Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
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- 02.08.2016Be the Best Mediator with Basic Habits
Do you want to be the best mediator you can be? Sometimes it comes down to reviewing and re-implementing the basics.
- 01.26.2016Note Taking Not Always the Best Method
We have all been taught to take notes during client intake, mediation, trial, etc. But is that serving your client or clients best?
- 01.20.2016Oregon Supreme Court Rules on Mediation Confidentiality
On December 15, 2015, the Oregon Supreme Court issued an opinion on the confidentiality of statements made prior to the actual mediation.
- 12.14.2015Holiday Schedule for Children of Divorce
This helpful reference sheet will allow parties to sort out the holiday schedule for children during a divorce in an organized and fair manner.
- 12.03.2015Conflict Strategies for the Holidays and Beyond
Whether dealing with personal or professional conflict, you can help manage the stress with these nine tips.
- 11.18.2015End-of-Year CLE: Mediating with Pro Se Parties
The ADR Section will host "Considerations When Mediating with Pro Se Parties" on Thursday, December 3 from noon to 1 p.m.
- 11.09.2015It's Not What You Say, but How You Say It
Need to convince the mediator, arbitrator, jury or your client? Smooth talkers might not be the most successful. Check out this post for more.
- 10.19.2015Can the Court Award Fees, Should the Court Award Fees and How Much Fees Should the Court Award?
Check out this post by Richard A. Mann to learn about the statutes under which a court can award attorneys' fees, rulings that help determine if they should, and a calculator to figure out how much should be awarded.
- 10.08.2015Employment Case Negotiation Considerations
This post has several helpful resources to consider when negotiating an employment case.
- 09.24.2015Pre-Suit Mediation Can Make a Difference for Clients
Pre-suit mediation is a solution that many legal professionals overlook when it comes to their clients’ cases, which is one of the reasons the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section chose to do a CLE on the topic. Read more here.
- 09.11.2015Volunteers Needed for Fall Paternity Court Mediation Day
The ADR Section's annual Fall Paternity Court Mediation Day will be held Friday, October 16 at the offices of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. Ten volunteers are needed to mediate cases. Click here for more information.
- 09.08.2015Upcoming CLE Doubleheader
Check out this post for more information about two CLEs coming up that provide insight and tips for the mediation process.
- 09.02.2015Beat Stress and Stay Focused for Better Results
The school year is starting, schedules are getting busier and the days are getting shorter...feeling a bit stressed? Turn that into positive energy by checking out the tips in this article.
- 08.11.2015Similar Speech Patterns Promote Positive Communication
Mirroring someone's speech patterns is a helpful tool for connecting while mediating. Check out this post to find out why.
- 08.05.2015Settling in Mediation: Simply a Matter of Numbers?
When it comes to settling in mediation, a rounded offer may be more likely to be accepted. Click here to find out why.
- 07.13.2015Message from the Chair: The Latest Section Updates
Check out this post for the latest ADR Section updates straight from section chair Christine Douglas of Harden Jackson LLC.
- 06.29.2015Meet the Mediator: Elodie Meuser
Check out this post to learn more about Elodie Meuser of The Mediation Option.
- 06.16.2015Planning is Important for Early Dispute Resolution
When is mediation too early? Should mediation be attempted prior to the completion of discovery? What are the benefits of early dispute resolution? Read more about these questions - and their potential answers - in this post.
- 06.08.2015Emotional Intelligence in Mediations
Emotional intelligence is key to successfully approaching clients in mediation. But how can you gauge emotions when it comes to the use of technology? Click here to find out.
- 06.08.2015Upcoming CLE for Your First Domestic Relations Mediation
On Tuesday, June 23 from noon to 1 p.m., the ADR Section is hosting Don't Do That! How to Survive & Thrive in Your First Domestic Relations Mediation as an Attorney. Click here for more information.
- 05.19.2015Meet the Mediator: Melissa Avery
Check out this post to learn more about Melissa Avery of Broyles Kight & Ricafort PC.
- 05.08.2015This Isn't Your Grandfather's ADR!
Whether mediation or arbitration, mini-trials or private judges, many more litigators are utilizing ADR tools. See this post for more details on the ways ADR is changing the legal practice.
- 04.22.2015Spring Mediation Day: Volunteers Needed
The ADR Section Spring Mediation Day will be on Friday, May 22, at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. Ten domestic mediator volunteers are needed. See this post for more information.
- 04.13.2015Message from the Chair: The Latest Section Updates
Check out this post for the latest section updates and upcoming events straight from section chair Christine Douglas of Harden Jackson LLC.
- 03.30.2015Clients Confused About Mediation? This Video Can Help
The Indiana Supreme Court developed a short video to help explain mediation and how it works in family law cases. Check out this post for more information.
- 02.25.2015First Impressions Matter in Mediation
First impressions matter when it comes to mediating or negotiating. Check out this post for advice on how to make your first impression a positive one!