All posts by Sarah Cole

How Mediation Works — a New Book By Leaders in the ADR Field

I just had the opportunity to read the newly published, How Mediation Works, written by some of the leaders in our field: Stephen B. Goldberg, Jeanne M. Brett, and Beatrice Blohorn-Brenneur. My colleague Nancy H. Rogers also contributes a chapter. The book is a compact 106 pages but provides both a terrific introduction to mediation … Continue reading How Mediation Works — a New Book By Leaders in the ADR Field

Ware and Levinson on Arbitration Law

From Rick Bales at Workplace Prof Blog, http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/#, comes an announcement about Steve Ware and Ariana Levinson’s new book. Let me add my congratulations, too: “Congratulations to Steve Ware (Kansas) and Ariana Levinson (Louisville) on the publication of their new book Principles of Arbitration Law (Concise Hornbook Series, available July 2017). Here’s the publisher’s description: … Continue reading Ware and Levinson on Arbitration Law

Justice Department No Longer Supporting NLRB in Murphy Oil Arbitration Case

From the BNA Daily Labor Report: “Justice Department Switches Sides in High Court Arbitration Fight The Trump administration today switched sides in a U.S. Supreme Court battle over employment agreements that restrict employees from participating in class and collective lawsuits. The Justice Department is now rejecting the position of the National Labor Relations Board and … Continue reading Justice Department No Longer Supporting NLRB in Murphy Oil Arbitration Case

Model Standards of Mediator Conduct: Time for Revision?

FOIs Erin Archerd (Detroit Mercy Law) & Kristen Blankley (Nebraska College of Law) sent me the following for posting, which I am very happy to do: Is it time to revise the Model Standards for Mediators? An informal gathering at the Spring ABA Dispute Resolution Conference considered this question, with follow-up discussions in both the … Continue reading Model Standards of Mediator Conduct: Time for Revision?

Call for Papers for International Conference on Dispute Resolution

Rick Bales shared with me a very intriguing call for papers for a conference in Malaysia on August 9 and 10: https://icdr2017.org/2017/04/27/call-for-papers/ According to the website: The International Conference on Dispute Resolution (ICDR) 2017 accepts papers in English, Arabic and Bahasa Melayu (Malaysia/Indonesia). Authors are invited to submit quality papers presenting original research or any … Continue reading Call for Papers for International Conference on Dispute Resolution

Nursing Homes May Continue to Use Arbitration Agreements

In a very unsurprising decision, the Supreme Court ruled 7-1 that a Kentucky nursing home can enforce contracts signed residents’ relatives that required all disputes involving the nursing home to arbitration. The relatives had only been authorized to sign the admission documents. In other words, Kentucky could not require a separate power of attorney related … Continue reading Nursing Homes May Continue to Use Arbitration Agreements

Divided Community Project Releases Social Media Report

Moritz’s Divided Community Project released its new report, Divided Communities and Social Media: Strategies for Community Leaders, at the 2017 Government and Social Media Conference earlier this week. [Full disclosure: I am now part of the Project’s steering committee]. A short article about the Project’s presentation at the Government and Social Media Conference is available … Continue reading Divided Community Project Releases Social Media Report

CPR Announces Academic Award Winners

Congratulations to this year’s CPR academic award winners. CPR’s press release is available here. Outstanding Professional Articles Winner: Hal Abramson, Nelson Mandela as Negotiator: What Can We Learn from Him? 31 Ohio St. J. on Dispute Resolution 1 (2016). Article Link via HeinOnline. Honorable Mention: Douglas N. Frankel & James H. Stark, Improving Lawyer’s Judgment: … Continue reading CPR Announces Academic Award Winners