Divided Community Project Releases Social Media Report

Moritz’s Divided Community Project released its new report, Divided Communities and Social Media: Strategies for Community Leaders, at the 2017 Government and Social Media Conference earlier this week. [Full disclosure: I am now part of the Project’s steering committee]. A short article about the Project’s presentation at the Government and Social Media Conference is available … Continue reading Divided Community Project Releases Social Media Report

Stone Soup Case Database

You probably are familiar with the Stone Soup fable. Some travelers come to a village with only an empty cooking pot and they find that the villagers won’t share any food.  The travelers fill the pot with water, drop a large stone in it, and place it over a fire. One by one, villagers ask … Continue reading Stone Soup Case Database

Honoring Andrea in Poem (or Song) at the ABA-DR in San Francisco

As mentioned on the blog earlier, the heart and soul of the blog, Andrea Kupfer Schneider has been selected as the 2017 Recipient of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work. This award honors individuals whose scholarship has contributed significantly to the field of dispute resolution. She absolutely deserves this honor. … Continue reading Honoring Andrea in Poem (or Song) at the ABA-DR in San Francisco

2017 Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

The Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution at St. John’s School of Law and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) invite you to participate in the ninth annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon, a competition of competence in the dispute resolution field. The triathlon is the first and only competition to include negotiation, mediation, advocacy, … Continue reading 2017 Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

Seventh Annual International Cyber Conference – Wednesday April 12

From GFOI Brian Jarrett: Hello Folks, Our Seventh Annual International Cyber-conference will soon be here.  Wednesday April 12 at Noon to 2:30 pm (Pacific time). We expect a very large number of universities and community organizations participating in the conference.  Here’s a flyer that you can post at your respective university and/or organization.  We have … Continue reading Seventh Annual International Cyber Conference – Wednesday April 12

Zimmerman: The Bellwether Settlement

Adam Zimmerman (Loyola) recently posted his article The Bellwether Settlement on SSRN which will soon be appearing in the Fordham Law Review and should appeal to readers of this blog.  From the abstract: This Article examines the use of bellwether mediation in mass litigation. Bellwether mediations are different from “bellwether trials,” a practice where parties … Continue reading Zimmerman: The Bellwether Settlement

Fascinating compilation of comments on ADR posts

From the blog of the New York State Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section: In August 2015, Resolution Roundtable, the blog site for the Dispute Resolution Section of NYSBA, began posting weekly questions to seek feedback and insights on various alternative dispute resolution (ADR) topics. Traffic to the blog site thereafter greatly increased by ADR users, … Continue reading Fascinating compilation of comments on ADR posts

Diversity and Dispute Resolution

I am a member of David Hoffman’s huge fan club for the many reasons that the club is so large.  One of these reasons is that he uses his caring and deliberate approach to address critically important issues in our field.  Despite serious efforts by many people in our field for a long time, we … Continue reading Diversity and Dispute Resolution