Court mediation programs may get a closer look if the General Assembly funds current budget requests from a coalition of dispute resolution providers. With an eye toward documenting cost savings for the court system, the Virginia Association for Community Conflict ...Read More »
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More than 20,000 legal practitioners worldwide have abandoned their adversarial, win-at-all-costs approach in favor of a more holistic method. The growing integrative law movement draws on everything from mediation to neuroscience to find out-of-court solutions that safeguard clients’ emotional and ...
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Lawyers for Virginia patients who claim they contracted fungal meningitis from medicine prepared by a Massachusetts laboratory are skeptical about the reach of an early mediation proposal offered by a federal judge. ‘The mediation proposal appears designed to bring defendants ...Read More »
A businessman who had his live-in housekeeper sign an arbitration clause when she started work at his house six years ago can use the clause to keep her job-related claims out of court, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. ...Read More »
When families split up legally, family mediators can keep them working together on common ground such as child-rearing. This forward-looking practice may be what keeps family mediators reaching for new and better ways to work with other professionals in the ...Read More »