Theory of Change Symposium – Part 5 and Coming Attractions

This jumbo-size post is the last part in the Theory of Change Symposium. But don’t despair.  I am compiling all the pieces – and some new material – into an e-book that will be distributed soon, as described at the end of this post. This part of the symposium includes several pieces describing important techniques … Continue reading Theory of Change Symposium – Part 5 and Coming Attractions

Inter-School Negotiation Practicum Sign-Up Deadline – February 7

From GFOI Debra Berman: I am happy to announce that registration is now open for the spring Inter-School Negotiation Practicum.  If you are interested in incorporating this cross-school negotiation exercise into your ADR class or other school program, please provide your students with this registration link. Registration will close on February  7th.  I will email … Continue reading Inter-School Negotiation Practicum Sign-Up Deadline – February 7

Early Bird Discount for ABA Arbitration Institute on March 9-10

From former ABA SDR Chair, Harrie Samaras: Want to learn what the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s 13th Annual Arbitration Training Institute is all about?  Check out a podcast by Dana Welch, one of the program co-chairs. In addition to what Dana mentions, here are the top six reasons to attend: It’s being taught by … Continue reading Early Bird Discount for ABA Arbitration Institute on March 9-10

Call for Papers for Special Issue of Negotiation and Conflict Management Research

From DFOI Donna Shestowsky: Here’s a call for papers for a special issue of Negotiation and Conflict Management Research Listen and Talk about Controversial Issues: Principles and Strategies for Difficult Conversations in 2020 and Beyond Submission Deadline: March 10, 2020 This call is for a fast turnaround special issue, driven in part by the upcoming … Continue reading Call for Papers for Special Issue of Negotiation and Conflict Management Research

Somewhere Between Reasonable and Crazy

The very touching Netflix movie, Marriage Story, provides an unusually realistic depiction of divorce dynamics. I particularly appreciate the portrayals of the spouses and their eight year-old son, reflecting the complexity of their conflicts and their ambivalences.  Both spouses are decent people – and both have their foibles.  They struggle with the tension between caring … Continue reading Somewhere Between Reasonable and Crazy

New NYS Ethics Opinion: Lawyer as Third-Party Neutral

Some of you may be interested in a new ethics opinion published late last week by the New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics addressing the ethical obligations of a lawyer acting as a mediator. Here is the summary: “A lawyer-mediator engaged in providing third-party neutral services is subject to Rule 2.4 but … Continue reading New NYS Ethics Opinion: Lawyer as Third-Party Neutral

Call for Papers: Renewable energy dispute resolution included

I am pleased to post this Call for Papers for a symposium entitled Decarbonizing America’s Electricity Infrastructure which is taking place next fall at Pace. The Call includes a request for papers related to renewable energy dispute resolution. Pace Environmental Law Review & Pace Energy and Climate Center,  Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace … Continue reading Call for Papers: Renewable energy dispute resolution included

Theory of Change Symposium – Part 4

This part of the symposium includes several pieces focusing on key skills in legal and dispute resolution practice.  Lisa Amsler highlights the importance of interpersonal and process skills as technology is radically changing legal practice.  Russ Bleemer identifies deficiencies in mediators’ listening behaviors as mediation practice becomes routinized, and he encourages mediators to keep focusing … Continue reading Theory of Change Symposium – Part 4