As I previously posted, the 9th Annual AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s Works-in-Progress Conference will be on October 23 & 34, 2015, at the Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. The deadline to register for the conference is Friday, Oct. 2nd which is at the end of this week! The link … Continue reading Deadline Fast Approaching!
Professor Deborah Eisenberg, the Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, has two new pieces: The first is about using restorative practices at the organizational/employer level for employment discrimination: “The Restorative Workplace: An Organizational Learning Approach to Discrimination.” The link is: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2654196. The second … Continue reading Two new articles
Yesterday the NY Times published an editorial recommending the use of restorative justice as one approach to handling sexual assault and other types of misconduct at universities. See the editorial here. I think there can be great advantages to using restorative justice processes in a variety of settings. My concern is that we have seen … Continue reading Restorative Justice to Handle Sexual Assault Cases at Universities?
The following is from Professor Nancy Welsh, a FoI, and the Chair-Elect of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section: Dear Colleagues, I am writing to you on behalf of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section. Long active in supporting initiatives aimed at fostering the growth and quality of conflict resolution programs and education in the U.S., the … Continue reading International Dispute Resolution Resource Center Roster Sign-up
As I previously posted, the 9th Annual AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s Works-in-Progress Conference will be on October 23 & 34, 2015, at the Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. Registration will open at noon central time on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. The link (which will only work starting at noon … Continue reading AALS Dispute Resolution Works in Progress
The Los Angeles Times recently reported that LA County will build a new jail—for over 3800 inmates, which will be “geared towards treating inmates with mental health and substance abuse issues.” A few weeks ago, Cook County (Chicago) announced that the new head of the Cook County Jail is Nneka Jones Tapia, a clinical psychologist, … Continue reading Jailing the Mentally Ill
The NY Times had an article today about the work culture at Amazon, a modern day sweat-shop. Workers describe 80+ hour workweeks and a culture of expecting people to answer emails immediately, regardless of the time they are sent. The article reports that workers who get ill, or have children or sick family members are … Continue reading “Conflict Brings Innovation”
When I lived in Los Angeles it felt like some stranger or another was constantly ordering me to “smile!” I was a criminal defense lawyer with the Los Angeles Public Defender which meant I regularly struggled with seeing people at their worst, seeing tragedy, and incredible ugliness. Not exactly the kind of working world that … Continue reading Smile!??