From September 2000 to May 2001, Mr. Peppard served as liaison to Romania for the American Bar Associationís Central & Eastern European Law Initiative (ABA-CEELI) from offices in Bucharest.
Working with a talented and dedicated staff of Romanians, and in cooperation with both the US embassy and the US Agency for International Development mission in Bucharest, Mr. Peppard was responsible for planning and implementing reform programs for the legal and judicial systems of the country in preparation for its anticipated entry to the European Union. Those programs included:
These programs allowed Mr. Peppard to work closely with officials of the Romanian Ministry of Justice, the national Ombudsman, the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals and lower courts, the national Parliament, leaders of the international community, including officials of the European Union and the World Bank, and with lawyers, bar leaders, law professors, chamber of commerce officials and community leaders throughout the country.
This unique experience, which involved study and consultation elsewhere in the region, has provided Mr. Peppard with an understanding of European legal systems and institutions and of the business and economic climate in Central and Eastern Europe.
During Mr. Peppard's tenure as chair of the ADR Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin (2002-03), membership in the section grew by nearly twenty percent, as the section's board of directors undertook its first-ever multifaceted strategic action plan.
From 2007, Mr. Peppard has taught negotiation, mediation, and arbitration theory and practice to advanced students of the Law School of the Univeristy of Wisconsin at Madison.
In 2009, Mr. Peppard served as a presenter on recent developments in the law of mediation and arbitration for members of the State Bar of Wisconsin. The assessment of this presentation by one of the attendees was as follows: "Terry Peppard is articulate, precise, and concise. Absolutely no gobbledy gook!"
Also in 2009, Mr. Peppard served as a presenter on mediating disputes arising from law firm breakups for members of the State Bar of Wisconsin. One of the attendees assessed this presentation thus: " Terry Peppard's session on mediation was the clearest and most useful CLE presentation I have ever attended."