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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

Hastings Programs with Grande Lum and John Lande on October 7 and 28

From SFOI Sheila Purcell Dear Colleagues, We hope this finds you well at this unusual time. I write from (smoky!) Northern California to invite you to: New Frontiers in ADR A virtual “lunch and learn” Speaker Series! Mark your calendar and register for these two, free events, which will take place at noon Pacific, 1 Mountain, … Continue reading Hastings Programs with Grande Lum and John Lande on October 7 and 28

Kluwer Mediation Blog Post on the Evolution of Mediation

I just became a guest writer for the Kluwer Mediation Blog, which features academics and practitioners from around the world.  I want to cross-pollinate Indisputably and KMB by encouraging subscribers of each blog to subscribe to the other.  I hope to stimulate conversations between our communities. My first KMB post is The Evolution To Planned … Continue reading Kluwer Mediation Blog Post on the Evolution of Mediation

LIRA Book Tour

My career has focused on helping disputants by analyzing and promoting helpful lawyering and other dispute resolution techniques.  The ABA book, Litigation Interest and Risk Assessment: Help Your Clients Make Good Litigation Decisions, is the culmination of my scholarly career, combining Michaela’s and Heather’s excellent research on litigation risk assessment and my work on planned … Continue reading LIRA Book Tour

NYLS Wednesday Lunch Series: Conversations in Conflict Resolution

From FFOI F. Peter Philips: We are pleased to announce the second 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 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. July 29, 2020 … Continue reading NYLS Wednesday Lunch Series: Conversations in Conflict Resolution

Consider Cooking Up Stone Soup in the Fall – Especially in Clinical and Externship Courses

During the summer, faculty plan their courses for the fall. This is a good time to consider including Stone Soup assignments in your courses, especially clinical and externship courses. Faculty who used Stone Soup assignments found that they and their students almost invariably were very enthusiastic, feeling that this was a valuable contribution to students’ … Continue reading Consider Cooking Up Stone Soup in the Fall – Especially in Clinical and Externship Courses

Want to Talk About Mediators Causing Impasses?

Respected mediator Michael Lang conducts monthly case consultation / reflective practice group sessions for the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Mediation Committee. The next one is on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm, ET, and focuses on mediators causing impasses. Here’s the description of the program: Have you noticed that most things written for mediators … Continue reading Want to Talk About Mediators Causing Impasses?

BATNAs and the Emotional Pains from “Positional Negotiation”

If you have problems with BATNA theory, you aren’t the only one.  Some people have privately shared their concerns with me, and I suspect that there are a lot of others who are “in the closet” and don’t express their concerns publicly because BATNAs are so widely taken for granted in our community. George Siedel’s … Continue reading BATNAs and the Emotional Pains from “Positional Negotiation”

BATNA’s Got to Go — and Here’s a Better Idea

In a recent DRLE listserv colloquy, I threatened to save for another day an extended rant about why we are so doggone attracted to using confusing jargon.  That day has arrived. What’s Wrong with BATNA and All the Other ATNAs? My mania was stimulated by an exchange of listserv posts about the use of BATNA … Continue reading BATNA’s Got to Go — and Here’s a Better Idea

Kristen Blankley: New Opportunities for Pro Bono in a Pandemic

From TFOI Kristen Blankley: COVID-19 has created additional need for legal services in many areas, including housing, consumer law, employment law, probate, family law, domestic violence advocacy, criminal law, among others. We all have substantive and process expertise in different areas, which means that we should have a great ability to fulfill our aspirational (or, … Continue reading Kristen Blankley: New Opportunities for Pro Bono in a Pandemic

Mediate.com Publishes “Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age”

Recently, mediate.com initiated publication of a series of pieces entitled Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age.  Here’s the introduction. Every Friday for the next seven weeks, Mediate.com will be publishing a series of peer reviewed articles under the collective title Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age.  The objective of the Seven Keys is … Continue reading Mediate.com Publishes “Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age”

Resources for Teaching About BATNA, Bottom Lines, and LIRA

If you teach students that it’s important to analyze their BATNAs, consider including material in your course on litigation interest and risk assessment, aka LIRA. Virtually every negotiation, mediation, and ADR survey course teaches students that they should figure out their BATNA when negotiating or mediating. That is sooooo much easier said than done, as … Continue reading Resources for Teaching About BATNA, Bottom Lines, and LIRA