All posts by John Lande

Job Announcements for Two Dispute Resolution Positions

Lara Fowler (Penn State) sent the following announcement: The Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program is hiring a Mediator who will be responsible for supporting existing program activities and developing new projects. We seek someone with significant experience in conflict resolution and consensus building, as well as expertise in training and capacity building.  Ideally, the new … Continue reading Job Announcements for Two Dispute Resolution Positions

Planning for Good Quality Decision-Making in Mediation Using PETSM

Canadian mediator Rick Weiler wrote a post on the Kluwer Mediation Blog raising concerns about whether predominant model of commercial mediation using a single three- or six-hour session promotes good decision-making by litigants.  He wrote:   The current commercial mediation model handed down over the past 30 years is working just fine for lawyers and … Continue reading Planning for Good Quality Decision-Making in Mediation Using PETSM

Photo Album:  2019 ABA SDR Conference

Continuing my tradition, I took photos of folks at the recent ABA Section of Dispute Resolution conference.  You can click here to see the photo collections I previously posted, along with an explanation of what they represent. Below are pictures from the conference, which are limited to shots (1) of people with whom I happened … Continue reading Photo Album:  2019 ABA SDR Conference

Michael Buenger’s Great Keynote Address at the ABA Court ADR Conference

I liked virtually all of the sessions I attended at this year’s ABA conference and I especially appreciated the Court ADR Conference keynote address, delivered by Michael Buenger, the executive vice-president and chief operating officer of the National Center for State Courts. He kindly agreed to let me post his provocative, wide-ranging talk, which I … Continue reading Michael Buenger’s Great Keynote Address at the ABA Court ADR Conference

Mark Your Calendars: ABA Conference Next Year April 22-25 in New Orleans

I just came back from the ABA conference, which I thought was great.  Unfortunately, the weather prevented some people from getting there on time or at all. Next year, it will be April 22-25 at the Sheraton in New Orleans. I predict that there will not be more than five inches of snow nor a … Continue reading Mark Your Calendars: ABA Conference Next Year April 22-25 in New Orleans

ODR Industry Summit and International ODR Forum

From Leah Wing: Dear Colleagues, A reminder that the upcoming International Online Dispute Resolution Forum co-hosted by the National Center for State Courts and the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution takes place on October 29-30, 2019 in Williamsburg, VA. There will also be a pre-conference workshop (October 28) on case studies of court-implemented … Continue reading ODR Industry Summit and International ODR Forum

Benefits of Reframing “Reparations”

Many Democratic candidates for president have addressed questions about whether the US should make “reparations” for slavery (and other social injustices).  Unfortunately, that term is confusing and scary for some people (including some of the candidates) who conceive of it simply as making cash payments to certain individuals. In fact, the proponents are suggesting something … Continue reading Benefits of Reframing “Reparations”

Conversation with Nancy Rogers about the Past and Future of the ADR Field

Nancy Rogers, a great leader in our field, has made tremendous contributions to our community and she is one of the people I thanked for her contribution to my career.  I was fortunate to participate in a three-week summer institute that she and others organized at Ohio State in 1993.  With Nancy’s permission, I am … Continue reading Conversation with Nancy Rogers about the Past and Future of the ADR Field