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Arbitrator MacDougall elected to President of the National Association of Railroad Referees

Roger MacDougall was elected to the position of President for the NARR. The NARR is the association of arbitrators in the U.S. railroad industry.  www.rr-referees.org

Roger MacDougall elected to the worldwide Board of Directors of the International Academy of Dispute Resolution

The goal of the Academy has been to create an awareness of mediation, that there is a better way to resolve differences than the adversarial system, which tells society that differences can be resolved only if you are prepared to go to battle. Former Chief Justice Warren E. Burger declared that our legal system “has become too costly, too painful, too destructive, too inefficient for a truly civilized people.”  The Academy has established a 40 hour training class for people wishing to be certified as mediators. It has established mediation tournaments to train law students, undergraduate students and graduate students in mediation. It holds an annual World Mediation Congress in the fall of each year which brings together mediators from around the world to share ideas and network.  www.inadr.org

 

ADR International, LLC wins contract with Illinois State Board of Education
ADR International, LLC and Roger MacDougall have been selected by the ISBE to create and deliver a training package to Illinois arbitrators (hearing officers) under the new Illinois Tenured Teacher laws and regulations. Completion of this training program is required, by law, in order to be placed on the ISBE Hearing Officer roster.

Arbitrator MacDougall appointed to the Illinois Labor Relations Board
Roger MacDougall has been appointed to the roster of approved arbitrators for the Illinois Labor Relations Board

Arbitrator MacDougall appointed to the State Universities Civil Service System
Roger MacDougall has been appointed to the Board and has been appointed to cases involving Illinois State University Civil Service cases.

Arbitrator MacDougall Appointed Adjunct Professor of Law
Roger MacDougall has been appointed Adjunct Professor of Law at John Marshall Law School where he will be teaching Arbitration Law to J.D. students and Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration to students in the Master’s of Law program.  He will also be coaching Arbitration, Mediation and other law student teams.

ADR International Opens New Office in Florida
In addition to offices in Chicago and Toronto, ADR International, LLC has recently opened a Florida office to better serve it’s clients and the needs of it’s growing FMCS practice (please see the Contact section of this website for address details).

Arbitrator MacDougall placed on Roster for FMCS
Roger MacDougall, founder of ADR International, LLC, has been placed on the roster for the US Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and has been party-selected as a neutral member, multiple times, thereunder.

Arbitrator MacDougall placed on Roster for International Commercial Arbitration in the U.S.
Roger MacDougall, founder of ADR International, LLC, has been placed on the US Council for International Business Arbitration Committee roster for international commercial arbitration.

Arbitrator MacDougall placed on Roster for International Commercial Arbitration worldwide
Roger MacDougall, founder of ADR International, LLC, has been placed on the International Chamber of Commerce list of approved arbitrators for the International Court of Arbitration in Paris, France.

Arbitrator MacDougall placed on NMB Roster
Roger MacDougall, founder of ADR International, LLC, has been placed on the National Mediation Board Roster of approved arbitrators for both the airline and railroad industries

MacDougall Qualified by NMB to Perform On-Line Arbitrations
Roger MacDougall has been added to the NMB roster of arbitrators qualified to perform on-line arbitrations using WebEx (copyright – Cisco Systems, Inc.), a program provided by the National Mediation Board to arbitrators, companies and unions at no charge. Use of this system potentially reduces travel expenses otherwise incurred by the parties. For further information, seehttp://www.nmb.gov/adrservices/online-arbitrators.html

National Association of Railroad Referees — Roger is now a registered member of the National Association of Railroad Referees
Labor and Employment Relations Association — Roger is now a registered member of the L.E.R.A. of Chicago

National Mediation Board
Roger has been consensually appointed as the Neutral Board Member on multiple Public Law Boards and the National Railroad Board of Adjustment.

International Court of Arbitration
Roger completed the “Masterclass for Arbitrators” at the International Court of Arbitration (International Chamber of Commerce) in Paris, France, in March 2011.

Arbitration Law Guest-Lecturer
Roger was a return guest lecturer at John Marshall Law School in Abitration Advocacy
Interviewing and Client Consultation

Roger was a guest judge and speaker at the ABA Regional Interviewing and Client Consultation Competition at the University of Alberta Law School in Edmonton in February, 2011. For further information on the competition see International Client Consultation Competition

International Law School Mediation CompetitionRoger was a guest judge at the International Law School Mediation competition at Loyola Law School in Chicago.

Arbitration & Mediation Under the Railway Labor Act — Roger MacDougall spoke as an invited panelist at the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL.