President Biden caused a little brouhaha when he said that the pandemic is over. I think that he was trying to convey that what I called the “crisis new normal” … Continue reading The Normal New Normal in the US, Circa September 2022
I will present a draft of my article, Real Mediation Models to Help Parties and Mediators Achieve Their Goals, at the Works-in-Progress conference next month and I am posting it … Continue reading Would you like to read a WIP draft?
The news media have a well-known bad-news bias. If something bad is happening or – better yet – threatening to happen, the headlines scream of impending disaster. Good news, not … Continue reading Mediators Help Save the Economy
Heidi and Guy Burgess have long focused on how society – and our field – can deal with intractable conflicts. They publish a newsletter, Beyond Intractability, that includes lots of … Continue reading How Can We Reduce Hyper-Polarization?
Kris Franklin and Peter Phillips of New York Law School just wrote an excellent article that people who care about teaching dispute resolution in law schools should read: Pass the … Continue reading Problem Resolution Lawyering Across the 21st Century Law Curriculum
The New York Times published a fascinating account of the plea bargaining of Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization CFO. This was unusual because details of plea bargaining processes usually are … Continue reading Inside a High-Profile Plea Bargaining: Part I
The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and the City University of New York Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College will host a Virtual Roundtable Breakfast entitled, … Continue reading Alyson Carrel Program on Sept 1: ADR As A First Career: It Is Possible!
Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes $392 billion of federal investments in energy and climate policies, reflects a complex political evolution over recent decades, as described in this … Continue reading A Long, Hard Road to “Yes”
Mediation theory generally focuses on models of mediation procedures. While prescribed procedures obviously can be important factors affecting mediators’ behavior, traditional mediation theories are major oversimplifications that often don’t reflect … Continue reading Real Mediators’ Real Mediation Models
For a long time, Donna Shestowsky has conducted empirical studies of litigants’ perceptions about dispute resolution processes. CPR’s Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation magazine just published an article … Continue reading Shestowsky’s Study Supports Value of Lawyers’ Early Education of Clients About Their Procedural Options
From Sharon Press and Noam Ebner: The wait it over… the 2022 Legal Educators’ Resource Share is now out and is linked below, including the 2022 appendices! Noam and I … Continue reading Latest Resource Share Materials
Your answer to this question probably is a good indicator of your degree of introversion or extroversion. In an article, How Many Friends Do You Really Need?, confessed introvert and … Continue reading How Many Friends Do You Want?