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CLE – The Taming of the Shrew: Using Dialogue to Create Professionalism and Civility

June 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Taming of the Shrew: Using Dialogue to Create Professionalism and Civility

12:00-1:00 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Level 6

This CLE will focus on the core lawyering skill of dialogue, a deceptively simple approach to conversation which underlies all professionalism and civility, from collaborative problem solving to adversarial advocacy. 1 hour of professionalism & civility CLE (pending).

Watch this event online at the S.J. Quinney College of Law YouTube Channel »

$15 lunch charge or free no-lunch option. Register online »
Come for the CLE and then stay for the remainder of the Dialogue on Collaboration event.

Special Parking Instructions:

Due to the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot being closed temporarily, free parking is available in the Guardsman Way parking lot. A shuttle bus between the S.J. Quinney College of Law and the parking lot will operate on Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 11:15 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., and resume at 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The Guardsman Way lot is at 595 S. Guardsman Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108.

For University of Utah employees with an “A” parking permit, parking may be available in Lot 2 (by the law school). Without a valid University parking permit, your vehicle can be ticketed.

We encourage you to use public transportation to our event. Take TRAX (light rail) University Red line to the Stadium stop and walk a half block north to the Law School building. The law school is on the Red Route for the University’s free campus shuttles.


James Holbrook, Clinical Professor of Law, S.J. Quinney College of Law
Professor Holbrook received a B.A. in 1966 from Grinnell College where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Honorary Fellowship. In 1968 he received an M.A. from Indiana University, which he attended as a National Science Foundation Fellow. He fought in combat in Vietnam in 1969, for which service he was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal for Valor. In 1974 he received a J.D. from the University of Utah where he was an articles editor of the Journal of Contemporary Law. After law school, he clerked for the chief judge of the federal district court for Utah and later served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Salt Lake City. Before joining the faculty at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2002, he practiced law for twenty-eight years, primarily in the areas of complex civil and federal white-collar criminal litigation. Since 1987, he has mediated and arbitrated over 700 disputes dealing with a wide range of legal issues.

Michele Straube, Director Environmental Dispute Resolution Program, Wallace Stegner Center
Michele Straube was a practicing lawyer for more than 15 years, representing private and public sector clients. She has extensive experience with administrative agencies in their regulatory and enforcement functions. For the past 20 years, she has focused exclusively on alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, facilitation, training, and collaborative problem-solving. Before coming full-time to the law school, Straube maintained a private mediation practice in which she designed and facilitated consensus-building processes and offered conflict management training. In addition to being on several national rosters for environmental third-party neutrals, she conducted mediations for the U.S. Postal Service REDRESS program, and was a long-term-care ombudsman for Salt Lake County. From January 2008 to August 2010, Straube directed Salt Lake Solutions, SLC Mayor Ralph Becker’s collaborative government initiative. Salt Lake Solutions projects model collaboration by engaging all segments of the community to address difficult public problems.



June 15, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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