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Litigation

Special Masters: How to Help Judges Extend Their Reach … And Exceed Their Grasp

June 2017

When Edmund Burke said that law “sharpens the mind by narrowing it,” he was not being kind. But it is difficult to deny there is some truth to it. Perhaps, by broadening our perspective on what judges can do with special masters, we can expand what our judges can do, period.


Process Design

Charting a Course for Success: The Importance of an Initial Case Plan

May 2017

When planning to set sail to a new foreign port, any seasoned sailor will carefully review the sea charts and plot out the best course to arrive quickly and safely at the destination. Indeed, only a fool would simply set sail without a plan, hoping for the best.


ADR Briefs

Expanding Views? Justices Test Kentucky Ruling that Defeated an Arbitration Contract

April 2017

U.S. Supreme Court arguments in Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark, No. 16-32, took an unexpected turn in February when two of the justices appeared to support arbitration positions uncharacteristic of their usual views.


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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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