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N.Y. Dispute Resolution Lawyer Summer 2020 — FREE!

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N.Y. Dispute Resolution Lawyer Summer 2020 — FREE!

Laura Kaster, Chair of the New York State Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Section, advises that the Summer 2020 issue of its premier publication, New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, is posted online for free. This is a wonderful magazine, reliably full of helpful and interesting article, and this issue is...

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“Abusing the Mediation Process”

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“Abusing the Mediation Process”

Two experts in the Milan UIA Mediation Forum addressed “Abuse in the Mediation Process.”  The speakers were Renate Dendorfer-Ditges of Bonn and Galyna Yeromenko of Kyev.  The contributions of Anne-Karin Grill of Vienna were also represented, though her illness frustrated her in-person participation.  Topics included bad-faith participation, lying by the parties or by the mediator,...

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Innovations in Mediation: Australia and Africa

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Innovations in Mediation: Australia and Africa

At the 27th meeting pf the UIA World Forum of Mediation Centres, in Milan, Danielle Hutchinson of Melbourne Australia and Jill Goldson of Auckland New Zealand offered a provocative discussion on “Innovative Approaches to Mediation.” Danielle introduced “MyDRHub,” an initiative in party-centric dispute resolution.  Referring to Global Pound Conference data, she...

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The Fruits of Teaching Lawyers How to Negotiate

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The Fruits of Teaching Lawyers How to Negotiate

I have been teaching negotiation for nine years now, and the gratification never ends. For the past several years, I've made a final assignment called the "Blue Paperclip Exercise," brought to my attention by Hal Abramson, in which a student is given a paperclip and assigned to increase initial value...

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World Mediation Forum Part 2: Italy, Poland, China, India, France… and Even Texas!

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World Mediation Forum Part 2: Italy, Poland, China, India, France… and Even Texas!

At the 26th convening of the UIA World Mediation Forum in Zurich on March 5-6, 2019, a panel on whether mediation should be compulsory, among representatives of France, the US, Switzerland, and Italy, wrestled with intriguing philosophical considerations.  Is compulsory court annexed ADR inconsistent with the principle of judicial access? ...

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26th UIA Mediation Forum: Developments in Switzerland

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26th UIA Mediation Forum: Developments in Switzerland

The UIA World Mediation Forum convened its 26th meeting in Zurich on March 8-9, 2019.  As usual, however interesting the many presentations were, the meeting was especially marked by the opportunity to continue friendships with mediators from around the world, and to forge new relationships. Appropriately, the first session set forth...

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