Conflict Resolution|Mediation

Mediating with an Unrepresented Party

Conflict Resolution|Mediation

Mediating with an Unrepresented Party

Prof. Sharon Press joined Prof. Lela Love, Prof. Michael Colatrella and Prof. Ellen Waldman at the ABA Dispute Resolution Section Spring Meeting in Seattle for a discussion of a phenomenon raising highly-charged challenges for practitioners:  What are a mediator’s ethical duties to a party to a mediation who is unrepresented...

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Conflict Resolution|Mediation|United States

Judge? Mediator? Pick One!

Conflict Resolution|Mediation|United States

Judge? Mediator? Pick One!

There was a time when mediators were seen as alternatives to judges.  Mediators had skills of client-led interest-based consensual resolution; judges had skills in law-led, positional adjudication.  Now, however, many judges seek mediator training and practice mediation, both on and off the bench.  At an intriguing panel at the ABA...

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