Binding Mediation (Med-Arb): Affordable Dispute Resolution

Binding mediation combines elements of mediation and arbitration to help parties resolve disputes effectively and efficiently.  Binding mediation, often called mediation-arbitration or med-arb, is a process where the parties to a dispute agree to submit the dispute to mediation, but if an agreement cannot be reached, the mediator will then become an arbitrator and issue …

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Commercial dispute resolution – How to deal with B2B conflicts

Commercial dispute resolution is a highly skilled and nuanced method to resolve disputes within businesses and between businesses.  It can be an incredibly helpful process for businesses that would like to settle disputes quickly and effectively without having to go through litigation and deal with all the costs associated with that.  It also provides a …

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George Floyd $27M Settlement Before Ex-Officer Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a Black man, laid on the ground under the knee of Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, for what we now know was around nine minutes.  In a video that almost everyone around the world would see in the following days. Chauvin brushed off the concerns of bystanders …

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Preparing For a Mediation in 10 Steps

Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a system of processes designed to assist parties in resolving their disputes economically and more quickly than the traditional court system. Its value lies in reducing the time, cost and uncertainty in the civil justice system. The key to achieving successful results in ADR is preparation. The following represents the basic steps for an attorney to prepare for a mediation hearing.

Top Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Institutions of 2021

The next series of articles will highlight some of the top alternative dispute resolution (ADR) institutions and programs of 2021.  The goal of this series is to highlight the expansive list of resources available and provide links to help our ADR Times readers needing further resources on a specific subject. This article, the first in …

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