ENDING GENDER AND MINORITY BIAS IN ADR SELECTION THROUGH EDUCATION

November, 2017, By: Stephanie J. Ball, JD

For too long, countless articles, reports, and surveys have been written and discussed addressing the inequality of women and other underrepresented groups of attorneys in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

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TAKING CONTROL OF ESI IN ARBITRATION

October, 2017, By: Richard P. Byrne, Esq.

Most trial lawyers and insurance company adjusters are "old pros" when it comes to mediating a personal injury case. But, if old dogs can learn something new, then re-thinking the mediation of personal injury cases may prove helpful. Let's assume the following fact pattern: A worker was in...

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REVISITING MEDIATION: KEY COMPONENTS TO SUCCESS

December 1 2016, By: Susan Hernandez, Esq.

Most trial lawyers and insurance company adjusters are "old pros" when it comes to mediating a personal injury case. But, if old dogs can learn something new, then re-thinking the mediation of personal injury cases may prove helpful. Let's assume the following fact pattern: A worker ...

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THE RULES OF THE COMMERCIAL DIVISION - AN OVERVIEW OF CHANGES THROUGHOUT THE LAST DECADE, PART 2

December 1 2016, By: Hon. Ira B. Warshawsky, J.S.C. (Rtd.)

Last month I wrote of changes to the Commercial Division rules over approximately the past eight years. I will now continue with amendments and additions to the rules from the end of 2015 to present. Effective December 1, 2015 an amendment to Rule 11-d, and a new section 11-f were added. R...

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WHEN DRAFTING AN ARBITRATION CLAUSE, SPECIFICITY MATTERS

November 1 2016, By: Hon. John P. DiBlasi (Ret.)

The purpose of placing an arbitration clause in a contract is to streamline the resolution of any disputes under the agreement. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) avoids the time, cost and uncertainty of litigating in court when a dispute arises. In drafting an arbitration clause, the goal is ...

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