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 . . .
The ABA is offering a 30% discount on its 2017 books. The discount is available only through the end of the month, so you need to act soon to take advantage of this offer. The Section of Dispute Resolution published the following books that qualify for this discount: ● Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence … Continue reading 30% Discount on ABA Books — Thru End of February
Recently, I did a post about a new book that Forrest (“Woody”) Mosten co-authored about unbundled legal services. Woody just sent me a link to a podcast conversation he had with our friend, Dr. Julie Macfarlane, the director of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP). In this podcast, entitled “Back to the Future of Legal … Continue reading Conversation Between Julie Macfarlane and Woody Mosten about Unbundling and Self-Represented Litigants
This post describes CLE presentations I gave for the Texas Bar. It provides material for participants at the program and is another illustration of how people can use the Stone Soup Project idea of using continuing education programs to produce and share knowledge about actual practice. I previously tested this approach in two days of … Continue reading Stone Soup: Texas Bar Program for Lawyers and Mediators on Planned Early Negotiation
I had the good fortune to be one of Marc Galanter’s students when I was in graduate school. As one of his former students, I was invited to contribute to a symposium honoring his work and I wrote this appreciation of his scholarship. I suspect that many of us in the dispute resolution community aren’t … Continue reading For Pragmatic Romanticism
Some questions for law professors: Why did you go to law school? Why did you decide to go into academia? What do you want to accomplish in your work? What do you hope for your students? In this post, I give my answers to these questions, which I think will resonate for many readers of … Continue reading Stone Soup, Reflective Practice, Action Research, and Social Justice
I have known Forrest (Woody) Mosten for quite a while. He co-authored several articles on collaborative law with me, putting him at risk of tarnishing his stellar reputation. We also co-authored an article, Family Lawyering: Past, Present, and Future. Much more significantly, Woody is known as the “father of unbundling” (as well as being a … Continue reading Mosten and Scully’s New Book on Unbundled Legal Services
This post is to let people know about upcoming plans for the Stone Soup Project. Faculty have been using Stone Soup in their courses this semester and generally have had very positive experiences. I will start posting people’s brief assessments of their experiences to help colleagues plan Stone Soup for your courses next semester. This … Continue reading Stone Soup: Planting Seeds for Next Year