Make Health, Not War: In Search of Long-Term Survival

From my wonderful Marquette colleague, professor in social and cultural sciences, Alexandra Crampton, who argues that the very metaphors we use make us less likely to succeed in staying healthy:  As the Covid-19 virus circulates, so have war metaphors. UN and national leaders are using a familiar rallying cry to justify their moral authority, calls … Continue reading Make Health, Not War: In Search of Long-Term Survival

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

ICODR Guidelines for Video Mediation and Video Arbitration

From Leah Wing: Dear colleagues, I hope you and your loved ones are doing well under these stressful circumstances. The International Council for Online Dispute Resolution has just issued Guidelines for Video Mediation and Video Arbitration. We hope they are useful as the ADR practitioners and courts rapidly expand their use of technology. They are works in progress … Continue reading ICODR Guidelines for Video Mediation and Video Arbitration

(Some of) My Favorite Resources

In its monthly newsletter, the Resolution Systems Institute (RSI) publishes interviews with various people about their “favorite resources.”  The March 2020 issue includes the following interview of me.  As you will see, I describe a number of resources reflecting my bias for those I developed.  This is only a sample of valuable resources in our … Continue reading (Some of) My Favorite Resources