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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Conflict Resolution|Religion|Teaching

New York City Reception for New Book “Transforming Justice”

Conflict Resolution|Religion|Teaching

New York City Reception for New Book “Transforming Justice”

Prof. Marjorie Silver of Touro Law Center writes to say: We are pleased to announce the publication of Professor Marjorie Silver’s new book: Transforming Justice, Lawyers, and the Practice of Law (Marjorie A. Silver, ed., Carolina Academic Press). Transforming Justice, Lawyers and the Practice of Law is a collection of writings by participants in...

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Negotiation|Teaching

Michael Leathes’ New Negotiation Book

Negotiation|Teaching

Michael Leathes’ New Negotiation Book

Michael Leathes has written a book on negotiation that is aimed at corporate counsel.  In so doing he has given us a clear insight into the challenges of decision making within corporations, and the skills needed for those of us who counsel them.  By virtue of his experience and his...

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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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Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|Courts

Verdict in JAMS Lawsuit

Arbitration|Conflict Resolution|Courts

Verdict in JAMS Lawsuit

A few months ago we posted disconcerting news of a dissatisfied party to a California arbitration who, rather than seeking to vacate the award pursuant to state or federal arbitration statutes, sued the arbitrator and the service provider, alleging that the arbitrator's qualifications had been misrepresented on the provider's website. The...

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systems design

Consumer Redress and “The New Handshake”

systems design

Consumer Redress and “The New Handshake”

For many years, a tempest has surrounded public policy approaches to consumer protection, largely implicating three utterly inapt legal constructs:  FRCP 23, the Federal Arbitration Act, and traditional principles of contract formation.  Accustomed to managing customer complaints but unwilling to expose themselves to the coercion of class actions, companies have...

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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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