DISPUTE RESOLUTION: A Broader View of Dispute Resolution

Charles L. Howard

In English common law, tradition and precedent are paramount. Because common law was built on the principles of lawyers, lawsuits, and the adversarial process, it’s no surprise that many people today assume that resolving a dispute means hiring an attorney and going to court. Even more modern approaches to resolving differences such as mediation, arbitration, and conciliation are seen through this traditional lens.

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