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Today’s Dispute Resolution Conference Postponed Due to Virus Situation

The Supreme Court of Ohio’s Dispute Resolution Conference, to be held today at Ohio State University, has been postponed indefinitely due to the corona virus situation. Rescheduling information will be posted here.

The university today canceled in-person classes until at least March 30 over coronavirus concerns and encouraged event organizers to reschedule non-essential events occurring on campus through April 20.

The Supreme Court’s second statewide Dispute Resolution Conference was scheduled to begin at  9 a.m. at OSU’s Ohio Union.

More than 500 judges, magistrates, court personnel, attorneys, mediators, scholars, law students, Supreme Court staff and dispute resolution professionals were signed up for the conference.

Since June 2019, the Supreme Court staff has worked with nationally recognized dispute resolution professionals to develop state-of-the-art innovative and relevant educational content. Two plenary sessions and 36 breakout sessions were scheduled.

“Many attendees have already traveled to Columbus for the Conference and will be disappointed, as are the organizers, but we need to minimize the risk to out would-be guests,” said Cathy Geyer, the Supreme Court’s manager in charge of dispute resolution services, and the conference. She noted the state of Ohio’s decision to declare a state of emergency over virus concerns.

Questions about the Conference can be directed to the Court’s Dispute Resolution Section. More information about the coronavirus can be found at