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The Connecticut Law Tribune

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ADR: Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Litigators

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.

 

ADR: Answers To Basic Questions About ADR

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.

 

ADR: Taking Mediation Beyond The First Session

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.

 

ADR: Why Every Attorney Should Consider ADR

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.

 

ADR: To Mediate Or Not To Mediate, That Is NOT The Question

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.

 

ADR: Thoughts On The Mediation Of Personal Injury Case

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.


ADR: Court Reaffirms Commitment To Enforcing Agreements

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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