Tag Archives: lawyering

Shestowsky’s Study Supports Value of Lawyers’ Early Education of Clients About Their Procedural Options

For a long time, Donna Shestowsky has conducted empirical studies of litigants’ perceptions about dispute resolution processes.  CPR’s Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation magazine just published an article … Continue reading Shestowsky’s Study Supports Value of Lawyers’ Early Education of Clients About Their Procedural Options

If You Had Only One Hour to Describe ADR, What Would You Say?

This was the question I had to answer when planning a lecture.  I was a speaker in a course offered by the Universidad Monteavila in Caracas, Venezuela.  My wonderful colleague, … Continue reading If You Had Only One Hour to Describe ADR, What Would You Say?

Lawyers Are From Mars, Clients Are From Venus – and Mediators Can Help Communicate in Space

I just wrote this post on the Kluwer Mediation Blog on this subject.  It summarizes empirical research showing the huge chasm in perspectives between many lawyers and their clients.  Lawyers … Continue reading Lawyers Are From Mars, Clients Are From Venus – and Mediators Can Help Communicate in Space

Appreciation of Doug Frenkel and Jim Stark

Jim Stark and Doug Frenkel just became scholars-in-residence with the International Academy of Mediators, following in the footsteps of Hal Abramson, Lela Love, and Dwight Golann. I have appreciated Doug … Continue reading Appreciation of Doug Frenkel and Jim Stark