LEADR NZ Dispute Resolution Prize for 2010

LEADR NZ is delighted to announce the names of the university students who are winners of the LEADR NZ Dispute Resolution prizes for 2010.  They are:

University of Auckland - Beth Ford

University of Waikato - Joshua Blue

Victoria University of Wellington - Abby Tearle

The Faculty of Law at each univeristy chose the winners as "the most outstanding student" in final year dispute resolution or negotiation papers.  The purpose of the prizes is to reward and encourage law students to take a real interest in alternative dispute resolution.  Each student wins a prize of $500 cash.  LEADR NZ has awarded the prizes each year since 2002.


Workplace Conflict - An Opportunity for Growth?

LEADR NZ Article published in 'Employment Today' - September 2010

The power of conflict coaching by Gabrielle O'Brien

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Mediation Training for family lawyers - why bother?

LEADR NZ Article published in NZ Lawyer:  28 May 2010

Being a mediator in the Family Court, and being a lawyer for child, are two distinct roles that require separate sets of skills.

It is a difference that many lawyers do not appreciate.

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Family Court early intervention process - LEADR Accreditation

Click here for how to achieve Accreditation through LEADR.

Mediation Comes of Age

 Media Release:  30 January 2010

Opinion Article by Mark Beech

Mark Beech is a partner in Tauranga law firm Sharp Tudhope, where he heads the disputes resolution team, and is chair of LEADR NZ, a not-for-profit membership organization for mediation professionals.

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LEADR NZ announces new Board line up for 2009

Media Release:  3 November 2009

LEADR NZ has a new Chair, Tauranga meditor and lawyer Mark Beech, and several new faces on its 2009 Board.

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LEADR Fellow Geoff Sharp calls for urgent rethink of state-funded mediation in NZ civil courts

News Release: 7 September 2009

Respected Wellington commercial mediator and Australasian LEADR Fellow, Geoff Sharp, has called for an urgent rethink on state-funded mediation in New Zealand’s civil courts.

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Let's get the new family mediation service into our Family Courts

Opinion Article:  2 June 2009

by Carol Powell.

The Family Court in New Zealand involves some of the most difficult and sensitive matters in our judicial system.

On 2 September 2008, the Family Court Matters Bill passed into law. This new legislation introduces a number of significant changes to the way the Family Court works. Chief among the changes is a new family mediation service that will work with an enhanced counselling service.

Family Court Reforms

Powerpoint article:  26 February 2009

Presented at LEADR Network meeting on 26 February 2009 by Judge Peter Boshier.