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"Ombuds and Other Alternatives to Preventing, Managing and Resolving Disputes"

June 25, 2008

June 25, 2008

National Association of College and University Attorneys Forty-Eighth Annual Conference

New York, NY

Charles Howard participated in a panel discussion, on alternatives for preventing, managing, and resolving disputes in the university setting. Mr. Howard's presentation included:

• What is an ombuds office?
• How to create an ombuds office
• The legal issues involved (confidentiality and imputed notice)
• The benefits the office can provide in resolving disputes
• Tools for resolving campus disputes, such as mediation (both before and during litigation), neutral investigations, and independent fact-finding

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