All posts by John Lande

Evolution of New Normals in Dispute Resolution

On April 1, the Stetson Law Review sponsored an excellent symposium, Is Remote Justice Still Justice?  It featured FOUR (!) Indisputably bloggers (Cynthia Alkon, Sarah Cole, Jill Gross, and Andrea Schneider) as well as Erin Archerd, Deborah Eisenberg, Elayne Greenberg, Nicole lannarone, and Kelly Browe Olson.  Speakers focused on dispute resolution in various contexts including … Continue reading Evolution of New Normals in Dispute Resolution

Call for Submissions for ABA Resource Share – by April 15

From Sharon Press: As you know, 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 (online) on Friday, April 29 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm Eastern. For those of you who are new to the … Continue reading Call for Submissions for ABA Resource Share – by April 15

Conference on Bar Exam Reform on April 22

Deborah Jones Merritt sent this notice of a virtual conference on bar exam reform that Mitchell Hamline, the University of Minnesota, and the University of St. Thomas are sponsoring on Friday, April 22, from 9:30-4:00 pm Central Time.  The notice includes a link to register. Several states are now actively considering alternative pathways to licensure, … Continue reading Conference on Bar Exam Reform on April 22

How Do You Want to Improve Dispute Resolution?

The January 2022 issue of Dispute Resolution Magazine includes results of a survey of past contributors about the dispute resolution field.  One question asked about cases, statutes, regulations, or standards of practice that had the biggest impact on the field, and another question asked about changes in case law, statute, or rule they would like … Continue reading How Do You Want to Improve Dispute Resolution?

The Legal Profession, Judiciary, and Dispute Resolution

The January 2022 issue of Dispute Resolution Magazine reports results of a survey of past contributors conducted by Editorial Board co-chairs Andrea Schneider and Michael Moffitt. This post uses some of the survey responses to suggest that we recognize the legal profession and judiciary as part of the dispute resolution field. “Alternative” No More In … Continue reading The Legal Profession, Judiciary, and Dispute Resolution

Assessment of the Dispute Resolution Field

The January 2022 issue of Dispute Resolution Magazine contains a valuable assessment of the dispute resolution field based on a survey of past Magazine contributors.  Andrea Schneider and Michael Moffitt, co-chairs of the Editorial Board, asked them: what they valued about the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution what they wished they had known when they … Continue reading Assessment of the Dispute Resolution Field

The Hand of Oppression: Plea Bargaining Processes and the Coercion of Criminal Defendants

That’s the title of a thesis written by Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson when she was an undergraduate. A Washington Post profile, How Ketanji Brown Jackson Found a Path Between Confrontation And Compromise, said she was “a ‘child of the ’70s’ who overcame obstacles by finding middle ground.  … [She spent] her first year … Continue reading The Hand of Oppression: Plea Bargaining Processes and the Coercion of Criminal Defendants

How You Can Build a Mediation Model to Optimize Your Own Cases

That’s the title of a program I recently did for the Association of Northern [England] Mediators. I began by describing why formal mediation models, such as the facilitative and evaluative models, are incomplete and often misleading.  Mediators constantly must answer the question “What do I do now?”, and the formal models don’t help in most … Continue reading How You Can Build a Mediation Model to Optimize Your Own Cases

ACCTM National Dispute Resolution Writing Competition – June 15 Deadline

From Richard Lord: The American College of Civil Trial Mediators announces its 2022 American Journal of Mediation National Dispute Resolution Writing Competition.  There is a $5,000 first prize and a $2,000 second prize. Subject matter focus for entries can embrace the full range of the alternative dispute resolution field – consensus-based dispute resolution (e.g., negotiation, … Continue reading ACCTM National Dispute Resolution Writing Competition – June 15 Deadline

ABA Arbitration Training Institute on June 1-3

From Harrie Samaras: Registration is open for the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s 15th Arbitration Training Institute & Arbitration Practice Development Program. This in-person program is scheduled for June 1 – 3, 2022 at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. As in previous years, the program features plenary sessions of seasoned arbitrators and advocates … Continue reading ABA Arbitration Training Institute on June 1-3

Following the Science of Heuristics and Biases – and a Tragic Love Story

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, by Michael Lewis, tells the story of how Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky came together – and fell apart – in their research that radically advanced our knowledge of how people’s minds work.  This is another post in my What-I’m-Reading series. Kahneman and Tversky’s … Continue reading Following the Science of Heuristics and Biases – and a Tragic Love Story