Douglas E Noll Selected as President of the California Dispute Resolution Council

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Douglas E Noll, peacemaker, professional mediator and author of Elusive Peace has beeen selected to be the 2012 President of the California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC). CDRC has a reputation for integrity, honesty, and knowledge whose opinion is sought by legislators introducing bills involving or affecting alternative dispute resolution. Doug Noll brings skills and expertise in professional mediating and peacemaking, furthering his mission to mediate peace in all areas of conflict. "The CDRC monitors legislation affecting mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law, and assists Californians to resolve disputes in ways they choose, rather than have limited choices by the desires of special interests," Noll explains.

Douglas E. Noll Professional Mediator

It is an honor to preside over CDRC as part of my mission of mediating peace in areas of conflict

Douglas E. Noll has been selected to be the 2012 President of the California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC). The California Dispute Resolution Council is the primary voice for peacemaking professionals and community practitioners in California.

“Because CDRC oversees the Alternative Dispute Resolution, which dominates the resolution of California lawsuits, many special interests want to limit it, expand, change, or gain exemptions, depending upon their perceived best interests. CDRC has a reputation for integrity, honesty, and knowledge, and its opinion is heard and support sought by legislators. The CDRC is also influential in national trends and policy making involving Alternative Dispute Resolution,” Noll explains.

“It is an honor to be selected to preside over this council for the year, and is part of my ongoing mission to present peacemaking options in all areas of conflict, statewide, nationally, and internationally as a consultant,” Noll announces.

As a peacemaker, professional mediator and author of Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts (Prometheus, 2011), Noll’s skills in mediation and arbitration to solve complex and difficult conflicts will be valuable to this position for influencing policy making involving Alternative Dispute Resolution issues.

The California Dispute Resolution Council tracks legislation that is ill-advised or impractical. CDRC makes sure that Californians can resolve their disputes in the way they choose, rather than have their choices limited by the desires of special interests.

“With the likelihood of reduced funding for the courts in 2012, the Alternative dispute Resolution will become more important as a means of the people to resolve disputes fairly, efficiently, and satisfactorily. CDRC will remain the Alternative Dispute Resolution watchdog to see that Californians can resolve their disputes in the way they choose, rather than have their choices limited by the desires of special interests,” Noll explains.

About Doug Noll
Douglas Noll is recognized as one of the top mediators in America because he integrates science, spirituality, skill, and honor emotional landscapes through a method that resolves conflicts without violence, lawsuits, or other adversarial behaviors. As a professional mediator, peacemaker, and author, Douglas Noll is committed to teaching the principles of achieving peace through nonviolent or adversarial methods. Transitioning from a trial lawyer to professional mediator and peacemaker offered a personal and professional journey towards studying and learning the psychology, neurobiology, and emotional dogmatic attachments that can create or prevent peaceful solutions in politics, on the battlefield, in business enterprise, and in the homes of families. Doug’s passion for advocating peaceful solutions in conflict drives his desire to teach individuals, groups, governments, and businesses that working together for a common good is not only imperative for survival and strength in all domains of our lives but is possible in today’s world with the melding of advanced social, neurological, and psychological sciences we now have access to. Professionally, Doug is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators and on the American Arbitration Association panel of mediators and arbitrators. Doug was one of the first U.S. mediators certified under the international mediator standards established by the International Mediation Institute based in The Hague, Netherlands. Noll is a board member of Mediators Without Borders. Doug is the incoming 2012 President of the California Dispute Resolution Council. Noll is an author of the books Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts (Prometheus, Spring 2011), Sex, Politics & Religion at the Office: The New Competitive Advantage (Auberry Press 2006), with John Boogaert, and Peacemaking: Practicing at the Intersection of Law and Human Conflict (Cascadia Publishing House 2002), and numerous chapters and articles on peacemaking, restorative justice, conflict resolution and mediation. Doug has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News & World Report and is a Northern California Super Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Doug is a founding board member of Mediators Without Borders. For interview contact Inspired Media Communications (http://www.inspiredmc.com).

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