On November 4, 2016, The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution hosts “Philosophy, Technology, and ADR: Examining Development in Dispute Resolution Systems”, (register here; details here) a Symposium in honor of our late Dean Chris Fairman. The symposium line-up is cutting-edge and reflective: • Moritz negotiation Professor Katrina Lee will host the morning conversation with … Continue reading Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution hosts “Philosophy, Technology, and ADR: Examining Development in Dispute Resolution Systems” on November 4th at Moritz
As you may have heard, we held the Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding symposium at the University of Missouri on October 7. We had a lively discussion about what the heck is negotiation, how to know what really happens in negotiation, the role of context in … Continue reading Some Highlights of the Tower of Babel Symposium
. . . the University of La Verne College of Law. The 9th Circuit’s Fall ADR newsletter states: In a letter informing the law school of the award, Chief District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez of the Western District of Washington, who chairs the Ninth Circuit ADR Committee, praised the faculty for “developing a curriculum that … Continue reading The 9th Circuit’s ADR in Education Award Goes to . . . . .
Our blog has been nominated for inclusion in the Niche and Specialty category of The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest for 2016! As they wrote to us, We have a lot of great blogs participating this year…. Now that your blog has been nominated, readers will be able to vote for your blog through its … Continue reading Vote Now! (For the Blog)
In this sad and sorry election (and weather) season, some good news.
You may or may not know that Donald Trump’s lawyers sent a letter to the NYTimes requesting them to issue an “immediate retraction and apology” for the article Two Women Say Donald Trump Touched Them Inappropriately. The Times’ response, from its lawyer David E. McCraw, is here. In closing the letter states: If [Mr. Trump] … Continue reading Trump v. New York Times: A Settlement in the Offing?
A New York Times article with that headline observes that we are “in a political season when ethnic, racist and sexual slurs, not to mention general insults, seem to have become part of everyday chatter.” Dealing with offensive comments can be hard for people generally and there are particular challenges for dispute resolution professionals. The … Continue reading Lessons in the Delicate Art of Confronting Offensive Speech
In December 2015, a FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force issued its Final Report and Recommendations for improvements to the administration of its forum and its ADR processes. (See my earlier blog post about it here. The Report contained 51 separate recommendations. Earlier this month, FINRA posted a draft Status Report detailing the progress FINRA has made … Continue reading FINRA Dispute Resolution Makes Great Progress on Implementing Task Force Recommendations