All posts by John Lande

Tuesday, April 13 is the Deadline to Register for the ABA Conference

The theme for the 2021 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference is “Agility, Disruption and Reinvention: ADR in a New World.”   The virtual conference will take place April 4-17. Registration will close at 5 pm ET on April 13. The conference is the largest gathering of the dispute resolution professional community.  Participate in “ADR in … Continue reading Tuesday, April 13 is the Deadline to Register for the ABA Conference

Virtual Conference on Unbundled Legal Services in the New Normal – April 20-22

The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS), the Chicago Bar Foundation, the ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, and the Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) are hosting a three-day virtual event that will focus on the major hows and whys of supporting and implementing the practice of unbundled legal … Continue reading Virtual Conference on Unbundled Legal Services in the New Normal – April 20-22

We Should Replace Mediation Models with a Unified Conceptual Framework

A quarter century ago, Professor Len Riskin published an article describing a grid of mediator orientiations including a facilitative-evaluative dimension.  Despite critiques of this framework, including by Len himself, many mediators, trainers, and teachers still use these concepts as mediation models, expressing strong feelings that one model is good and the other is bad. These … Continue reading We Should Replace Mediation Models with a Unified Conceptual Framework

Important Mediator Characteristics

Bill Marsh, a UK mediator and editor of the Kluwer Mediation Blog, wrote a good post about key characteristics of mediators: Warmth and Competence. He suggests that these are related to mediators’ self-reflection, authenticity, cultural competence, and timing. It’s a good, concise post you might share with your students. Take a look. [Click the title … Continue reading Important Mediator Characteristics

NYLS / AAA Program on Cutting Edge Issues in Commercial Arbitration on April 27

The New York Law School ADR Skills Program and American Arbitration Association will present the Steven C. Bennett Annual Program, Cutting Edge Issues in Commercial Arbitration, on Thursday, April 27, 2021, from 5:00 – 6:40 p.m. Eastern Time. Six experts return for their annual and provocative discussion of some of the most pressing challenges facing … Continue reading NYLS / AAA Program on Cutting Edge Issues in Commercial Arbitration on April 27

Survey of Early Dispute Resolution Movements and Possible Next Steps

I recently gave a presentation to the ABA SDR’s Early Dispute Resolution Committee and I planned to write a blog post summarizing the presentation.  Well, that post grew into this draft paper, Survey of Early Dispute Resolution Movements and Possible Next Steps.  I have been studying EDR for 20 years and this overgrown blog post … Continue reading Survey of Early Dispute Resolution Movements and Possible Next Steps

UNLV Hosts Speaker to Discuss Peace in the Desert

From MFOI Lydia Nussbaum The UNLV Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution will host Professor Alia Malek on Thursday, April 8 at noon PDT for a virtual talk as part of its “Peace in the Desert” Speakers Series.   Her presentation is entitled “When Home Is Unattainable, What Replaces It?” Professor Malek began her professional career as … Continue reading UNLV Hosts Speaker to Discuss Peace in the Desert

Coben & Stienstra’s Fabulous Annotated Bibliography of Empirical Research

There’s too darn much ADR research.  Too darn much if you have any hope of keeping up with it. We are blessed and cursed with an interest in a subject that deals with virtually every aspect of life and is studied in  many different disciplines.  So we are fortunate that Jim Coben and Donna Stienstra … Continue reading Coben & Stienstra’s Fabulous Annotated Bibliography of Empirical Research

USC Gould Center for Dispute Resolution Fifth Annual Symposium

From GFOI Richard Peterson: The USC Gould Center for Dispute Resolution and JAMS are holding their fifth annual symposium with two upcoming webinars Wednesday, April 14, 2021 The Arbitrator’s Approach to Contract Interpretation Issues: Civil vs. Common Law Perspectives 8:00 a.m. Pacific / 11:00 a.m. Eastern / 5:00 p.m. London / 11:00 p.m. Singapore   … Continue reading USC Gould Center for Dispute Resolution Fifth Annual Symposium

Please Send Materials for This Year’s Resource Share

From GFOIs Sharon Press and Noam Ebner: Dear Colleagues: The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution will once again host a virtual conference in April and we are pleased to announce that the Resource Share will take place live on Saturday, April 17, from 12:00 noon 1:00 pm Eastern. For those of you who are new … Continue reading Please Send Materials for This Year’s Resource Share