey Law.
  • January 21, 2022, 9:00am-12:00pm: Toby Guerin presented the continuing legal education workshop for the Dispute Resolution Section at the 2022 South Carolina Bar Convention.
  • January 5-9, 2022, AALS Annual Meeting. Associate Dean Professor Eisenberg, co-chair of the ADR AALS Section participated in "Court-based Restorative Justice: Hope or Hype?".
  • Deborah Eisenberg, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Piper & Marbury Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Maryland’s Francis King Carey School of Law, discusses her recent article, “Beyond Settlement: Reconceptualizing ADR as Conflict Process Strategy” as part of the Texas A&M video conversations, an extention of the 2020 symposium on "ADR's Place in Navigating a Polarized Era." The full discussion is available here.
  • July 29, 2021, 9:00am-12:00pm: Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference. Deborah Eisenberg and Toby Guerin joined a Discussion Group on the topic of "Is Remote Justice Still Justice? Shifting Dispute Resolution Processes Online"
  • July 20-22, 2021, 10:00am-11:30am each day: "Restorative Violence Prevention Strategies for Maryland Middle and High Schools." This three-part series focuses on restorative approaches to disrupt violence among middle and high school students. The program highlights techniques suitable for middle and high school environments with guest speakers representing youth, school leadership, and community organizations. Limited scholarships avaialble upon request. The program is limited to Maryland educators