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Last Call for Nominations: AALS ADR Best Article

Wed, 2018-02-28 22:56
Reposting earlier call for nominations: NOMINATIONS DUE TOMORROW MARCH 1 As outgoing (or gone) Chair of the AALS Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution, I am pleased to announce on behalf of the Section’s Executive Committee the creation and launch of the Section’s annual award for best scholarly article published in print or online in the … Continue reading Last Call for Nominations: AALS ADR Best Article →

Bruce E. Meyerson Lecture at Arizona State

Wed, 2018-02-28 10:03
For those of you in Arizona for an early spring break, come and join us this evening at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law as Kenneth Feinberg of 9/11 Victims’ Fund fame delivers the inaugural Bruce E. Meyerson Lecture in Dispute Resolution. For more information, go here.  [Click title of post to access link.] … Continue reading Bruce E. Meyerson Lecture at Arizona State →

Frank Sander 1927-2018

Mon, 2018-02-26 10:07
Frank Sander died yesterday. There is a silly exercise in some arenas (athletics, arts, academe, etc.) in which one is called upon to declare who would be on “The Mount Rushmore of…” whatever is being discussed. Every conceivable, credible construction of the Mount Rushmore of our field would include Frank. Prominently. In whichever pose he … Continue reading Frank Sander 1927-2018 →

Difficult Conversations in the Modern Era of (Anti-)Social Media

Sun, 2018-02-25 21:25
Virtually everyone in our field knows about the wonderful book, Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen.  It focuses on everyday conversations and not just crystalized disputes.  It describes how people can better understand what is (and is not) happening in their interactions, identify erroneous assumptions, … Continue reading Difficult Conversations in the Modern Era of (Anti-)Social Media →

Ten TED Talks You Might Enjoy

Sat, 2018-02-24 11:15
On the Kluwer Mediation Blog, Greg Bond wrote a nice post, TED Talks I Have Enjoyed – And that Resonate with the Mediator in Me.  He provides brief descriptions of ten talks that he has “found inspiring and that relate to mediation, in the broadest sense of the word.”  One of them is Andrea’s talk,  Why Women Don’t … Continue reading Ten TED Talks You Might Enjoy →

Grande Lum’s Article Criticizing Proposal to Effectively Eliminate the Community Relations Service

Fri, 2018-02-23 17:26
Grande Lum, former director of the Community Relations Service (CRS), just published an important article in The Hill newspaper urging Congress to maintain independent funding for the agency. “Historically, CRS has played a significant role in facilitating dialogue, developing constructive relationships, and reducing the possibility of violence.  Its mediators and conciliators played a key role … Continue reading Grande Lum’s Article Criticizing Proposal to Effectively Eliminate the Community Relations Service →

Culinary Negotiation

Thu, 2018-02-22 21:12
A recent episode of the Modern Love podcast told the story of a man struggling to deal with conflicting desires of his mother and wife to cook him delicious meals.  While having too much good food may not seem problematic, negotiating serially with one’s wife and mother sure can be.  This account reveals subtle ways … Continue reading Culinary Negotiation →

30% Discount on ABA Books — Thru End of February

Thu, 2018-02-22 11:32
The ABA is offering a 30% discount on its 2017 books.  The discount is available only through the end of the month, so you need to act soon to take advantage of this offer. The Section of Dispute Resolution published the following books that qualify for this discount: ● Beyond Smart:  Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence … Continue reading 30% Discount on ABA Books — Thru End of February →

Kristen Blankley: Restorative Justice in Nebraska

Wed, 2018-02-21 18:02
From WFOI Kristen Blankley: Associate Professor Kristen Blankley (Nebraska) has an update on new restorative justice programs in Nebraska.  Currently, these programs are working with youth offenders, culminating in a victim/youth conference (similar, but not the same as a mediation).  Cases are coming into the program from three sources: 1) directly from schools, 2) on … Continue reading Kristen Blankley: Restorative Justice in Nebraska →

Better Angels and Guns

Tue, 2018-02-20 07:47
David Brooks has an interesting op-ed in today’s NYT about Better Angels, a 2016 “bipartisan citizen’s movement” seeking to bridge Red-Blue divides through more skillful, thoughtful dialogue. He argues that we will not make progress on the debate over gun violence without more respectful discourse and an honest desire to understand the competing views and … Continue reading Better Angels and Guns →

