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About the Ombuds

The Stanford University Ombuds Office was officially established in 1970, and was one of the first offices of its kind among academic institutions in America. From its inception, the office was designed to be a neutral, confidential, and informal channel for resolving conflicts within the university.

Brenda Berlin is the University Ombuds. She serves faculty, staff, students and post-docs at Stanford who are in schools and centers OTHER THAN those within the School of Medicine.  James Laflin is the Ombuds serving individuals associated with the Stanford School of Medicine. Both Jim and Brenda are former attorneys and experienced mediators. 

To read a Stanford News article in which Brenda describes her role at the university, click here.