Don’t you hate it when you want to go to two or three conference programs scheduled at the same time? Or if you miss a great program because you can’t go to the conference at all? Or, after you get home from a conference, you can’t remember some great insights you had there? Serendipitously, Linda … Continue reading Stone Soup: Young Scholars Report on ABA Conference Programs
I recently joined the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Publications Board, which recruits people to write books, reviews book proposals, and oversees the Section’s bookselling operation. If you might want to write a book for the Section, you can contact Pub Board chair Rebecca Price and/or vice-chair Andy Little. I came to appreciate the importance … Continue reading The New Handshake: Using ODR to Create Value for Consumers and Businesses
Thanks once again to Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo for the invaluable service of compiling resources as part of the ABA Legal Educators’ Colloquium. Sharon wrote: “I hope the end of the semester is going well for you. Bobbi and I wanted to be sure you had the “final” version of the Resource Share before … Continue reading Latest and Greatest Resource Share
Many readers know (or know of) Canadian(-based) colleagues Michelle LeBaron and Julie Macfarlane. Michelle does incredibly creative work on conflict and culture. Julie has done a lot of empirical research, including studies on mediation, collaborative law, Sharia Law, and self-represented litigants. I especially like her article, Culture Change – A Tale of Two Cities and … Continue reading Cool Canadian Colleagues
Continuing my tradition, I took photos of folks at the recent ABA Section of Dispute Resolution conference. You can click here to see the photo collections I previously posted, along with an explanation of what they represent. Below are pictures from the conference, which are limited to shots (1) of people with whom I happened … Continue reading Photo Album: 2018 ABA SDR Conference
From Ben Davis, Chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Dear Colleagues, Here are the upcoming programs through the end of June for the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. Advanced Arbitration Series Webinar #6: Ethical Aspects to Consider While Building an Arbitration Practice Apr. 25, 2018, Web Mid-Atlantic Chapter May Brownbag: Restorative Justice: Mediation … Continue reading Upcoming ABA DR Section Programs
“[I]f . . . I act for the Big Bad Wolf against Little Red Riding Hood and I don’t want this dispute resolved, I want to tie it up as long as I possibly can, and mandatory mediation is custom made. I can waste more time, I can string it along, I can make sure … Continue reading A Good Bad-Faith Policy?
We all know about situations when people say that they really like the idea of ADR, but it’s not appropriate in their particular case. Sometimes there are very good reasons not to use an ADR process. Other times, not so much. There may be similarities in some people’s reaction to the idea of using a … Continue reading Stone Soup: It’s a Great Idea But . . .