World Mediation Congress and Annual International Law School Mediation Tournament

Tue, 2018-02-13 16:52
From TFOI Teresa Frisbie: The International academy of Dispute Resolution and Loyola’s Dispute Resolution Program present the INADR World Mediation Congress and 17th Annual International Law School Mediation Tournament World Mediation Congress, March 6-7 International Mediation Tournament, March 8-10 Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy Philip H. Corboy Law Center 25 E. Pearson Street Chicago, IL Join us in Chicago for … Continue reading World Mediation Congress and Annual International Law School Mediation Tournament →

Please Come to the Stone Soup Session at the ABA Conference – and Use Stone Soup Next Year

Sun, 2018-02-11 21:40
Saving the best for last, Lessons From the Stone Soup Project and Ideas for the Future, is scheduled for the ABA Legal Educators Colloquium on Saturday, April 7, from 3:30 to 5.  Since you probably won’t want to miss this, you should plan your travel accordingly. This program will discuss, assess, and build on the … Continue reading Please Come to the Stone Soup Session at the ABA Conference – and Use Stone Soup Next Year →

Cyber Conference on Dispute Resolution on Veterans for Peace – April 11

Sat, 2018-02-10 19:08
From BFOI Brian Jarrett: Hello Folks, Our Eighth Annual International Cyber-conference will soon be here.  Wednesday April 11 at Noon to 2:30 pm (Pacific time).  Be sure to adjust for your local time and place on the globe. As usual, we expect a large number of universities and community organizations participating in the conference.  (We … Continue reading Cyber Conference on Dispute Resolution on Veterans for Peace – April 11 →

Conversation Between Julie Macfarlane and Woody Mosten about Unbundling and Self-Represented Litigants

Fri, 2018-02-09 19:18
Recently, I did a post about a new book that Forrest (“Woody”) Mosten co-authored about unbundled legal services. Woody just sent me a link to a podcast conversation he had with our friend, Dr. Julie Macfarlane, the director of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP).  In this podcast, entitled “Back to the Future of Legal … Continue reading Conversation Between Julie Macfarlane and Woody Mosten about Unbundling and Self-Represented Litigants →

Stone Soup:  Do the Best Trainings, Continuing Education Programs, and Conference Sessions You Can

Wed, 2018-02-07 20:32
Don’t you hate it when presenters just talk at you for a whole program? Adult learners generally do. That’s why everyone suggests using interactive formats in which the audience regularly participates and doesn’t have just five minutes at the end to ask questions. I’m sure that most readers of this blog who give presentations are … Continue reading Stone Soup:  Do the Best Trainings, Continuing Education Programs, and Conference Sessions You Can →

Stone Soup: Texas Bar Program for Lawyers and Mediators on Planned Early Negotiation

Sun, 2018-02-04 22:53
This post describes CLE presentations I gave for the Texas Bar.  It provides material for participants at the program and is another illustration of how people can use the Stone Soup Project idea of using continuing education programs to produce and share knowledge about actual practice. I previously tested this approach in two days of … Continue reading Stone Soup: Texas Bar Program for Lawyers and Mediators on Planned Early Negotiation →

District Court Vacates Arbitrator’s Class Certification Award

Fri, 2018-02-02 10:06
For those of you interested in class arbitration law, I wanted to pass along news of this decision, via this headline in Lexology (with a H/T to George Friedman for tweeting it to my attention): “A First in the Second (Circuit): On Remand, District Court Breaks New Ground by Vacating Arbitrator’s Class Certification Award.” Here … Continue reading District Court Vacates Arbitrator’s Class Certification Award →

ADR and Prejudice

Fri, 2018-02-02 01:42
I am posting this from my wonderful colleague at Texas A&M, and friend of Indisputably, Michael Green: I thought readers of Indisputably might be interested to know about a thoughtful and thought-provoking symposium issue published at the end of 2017 by the SMU Law Review starting with Richard Delgado revisiting his landmark 1985 article on … Continue reading ADR and Prejudice →