January 01, 2015

Ready Resources: Ready Resources in Dispute Resolution

Searching for additional resources on alternative dispute resolution? Take a look at the ABA publications below, and check out the helpful links to website resources hosted by the GPSolo Division and the ABA. To order any of the products listed below, call the ABA Service Center at 800/285-2221 or visit our website at shopaba.org.

Business Divorce: Understanding Its Dynamics and Formulating Solutions

By Stephen H. Knee (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2014; 5150478; $49.95; GPSolo member price $39.95)

This book examines the practical, legal, and psychological issues most commonly present in a business breakup, as well as methods of resolution and preventive approaches to the problem.

Letters for Litigators: Essential Communications for Opposing Counsel, Witnesses, Clients, and Others

By Daniel Small and Robin Page West (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2004; 5150291; $40; GPSolo member price $32.50)

This publication includes numerous letters that can help simplify the task of communicating with opposing counsel, witnesses, clients, the court, and others. As an added benefit, all letters contained in the book are also included on CD-ROM.

The Practitioner’s Guide to Securities Arbitration

By Jason R. Doss and Richard S. Frankowski (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2013; 5150456; $109.95; GPSolo member price $99.95)

This book helps lawyers to identify, evaluate, and pursue legal claims brought by investors against securities brokerage firms and on the defenses against these claims.

ADR Advocacy, Strategies, and Practice for Intellectual Property Cases

By Harrie Samaras (ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law; 2011; 5370195; $139.95; ABA member price $129.95)

This book combines the wisdom of attorneys, neutrals, judges, academics, and clients who offer strategies for applying ADR in the simplest to most complex IP cases.

Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Practical Guide for Resolving Government Contract Controversies, Third Edition

(ABA Section of Public Contract Law; 2014; 5390287; $64.95)

This book is a gateway to Internet-based ADR resources. It discusses the types of contract disputes most suitable for ADR, the various ADR methodologies available, and the importance of matching the right process to a particular controversy.

Challenging Conflict: Mediation Through Understanding

By Gary Friedman and Jack Himmelstein (ABA Section of Dispute Resolution; 2008; 4740067; $37.95)

This revolutionary book shows how to meet conflict itself in an effort to understand how lawyers can relate to it and use it effectively in mediation.

The Client’s Guide to Mediation and Arbitration

By Peter Ray Silverman (ABA Book Publishing; 2008; 1620388; $29.95; ABA member price $24.95)

The concise guide is written for business executives involved in mediation and arbitration and will provide them with the information they need to understand the role that these forms of alternative dispute resolution will play in their company’s strategy for winning business disputes.

Collaborative Law: Achieving Effective Resolution in Divorce without Litigation, Second Edition

By Pauline Tesler (ABA Section of Family Law; 2008; 5130160; $129.95)

This updated edition explains how collaborative law engages the unique problem-solving skills of lawyers to achieve settlements that customize outcomes in a way that few courts are able to achieve.

Construction ADR

Edited by Adrian L. Bastianelli III and Charles M. Sink (ABA Forum on Construction Law; 2014; 5570231; $189.95)

This book provides a practical analysis of all aspects of current ADR methods and theories used in the construction industry, including mediation, arbitration, dispute resolution boards, initial decision making, and project neutrals.

Early Neutral Evaluation

By Wayne D. Brazil (ABA Section of Dispute Resolution; 2012; 5100008; $49.95)

Instructing lawyers, judges, and courtroom administrators how to perform effectively and responsibly as early neutral evaluators, this comprehensive guide is a road map through the entire early neutral evaluation process.

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

By Gary Friedman (ABA Section of Dispute Resolution; 2014; 5100026; $29.95; ABA member price $24.95)

This book challenges the conventions that conflict professionals bring to this field, replacing them with a full and deep commitment to bringing all of themselves to those whom they serve.

Lawyering with Planned Early Negotiation

By John M. Lande (ABA Section of Dispute Resolution; 2011; 5100005; $74.95; ABA member price $64.95)

This guide discusses how you can be more successful using planned early negotiations, including strategies to help you become a more effective negotiator and increase your professional satisfaction.

Mediating Legal Disputes: Effective Strategies for Neutrals and Advocates

By Dwight Golann (ABA Section of Dispute Resolution; 2008; 5100002; $69.95; ABA member price $59.95)

Whether you are a beginning mediator, experienced neutral, or advocate, this book explains how to apply both traditional mediation techniques and other methods to overcome the special barriers that make settlements of legal disputes so difficult.

Navigating Emotional Currents in Collaborative Divorce: A Guide to Enlightened Team Practice

By Kate Scharff and Lisa Herrick (ABA Section of Family Law; 2010; 5130177; $69.95)

This important book explains how marital dynamics (both conscious and unconscious), combined with the traumas of both the current divorce and those resulting from previous situations, will be re-enacted within the collaborative process.

The Negotiator’s Fieldbook

Edited by Andrea Kupfer Schneider and Christopher Honeyman (ABA Section of Dispute Resolution; 2006; 4740062; $54.95; ABA member price $44.95)

This resource features 80 contributing authors and pulls together the relevant ideas on negotiation from law, psychology, business, economics, cultural studies, and a dozen other fields to provide a context for successful negotiation.

Practice Skills Toolkit

(ABA Book Publishing; 2014; 5310425; $69.95; ABA member price $55.46)

Hundreds of articles published by the ABA Section of Litigation on the topics of ADR, discovery, and ethics were reviewed for this compilation and the best were chosen, resulting in a book of relevance and worth to new and veteran attorneys alike.

Representing Clients in Mediation

By Spencer M. Punnett II (ABA Section of Litigation; 2013; 5310417; $89.95; ABA member price $76.50)

This comprehensive 600-page book helps both experienced counsel and rookies advance their clients’ cause more effectively at every stage of the mediation process.

Settlement Negotiation Techniques in Family Law: A Guide to Improved Tactics and Resolution

By Gregg Herman (ABA Section of Family Law; 2013; 5130192; $69.95)

This book discusses the many concepts in divorce settlement negotiation, explaining fundamental concepts and theories, the specialized aspects of divorce negotiation, and current and evolving topics in negotiation.

Sharing a Mediator’s Powers: Effective Advocacy in Settlement

By Dwight Golann (ABA Section of Dispute Resolution; 2013; 5100024; $74.95; ABA member price $64.95)

Using examples from actual mediations, this book explains how advocates can harness these techniques to maximize effectiveness in bargaining.

Stories Mediators Tell

Edited by Eric R. Galton and Lela P. Love (ABA Section of Dispute Resolution; 2012; 5100020; $49.95; ABA member price $39.95)

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

GPSolo Division Links

Resource page for starting and running a law firm: tinyurl.com/clwojlp

Solo/Small Firm Forms Library: ambar.org/gpsoloforms

Sponsors page: tinyurl.com/7bzft7p

Other Links from the ABA

ABA Section of Dispute Resolution: americanbar.org/dispute

ABA Solo and Small Firm Resource Center: ambar.org/soloandsmallfirms