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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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ADR Techniques

Settle It Twice: How to Use a Pending Summary Judgment Motion in Mediation

February 2016

Don't you just love it? Your employment case is in the discovery stage when the defense suggests an early mediation. No promises, of course, but the defendant thinks it would be a “productive exercise” to see if the parties can find a settlement before the litigation fees and costs get too far out of control.


Employment ADR

Cutting Arbitration Classes: Facing Court Defeats on Workplace Waivers, the NLRB Refuses To Back Down

January 2016

If 2015's final quarter is viewed as a leading indicator, the New Year's ADR landscape will be dominated by legal brawling over mandatory class-action waivers in employment arbitration. And the current battles put the issue closer to a conclusive U.S. Supreme Court decision on whether employers can force workers to agree to forego class actions in court or arbitration as a condition of taking their jobs.


International ADR

The Case for Corporate ADR

December 2015

In the past few years in Brazil, conciliation and mediation have been gaining momentum as instruments for speedy and peaceful conflict resolution, both judicially and extra-judicially. Neither mediation nor conciliation are new to the legal framework. But they have always been applied very timidly.


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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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