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New Report on “Power, Protest, and Political Change” from the Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic

From TFOI Rachel Viscomi and Lisa Dicker: After the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many other Black Americans, protests across the country built what became one of the largest movements in American history. Yet many activists in the U.S. felt that what resulted were only piecemeal reforms and lip service. … Continue reading New Report on “Power, Protest, and Political Change” from the Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic

New Edition of Psychology for Lawyers

The ABA recently published the second edition of Psychology for Lawyers: Understanding the Human Factors in Negotiation, Litigation, and Decision Making, by GFOIs Jen Robbennolt and Jean Sternlight.  This edition includes the latest research and cites to relevant podcasts. It should be useful to lawyers and neutrals in all practice areas as well as psychologists … Continue reading New Edition of Psychology for Lawyers

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 often focus only on monetary issues in legal disputes, which drives many of their clients crazy because they are also very concerned about a wide … Continue reading Lawyers Are From Mars, Clients Are From Venus – and Mediators Can Help Communicate in Space

Merging Mediation Models – And Other Lessons

Imagine that you just stared into the neuralyzer in Men in Black.  It wiped out all your memory of the traditional bundled of models of mediation and negotiation.  You know – facilitative and evaluative mediation, interest-based and positional negotiation, etc. etc.  The neuralyzer also vaporized all references to them in texts and teaching materials. You’re … Continue reading Merging Mediation Models – And Other Lessons

FMCS Seeks Collaboration with Universities

Forwarded by GFOI Lara Fowler: The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) believes that there is a great mutual benefit to be gained through collaboration with academic institutions.  FMCS mediators, with their wealth of practical experience, have much to contribute to the learning and research in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).  At the … Continue reading FMCS Seeks Collaboration with Universities

RSI’s Complete “Guide to Program Success” Now Available!

From FFOI Susan Yates about the latest resource from the invaluable Resolution Systems Institute (RSI): As the pandemic wears on, courts have been transitioning services online and exploring how ADR and ODR can aid their communities in new ways.  Given the challenging nature of the situation, I am pleased to share a newly completed resource … Continue reading RSI’s Complete “Guide to Program Success” Now Available!

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

Dispute Resolution Video and Podcast Online Library

One of the “benefits” of this horrible coronavirus crisis is that it makes it easier to provide professional education by video.  Virtually all of us have become proficient in using video and so it is easy to produce programs that many people will want to see.  As a result, we can much more efficiently produce, … Continue reading Dispute Resolution Video and Podcast Online Library