All posts by John Lande

Conversation with Peter Benner about PEDR, Part 6

This conversation started with my post about planned early dispute resolution (PEDR).  My friend, Peter Benner, and I exchanged comments in that post.  Here are links to Part 2-ish, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5 in this conversation.   I had some questions about Peter’s last post.  Here I pose the questions and Peter responded. … Continue reading Conversation with Peter Benner about PEDR, Part 6

Early Neutral Case Management, Tony Piazza, Biases, and Thanks for the Feedback

I just came back from the bi-annual training retreat of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN), where I was one of the speakers. I caught the second half of the program and each of these sessions was fascinating, as I describe below.   I had never heard of NADN before, and I was impressed … Continue reading Early Neutral Case Management, Tony Piazza, Biases, and Thanks for the Feedback

Conversation with Peter Benner about PEDR, Part 5

This conversation started with my post about planned early dispute resolution (PEDR).  My friend, Peter Benner, and I exchanged comments in that post.  Here are links to Part 2-ish, Part 3, and Part 4 in this conversation.  This is Peter’s response to my last post. ________________________________________________ In your question of whether we may be in … Continue reading Conversation with Peter Benner about PEDR, Part 5

My Last Lecture in Your Course

For the first time since 2004, this fall, I will not teach our required 1L course, Lawyering: Problem-Solving and Dispute Resolution. We had several sections each year and so I had a chance to impart my views about lawyering to a substantial part of our class.  I felt passionate about the value of good lawyering … Continue reading My Last Lecture in Your Course

Conversation with Peter Benner about PEDR, Part 4

This conversation started with my post about planned early dispute resolution (PEDR). My friend, Peter Benner, and I exchanged comments in that post.  Here are links to Part 2-ish and Part 3 in this conversation. _______________________________________________________________ Peter, I think that your post helps move us closer to understanding the motivations of the players in corporate … Continue reading Conversation with Peter Benner about PEDR, Part 4

Conversation with Peter Benner about PEDR, Part 3

This conversation started with my post about planned early dispute resolution (PEDR).  My friend, Peter Benner, and I exchanged comments in that post.  Because we decided to continue this conversation for a while, I am posting our ideas in new posts, starting with the last one (Part 2-ish).  Here is Peter’s response to my last … Continue reading Conversation with Peter Benner about PEDR, Part 3

Seeing the World Through Others’ Eyes

After a conversation with friends about the Confederate flag controversy, I sent them the following email, which I thought you might be interested in. _____________________________________________________________ In our conversations, I have talked about the value of trying to see the world through others’ eyes.  There are several reasons why I have found it valuable including moral, … Continue reading Seeing the World Through Others’ Eyes

Conversation with Peter Benner about PEDR, Part 2-ish

Alert readers have noticed that Peter Benner and I have been having a conversation about planned early dispute resolution (PEDR) in the comments to a recent post of mine on the subject. Peter, a mediator and ironman, is a friend with whom I share an interest in encouraging lawyers and parties – especially businesses – … Continue reading Conversation with Peter Benner about PEDR, Part 2-ish

Damn Emotions!

Have you seen “Inside Out” yet? It’s the delightful Pixar movie portraying the conflicting emotions of an 11 year-old girl grappling with the difficulties of a move from Minnesota to San Francisco. Indeed, the emotions are characters themselves:  Anger, Disgust, Fear, Sadness, and Joy. The film’s producers consulted psychologists who wrote a piece in the … Continue reading Damn Emotions!

Failure to Communicate

It’s a damn miracle that people on your planet ever understand each other. My good friend, Charlie Irvine, who mediates and teaches in Glasgow, Scotland, wrote an amusing and/or horrifying blog post about students’ statements in law school exam answers. (Charlie blogs on the Kluwer Mediation Blog, which has some very thoughtful contributors. I saw … Continue reading Failure to Communicate