2014 News: Where has the time gone?

A belated happy new year to all and apologies for a two month hiatus. Things have been busy.

Nonetheless, here are three brief news announcements:

- Jeanne F. Franklin was elected on January 24 as Chair of the Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association.

- She will present a webinar on March 20 along with Jamie Baskerville-Martin, Esq. of Richmond, Virginia and Jane Reister Conard, Esq. of Sun Valley, Idaho for the American Bar Association Health Law Section. The topic is "Medical Staff-Hospital Relationships: Diagnosing the Problem, Treating It, and Practicing Wellness."

Information about that program may be obtained from this office or from the American Bar Association Health Law Section website.

- The effect of a sincere and appropriate apology to change a conversation and motivate problem solving was discussed in a thought provoking educational program and demonstration, based in part on neurological studies, during the Virginia Bar Association Annual Meeting on January 24.  The program was presented by Kimberly Fauss, Esq., Marshall Yoder, Esq. and Lisa Schenkel.

Discussion during the program recognized that organizations, businesses and talented people can do amazing things like lazer surgery, building satellites or designing beautiful graphics but it is still hard often for good people to build good teams and get the people one works with to "get along."





Jeanne Franklin