After 30+ years of service to AFCC, Executive Director Peter Salem will be stepping down next June 2024. AFCC’s search is officially launching. The search is being lead by Viewcrest Advisors and they would like to connect with anyone you believe would be a potential candidate or network “source.” Kathleen Yazbak is reachable at: firstname.lastname@example.org. … Continue reading AFCC (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts) is looking for a new Executive Director!
Donna Shestowsky, chair of the Association of American Law Schools ADR Section, received the following announcement from the AALS. Congratulations! Based on your outstanding submission, the AALS Committee on Sections has selected the Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution as the winner of the 7th annual Section of the Year. The section will be formally recognized … Continue reading AALS ADR Section Is Named “Section of the Year”
Randall Kiser just published another great book relevant to our community, Professional Judgment for Lawyers. Randy is the principal analyst at DecisionSet®, which consults with lawyers and law firms to improve their effectiveness. This earlier post describes his background and his book, Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer. That book presents research showing that legal … Continue reading Randy Kiser’s New Book on Professional Judgment for Lawyers
As we all know and appreciate, the war in the Middle East is affecting our students deeply, yet unevenly. The Divided Community Project has worked with students at Moritz to create a simple, relatable checklist that encourages students to extend support to other students. Please utilize this checklist, share it throughout your university, or to … Continue reading DCP at Moritz Offers Further Guidance for Universities during a Time of Conflict
Moritz’s Divided Community Project posted a checklist to help Campus Leaders when divisive incidents, like the issues currently raging in the Middle East, arise. Please feel free to use and share widely: https://go.osu.edu/dcpclcl
Noam Ebner circulated the latest version of his ODR bibliography in June and this is a belated post to circulate it. It focuses mostly on books, book chapters, and journal articles on ODR. It also includes a less comprehensive collection of writing in trade and professional journals, conference proceedings, and other formats. Take a look.
Arizona State’s Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center is proud to announce the sixth annual Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference on Thursday January 11, 2024. Our keynote speaker, Kevin Kim, is the Founder and Managing Partner at Peter & Kim (Seoul, Republic of Korea) and one of the world’s leading dispute resolution professionals. In addition to his … Continue reading Save the Date – January 11, 2024, Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference
The word of the month for November is “moreish.” I first heard the word “moreish” last month, when watching the latest season of the Great British Baking Show (or Bake-Off, if you’re in the UK). A contestant had prepared a rhubarb custard cake, and after taking a bite, judge Paul Hollywood said: With creme pat … Continue reading November: Moreish
Last week, U.S. Magistrate Judge M. David Weisman, issued an order in a case pitting the state of Illinois against Monsanto and other chemical manufacturers for discharging PCBs. Illinois sought to compel disclosure of certain documents the defendants produced in conjunction with ADR proceedings that arose during nine other lawsuits spanning back to 1984. The … Continue reading If you teach ADR and CivPro, your exam writing dreams have been answered! (and you need better dreams)
At this year’s excellent AALS ADR Section Works-in-Progress conference, I invited people to share their perspectives about how we can take advantage of the NextGen bar exam to stimulate changes in legal education. This short article suggests how reformers can do this, and it includes colleagues’ ideas from the conference. Starting in July 2026, the … Continue reading Taking Advantage of the NextGen Bar to Stimulate Changes in Legal Education