On Video – TEDx Talk – 2016
David Hoffman gives a TEDx Talk on Lawyers as Peacemakers at TEDx – Northern Illinois University
On Video – Acceptance Speech – 2014 MCLE Scholar-Mentor Award
David Hoffman accepts Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s Scholar-Mentor Award, given to a select group of “outstanding members of the bar who have demonstrated leadership through long-term service to MCLE, excellence in teaching and writing, and creativity in the suggestion of program and publication ideas.” In the acceptance speech, David discusses learning by doing, the power of teachers, and being our authentic selves.
On Video – Excerpt from the Documentary Film “Divorce Corp”:
David Hoffman was interviewed for this film, and discusses mediation and Collaborative Law in this portion of the interview. Click here for this segment, some of which was used in the film.
On Video at YouTube:
On behalf of Boston Law Collaborative, LLC, David Hoffman accepted the annual Law Firm Award for Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution at the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution Annual meeting in 2009. Click here to watch David’s acceptance speech.
“The Uniform Collaborative Law Act – Why the American Bar Association Should Approve It” – click here
On Video at Mediate.com:
Concerns: Lack of Professional Diversity and Public Funding
(2:08) Hoffman emphasizes the need for more racial/ethnic diversity in the field in order to have the widest reach, broadening the movement. He also talks about the problem of community mediation programs being underfunded.
Background: Family and Religious Influences
(1:35) Hoffman describes how his family background contributed to his social values and his tendency to be conflict avoidant.
Positive Change Comes from Conflict
(0:40) Hoffman talks about conflict being good in that it brings about change, political change.
Training Metaphor: Using Tools in Toolbox
(1:21) Hoffman discusses the metaphor of using mediation techniques as one would tools from a toolbox. The wider range of tools one has and the more skilled one becomes with these tools, a wider range of people can be served and the mediator can be more successful.
For the full interview with David, click here
Panel Discussion on “Bargaining with the Devil”:
In this video, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow introduces Prof. Robert Mnookin at a Reception honoring his new book “Bargaining with the Devil.” Click on the words “View panel discussion” at the bottom of the page; David Hoffman was one of the speakers, and his portion of the video starts at the 42 minute mark.
“Bringing Peace Into the Room.” Interview with David Hoffman on the “Talk with Francesca” program (WWZN AM-1510, Boston): http://talkwithfrancesca.com/recent-shows/. Please click here and scroll to the link for “Bringing Peace Into the Room.”