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Avoiding Litigation

The ABA Dispute Resolution conference, held this year in New York City, presents an interesting mix of programs on mediation, arbitration, negotiation and collaborative practice. The conference manages to combine these fields, even though the culture...
by Mediation's Place on Apr 16, 2016

Applied decision theory

Richard Birke, a law professor at Willamette University, gave a talk at the ABA Dispute Resolution conference expressing frustration with the term "Alternative Dispute Resolution." The term is too limiting to describe the many ways that the skills of...
by Mediation's Place on Apr 20, 2015

Measuring ADR effectiveness

The state of Maryland commissioned a cutting edge research project that has succeeded in measuring the effectiveness of the state's court-connected ADR program in limited jurisdiction courts. This study attempted to do much more than track settlement...
by Mediation's Place on Apr 18, 2015

Your Surgeon Has Given You The Option Of A Cervical Fusion or Disc Replacement? Are Disc Replacements Safe?

Artificial disc replacements (ADR) are a relatively new surgical technique.  Let me emphasize that I am NOT writing on ADR uses for the lumbar spine.  I personally do not believe lumbar ADRs are successful as I have had a few clients with c...

Stéphane Gendron se porte à la défense de Joël Legendre (VIDÉO)

http://quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/Le Huffington Post Québec   Publication: 14/03/2015 13:10 EDT L'animateur et commentateur Stéphane Gendron, qui est à la barre de l'émission Le protecteur sur ADR télévision (Avis de...
by Information sur la Politique on Mar 14, 2015

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by Havaliman on Feb 23, 2015

SCMA Fall Conference 2014

There is still time to register for the Southern California Mediation Association fall conference being held at Pepperdine University in Malibu on November 8, 2014. This year's conference, entitled "Roads to Resolution," will feature a number of pane...
by Mediation's Place on Oct 15, 2014

ODR 2014

Attending the 13th International Online Dispute Resolution Forum, being held at Stanford Law School, the first time the conference has taken place in the United States, offers a glimpse into the future of conflict resolution.Ethan Katsch, dubbed the...
by Mediation's Place on Jun 27, 2014

The business of mediation

An article in the spring issue of the ABA's Dispute Resolution magazine (Maurits Barendrect and Christopher Honeyman) sets our some daunting statistics on the overall size of the market for ADR services in this country. The number they throw out...
by Mediation's Place on May 27, 2014

Employment disputes

At the employment law program mentioned in my previous post, we were honored to hear a talk from Phyllis Cheng, the director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing ("DFEH"). Ms. Cheng walked through the process of resolving emplo...
by Mediation's Place on May 23, 2014

New name needed

Lots of ideas have been floating around for awhile describing new ways to practice law in light of the rise of alternative dispute resolution and the vanishing trial. These ideas revolve around finding a more cooperative, negotiated approach to excha...
by Mediation's Place on Apr 4, 2014

ODR/ADR

Online dispute resolution was developed to create a more efficient system than the courts are capable of providing, especially for relatively small cross-border and internet transactions. Courts are simply too expensive and too cumbersome to resolve...
by Mediation's Place on Mar 16, 2014

Technical difficulties

I moderated a panel this morning at the SXSW Interactive conference, on online dispute resolution, a subject I thought would be perfect for the techies who attend this event. I couldn't help mentioning to one of my panelists, Colin Rule, that the las...
by Mediation's Place on Mar 10, 2014

Peacemaker/Advocate

The August issue of the California Bar Journal is devoted to the theme of lawyer as peacemaker. In his introduction, State Bar President Patrick Kelly argues that it is time for lawyers to refocus their efforts from advocacy to more of a problem-solv...
by Mediation's Place on Aug 31, 2013

Low Benign Tumor Rate in Colon Linked to Colorectal Cancer and Related Death

To date, there is no data whether low rate of benign tumor in colon should be targeted for serious intervention. Unfortunately, recent findings found this benign tumor can elevate to colorectal cancer over time and related death. This link found afte...

New era

The official word came down yesterday from the LA Superior Court ADR program, in a notice sent to all members of the court's ADR panels. The entire department is shutting down by the end of June. No more cases will be sent to mediation after this wee...
by Mediation's Place on Mar 4, 2013

Court Update

Thanks to the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel for putting on an informative program tonight detailing changes about to take place in the LA Superior Courts due to budget cuts. T...
by Mediation's Place on Mar 2, 2013

Finding a mediator

Assuming the LA Superior Court proceeds with its plan to close its ADR program this spring, the question to ask is not: how will people find mediators? Because mediators are not difficult to find. A web search will turn up hundreds of private mediato...
by Mediation's Place on Feb 9, 2013

Case management conferences

The grand unwelcome budget-cutting experiment in which California courts are currently engaged may result in the undoing of reforms courts have developed over the past several decades to better manage their caseloads. Ideas that both the federal and...
by Mediation's Place on Jan 24, 2013

New Rules

Robin Mashal photoI find myself charged with an unexpected project, trying to figure out how to deal with the probable demise of one of the largest court-assisted ADR programs in the country. At the same time, the court system is also implementing dr...
by Mediation's Place on Jan 14, 2013


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