Ethics

Pre-Mediation Conferences

I’ve handled any number of mediations where the parties and counsel view prospects for settlement with optimism. Lately, I’m seeing more and more pre-mediation conferences being held in complicated cases or cases where the prospects of settlement seem less likely.

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Transformative Moments in Commercial Mediation

Mediation is a dynamic process. This can mean stepping back, leaning out, and adopting a process that empowers the parties to set their own agenda and seek outcomes that may greatly vary from the objectives set forth in the briefs by lawyers who are trained as advocates more than problem-solvers.

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Stone Soup Project needs you!

Dispute resolution is defined broadly and includes dispute system design, conflict management, organizational decision-making, dispute prevention, and transactional negotiation, among other things.

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CEDR backs Diversity

In line with this and our awareness of the importance of diversity, CEDR has signed up to the ‘Inclusive Culture Pledge’ launched by the EW Group[1], to take an active part in creating more inclusive cultures at work, in particular within the legal profession.

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Contribute to the Asynchronous Resource share at the ABA Conference

Like many of you, we are thrilled to see a session added to the program about “living room conversations,” where Section of Dispute Resolution Chair Ben Davis will speak about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his assassination.  We agree with Ben about its importance and relevance, and we urge everyone to participate.

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