From BFOI Linda Seely on behalf of Kanika S. Singh, ABA Dispute Resolution Section Student Liaison: Here are some upcoming events to let your students know about (and consider attending yourself): (1) Campus Events / Visits: Please take advantage of your ABA DR section resources such as your student liaison (me), staff, and section volunteers!! … Continue reading Upcoming ABA DR Section Events For Students and Others
From SFOI Sheila Purcell Dear Colleagues, We hope this finds you well at this unusual time. I write from (smoky!) Northern California to invite you to: New Frontiers in ADR A virtual “lunch and learn” Speaker Series! Mark your calendar and register for these two, free events, which will take place at noon Pacific, 1 Mountain, … Continue reading Hastings Programs with Grande Lum and John Lande on October 7 and 28
From TFOI Elayne Greenberg: The Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution at St. John’s School of Law invites you to a virtual program celebrating: 2020 Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award Recipients: University of Illinois College of Law Professors Verity Winship and Jennifer K. Robbennolt. Professors Winship and Robbennolt will present their award-winning research reported … Continue reading Program with Mangano Award Recipients on September 21
From FFOI Susan Yates about the latest resource from the invaluable Resolution Systems Institute (RSI): As the pandemic wears on, courts have been transitioning services online and exploring how ADR and ODR can aid their communities in new ways. Given the challenging nature of the situation, I am pleased to share a newly completed resource … Continue reading RSI’s Complete “Guide to Program Success” Now Available!
From BFOI Kristen Blankley: The State of Nebraska adopted Standards of Practice for Restorative Justice Facilitators (“Nebraska RJ Standards”), which can be found here. Kristen Blankley (University of Nebraska) chaired the committee responsible for drafting the standards, and committee involved stakeholders from across the state, including Dan Bechtol (Executive Director, Concord Mediation Center), Monica Miles-Steffens … Continue reading Nebraska Adopts Standards of Practice for Restorative Justice Facilitators
I just became a guest writer for the Kluwer Mediation Blog, which features academics and practitioners from around the world. I want to cross-pollinate Indisputably and KMB by encouraging subscribers of each blog to subscribe to the other. I hope to stimulate conversations between our communities. My first KMB post is The Evolution To Planned … Continue reading Kluwer Mediation Blog Post on the Evolution of Mediation
Everyone knows that a bottom line in a lawsuit is an immutable “line in the sand” that is accurately reported to mediators and counterparts as the least that a plaintiff would accept or most that a defendant would pay. Not really. During the life cycle of a case, lawyers start with vague and tentative bottom … Continue reading What’s a Bottom Line?
This week, there was another shooting of an unarmed Black man by police, this time in Kenosha, Wisconsin. So it’s very timely to read an article co-authored by MFOI Ava Abramowitz an article in Lawfare, Measurement Matters: The Key to Police Reform. The authors take a dispute system design approach to analyzing the problems, focusing … Continue reading Ava Abramowitz Article on Data Collection as Element in Strategy to Promote Good Police Performance
You may have been one of the people affected by the problems when Zoom was down for a few hours yesterday. Inc. magazine lauded Zoom’s apology, taking responsibility for the problems and promising to fix them, Zoom Just Failed Its Biggest Test. Its Apology Is an Extraordinary Example of Emotional Intelligence. After incidents of “zoombombing” … Continue reading Zoom Apologies
Everyone loves BATNA. It has more than 16 million hits on Google. I have loved BATNA too. Of course, people should consider alternatives to a negotiated agreement when negotiating or mediating. Unfortunately, people have loved BATNA so much that it has become a cliché that is widely misunderstood, even by some dispute resolution experts. When … Continue reading BATNA May Be Less Important Than You Think – and Teach
My career has focused on helping disputants by analyzing and promoting helpful lawyering and other dispute resolution techniques. The ABA book, Litigation Interest and Risk Assessment: Help Your Clients Make Good Litigation Decisions, is the culmination of my scholarly career, combining Michaela’s and Heather’s excellent research on litigation risk assessment and my work on planned … Continue reading LIRA Book Tour
One of the “benefits” of this horrible coronavirus crisis is that it makes it easier to provide professional education by video. Virtually all of us have become proficient in using video and so it is easy to produce programs that many people will want to see. As a result, we can much more efficiently produce, … Continue reading Dispute Resolution Video and Podcast Online Library