Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|Courts|Mediation|United States

ADR and Diversity

Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|Courts|Mediation|United States

ADR and Diversity

Last year, New York Law School and the ABA Business Law Section convened all three of the CEOs of the national ADR organizations, plus other leaders, to address persistent issues of lack of diversity in the mediation and arbitration profession.  This year, on the afternoon of January 17, 2018, the...

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Arbitration|Courts|United States

Arbitration of Criminal Plea Bargains? A Step Too Far Says Ninth Circuit

Arbitration|Courts|United States

Arbitration of Criminal Plea Bargains? A Step Too Far Says Ninth Circuit

Thanks to Loyola Prof. Imre Szalai for bringing to our attention the interesting Ninth Circuit decision in Breazeale v. Victim Services, Inc., holding that disputes between a putative criminal defendant and a private company contracted by a prosecutor pursuant to a criminal diversion process are not subject to arbitration. Victim Services...

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Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|Courts|United States

Metrics on Arbitration Efficiency

Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|Courts|United States

Metrics on Arbitration Efficiency

The current issue of New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer -- really a very good publication of the New York State Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Section -- includes a brief article by Roy Weinstein of the economic research and consulting firm Micronomics.  The article summarizes certain findings of a study comparing...

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Conflict Resolution

Special ADR Event at New York Law School November 15

Conflict Resolution

Special ADR Event at New York Law School November 15

The James F. Henry Speaker Series at New York Law School's ADR Skills Program will offer its third event of the year on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, when CPR President Noah Hanft joins panelists Greg Gallopoulos (GC of General Dynamics) and Prof. Joan Stearns Johnsen to discuss how vital commercial...

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Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|International|Mediation

Singapore: The Hub of International Commercial Dispute Resolution

Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|International|Mediation

Singapore: The Hub of International Commercial Dispute Resolution

The Union Internationale des Avocats held its 24th World Forum of Mediation Centres in Singapore on October 13-14.  In addition to the usual high level of discourse and the unparalleled opportunity to meet new friends and keep the old, this particular Forum offered the additional opportunity to reassess the extraordinary...

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Arbitration|Employment

Prevalence of Employment Arbitration is Measured

Arbitration|Employment

Prevalence of Employment Arbitration is Measured

Two recently released survey reports measure the pervasive use of arbitration to resolve workplace disputes. Alexander J.S. Colvin of the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., has concluded that, "since the early 2000, the share of workers subject to mandatory arbitration has more than doubled and now exceeds 55 percent."  Key...

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Conflict Resolution|Courts|International|Mediation|systems design

Market Disruption, Anyone?

Conflict Resolution|Courts|International|Mediation|systems design

Market Disruption, Anyone?

You can read all kinds of Richard Susskind books about disruption in the legal markets, but sometimes, like St. Thomas, you gotta see it to believe it. Recently I attended a Mediation Summit in Hangzhou, China, and with some other American colleagues I was given a tour of the West Lake...

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