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From TFOI Leah Wing: The 22nd annual international ADR Cyberweek will run from November 1 to November 6, 2020. Hosted by the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution this free virtual conference will include panel presentations, webinars, online dispute resolution simulations, discussion forums, platform demos, interviews, and time to just hang out and bond with your fellow attendees in a social hour. With courts and alternative dispute resolution practitioners worldwide all now online, come explore the world of online dispute resolution as it responds to the challenges of 2020! Leah Wing Co-director, National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution…
Ohio State Professor Deborah Jones Merritt and Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System Research Director Logan Cornett just published an important report, Building a Better Bar: The Twelve Building Blocks of Minimum Competence, based on insights from 50 focus groups. They found that minimum competence consists of 12 interlocking “building blocks,” including the ability to interact effectively with clients, communicate as a lawyer, and see the “big picture” of client matters. They propose 10 recommendations that courts, law schools, bar associations, bar examiners, and other stakeholders should consider in their efforts to move towards better, evidence-based…
From the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution: The 23rd Annual Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference will take place on April 14 – 17, 2021 in Los Angeles and online. The 2021 Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Spring Conference will continue our tradition of excellent and innovative educational programs along with social and networking events.  The conference will be a hybrid model with in-person programs and events in Los Angeles, CA as well as robust virtual options. All in-person events will follow local and CDC public health guidelines and regulations. The theme of the 2021 Spring Conference is Agility, Disruption,…
From GFOI Jackie Nolan-Haley: Dear colleagues: You are invited to attend Fordham Law School’s annual conference on international arbitration and mediation on Friday November 20, 2020. Leading scholars will discuss a range of topics including mixed modes of dispute resolution and international arbitration and EU law. An added feature will be a mock U.S. Supreme Court argument on whether discovery under 28 U.S.C. Section 1782 applies to private international commercial arbitration. I hope you can join us.   Click here for further information. Best regards, Jackie Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley Professor of Law Director, ADR & Conflict Resolution Program Fordham…
I was delighted to pen an op-ed with Grande Lum (in between his book tour, speaking engagements and managing a university!) in which we argue that this election also turns on how we view the role of the president as a negotiator.  I’ve spoken about this with Liz Tippet in her terrific Oregon Law Labs and wrote about this at the beginning of the Trump Presidency in the Negotiation Journal, which had an issue dedicated to Trump’s impact on negotiation. I’ve got to say, I love some of our lines: Much like what happens over time with a playground bully…
This year’s AALS will be a virtual meeting, which for many of us means that we will actually be able to attend the meeting. I just signed up and selected my “agenda” of programs. Among those is the panel brought to us by our ADR Section — “Effective Twitter Advocacy: Is It Possible?” — it sounds amazing! Here is the description: Substantive debates about law and policy are increasingly happening on social media platforms like Twitter. If the purpose of legal scholarship is to share our ideas beyond the academy, how might we do that more effectively? How might we…
Perhaps less terrifying than watching the political campaign on TV, we soon will have the chance to watch another TV treatment of so-called “mediation.” Fox will show “The Mediator with Ice-T, a weekday, half-hour legal series hosted by the veteran rapper and actor, will get a limited four-week run on Fox-owned stations, including stations in New York and Los Angeles, premiering in March 2021.” In the program, Ice-T will virtually seek resolutions between two feuding civilian parties.  Each side will plead their argument, providing the evidence, facts and details of the case to Ice-T, who will then call upon…
Join Moritz’s Program on Dispute Resolution and the Divided Community Project, along with the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program, the Stanford Law School Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, and Menlo College, to celebrate the launch of America’s Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights. The original edition – titled Resolving Racial Conflict: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights – was penned by the late Bertram Levine, associate director of CRS between 1966 and 1989, and focused on the first twenty-five years of the agency’s history. Register here! This second edition is co-authored by Levine and Grande…
It’s the swag and brag time of the year where we each tout our wonderful DR programs (and they are all great, really!)  This year, Marquette sent out a lovely gadget fitting for the era we live in, and there have been some questions about how to use it, as well as creative ideas that I had never considered!  So…here’s a picture (and I pulled the pointer out so you could see that too) : How do you think you can use this? If you didn’t receive one, it is likely sitting in your mailbox at work, but let us…
The editors of The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution asked that I share this announcement. I hope to see you on November 13! The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution is hosting a virtual symposium titled, A Conversation on the Role of ADR in Resolving Issues of Gender-Based Violence. The event will take place on Friday, November 13 between 10 am and 4 pm,. The event is free, and will offer free CLE credits for Ohio attorneys. Register using this link! Given the increased consciousness about issues of gender-based violence thanks to the Time’s Up and #metoo movements,…
That’s the title of a provocative article by Michael Luo in the New Yorker. President Trump is a purveyor extraordinaire of nonstop toxic polarizing conflict, enabled by leaders in his party.  Many people in our field understandably want him to leave office and stop (or reduce) his inflammatory words and actions.  If Vice President Biden is elected, what’s the best approach for handling social and political conflict?  What’s even possible?  That’s the subject of Mr. Luo’s article.  He writes: Earlier this month, on a sunny, cloudless day at the Civil War battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, former Vice-President Joe Biden delivered…
I continue to produce videos related to the LIRA book, which you might be interested in, possibly for use in courses.  As I produce more videos, I add them to the full collection in this post, which you might want to bookmark. Here are the latest videos: Mediating with LIRA.  Mediate.com University.  $49.  August 2020.  50 minutes. They Should Call It Negotiation School, Not Law School.  Presentation for Becky Jacobs’s ADR Course.  This discusses the hidden curriculum that mostly ignores clients and negotiation, and it provides a general introduction to negotiation with practical advice.  University…
From FFOI Noam Ebner: Welcome to Cyberweek 2020! This will be our 22nd ADR Cyberweek, and we’re confident it is going to be the best Cyberweek ever. This year Cyberweek will run from November 2 to November 5, 2020. Some highlights: Ethan Katsh interviewing Jim Melamed on 25 years of Mediate.com Leah Wing on ODR for Disaster Response Dan Rainey on Neuroscience and Negotiation A panel focusing on recent student ODR scholarship Stay tuned for more information and a full agenda, coming soon. You can check out our full list of supporting organizations here.…
Probably every student and instructor has had difficult challenges this year accommodating to the routines needed because of the pandemic. Many faculty have been teaching fully or partially online and will continue to do so next semester because the virus is still way out of control in the US. Although using video has some advantages, it also presents some problems. Internet connections aren’t completely reliable, which can be nerve-wracking for faculty trying to teach synchronously.  I have been having maddening intermittent internet outages during the past weeks and some of my colleagues have as well. And it’s a challenge for…
The Boston Law Collaborative Institute will offer the following programs on implicit and systemic bias. October 15:  “Assessing Workplace Bias in the Era of #MeToo and Black Lives Matter,” with Jody Newman, Esq. October 27:  “Biased? Who, Me?!?  A Candid Look at the Problem of Implicit Bias,” with Audrey Lee, Matt Thompson, and David Hoffman. November 10:  “Counteracting Racism and Other Forms of Systemic Bias: The Head, the Heart, and the Street,” with Matt Thompson. All three workshops run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m Eastern Time. Click here for more information and to register. The New York State…