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2019 ACBA Kaplan Lecture & MCWP/CLASP Conflict Resolution Training Workshop

ACBA Kaplan Lecture: 
May 9, 2019, 5:30-7:30 PM
The Frick Building, 437 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


MCWP/CLASP Conflict Resolution Training: 
May 10, 2019, 10:00-3:00 PM
The Conflict Lab, 5167 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(Sponsorships available!)

16th Annual ACBA Kaplan Lecture, May 9










To register for the ACBA's Kaplan Lecture on May 9, please click here.

MCWP/CLASP Conflict Resolution Training, May 10









Platinum Sponsor:


Mary McKinney Flaherty, Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko & Pocrass, P.C.

Gold Sponsor:


Carole Katz, Carole Katz Mediation

Silver Sponsor:


Joel Helmrich, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Time: 10:00-3:00 PM 


Location: The Conflict Lab
5167 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Key Lessons in Cross-Cultural Understanding 
from a Mediator's Perspective 

With Guest Lecturer Professor Sukhsimran Singh

The MCWP and Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania will be hosting an interactive training session the day after this year's Kaplan Lecture.    

This five-hour workshop will focus on:


  • Understanding the fundamental theories of cross-cultural dynamics and learning about their role in shaping individual interactions and decision-making

  • Recognizing that everyone possesses unique cultural attributes and learning how an individuals' values and cross-cultural thinking impacts conflict

  • Better understanding of impartiality from a Mediator's perspective and examining the role that conflict resolvers can play in achieving cross-cultural empathy and resolution 

  • Understanding the ethical issues inherent in individual interactions and decision-making

For a more detailed workshop agenda, please click here

Trainer: Professor Sukhsimran Singh, Pepperdine University

CLE:  This program has been submitted to the PA CLE Board for 3 hours of Substantive credit and 2 hours of Ethics credit 

Cost: $300 (Reduced Fee of $225 if also attending ACBA's May 9 Kaplan Lecture or if a MCWP/CLASP member)

Registration:  Please click here to register.


You may pay online by clicking the link at the bottom of the registration form, or you can mail a check to: 

Chip Dougherty
c/o MCWP ("Kaplan Training") 
1014 Karcher Drive
Allison Park, PA 15101


Please note, if you are attending the evening ACBA Kaplan Lecture you must register for that event using the ACBA's link, available here

Sponsorships Available for MCWP/CLASP Conflict Resolution Training 

Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsorships Are Available

We are currently accepting sponsorships for the MCWP/CLASP Conflict Resolution Training Workshop.



Proceeds go to support our work in promoting the use of mediation to resolve conflict in Western Pennsylvania. 

Three sponsorship levels are available:

Platinum: $1000 (includes 4 spots for the training + recognition in program, website and all event marketing)

Gold: $500 (includes 2 spots for the training + recognition in program)

Silver: $250 (available to MCWP and CLASP members only) (includes 1 spot for the training + recognition in program)

If you are interested in sponsoring our event, please contact MCWP President Patti Henk at

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The late Honorable Lawrence J. Kaplan

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