Russ Bleemer
Russ Bleemer

Russ Bleemer

Russ Bleemer is the editor of CPR’s monthly newsletter on business conflict resolution, Alternatives, produced by CPR Institute and Jossey-Bass, a unit of John Wiley & Sons. In his role as Alternatives editor, Mr. Bleemer reports on practices and issues of concern to business, law firms, government, and the courts. He has analyzed the conflict resolution implications of a wide variety of legal world events and trends, including the ADR aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, business issues faced by ADR providers, and changing disclosure requirements for law firms and neutrals practitioners. Mr. Bleemer also is editor of Mediation: Approaches & Insights (Juris Publishing 2005). He and Alternatives have received nine national awards for newsletter writing and reporting since 2005 from the ASBPE, the Specialized Information Publishers Foundation, the Society of National Association Publications, and the Apex Awards for Publication Excellence. Previously he was law editor for New Jersey Law Journal and an associate at a New York firm. Mr. Bleemer is longtime Program Coordinator of Monday Night Law, a free legal clinic at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, which provides advice to more than 1,000 needy New Yorkers annually. He recruits and oversees training for about 100 volunteers, and was part of the group that started the program in 1991. He is the former chair and former secretary of the bar committee that sponsors the program, the Committee for Legal Services for Persons of Moderate Means. Mr. Bleemer is an honors graduate of the George Washington Law School in Washington, D.C., and Marietta College, in Marietta, Ohio.

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