ADULT & YOUTH MEDIATORS CELEBRATE MEDIATION

From the Louisville Bar Association:
LOUISVILLE—As the number of juvenile delinquency and violence cases involving our cities' young people continues to grow, the Louisville Bar Association (LBA) is doing its part by helping to educate our youth by teaming up with JCPS and other local organizations to host the inaugural program A Meeting of the Minds on Tuesday, November 18.

The program, developed as a partnership between the LBA's ADR/Mediation Section, Just Solutions and Peace Education Program, brings together adult and youth mediators to exchange information and ideas while celebrating and promoting peer mediation, a process that is affording elementary, middle and high school students the opportunity to learn new skills to deal with and resolve conflicts.

A Meeting of the Minds will involve 50 middle school students from Olmsted Academy North and Olmsted Academy South. These Jefferson County Public Schools were selected because their youth mediators conduct approximately 200 mediations annually and have made tremendous strides in reducing high levels of conflict within their respective schools. The selected students have completed peer mediation training and use the skills they have acquired to resolve disagreements in a peaceful, non-violent manner.

This program will be held in the Louisville Bar Center from 9:30 a.m. to noon and was made possible by a generous grant from the law firm Greenebaum Doll & McDonald.

The program is being offered to the Olmsted North and South staff and their students free of charge.

For more information about A Meeting of the Minds, contact Cindy Robinson at (502) 583-5314 or via e-mail at crobinson@loubar.org.

About the Louisville Bar Association

The Louisville Bar Association is Kentucky’s oldest continuously operating bar association and is among the 40 largest local bars in the country with over 3,400 members and subscribers. The association’s mission is to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law, improve public access to the judicial system, provide law-related services to the community, and to serve its members.