Learning From Our Neighbors Up North

Our friend, Rick Bales, has a new article on SSRN examining the ways in which Canada handled workplace issues during Covid. Novel Issues in Canadian Labour Arbitration Related to COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-21 changed working conditions for millions of Canadians quickly and dramatically. Employers responded by requiring employees to quarantine, implementing workplace COVID … Continue reading Learning From Our Neighbors Up North

Tuesday, April 13 is the Deadline to Register for the ABA Conference

The theme for the 2021 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference is “Agility, Disruption and Reinvention: ADR in a New World.”   The virtual conference will take place April 4-17. Registration will close at 5 pm ET on April 13. The conference is the largest gathering of the dispute resolution professional community.  Participate in “ADR in … Continue reading Tuesday, April 13 is the Deadline to Register for the ABA Conference

Virtual Conference on Unbundled Legal Services in the New Normal – April 20-22

The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS), the Chicago Bar Foundation, the ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, and the Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) are hosting a three-day virtual event that will focus on the major hows and whys of supporting and implementing the practice of unbundled legal … Continue reading Virtual Conference on Unbundled Legal Services in the New Normal – April 20-22

OSU’s DCP Releases Guide to Advance Race Equity Initiatives

This morning The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s Divided Community Project (DCP) released a dispute systems design-centered guide for communities advancing racial equity initiatives. Titled “Planning Initiatives for Working Together To Advance Racial Equity”, the guide was developed in partnership with OSU’s Mershon Center for International Security Studies, and with input from those … Continue reading OSU’s DCP Releases Guide to Advance Race Equity Initiatives

We Should Replace Mediation Models with a Unified Conceptual Framework

A quarter century ago, Professor Len Riskin published an article describing a grid of mediator orientiations including a facilitative-evaluative dimension.  Despite critiques of this framework, including by Len himself, many mediators, trainers, and teachers still use these concepts as mediation models, expressing strong feelings that one model is good and the other is bad. These … Continue reading We Should Replace Mediation Models with a Unified Conceptual Framework

Important Mediator Characteristics

Bill Marsh, a UK mediator and editor of the Kluwer Mediation Blog, wrote a good post about key characteristics of mediators: Warmth and Competence. He suggests that these are related to mediators’ self-reflection, authenticity, cultural competence, and timing. It’s a good, concise post you might share with your students. Take a look. [Click the title … Continue reading Important Mediator Characteristics

DR WIP Consortium–Discovering New Voices in Dispute Resolution–Friday April 30

Delighted to announce that Marquette will be virtually hosting the last of our spring series where we get to hear and learn from some phenomenal new scholars in our field.  It has been a great way to build our community so I invite you to join us for the final session of the season over … Continue reading DR WIP Consortium–Discovering New Voices in Dispute Resolution–Friday April 30

NYLS / AAA Program on Cutting Edge Issues in Commercial Arbitration on April 27

The New York Law School ADR Skills Program and American Arbitration Association will present the Steven C. Bennett Annual Program, Cutting Edge Issues in Commercial Arbitration, on Thursday, April 27, 2021, from 5:00 – 6:40 p.m. Eastern Time. Six experts return for their annual and provocative discussion of some of the most pressing challenges facing … Continue reading NYLS / AAA Program on Cutting Edge Issues in Commercial Arbitration on April 27

Alex Carter to Deliver the Meyerson Lecture – Wednesday April 7th

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State is excited to have Alex Carter (Columbia) deliver the 4th Annual Bruce E. Meyerson Lecture on Wednesday April 7th at 6pm PT / 9pm ET.   As you presumably know, Alex’s book Ask for More is both a bestseller and quite good.  I believe that it adds … Continue reading Alex Carter to Deliver the Meyerson Lecture – Wednesday April 7th