All posts by Jill Gross

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

Pledge to Reduce Academic Marketing Waste

  In honor of International Day of Climate Action (October 24), a group of law professors have announced the Pledge to Reduce Academic Marketing Waste, which seeks to address the routine and indiscriminate use of paper-based flyers, newsletters, offprints and postcards by law professors and law schools.  Most of this material is discarded without ever being read.  However, law … Continue reading Pledge to Reduce Academic Marketing Waste

CRAPP: A Strategy for Dispute Resolution Reform

More than a decade ago, as courts began enforcing class action waivers in arbitration agreements, it grew more and more apparent to me that disputants with arbitrable claims of small dollar value would proceed under the respective forum’s small claims arbitration procedures. This warranted a renewed focus on whether those small claims procedures provided disputants … Continue reading CRAPP: A Strategy for Dispute Resolution Reform

Conference on past, present and future of ADR at Pepperdine Law School

Earlier this week I attended a wonderful conference at Pepperdine Law School attended by 150 ADR legal educators and professionals, where we explored the legacy of the field of ADR and predicted its future. Co-sponsored by the Aggie (Texas A&M) DR Program as well as numerous other law school DR programs), the conference featured panels … Continue reading Conference on past, present and future of ADR at Pepperdine Law School

Pace’s securities arbitration clinic students go to the SEC

Because most disputes between individual investors and their brokerage firms are arbitrated through FINRA’s Dispute Resolution forum, many legal issues impacting retail investors do not make their way through the courts but instead end up being resolved in a private forum with little transparency (i.e., awards are published but usually contain no reasons or explanations). … Continue reading Pace’s securities arbitration clinic students go to the SEC

Request for proposals: AALS ADR Section 2019 Works-in-progress conference

Hosting the AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section 2019 Works-in-Progress Conference The AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section is seeking a host for the 13th Annual Works-in-Progress Conference to take place in the fall of 2019. The WIP Conference has become one of the “must attends” in the ADR academic field. Previous hosts include Marquette (2007 and … Continue reading Request for proposals: AALS ADR Section 2019 Works-in-progress conference

Call for nominations: AALS ADR Section BEST ARTICLE

AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Best Article of 2018 The AALS Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution is seeking nominations for the second annual Section Award for best article published in print or online in 2018 in the field of ADR. To be eligible, the article must be already published in a law review or other … Continue reading Call for nominations: AALS ADR Section BEST ARTICLE

Call for Papers: Advances in Comparative and Transnational ADR – Research into Practice

 From FOI Dr. Shahla Ali: The Law Faculty at the University of Hong Kong invites paper submissions for an upcoming research forum on March 8-9, 2019 addressing Advances in Comparative & Transnational ADR: Research into Practice: https://adrinasia.wordpress.com/2018/11/15/call-for-papers-advances-in-comparative-transnational-adr-research-into-practice/​ Dr. Shahla Ali (夏蘭) Associate Professor and Associate Dean (International) Deputy Director, Program in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Faculty of Law, The University of … Continue reading Call for Papers: Advances in Comparative and Transnational ADR – Research into Practice