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May
10

Women Lawyer's Association 2017 Annual Meeting

On May 18, 2017, The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan will hold it’s Annual Meeting at the Detroit Athletic Club.  Shel Stark has been invited to participate as a panelist at the meeting to discuss why Sexual Harassment remains a relevant issue in 2017.   Read More
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May
1

International Academy of Mediators inducts Shel Stark as a Distinguished Fellow

At it’s Memphis, Tennessee conference, April 27-29, 2017, the International Academy of Mediators inducted Shel Stark as a Distinguished Fellow.   Read More
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Oct
11

Shel Stark elected Chair, ADR Section, State Bar of Michigan for 2016-2017

At it’s Annual Meeting on September 24, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the ADR Section of the State Bar of Michigan elected Shel Stark as Chair of the Section Council for 2016-2017.  Shel previously served as Chair of the Skills Action Team, which plans and offers skill building programs, telephone seminars, advanced mediator trainings, regional Mediator Forums and continuing legal education presentations.   Read More
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Sep
7

dBusiness Top Lawyers Announced for 2017

Shel Stark was selected to be included in dBusiness magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyers list for ADR Read More
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Nov
10

New Inductees Sworn In to College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

At the annual dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in Philadelphia on November 7, 2015, Shel Stark was sworn in as a new Fellow.   Read More
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Oct
6

Shel Stark Receives the George Bashara, Jr. Award

At the annual meeting of the ADR Section, State Bar of Michigan, Shel Stark was presented the George Bashara, Jr. award by Section Chair Marty Weisman “for exemplary service to the Section in 2015.”   Read More
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Sep
11

dBusiness Magazine Top Lawyers for 2016

Shel Stark was named a Top Lawyer in ADR for 2016 by dBusiness Magazine. Read More
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Jun
20

Newly Elected Fellow, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers elected Shel Stark a Fellow in the Neutral category by vote of the Governors on June 13, 2015.  He was nominated by George Roumell and Diane Soubly.  From the Press Release: “Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by ones colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.   “The twentieth installation of Fellows will be held November 7, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA, coincident with the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section’s Continuing Legal Education Conference.  With the current installation, the College is represented by more than thirteen hundred members in forty-five states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and eight provinces of Canada. “The College was the vision of a number of the Fellows.  The idea was to further establish this profession in all its aspects as one uniquely important to the world of labor and employment law, individual rights, collective bargaining and dispute resolution.  The College was established in 1995 through an initiative of the Council of the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association.  It operates as a free standing organization recognizing those who, by long and outstanding service, have distinguished themselves as leaders in the field.”    Read More
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Dec
23

New Telephone Seminar Offered by the ADR Section

In “Our Favorite Things: Effective Techniques for Mediators”, the ADR Section of the State Bar is offering a panel discussion featuring time-tested techniques of four experienced mediators: Richard Hooker, Ed Pappas, Toni Raheem and Shel Stark.  Moderated by mediator Bob Wright, the program airs Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at noon.  Registrants will receive an MP-3 recording and transcript of the discussion.   ADR Section members pay $10; all others $40. Register here: http://connect.michbar.org/adr/events/eventdescription/?CalendarEventKey=f1771c00-d780-45e8-a167-1842d5dfda5a&EventTypeKey=&Home=/adr/events/upcomingevents/ Read More
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Sep
16

New Video: Shel Stark's Top Mediation Tips for Parties

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the State Court Administrative Office has produced a new video featuring my top 10 tips for parties to prepare for and make the most of mediation.  An announcement went out today from Doug Van Epps, Director of the Office of Dispute Resolution, to the ADR Community with a link that a) suggests to attorneys representing clients that parts of the video may help optimize their and their clients time with the mediator, b) suggests to mediators that they share the video with clients in preparation for mediation, and c) suggests to CDRP centers that they invite participants to review segments of the video prior to attending a session. You can view the video here: http://courts.mi.gov/Administration/SCAO/OfficesPrograms/ODR/Pages/default.aspx I hope you like it!   Read More
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