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Section Newsletter Articles on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mediation for senior lawyers By Patrick J. Hitpas Senior Lawyers, February 2013 Even if you have done well without mediation in your practice, you may want to use mediation as a resource as you continue your legal career. You may find that mediation helps to make your practice even more successful and enjoyable.
Nevada foreclosure mediation reviewed by Nevada Supreme Court By Casey Harter Alternative Dispute Resolution, February 2013 In Nevada, the question of the constitutionality of the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program is receiving consideration.
The constitutionality of criminalizing cyberbullying By Lauren Roadman Human Rights, January 2013 The growing problems of bullying and cyberbullying are forcing the government, as well as local communities, to look at ways to help solve these problems.
10 tips for mediating pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 905 By Barb Collins Alternative Dispute Resolution, November 2012 The author has compiled ten things she has learned over the years, to assist those who might want to give the mediation of child custody and visitation disputes a try.
All it takes is a signature By Taryn Vaughan Alternative Dispute Resolution, November 2012 People often are oblivious to the specific details listed in such popular consumer product agreements as credit card contracts, agreeing to terms sometimes without even reading anything in the agreement.
Case briefs By Taryn Vaughan, Madalyn Phillips, and Casey Harter Alternative Dispute Resolution, November 2012 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
The constitutionality of criminalizing cyberbullying By Lauren Roadman Alternative Dispute Resolution, November 2012 The growing problems of bullying and cyberbullying are forcing the government, as well as local communities, to look at ways to help solve these problems.
Happenings By Taryn Vaughan, Madalyn Phillips, and Casey Harter Alternative Dispute Resolution, November 2012 Mediation updates from around the country.
In issue of first impression, First District addresses impact of arbitration award exceeding Illinois’ monetary limits on court-ordered arbitration By John R. Schleppenbach Alternative Dispute Resolution, November 2012 Until recently, no Illinois court had addressed the impact of an arbitration award exceeding the Illinois Supreme Court's monetary limits. In June of this year, however, the First District in Babcock v. Wallace opined that such an award was erroneous, but nonetheless affirmed its enforcement because the party seeking to set it aside had failed to follow the appropriate procedural steps to do so.
Nevada’s foreclosure program: Is it working? By Casey Harter Alternative Dispute Resolution, November 2012 Several years later, there have been supporters who claim that Nevada's bill was a success, noting that of the 13,813 homeowners who participated in this program, 11,674 mediations resulted in no foreclosure. However, opponents are quick to point out that, of the participants, only about 11 percent were able to maintain their home through loan modification.
ADR in Technology Column By Meghan Steinbeiss Alternative Dispute Resolution, October 2012 Recent technological improvements that may assist in mediation.
Case briefs By Casey Harter, Em Rademaker, Meghan Steinbeiss, Madeline Moton, Madalyn Phillips, and Shauntal Van Dreel Alternative Dispute Resolution, October 2012 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Dartmouth College creates conflict resolution program to address campus conflict By Madalyn Phillips Alternative Dispute Resolution, October 2012 This new program will mediate conflicts such as hazing, roommate issues, uncomfortable sexual events and other disturbances, but will not be able to undertake any cases where a student actually violated the law.
Five years later: Child custody and visitation mediation implementation after the 2006 Supreme Court Rules By Heather Scheiwe Kulp Alternative Dispute Resolution, October 2012 While there have been major achievements for the Illinois justice system, there is still room for improvement in certain aspects of some mediation programs.
Happenings By Casey Harter, Em Rademaker, Meghan Steinbeiss, Madeline Moton, Madalyn Phillips, and Shauntal Van Dreel Alternative Dispute Resolution, October 2012 Mediation updates from around the country.
ISBA—It’s just the beginning. Get involved By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco and Sandra Crawford Alternative Dispute Resolution, October 2012 An overview of the recent ISBA/JTBF Law & Leadership Institute, which was held over the summer at the John Marshall Law School.
The contractual right to appeal mandatory arbitration awards by invoking the trial de novo provision in underinsured-motorist coverage By James V. Krejci Civil Practice and Procedure, June 2012 The recent case of Phoenix Insurance Company v. Rosen settled conflicting Illinois Appellate decisions regarding trial de novoprovisions. 
ADR in Technology Column By Meghan Steinbeiss Alternative Dispute Resolution, May 2012 Recent technological improvements that may assist in mediation.
Case briefs By Casey Harter, Em Rademaker, Meghan Steinbeiss, Madeline Moton, Madalyn Phillips, and Shauntal Van Dreel Alternative Dispute Resolution, May 2012 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
The Center for Elder Law publishes study on the mediator’s role By Casey Harter Alternative Dispute Resolution, May 2012 Elder mediation is growing and, as a result, basic rules and regulations need to be placed in order to better serve the needs of older adults.
Happenings By Casey Harter, Em Rademaker, Meghan Steinbeiss, Madeline Moton, Madalyn Phillips, and Shauntal Van Dreel Alternative Dispute Resolution, May 2012 Mediation updates from around the country.
Illinois Senate amends Bill SB3726 regarding media-recorded testimony By Madeline Moton Alternative Dispute Resolution, May 2012 An update on SB3726 regarding witnesses and their recorded testimony.
Illinois Senator Don Harmon repeals arbitration provisions By Madeline Moton Alternative Dispute Resolution, May 2012 The repeal eliminates a provision that requires the Illinois Supreme Court to evaluate the effectiveness of mandatory court-annexed arbitration and report the results of the evaluation to the General Assembly annually.
Small claims court mediation in Will County By Robert Berliner Alternative Dispute Resolution, May 2012 An overview of the 12th Judicial Circuit's free mediation program, which began offering its services in March 2010.
The state of community mediation: NAFCM’s 2011 findings By Shauntal Van Dreel Alternative Dispute Resolution, May 2012 The National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) recently released The State of Community Mediation: 2011 Report, provides an up-to-date summation of where the community mediation field stands, what it has accomplished, and where its future may lead.
Stop the killing By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco Alternative Dispute Resolution, May 2012 Many schools have ADR practices written into their Code of Conduct but somehow it is not working as well as it should.
Time to fix your arbitration agreements By Brian Caster Business Advice and Financial Planning, May 2012 Employers with a potentially broad arbitration agreement should have legal counsel review the language to ensure its viability in the wake of the NLRB's recent and potentially far-reaching decision.
ADR and Social Change Column By Em Rademaker Alternative Dispute Resolution, April 2012 Throughout its evolution, Idealist.org has maintained the same goals of connecting people and opportunities concerning socially-conscious visions.
ADR in Technology Column By Meghan Steinbeiss Alternative Dispute Resolution, April 2012 Recent technological improvements that may assist in mediation.
Case briefs By Casey Harter, Em Rademaker, Meghan Steinbeiss, Madeline Moton, Madalyn Phillips, and Shauntal Van Dreel Alternative Dispute Resolution, April 2012 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.