By: Dr. Justin Wood, Th.d, CJME Preface Primarily: I am not saying all attorneys who practice mediation are unethical but there are many who clearly violate both mediation and attorney ethics rules. Secondarily: Anyone setting as a mediator must adhere to a guideline of neutrality, ovoid using private and confidential information against a participant, forbid…

To have a successful mediation experience, you should come to the table well organized and prepared to explain your side of the story and listen to the other side’s perspective. Some of the following tips will help guide you toward a productive mediation process: Confirm meeting logistics well in advance to ensure all parties and…

By: Dr. Justin Wood, Th.d, CJME Direct negotiation is a dispute resolution technique process at the beginning of the ADR spectrum. It is often a good starting point to see if a conflict can be resolved without needing to use mediation, arbitration or court litigation.  In direct negotiation, the parties may or may not be…

Purpose for ADR in Law | PhloxADR

US Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger (1969-1986) of the United States Supreme Court clearly saw the need for an alternative to the court system that was not as Costly, Painful, Destructive and Inefficient. Oklahoma Law The Oklahoma Legislature clearly saw the same when they created the Oklahoma Dispute Resolution Act in 1983. They mirrored…

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