On a sun-filled Saturday on April 30, 2016, the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP) celebrated its 35th anniversary with approximately 80 members and supporters in attendance. The event provided an opportunity for current HMP members—law school students and community members alike—to connect with previous generations of HMP.
Those in attendance included co-founder Karen F. Green ’81; founding member Bruce Patton ’84; Prof. Emeritus Frank Sander ’52, who is often recognized as one of the founders of dispute resolution in the U.S.; David Hoffman ’84, who teaches the “Mediation” course previously taught by Prof. Sander; and Prof. Bob Bordone ’97, Director of the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program. Assistant Clerk Magistrate Bruce Glaser and Clerk Deb Belmonte of the Chelsea District Court staff were also present. Chelsea District Court is one of six Massachusetts Courts where HMP provides mediation services.