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Newsletter articles from 2012

10 tips for mediating pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 905 By Barb Collins 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.
ADR and Social Change Column By Em Rademaker 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 October 2012 Recent technological improvements that may assist in mediation.
ADR in Technology Column By Meghan Steinbeiss May 2012 Recent technological improvements that may assist in mediation.
ADR in Technology Column By Meghan Steinbeiss April 2012 Recent technological improvements that may assist in mediation.
All it takes is a signature By Taryn Vaughan 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.
Are your clients’ arbitration clauses enforceable? By David J. Fish October 2012   The case of Domin v. River Oaks Imports, Inc., provides a valuable lesson—remember the basic elements of contract law when drafting arbitration agreements.
Case briefs By Taryn Vaughan, Madalyn Phillips, and Casey Harter November 2012 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case briefs By Casey Harter, Em Rademaker, Meghan Steinbeiss, Madeline Moton, Madalyn Phillips, and Shauntal Van Dreel October 2012 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case briefs By Casey Harter, Em Rademaker, Meghan Steinbeiss, Madeline Moton, Madalyn Phillips, and Shauntal Van Dreel May 2012 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case briefs By Casey Harter, Em Rademaker, Meghan Steinbeiss, Madeline Moton, Madalyn Phillips, and Shauntal Van Dreel April 2012 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case briefs By Casey Harter, Em Rademaker, Meghan Steinbeiss, Madeline Moton, Madalyn Phillips, and Shauntal Van Dreel February 2012 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case briefs By Madalyn Phillips, Meghan Steinbeiss, and Casey Harter January 2012 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
The Center for Elder Law publishes study on the mediator’s role By Casey Harter 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.
Chair’s column By Kate Duncan February 2012 A message from ADR Section Chair Kate Duncan.
The constitutionality of criminalizing cyberbullying By Lauren Roadman 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.
Dartmouth College creates conflict resolution program to address campus conflict By Madalyn Phillips 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.
Exploring the relatively unknown jury of peers By Madalyn Phillips October 2012 An examination of Peer Juries, also often referred to as Youth Courts, Youth Juries, or Teen Courts.
Five years later: Child custody and visitation mediation implementation after the 2006 Supreme Court Rules By Heather Scheiwe Kulp 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.
Florida Supreme Court decisions address the validity of nursing-home arbitration agreements By Em Rademaker February 2012 Late in 2011 the Supreme Court of Florida issued two new decisions, finding that nursing home residents may not be obligated to arbitrate under an arbitration agreement that undermines their statutory rights
From the Editor By Thomas D. Cavenagh October 2012 An introduction to the issue from Editor Tom Cavenagh.
Happenings By Taryn Vaughan, Madalyn Phillips, and Casey Harter November 2012 Mediation updates from around the country.
Happenings By Casey Harter, Em Rademaker, Meghan Steinbeiss, Madeline Moton, Madalyn Phillips, and Shauntal Van Dreel October 2012 Mediation updates from around the country.
Happenings By Casey Harter, Em Rademaker, Meghan Steinbeiss, Madeline Moton, Madalyn Phillips, and Shauntal Van Dreel May 2012 Mediation updates from around the country.
Happenings By Casey Harter, Em Rademaker, Meghan Steinbeiss, Madeline Moton, Madalyn Phillips, and Shauntal Van Dreel April 2012 Mediation updates from around the country.
Happenings By Casey Harter, Em Rademaker, Meghan Steinbeiss, Madeline Moton, Madalyn Phillips, and Shauntal Van Dreel February 2012 Mediation updates from around the country.
Happenings January 2012 Mediation updates from around the country.
The Honorable Harris H. Agnew’s legacy: Judicial leadership and successful court-connected mediation programs By Terry Moritz and Heather Scheiwe Kulp January 2012 The mediation community was saddened to learn that Judge Harris H. Agnew, retired Chief Judge of the 17th Circuit, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2011. 
Illinois Senate amends Bill SB3726 regarding media-recorded testimony By Madeline Moton May 2012 An update on SB3726 regarding witnesses and their recorded testimony.
Illinois Senator Don Harmon repeals arbitration provisions By Madeline Moton 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.