January/February 2015: Dispute Resolution

Using Information Technology in Arbitration

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Using Information Technology in Arbitration

E-mail, videoconferencing, and e-briefs can aid the arbitral process by saving costs and increasing efficiency.

If an expeditious and confidential proceeding is required, arbitration is a useful alternative to the judicial process.

With an understanding of arbitration’s features, benefits, and limitations, you can be a more effective advocate for your clients.

The skill set needed for arbitration is much like that required for an effective bench or jury trial, but being aware of the differences is the key to a good result.

Arbitration yields the precise benefits that are most important to business clients.

In the realm of labor disputes, it is crucial to find an arbitrator with demonstrated expertise and skills.

It is far easier for parties to agree in advance, before a dispute arises, how they will handle ADR procedures.

Forward-thinking practitioners will find a place for these tools in their arsenal, particularly as a way to save clients time and money.

Collaborative law’s interest-based bargaining focuses on meeting everyone’s underlying concerns and needs.

This article presents brief overviews of neutral evaluation, co-resolution, discovery referees, binding mediation, and trial master procedures.

If there are no ground rules for discovery disputes, arbitration can grind to a halt.

Using meaningful selection criteria will help ensure that your client receives due process.

Why has collaborative law been so slow to catch on in the field of divorce?

What’s so special about your case that the judge appointed a special master?

The trial tax penalizes defendants for asserting their protected constitutional rights.

Net neutrality may become the next big battleground of the Internet.

Online tools can help attorneys analyze the progress of settlement discussions and predict moves from the other side.

Remember these five tips when considering a specialized practice in dispute resolution.

When making major life decisions, use both your heart and your head—and hold yourself accountable.

Check out these ABA books and web resources for advice on alternative dispute resolution.

Many solos now resolve their matters through arbitration, mediation, or collaborative law.

Meet the candidates for secretary and at-large members of the Division’s Council.

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