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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Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|Ethics|Mediation

Third Party Funding in Arbitration — Ethics and Best Practices

Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|Ethics|Mediation

Third Party Funding in Arbitration — Ethics and Best Practices

In March 2017, New York Law School and the American Arbitration Association convened a discussion of "Hot Topics in Arbitration," one of which involved third party funding.  The event was taped and the provocative discussion can be viewed here. The issue is also addressed in a terrific article appearing in the...

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Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|Europe|International|Mediation

International ADR “Boot Camp” in London

Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|Europe|International|Mediation

International ADR “Boot Camp” in London

Many are the contracts contemplating cross-border purchases, but still sporting conventional forum selection clauses.  Many clients' businesses are running ahead of their attorneys' experience, resulting in contracts like a Florida company shipping to Bolivia, but calling for litigation in Tampa. Ever try to translate a judgment issued a Florida state court...

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