Tag Archives: skills and techniques

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?

Dispute System Design Discussion on July 29

The National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution will host a panel discussion and book launch on Wednesday, July 29 at 1 pm Eastern Time. The program is entitled “Dispute System Design for the 21st Century.” The book is Dispute Systems Design: Preventing, Managing and Resolving Conflict by Lisa Blomgren Amsler, Janet K. Martinez, and … Continue reading Dispute System Design Discussion on July 29

One Day Sale on ABA books – May 1 only – 30% off

I want to pass along a notice of a one day sale on ABA books. Friday, May 1 is Law Day and ABA Publishing is celebrating this special day by offering a promotion of 30% off + free ground shipping on all books and e-books. This is a one-day sale similar to the annual Cyber … Continue reading One Day Sale on ABA books – May 1 only – 30% off

Dispute Prevention and Early Dispute Resolution Framework

This is the final part of a three-part series on litigation interest and risk assessment (LIRA) and early dispute resolution procedures.  The first part explains how lawyers can use LIRA procedures to help clients make better decisions about litigation and negotiation.  The second part describes some early dispute resolution procedures, which can benefit from good … Continue reading Dispute Prevention and Early Dispute Resolution Framework

Early Dispute Resolution Processes

This is the second part of a three-part series on use of litigation interest and risk assessment (LIRA), growing out of a program at CPR’s annual meeting in February 2020. The first part of this series describes how to do LIRAs and includes results from a survey of participants in our program.  This part describes … Continue reading Early Dispute Resolution Processes

Basics of Mediation and Arbitration with Zoom

I am posting, with permission, an email from CPR’s Richard Murphy with information from a great webinar that Tom Valenti did for CPR about using zoom for mediation and arbitration.  As time goes on, I’m sure there will be more programs about how to take advantage of video and other technological capabilities to enhance the … Continue reading Basics of Mediation and Arbitration with Zoom

Kristen Blankley’s Paper on Online Resources and Implementing Parenting & Financial Plans

From BFOI Kristen Blankley: Colleagues, Here is a near-final draft of an upcoming paper that I am publishing in the Fordham Law Review.  It is about Online Resources and implementing Parenting & Financial Plans. Maybe it will give some people new ideas on working with parenting and financial plans in a pandemic. It might give … Continue reading Kristen Blankley’s Paper on Online Resources and Implementing Parenting & Financial Plans

Webinar Recording About Transitioned Classes and Online Simulations

From OFOI Noam Ebner: Hi all, The video of the webinar that Sharon Press and I gave last week on conducting simulations in courses transitioning to Zoom and other videoconferencing platforms is now available here.  The question about setting up breakup rooms in zoom in advance, asked at about minute 29:00 in the webinar, is … Continue reading Webinar Recording About Transitioned Classes and Online Simulations

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