Current Course Offerings:
595-Special Topics, Mediation Skills
COMM/LAW 595-Special Topics, Family Law Mediation
and advanced mediation skills
Family Law Mediation
School based mediation programs.
is a "recovering litigator" having spent almost 20 years
in the courtroom. He served as a 3AGC Captain in the U. S. Army,
including a tour in Vietnam as trial counsel, followed by service
with the Madn County California District Attorney and private
practice in San Rafael, California. His background in alternative
forms of dispute resolution began as a court-appointed arbitrator
and pro-tern Superior Court judge in California conducting settlement
and his wife Kitty left California in 1990 and currently run Montana
Mediators, a private mediation and training practice. In addition,
he is a co-founder and the current executive director of the Community
Mediation Center of Missoula, and an adjunct faculty member of
the University of Montana's School of Law. Art teaches family
law mediation and special topics in mediation. He directs the
School of Law's Mediation Clinic, which provides six third-year
law students with "hands on" mediation experience.
has developed his mediation skills through course work at Pepperdine
University's Strauss Center for Dispute Resolution, CDR in Boulder,
Colorado, and the Harvard Negotiation Project.
and Kitty enjoy the outdoors, with snowshoing and sea kayacking
being their latest adventures. Art has three daughters, Sarah,
Hillary, and Hollis.