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The VLW 2014 ADR Survey

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In this issue, Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to provide the results of the VLW 2014 Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey. This project provides information about ADR providers across Virginia. For a fee, participants had the opportunity to provide basic information ...

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Mediation: Factor in ‘fairness,’ risk and reciprocity (access required)

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“Tom, we’ve got mediation in 10 days. What are the chances you can get this one wrapped up? My CEO is on me about the $250,000 in defense costs and the lack of progress he thinks we’ve made. When I ...

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Mediators must stay alert for signs of domestic abuse (access required)

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Mediators talk about the importance of a level playing field. As a practical matter, there needs to be parity for the parties to get to an agreement. Assessing the balance of power is especially important when it comes to mediating ...

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Mediation centers sell cost savings (access required)

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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 ...

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Successful mediation starts with preparation, client management (access required)

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No longer is mediation the new strategy on the block; however it continues to be discussed and, in some cases debunked by litigants and their counsel. One might ask, “What reasons underlie the negative reactions to mediation?” In my experience, ...

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Integrative law movement favors healing approach (access required)

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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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