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Why you should consider joint sessions in your next mediation

  By Sheldon J. Stark – Mediator and Arbitrator Introduction1Because no two disputes are precisely alike, the best tools for settling them are probably not the same, either. Fortunately, mediation is a flexible process, which can be tailored to meet the unique aspects...

Football fairness: Lessons for ADR?

   Joe Basta “It’s not fair!” How many times have mediators and negotiators heard that refrain? Whether from the mouth of the negotiator across the table or the politician seeking higher taxes, everyone wants their “fair share.” But what is ‘”fairness” anyway? Is...

Are they crazy? No, just human!

  Richard L. Hurford In last month’s ADR Spotlight, my PREMI colleague, Laura Athens, authored an incredibly insightful and important article on the psychology of conflict and how litigants process information when in conflict.  As this discussion goes to the heart of...

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Football fairness: Lessons for ADR?

   Joe Basta “It’s not fair!” How many times have mediators and negotiators heard that refrain? Whether from the mouth of the negotiator across the table or the politician seeking higher taxes, everyone wants their “fair share.” But what is ‘”fairness” anyway? Is...

Are they crazy? No, just human!

  Richard L. Hurford In last month’s ADR Spotlight, my PREMI colleague, Laura Athens, authored an incredibly insightful and important article on the psychology of conflict and how litigants process information when in conflict.  As this discussion goes to the heart of...

Top ten cognitive biases and distortions in mediation

Laura A. Athens “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need. ”The Rolling Stones, “Let It Bleed,” 1969 -  The success of a mediation lies in the willingness to collaborate. Understanding each other’s perspective, needs and...

Lessons from History

  Lee Hornberger Introduction The Destruction of the Bismarck,[1] Hell in a Very Small Place: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu,[2] and Vietnam: A History [3] are three books that I read yearly. Bismarck explains how Great Britain, with some confidential background American...

Pre-Hearing Third Party Discovery in Arbitration

  By William D. Gilbride Jr. Published: ADR Spotlight October 2020 What is the authority of an arbitrator to issue third-party subpoenas for the pre-hearing production of documents and to compel deposition testimony in a matter where the parties’ inter se arbitration...

9 PREMi Lawyers named SUPER LAWYERS

  SUPER LAWYERS, a national publication that selects attorneys nominated by their peers, evaluated by third party research and reviewed by a highly credentialed blue-ribbon panel of attorneys has named nine PREMi members as SUPER LAWYERS. Those honored include: GENE...

Is There a Zoom Mediation in Your Future?

  By Sheldon J. Stark – Mediator and Arbitrator During the state of emergency, courts have been working at less than full capacity. While no two courts are the same, none have conducted business as usual since mid-March, and there will likely be backlogs as a result....

Microaggressions in ADR: It is What It Is

  Earlene R. Baggett-Hayes Writing articles on ADR is considered as one of the many opportunities for imparting information on specific ADR subjects, expanding tool kits for effective ADR performance, and embellishing one’s ADR career. Recently, in reviewing potential...

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