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2009 Articles

Profiling professionals in the field: Judge Allen S. Goldberg directs mediation efforts of Cook County Circuit Court By Laurel White October 2009 The first in a series of profiles of professionals in ADR.
Sometimes it helps to ask, even when we know the answer By Robert E. Wells, Jr. October 2009 A fictional dialog about mediation.
Trilogy of U.S. Supreme Court cases continues trend favoring arbitration By Robert E. Wells, Jr. November 2009 The U.S. Supreme Court issued three opinions which generally (but not universally) continues its trend favoring arbitration. These cases follow the reiterated federal policy favoring alternative dispute resolution, in general, and arbitration, in particular. However, unanimity is not a mainstay of the opinions issued.