Scott Van Soye

Scott Van Soye
Managing Editor - Scott Van Soye is the managing editor of ADR Times. He is also a full-time mediator and arbitrator working with the Agency for Dispute Resolution with offices in Irvine, Beverly Hills and nationwide. He is a member of the California Bar, and practiced real estate, civil rights, and employment law for over twenty years. He holds an LL.M. in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University, where he is an adjunct professor of law. He welcomes your inquiries, and can be reached at [email protected] or (800) 616-1202, Ext. 721

Attorney Advocates in Mediation

“There are many books and articles explaining how mediators do or ought to mediate, but very few on how a lawyer should represent a client in ADR. In fact, some academics argue that lawyers have no place there. In reality, lawyers have a duty to use ADR if it is...

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The Dispute Resolution Continuum

View fullsize   We are all involved in conflicts every day, ranging from when our kids are going to bed or what movie to see. Our conflicts highlight our needs and desires, and reflect those of others. To be conflict free is to be isolated. Of course conflict...

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Fairness & Neutrality in Mediation

“What “fair” means depends the circumstances, relationships,and culture of those involved.” Allen Brent smirked across the negotiating table at Sheila. “You know, Ms. Baker, you haven’t got a snowball’s chance of winning. I’m authorized to offer you three...

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A Review of Arbitration

Nineteen twenty-five was a watershed year in the history of American arbitration. That was the year that Congress passed the Federal Arbitration Act, codifying an express policy in favor of arbitration. Among other things, Congress intended passage of the FAA to...

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Understanding Framing in Negotiation

Frank is considering the purchase of a home theater system, but hasn’t decided whether he can afford it. He enters the store and the salesman gives the following pitch about the top-of-the-line product:“Frank, your family will love watching movies on this system. Our...

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