All posts by John Lande

The Coronavirus and the Constructive Conflict Initiative

For many years, Guy and Heidi Burgess have organized a series of projects dealing with difficult, intractable conflicts, and they developed an incredibly rich website of resources. They recently collected the following series of statements about conflict and the coronavirus, including the following.  Here’s a list of the statements with links to each one.  They … Continue reading The Coronavirus and the Constructive Conflict Initiative

Toby Guerin’s Negotiation Exercise

From TFOI Toby Guerin: I thought that I would share an exercise which we posted this week through the Workplace Mediation Service at University of Maryland, Baltimore.  It can be easily adapted for classes and other environments. Several years ago Andrea Schneider and others wrote an article, “Cooking Up a Deal: Negotiation Recipes for Success.”  … Continue reading Toby Guerin’s Negotiation Exercise

One Day Sale on ABA books – May 1 only – 30% off

I want to pass along a notice of a one day sale on ABA books. Friday, May 1 is Law Day and ABA Publishing is celebrating this special day by offering a promotion of 30% off + free ground shipping on all books and e-books. This is a one-day sale similar to the annual Cyber … Continue reading One Day Sale on ABA books – May 1 only – 30% off

Communication, Privacy, and Community in the New Normal

An article by Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari, The World After Coronavirus, describes general dynamics of crises and particularly the current crisis: Many short-term emergency measures will become a fixture of life.  That is the nature of emergencies.  They fast-forward historical processes.  Decisions that in normal times could take years of deliberation are passed in … Continue reading Communication, Privacy, and Community in the New Normal

The Next New Normal in Law, Dispute Resolution, and Legal Education

A recent post anticipates that as we go through the current crisis, we will develop a “crisis new normal” and, after we recover from the crisis, a “normal new normal” (NNN).  At this point, governments, institutions, and individuals are still developing new routines as we wait out the crisis by doing things like sheltering in … Continue reading The Next New Normal in Law, Dispute Resolution, and Legal Education

Dispute Prevention and Early Dispute Resolution Framework

This is the final part of a three-part series on litigation interest and risk assessment (LIRA) and early dispute resolution procedures.  The first part explains how lawyers can use LIRA procedures to help clients make better decisions about litigation and negotiation.  The second part describes some early dispute resolution procedures, which can benefit from good … Continue reading Dispute Prevention and Early Dispute Resolution Framework

Early Dispute Resolution Processes

This is the second part of a three-part series on use of litigation interest and risk assessment (LIRA), growing out of a program at CPR’s annual meeting in February 2020. The first part of this series describes how to do LIRAs and includes results from a survey of participants in our program.  This part describes … Continue reading Early Dispute Resolution Processes

LIRA @ CPR

This post summarizes presentations, data collected, and discussion in the “Risky Business: A Toolbox for Managing Litigation Interests and Risks” program on February 28, 2020 at CPR’s annual meeting.  There never is enough time to cover everything you want to say, so this post elaborates the discussion at the program. Based on our book, Litigation … Continue reading LIRA @ CPR