Kiser’s Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer

I was really pleased to meet Randall Kiser at last year’s ABA conference.  I was very impressed by his important study (co-authored with Martin Asher and Blakeley McShane), Let’s Not Make a Deal: An Empirical Examination of Decision Making in Unsuccessful Negotiations.  The top-line finding was that in 85.5% of cases, parties went to trial … Continue reading Kiser’s Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer

Chance to Support CFPB Arbitration Rule – Sept. 22 Deadline

From Lauren Saunders, Associate Director, National Consumer Law Center: Folks, Thanks so much for signing the letter to the Senate asking it not to overturn the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rule prohibiting consumer financial products from having forced arbitration clauses with class action bans and requiring the collection of data on individual arbitrations. I wanted to let you … Continue reading Chance to Support CFPB Arbitration Rule – Sept. 22 Deadline

Winners of ABA Boskey Writing Competition

FOI Peter Reilly just announced the winners of this year’s ABA Boskey Writing Competition, stating: “We had another year of very strong papers.”  The winner and runner-up papers were: WINNER: John Kelly (Loyola School of Law, Los Angeles), “The Cannabis Industry: Harvesting the Benefits of a Counter-Narrative Model to Arbitration” RUNNER-UP: Brian Holb (The Ohio State … Continue reading Winners of ABA Boskey Writing Competition

The Equifax Fiasco and Dispute Resolution – updated

By now you’ve probably heard that Equifax was hacked and the personal data for approximately half the country has been compromised.   Naturally, you should check to see if you were affected here.  I’m proud to say that I’m potentially affected and scheduled to work with them on Wednesday – yay! On Friday evening on the … Continue reading The Equifax Fiasco and Dispute Resolution – updated