International|Mediation

Interesting China Conference

International|Mediation

Interesting China Conference

Colleagues at both the CCPIT Mediation Centers and the newly-minted Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center have extended invitations to what promises to be a fascinating conference on 18-19 September in the beautiful city of Hangzhou. The invitation is a broad one and I encourage those interested to contact the link provided...

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International|Mediation

More Leadership, Just in Time

International|Mediation

More Leadership, Just in Time

From the New York Times, Wednesday July 12, 2017, quoting a spokesperson for the American Secretary of State who made the following distinction with respect to the Secretary’s efforts concerning Qatar: Mr. Hammond said that Mr. Tillerson was maintaining his distance and not trying to act as a mediator.  “No, a mediator...

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Conflict Resolution|Mediation|Negotiation

ABA DR Section Solicits Proposals for 2018 Spring Meeting

Conflict Resolution|Mediation|Negotiation

ABA DR Section Solicits Proposals for 2018 Spring Meeting

The ADR event of every year is the Spring Meeting of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section Spring Meeting.  The Section has announced that proposals for programming for the April 4-7, 2018 Meeting are now being solicited.  More surprisingly, the deadline for proposals is only a few weeks away -- Friday,...

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Conflict Resolution|Mediation|Teaching

“How Mediation Works”

Conflict Resolution|Mediation|Teaching

“How Mediation Works”

A collection of Blaise Pascal’s letters, published in 1657, included a letter that contained the apology, ”Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte."  That is to say, “I wrote a longer letter than usual because I did...

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Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|Europe|International|Mediation

Last Chance for 2-Day International ADR “Boot Camp”

Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|Europe|International|Mediation

Last Chance for 2-Day International ADR “Boot Camp”

This post is prompted by mixed motives of alerting practitioners to a great CLE opportunity, and what NPR's Car Talk used to call its "Shameless Commerce Dept." A few slots remain in a two-day International ADR "Boot Camp" being offered by the AAA's International Centre for Dispute Resolution and New York Law...

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Conflict Resolution|Europe|International|Mediation

Stories Mediators Tell – World Edition

Conflict Resolution|Europe|International|Mediation

Stories Mediators Tell – World Edition

Many of the presentations at the ABA Dispute Resolution Section Meeting introduced new books in the field.  A notable example was Prof. Lela Love and her co-editor Glen Parker explaining the ongoing effort to open up mediation to people around the world who have may not have experienced it by...

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Conflict Resolution|Mediation|systems design

Lawyers as Peacemakers and Changemakers

Conflict Resolution|Mediation|systems design

Lawyers as Peacemakers and Changemakers

Lincoln famously wrote: “As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man.”  Without challenging this proposition, I have often wondered to what extent lawyers are uniquely positioned to achieve “goodness,” or to do “good” for others.  Don’t teachers also have a “superior opportunity” to do...

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