Could Joe Biden Actually Bring America Back Together?

That’s the title of a provocative article by Michael Luo in the New Yorker. President Trump is a purveyor extraordinaire of nonstop toxic polarizing conflict, enabled by leaders in his party.  Many people in our field understandably want him to leave office and stop (or reduce) his inflammatory words and actions.  If Vice President Biden … Continue reading Could Joe Biden Actually Bring America Back Together?

Gadzooks!  Even More LIRA Videos!  And Coming Attractions!

I continue to produce videos related to the LIRA book, which you might be interested in, possibly for use in courses.  As I produce more videos, I add them to the full collection in this post, which you might want to bookmark. Here are the latest videos: Mediating with LIRA.  Mediate.com University.  $49.  August 2020.  … Continue reading Gadzooks!  Even More LIRA Videos!  And Coming Attractions!

Cyberweek: November 2-6

From FFOI Noam Ebner: Welcome to Cyberweek 2020! This will be our 22nd ADR Cyberweek, and we’re confident it is going to be the best Cyberweek ever. This year Cyberweek will run from November 2 to November 6, 2020. Some highlights: Ethan Katsh interviewing Jim Melamed on 25 years of Mediate.com Leah Wing on ODR … Continue reading Cyberweek: November 2-6

Asynchronous Instruction in This Year of Living Dangerously

Probably every student and instructor has had difficult challenges this year accommodating to the routines needed because of the pandemic. Many faculty have been teaching fully or partially online and will continue to do so next semester because the virus is still way out of control in the US. Although using video has some advantages, … Continue reading Asynchronous Instruction in This Year of Living Dangerously

Upcoming Educational Programs

The Boston Law Collaborative Institute will offer the following programs on implicit and systemic bias. October 15:  “Assessing Workplace Bias in the Era of #MeToo and Black Lives Matter,” with Jody Newman, Esq. October 27:  “Biased? Who, Me?!?  A Candid Look at the Problem of Implicit Bias,” with Audrey Lee, Matt Thompson, and David Hoffman. … Continue reading Upcoming Educational Programs

Timely New Book on Racial Reconciliation Initiative

This post reviews a wonderful new book, the “new edition” of America’s Peacemakers:  The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights by Bertram Levine and Grande Lum, published by the University of Missouri Press.  Levine, who died in 2006, published the first edition covering events up to 1990 in Part I.  Lum discusses events since then, … Continue reading Timely New Book on Racial Reconciliation Initiative

Cardozo Symposium on October 23 on Presumptive ADR and Court Systems of the Future

From EFOI Lela Love: Dear Friends, Following this year’s adoption by the NY Courts of Presumptive ADR, the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution is holding its Jed D. Melnick Symposium on Presumptive ADR and Court Systems of the Future on Friday, October 23. Register via Eventbrite.  CLE credits will be available.  The virtual event will be held … Continue reading Cardozo Symposium on October 23 on Presumptive ADR and Court Systems of the Future

Mediation Week is Coming: October 18-24

From the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution: It’s time to save the date for Mediation Week! October 18-24 is full of great content! In addition to TED style talks that you can access on your own time, each day you can attend live webinars hosted by cutting edge mediation experts addressing important, informative issues impacting … Continue reading Mediation Week is Coming: October 18-24

The MGM Shooting Mediation and An Obvious Conflict of Interest – Updated

Two weeks ago, the Nevada state court approved the MGM Mandalay Bay shooting settlement.  No mention of mediator Jennifer Togliatti’s conflict of interest.  I didn’t see it mentioned in any of the other press about the case either.  Hmmm. – – – – – – – – – – You likely remember the MGM Mandalay … Continue reading The MGM Shooting Mediation and An Obvious Conflict of Interest – Updated

TIRA

By definition, the LIRA book, which provides a framework for litigation interest and risk assessment, focuses on litigation. This post describes how it can be adapted for transactional negotiation – transaction interest and risk assessment, or TIRA. Three Elements The LIRA framework consists of assessment of three elements:  expected court outcome, future tangible costs of … Continue reading TIRA