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Talking Across Generations

Vol. 21 No. 3   March 2015

In This Issue

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Paths to Careers in ADR

Most members of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution are lawyers who are interested in dispute resolution. Trained as advocates and counselors at law, they employ mediation, arbitration, and other processes to help people settle cases outside the courtroom. But collaborative problem-solving is not always a natural extension of the practice of law, and a law degree is not a prerequisite for becoming a great dispute resolution practitioner.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Talking Across Generations: An Introduction

Stephen Hawking, the brilliant physicist, author, and cosmologist, once talked about the power of speech. “For millions of years,” he said, “mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible.”

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Success in International Arbitration: No Shortcuts

When I first enrolled in law school, I thought I knew where my career would take me: I was going to be a litigator. Then came my first class in International Commercial Arbitration, and I fell in love with the congenial nature of dispute resolution and the cosmopolitan flair of international law. When the class ended, my first question was, “how do I enter this field?”

Alternative Dispute Resolution

International Dispatch: 30 Years of Dispute Resolution in Latin America

The last three decades have been unprecedented for Latin America, a time when most countries in the region have made significant progress in achieving political stability and economic growth. Dispute resolution initiatives have been key components in those processes, and this article presents a brief overview of the contexts in which these efforts have been carried out for the past 30 years, focusing on their goals, purposes, and developments.