Tag Archives: DR field

ABA Conference Sessions You Might Enjoy

I love the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution annual conferences. They always put on a wide array of wonderful sessions and it’s a great time to connect with friends, old and new. As in the past, I am listing some sessions that particularly intrigue me.  This reflects my idiosyncratic tastes and it would be a … Continue reading ABA Conference Sessions You Might Enjoy

Diversity and Dispute Resolution

I am a member of David Hoffman’s huge fan club for the many reasons that the club is so large.  One of these reasons is that he uses his caring and deliberate approach to address critically important issues in our field.  Despite serious efforts by many people in our field for a long time, we … Continue reading Diversity and Dispute Resolution

Global Pound Conference, Papal Encyclical on the Environment, and Cyberweek

We have such an incredible group of people in our community doing wonderful work in so many different areas. Forty years ago, at the 1976 Pound Conference, Frank Sander proposed the multi-door courthouse.  Before then, mediation and arbitration had been widely used in the labor context for decades but there wasn’t much else going on … Continue reading Global Pound Conference, Papal Encyclical on the Environment, and Cyberweek

Conversation with Heather Kulp About ADR Careers – Part 5

Heather and I have been talking about what law schools can do to help students develop “ADR careers.”  In our last episode,  Heather responded to my question about what she meant by ADR careers and she suggested that it may be more useful to focus on skills than specific jobs.  (In that post, you can … Continue reading Conversation with Heather Kulp About ADR Careers – Part 5

Pomerantz and DR Section on Consumer Arbitration

My friend, Lisa Renee Pomerantz, a New York lawyer and neutral, wrote an article on consumer arbitration in ACResolution that you might want to check out.  It chronicles a history of efforts to regulate and improve consumer arbitration, leading up to the recent study and proposed rules issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  It … Continue reading Pomerantz and DR Section on Consumer Arbitration

Addressing Community Division and Civil Unrest – Divided Community Project Part 2

Last week I announced the Divided Community Project housed at OSU’s Moritz College of Law. Today—in the second of three posts—I wanted to share the Project’s first publications. Key Considerations for Community Leaders Facing Civil Unrest: Effective Problem-Solving Strategies That Have Been Used in Other Communities, provides background information and expertise for local community leaders … Continue reading Addressing Community Division and Civil Unrest – Divided Community Project Part 2

Announcing the Divided Community Project at Moritz – Part 1

In November, John asked “How can we help in major social conflicts, if at all?” I was dying to respond with an idea we’ve been working on here at Moritz, but the Divided Community Project wasn’t quite ready. Today—in the first of a series posts about the project—The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s … Continue reading Announcing the Divided Community Project at Moritz – Part 1

IMI Wants YOU to Complete this Survey

My colleague, S.I. Strong, forwarded this message: The International Mediation Institute (“IMI”), a non-profit standards body, is conducting international census research on the state of mediation today. The survey will be screening the following perspectives: • Those who (may) use mediation (“Users”) • Those who (may) recommend using mediation as an external counsel, consultant, or … Continue reading IMI Wants YOU to Complete this Survey

Conversation with Heather Kulp About ADR Careers – Part 1

Michael posted a five-part series – parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – by Heather Kulp, entitled “Fallacies About ADR Careers?”  I have some reactions to her series and we are going to have a conversation online.  This is the first part in our conversation.   Stay tuned for Heather’s response.  And feel free to … Continue reading Conversation with Heather Kulp About ADR Careers – Part 1

How Can We Help in Major Social Conflicts, if at All?

I have gotten emails from dispute resolution colleagues asking what we, in Missouri’s dispute resolution center, might do (or might have done) to help manage the conflict at our university more constructively. For years, some folks in our DR community have noted despairingly that we aren’t engaged in major conflicts like the one that has … Continue reading How Can We Help in Major Social Conflicts, if at All?

Dispute Resolution Systems and the Future of Our Field

First, I suggested that trials should be considered as part of (A)DR. Now, my school publishes a symposium on judicial education in our Journal of Dispute Resolution. You might understandably wonder if we have lost our freaking minds. I submit not.  Rather, I think that this reflects an evolution of our goals and how we … Continue reading Dispute Resolution Systems and the Future of Our Field