Looking into Conflict Resolution’s Crystal Ball: How Will People Build Futures in Our Field?

Robert J. Rhudy

Note: This article was reprinted from Dispute Resolution magazine, which is a benefit of membership in the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution.

Increasing numbers of lawyers, law students, retiring judges, and many others are seeking to enter the conflict resolution work stream. The number of gateways to this diverse field has also expanded substantially in recent years. Will these people find jobs in the field? How do you get such a job or make a career in conflict resolution? What are the opportunities? The challenges? How much can people realistically expect to earn?

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