Tag Archives: skills and techniques

How to Calculate and Use BATNAs and Bottom Lines with LIRA

Everyone talks about knowing one’s BATNA in negotiation and mediation.  But that’s a lot easier said than done. In litigated cases, the value of the BATNA usually is the expected trial outcome, but that is notoriously hard to predict for many reasons.  The outcome of numerous legal and factual issues may depend on the evidence, … Continue reading How to Calculate and Use BATNAs and Bottom Lines with LIRA

Theory of Change Symposium – Part 5 and Coming Attractions

This jumbo-size post is the last part in the Theory of Change Symposium. But don’t despair.  I am compiling all the pieces – and some new material – into an e-book that will be distributed soon, as described at the end of this post. This part of the symposium includes several pieces describing important techniques … Continue reading Theory of Change Symposium – Part 5 and Coming Attractions

Inter-School Negotiation Practicum Sign-Up Deadline – February 7

From GFOI Debra Berman: I am happy to announce that registration is now open for the spring Inter-School Negotiation Practicum.  If you are interested in incorporating this cross-school negotiation exercise into your ADR class or other school program, please provide your students with this registration link. Registration will close on February  7th.  I will email … Continue reading Inter-School Negotiation Practicum Sign-Up Deadline – February 7

Early Bird Discount for ABA Arbitration Institute on March 9-10

From former ABA SDR Chair, Harrie Samaras: Want to learn what the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s 13th Annual Arbitration Training Institute is all about?  Check out a podcast by Dana Welch, one of the program co-chairs. In addition to what Dana mentions, here are the top six reasons to attend: It’s being taught by … Continue reading Early Bird Discount for ABA Arbitration Institute on March 9-10

Top Six Reasons to Attend the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s 13th Annual Arbitration Training Institute on March 9-10

From Harrie Samaras, immediate past chair of the Section of Dispute Resolution: It’s being taught by over 20 of the leading arbitrators and arbitration advocates in the country. It will teach new arbitrators the skills needed to become good arbitrators and experienced arbitrators will learn how to become great arbitrators. It will teach new arbitration … Continue reading Top Six Reasons to Attend the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s 13th Annual Arbitration Training Institute on March 9-10

Readings and Resources for Teaching

Now as an annual tradition, here’s a reminder of some of my favorite things you might require or recommend that students read as you gear up for the new year. My short “Letter to Kelly” provides advice for new 1Ls.  If you teach a 1L course, you might assign it even though it doesn’t focus … Continue reading Readings and Resources for Teaching

Another Year’s Wonderful Resource Share

From TGFOI Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo:       Dear Colleagues, It is with great pleasure that Bobbi and I (finally) post the 2019 Legal Resources Share.  The document has gotten so large and chock-filled with great ideas that we added this year, we split it into 2 documents: one containing the ideas and … Continue reading Another Year’s Wonderful Resource Share

Debra Berman’s Fantastic Offer to Host an Inter-School Negotiation Exercise

FFOI Debra Berman offers to organize a fabulous practical DR Skills exercise that goes beyond the classroom and normal competitions.  She writes: In recent times of declining class sizes, shrinking budgets, and extra focus on the bar exam, practical ADR skills training may not receive the attention it deserves.  Students may leave law school without … Continue reading Debra Berman’s Fantastic Offer to Host an Inter-School Negotiation Exercise

Planning for Good Quality Decision-Making in Mediation Using PETSM

Canadian mediator Rick Weiler wrote a post on the Kluwer Mediation Blog raising concerns about whether predominant model of commercial mediation using a single three- or six-hour session promotes good decision-making by litigants.  He wrote:   The current commercial mediation model handed down over the past 30 years is working just fine for lawyers and … Continue reading Planning for Good Quality Decision-Making in Mediation Using PETSM

Best Practices in International Arbitration Symposium on March 13

From BGOI Richard Peterson: USC’s Judge Judith O. Hollinger Program in Alternative Dispute Resolution is sponsoring the USC/JAMS Fourth Annual Symposium: Best Practices in International Arbitration. Network with dispute resolution industry experts and earn MCLE credit at our 4th Annual USC Gould/JAMS Arbitration Symposium.  The symposium will take place at USC Gould on March 13, … Continue reading Best Practices in International Arbitration Symposium on March 13