Category Archives: General

President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 4

Political eons ago – 20 days ago, to be precise – President Trump had a successful negotiation of sorts. If you can remember that far back, that’s when the House of Representatives approved a health care bill that Mr. Trump advocated. In prior posts, I discussed Mr. Trump’s failure to win adoption of his original … Continue reading President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 4

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

Readings for Next Year’s Courses

Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo have been doing a fabulous service for our community every year by conducting the “Resource Share” sessions at the ABA’s Legal Educators Colloquium.  They not only lead these entertaining sessions, but they also compile the collected resources, which I recently posted. Even though you have (hopefully) just finished grading for … Continue reading Readings for Next Year’s Courses

Managing the Negotiation Within: Internal Family Systems Training for Mediators and Lawyers

Len Riskin (Northwestern) asked me to pass along this announcement for an upcoming workshop at Northwestern.   This will be cross-posted under events. Managing the Negotiation Within: Internal Family Systems Training for Mediators and Lawyers Faculty: Richard Schwartz, developer of the IFS Model & David Hoffman, Mediator & Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School When … Continue reading Managing the Negotiation Within: Internal Family Systems Training for Mediators and Lawyers

Resource Share Documents

From TFFOIs Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo: Hi everyone It was great catching up with so many of you are the ABA DR Section Conference in San Francisco.  Kudos to our colleagues Alyson Carrel and Kelly Olson (conference co-chairs) and outgoing Chair Nancy Welsh for putting on such a great event (and also to all … Continue reading Resource Share Documents

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

Israel Reflections 2017–Trust is Optional–Last Blog of the Trip!

Speaker Moty Cristal is always one of the student favorites and, frankly, I never know what he is going to do.  Last time, he led us in an exercise learning about coalitions.  This time, Moty focused on the lessons from his upcoming book chapter in the Negotiator’s Desk Reference regarding negotiation in low-to-no trust environments.  … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2017–Trust is Optional–Last Blog of the Trip!