October 03, 2017

Section Publications

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution features a diverse range of publications that are written and/or co-authored by our members and friends. With books that are focused on mediation, negotiation, conflict resolution, and educational development and training, we strive to equip our members with resources that will advance the entire dispute resolution practice. As a member, you're also encouraged to take advantage of special pricing.

Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence

This user-friendly, practical resource is designed for today’s legal professional who desires to improve their communication, client service and leadership skills and create a high performance, high functioning workplace.

Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence is the first comprehensive guide to understanding and raising emotional intelligence (EI) in the unique context of law practice.

List Price: $129.95
ABA Member Price: $116.95
Sponsor Member Price: $103.95

The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection

This groundbreaking book proposes a design to provide fast and fair resolutions for low-dollar claims, such as those in most B2C transactions. This revolutionary system is designed to operate independently of the courts, thereby eliminating procedural complexities and choice of law concerns.

This book is an essential resource for online merchants, payment providers, customer service professionals, lawyers, judges, law and business students, consumer advocates, policy makers and ODR systems designers.

List Price: $59.95
ABA Member Price: $53.95
Sponsor Member Price: $47.96

Stories Mediators Tell - World Edition

This second edition of Stories Mediators Tell encompasses stories from around the world.  The writers—24 top international mediators—were asked to write about moving, successful, unsuccessful, happy, sad and funny mediations. No further direction was supplied, and here you have the remarkable result!  From these amazing stories, mediators will learn how to help clients find positive outcomes to conflict resolution.

List Price: $54.95
ABA Member Price: $49.95
Sponsor Member Price: $43.95

Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits

Imagine successfully resolving legal claims without depositions, expert battles, or runaway costs. Picture a process that offers win-win solutions, encourages relationships, and does not involve lawsuits.

This is Structured Negotiation, the collaborative dispute resolution method described in this ground-breaking book.

List Price: $42.95
ABA Member Price: $38.95

Appellate Mediation

This comprehensive book on appellate mediation serves as a guide for every appellate judge, lawyer, mediator, professor or student engaged in the practice or study of appellate law.

List Price: $84.95
ABA Member Price: $67.95

Lawyering With Planned Early Negotiation: How You Can Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money, Second Edition

The strategies in this book can help you become a more effective negotiator, which can increase your professional satisfaction, generate good will, and relieve stress.

List price: $74.95
Member price: $59.95

Inside Out: How Conflict Professionals Can Use Self-Reflection to Help Their Clients

This book is designed to help people who work with parties in conflict use their inner experiences for the benefit of their clients. It challenges many of the conventions conflict professionals bring to this field, replacing them with a full and deep commitment to bringing all of ourselves to serving those who need us.

List price: $29.95
Member price: $19.95

Stories Mediators Tell

Explore inspirational stories on the art of mediation through this collection that offers first-hand accounts of the unpredictable and often dramatic nature of mediation.

List price: $49.95
Member price: $34.95

Sharing A Mediator's Power: Effective Advocacy in Settlement

Mediators have power. This book teaches lawyes how to advocate effectively for clients in mediation by utilizing the powers of mediators. Using examples from actual mediations, this book explains how advocates can harness these techniques to maximize effectiveness in bargaining.

List price: $74.95
Member price: $59.95

Psychology for Lawyers: Understanding the Human Factors in Negotiation, Litigation, and Decision Making

Introducing practicing lawyers and law students to some of the key insights offered by the field of psychology, this guide offers a crash course in those aspects of psychology that will be most useful to practicing attorneys. Included are discussions and insights on perception, memory, judgment, decision making, emotion, influence, communication, and the psychology of justice.

List price: $174.95
Member price: $144.95

The Conflict Paradox

This book is designed to help people who work with parties in conflict use their inner experiences for the benefit of their clients. It challenges many of the conventions conflict professionals bring to this field, replacing them with a full and deep commitment to bringing all of ourselves to serving those who need us.

List price: $50.00
Member price: $40.00

Challenging Conflict: Mediation Through Understanding

This book provides an analysis of understanding conflict.  Understanding-based mediation offers people in conflict a way to work together to make decisions that resolve their dispute.  The authors explain how to meet conflict itself in an effort to understand how lawyers can relate to it, and use it effectively in mediation.

List price: $74.95
Member price: $59.95

Mediation Practice Guide: A Handbook for Resolving Business Disputes (Second Edition)

Mediation Practice Guide - A Handbook for Resolving Business Disputes has been widely acclaimed as an outstanding practical guide to mediation. This Second Edition is a revised and expanded version which provides an invaluable and straightforward understanding of key suitability, preparation and advocacy issues in mediation.

List Price: $39.00
Member Price: $32.00

Judges Under Fire: Human Rights, Independent Judges, and the Rule of Law

This inspiring and persuasive collection of true stories seeks to illustrate what can happen when the judiciary is stripped of its independence and prevented from following the rule of law. 

List price: $74.95
Member price: $59.95

Coaching for Attorneys: Improving Productivity and Achieving Balance

This revolutionary book can help guide attorneys - no matter the level or area of practice - to a fully balanced life. More than just a guidebook to transform the practice of law, this book focuses on the lawyer’s whole life - not just the first few years of practice, it also addresses common problems and concerns that occur throughout their careers.

List price: $39.96
Member price: $31.96

Early Neutral Evaluation

This valuable guide is a tool to teach lawyers, litigants, neutrals, judges, court program administrators, and public policy analysts what early neutral evaluation (ENE) consists of, why and under what circumstances it can be used most productively, and the difference between it and mediation.

List price: $74.95
Member price: $59.95

The Choreography of Resolution: Conflict, Movement, and Neuroscience

This book explores how conflict, movement and neuroscience are all intertwined and the effects each factor plays in resolution. The authors consider the role of movement in conflict dynamics, expose the limitations of omitting the body from understandings of conflict, explore ethical dimensions of embodied approaches, and propose key strategies for conflict intervention.

List price: $69.95
Member price: $54.95

Civic Fusion: Mediating Polarized Public Policy Disputes

Bringing together the forces of political debate, this book outlines civic fusion and the process of successful public policy mediation. To help mediators understand how powerful the tool of mediation is and help them reach their full potential, this outlines what civic fusion is and provides real world examples of cases with positive outcomes.

List price: $59.95
Member price: $49.95

The Organizational Ombudsman: Origins, Roles and Operations – A Legal Guide

This comprehensive book provides a detailed rationale for the creation of ombudsman offices, suggestions for structuring and documenting an ombudsman program and how to address issues that arise in litigation, as well as the various legal issues associated with such programs

List price: $89.98
Member price: $71.95

Making Money Talk: How to Mediate Insured Claims and Other Monetary Disputes

Learn how to deal with the peculiar problems of traditional bargaining through proven models and techniques that will help you to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of money negotiations, identify the recurring problems presented in those cases, acquaint and arm yourself with new tools to handle those challenges, and more.

List price: $42.00
Member price: $32.00

Mediating Legal Disputes: Effective Strategies for Neutrals and Advocates

This book combines theory with practical techniques you can use to resolve difficult legal disputes. It provides dozens of examples, drawn from the author’s experience, that bring tactical suggestions to life. This book includes a DVD that demonstrates its techniques. You will see experienced mediators conduct an opening session, elicit offers, deliver an evaluation, apply impasse tactics and more.

List price: $69.95
Member price: $49.95