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Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation The official publication of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution with
  • Successful mediation techniques 
  • Advances in arbitration 
  • How to draft ADR clauses 
  • Insights on using ADR with the government
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Neutrals' Tools

A New ‘Arb-Lit’ Hybrid Process Unifies ADR and Litigation for Creative Resolution

May 5, 2016

There are many great virtues to alternative dispute resolution processes, like the collaboration, confidentiality and self-determination of mediation; the privacy, efficiency, and finality of arbitration; and the flexibility of both.


International ADR

TTIP Treaty Negotiations Loom as Investor-State Dispute Settlement Is Debated

April 2016

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, known by the acronym TTIP, is a proposed trade and investment agreement that is being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.


The Master Mediator

Quick Takes: Magic Moments

March 2016

Editor's note: Alternatives columnist Bob Creo, a Pittsburgh arbitrator and mediator, has been revisiting his catalog of CPR Institute website columns, originated a decade ago, in a Back to Basics series that he has subtitled “Human Problems, Human Solutions.” These updated and expanded columns are in print for the first time, building on new concepts and knowledge. He has revisited a wide spectrum of mediation room behaviors and practices. This month's column combines two of those early efforts.

Training former child soldiers from the Liberia civil wars at the United Nations Buduburam refugee camp in Ghana, a decade ago, was a rare privilege that broadened my perspective on the scope of conflict, human resiliency, problem solving, and the diversity of mediators' roles.

The mission was to reintegrate 100 former child soldiers and their families into communities in Liberia. The repatriation project encompassed training the people in vocational skills, providing psychological and other counseling services, while supplementing the basic needs of food, shelter and health care.



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Meet the Editor
Russ Bleemer

Russ Bleemer
Managing Editor

Russ Bleemer is the editor of CPR’s monthly newsletter on business conflict resolution, Alternatives, produced by CPR Institute and Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Brand. Read More

Editorial Board
John J. Bouma
Snell & Wilmer
Phoenix, Arizona  

A. Stephens Clay
Kilpatrick Stockton
Atlanta, Georgia  

Jamie Broder
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker
Los Angeles, California  

Kathleen A. Byran
Chair, Editorial Board
CPR Institute
New York, New York  

Cathy A. Constantino
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Washington, D.C.  

Robert A. Creo
Master Mediators LLC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  

Laura Effel
Larkspur, California  

Lawrence J. Fox
Drinker, Biddle & Reath
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

Marc Galanter
University of Wisconsin Law School
Madison, Wisconsin  

Whitmore Gray
Fordham University School of Law/University of Michigan Law School
New York  

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