All posts by Art Hinshaw

Registration Deadline – ABA Representation in Mediation Competition

Consider this a friendly reminder that the registration deadline for the ABA’s Representation in Mediation Competition is quickly arriving – January 31, 2009.  Entry forms are online and a list of regional host schools is accessible from the competition’s home page at http://www.abanet.org/dispute/mediationcomp.html.   Competition problems will be released the first week of February.  Additionally, for … Continue reading Registration Deadline – ABA Representation in Mediation Competition

Against Integrative Bargaining

Professor Russell Korobkin from UCLA gave an interesting talk at the AALS DR Section Works-in-Progress Conference a couple of weeks ago.  His talk, Against Integrative Bargaining, was interesting and certainly caught the attention of everyone at the conference.  His basic thesis was simple: Integrative Bargaining (or problem-solving negotiation or interest based negotiation) is oversold.  Looking … Continue reading Against Integrative Bargaining

One’s Bottom Line – A Material Fact under Rule 4.1?

Is one’s bottom line (or reservation price or walk away point) in negotiation a material fact under Rule 4.1?  If so, why is that?  I’ve been wrestling with these two questions in a piece I’m writing on attorney negotiation ethics (thanks to those who gave me feedback on the article at the AALS Works-in-Progress conference … Continue reading One’s Bottom Line – A Material Fact under Rule 4.1?

Con Man Posing as a Mediator Convicted of Fraud and Theft

Everyone in the mediation community needs to know the story of Gary Karpin, a disbarred lawyer from Vermont who moved to Arizona and started advertising his services as a divorce mediator.  Karpin made a habit of striking up romantic relationships with isolated, lonely, and vulnerable women in order to swindle them out of lots of money.  In … Continue reading Con Man Posing as a Mediator Convicted of Fraud and Theft

2008 Boskey Essay Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the ABA’s 2008 James B. Boskey Dispute Resolution Essay Competition for Law Students were recently announced, and awards the winners are [drum roll please]:   First prize went to Adam Gregg from Drake University School of Law for his paper entitled Contractual Expansion of the Scope of Judicial Review After Hall Street: … Continue reading 2008 Boskey Essay Competition Winners Announced

Judge Wayne D. Brazil’s Comments on Court-Connected ADR

On Friday I had the opportunity to hear U.S. Magistrate Judge Wayne D. Brazil deliver the James D. Ellis Lecture at the University of Missouri School of Law.  Judge Brazil is well known in ADR circles as one of the (if not the) most pro-ADR jurists in the country.  His talk was an interesting retrospective of … Continue reading Judge Wayne D. Brazil’s Comments on Court-Connected ADR

Another Deadline Extended – AALS DR Section WIP Conference

Because of multiple requests, we are going to extend the submission deadline for AALS Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress conference.  The original deadline was today at noon, but it is now extended to Monday September 15th at 6pm Pacific time.  The conference itself is scheduled for Friday (all day) and Saturday (morning), October 24th and 25th at … Continue reading Another Deadline Extended – AALS DR Section WIP Conference