Jeff Trueman’s Study on Nightmares of “Positional” Tactics in Mediation

Jeff Trueman, an experienced Maryland mediator and Pepperdine LLM candidate, wrote an excellent article about the challenges of lawyers, mediators, and insurance claims professionals in mediation. He interviewed subjects about their problems in mediation, and his study provided evidence of professionals behaving badly, very consistent with my post about BATNAs and the emotional pains of … Continue reading Jeff Trueman’s Study on Nightmares of “Positional” Tactics in Mediation

Donna Shestowsky’s Presentation on Litigants’ Views of Court ADR Options

 GFOI Donna Shestowsky recently gave a presentation to the CPR Mediation Committee about litigants’ knowledge of courts’ ADR options in their cases.  She presented her research showing that litigants seem to be unaware of ADR options, and that knowing about some of these options – specifically, mediation – improves litigants’ opinions of the court itself.  … Continue reading Donna Shestowsky’s Presentation on Litigants’ Views of Court ADR Options

They Should Call It Negotiation School, Not Law School

As part of my LIRA book tour, I gave talks entitled,“They Should Call It Negotiation School, Not Law School” for Becky Jacobs’s (Tennessee) ADR class and the UC-Davis’s King Hall Negotiation Teams student organization (thanks to Donna Shestowsky’s suggestion). The presentation points out that the vast majority of cases are negotiated, not litigated and certainly … Continue reading They Should Call It Negotiation School, Not Law School

ADR Scholarship Share (Summer 2020 edition)

Last winter, Peter Reilly (Texas A&M) compiled a list and shared brief descriptions of projects ADR scholars were then currently working on or recently completed. Below is the Summer 2020 edition. Thanks to Peter for gathering this really valuable information in one spot and keeping us all informed about ADR research happening around the country. … Continue reading ADR Scholarship Share (Summer 2020 edition)

A is for Activism–Or Want to Know What’s Going on In Milwaukee During Election Season?

One of the best parts of my new position with the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Marquette is getting the opportunity to meet and work with amazing faculty across campus. Working with our steering committee since last spring, we had planned to have a great conference focusing on suffrage and innovation—how was women’s intellectual empowerment … Continue reading A is for Activism–Or Want to Know What’s Going on In Milwaukee During Election Season?

Next Series of New York Law School Wednesday Conversations

From FPOI Peter Philips: We are pleased to announce the third series of this popular event. Every other Wednesday, New York Law School hosts informal discussions with leaders in the fields of conflict avoidance, management, and resolution. All sessions are free and will be held via Zoom. Please note the varying times of each program. … Continue reading Next Series of New York Law School Wednesday Conversations

More LIRA Videos

I have had some wonderful conversations in my LIRA book tour and made videos of some of them. Considering the challenges of synchronous instruction these days, faculty may want to assign some of these videos as asynchronous “guest lectures” and/or make-up assignments if students or faculty have to miss some classes. Here’s a list of … Continue reading More LIRA Videos

FINRA’s Handling of Arbitration Hearings During COVID

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, FINRA Dispute Resolution Services (along with all other arbitration services providers) has had to wrangle with the difficult issue of what to do about arbitration hearings that are supposed to be in person. First, in mid-March when the country first shut down, FINRA administratively postponed all hearings until May 1 … Continue reading FINRA’s Handling of Arbitration Hearings During COVID

Upcoming ABA DR Section Events For Students and Others

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