ADR Special Section
By PETER W. BENNER
Several months ago I published here a column titled "Think Different About Business Disputes," borrowing the "Think Different" tag from innovators Steve Jobs and Apple.
JOHN R. DOWNEY, ANNE DRANGINIS and RICHARD BANBURY
When would it be advisable for an attorney to consider ADR as opposed to litigation? What are the advantages of selecting ADR over litigation? What is the difference between mediation and arbitration? Those are some of the questions answered in this ADR article.
By BEVERLY J. HODGSON
My favorite form of mediation is the single-day, knock-down-drag-out session that ends with an inked agreement and handshakes by weary but relieved participants on the dot of 5 o'clock. Maybe that's everybody's preference, but it just doesn't work for every case, for a variety of reasons.
By JANE BEDDALL
Some attorneys may never give alternative dispute resolution a thought, and they may think that's fine. Others may have a vague idea of what options are available, but think it has nothing to do with their practice.
By ROBERT L. HOLZBERG
Today's state and federal courts have a single-minded focus in encouraging litigants to resolve their cases. As a result, the question of whether counsel should consider mediation or other dispute resolution alternatives is no longer a novel one.
By JONATHAN E. SILBERT
There's no longer any doubt that mediation has proved itself a civilized, satisfying and cost-effective way to resolve personal injury cases. This article will analyze some of the conditions that tend to promote successful mediation with the hope that it will help attorneys maximize their chances of mediating their cases productively.
By JOSHUA R. GOODBAUM
The U.S. Supreme Court's past term (officially "October Term 2012," for those in the know) was groundbreaking in many respects. On issues of equality alone, the court mandated federal recognition for same-sex marriages, invalidated a significant enforcement mechanism of the Voting Rights Act, and flirted with outlawing affirmative action in public universities, to name just a few.
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