What Judges and Attorneys Don't Understand about Mediation and Arbitration - But Think They Do

Photograph: Henry Cox.Henry R. Cox, '81, will speak at noon in Room 102. Mr. Cox is a seasoned veteran in the Alternative Dispute Resolution world in with both mediation and arbitration specialties. He has been a trial attorney for 30 years and a significant part of his practice for the last 18 years has been serving as a neutral mediator and arbitrator in these type of ADR case processes.

Cox has been a trial attorney for over 30 years, representing both plaintiffs and defendants involving several Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Since 1994, a significant portion of his practice is devoted to serving as a Neutral Mediator and Arbitrator. In addition to his own dispute resolution training, he has developed a number of mediation training programs including the Civil Mediation Training for the Kansas Bar Association. Cox has provided over 1000 hours of dispute resolution training to attorneys, judges and other professionals seeking accreditation in eight different states. He is an adjunct professor in Conflict Management, Business Law, Business Ethics and Industrial Relations at Baker University, University of Missouri at Kansas City, and Friends University.

Cox served as President of the ADR Section of the Kansas Bar Association and Chairman of the Dispute Resolution Committee for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. He also serves on the Mediation Practices Committee for the Kansas Supreme Court, Office of Judicial Administration.

Among various honors, Cox is one of only 23 attorneys selected to the "Best of the Bar" by the Kansas City Business Journal for 10 consecutive years, in the areas of Arbitration/Mediation and Employment Law, and was selected to "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics publications.