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|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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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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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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