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ABA House passes Resolution 107B, limiting mandatory arbitration By Madeline Derango April 2019 In January 2019, the American Bar Association House of Delegates passed Resolution 107B, stating that employers should not require mandatory arbitration in any cases involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Ask the Arbitrator: The Mediation Has Failed! Now What? By Stanley P. Sklar August 2019 A look at some of the myths surrounding the arbitration process.
Association of attorney-mediators files amicus memorandum to protect mediation confidentiality By Robert Berliner April 2019 Our mediation community must be vigilant in responding to threats to confidentiality of mediation communications.
Canadian court deems Uber arbitration clause invalid By Reagan Quynn April 2019 In early January, a Canadian appellate court declared the arbitration clause for Uber drivers invalid.
Case Briefs December 2019 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case Briefs October 2019 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case Briefs August 2019 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case briefs By Madeline Derango, Samantha Hasiewicz, & Raine Odom July 2019 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case briefs By Madeline Derango, Samatha Hasiewicz, Reagan Quynn, & Raine Odom May 2019 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case briefs By Madeline Derango, Samantha Hasiewicz, Reagan Quynn, & Raine Odom April 2019 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Chair’s Column By Deborah Soehlig October 2019 A note from the chair, Deborah Soehlig.
Chair’s column By Sandra Crawford May 2019 A note from the chair, Sandra Crawford.
Chair’s Column: A Welcome From the Chair By Deborah Soehlig August 2019 A welcome note from the chair, Deborah Soehlig.
Chair’s column: ADR pro bono in Illinois By Sandra Crawford April 2019 A note from the chair, Sandra Crawford.
Civil stalking mediation in Ohio By Reagan Quynn May 2019 A pilot program was developed to address the increase in civil stalking petition filings.
Environmental law column By Kel Goff July 2019 Summaries of environmental law cases of interest.
Environmental law column By Kel Goff May 2019 Summaries of environmental law cases of interest.
Environmental law: Review of ‘Environmental Disputes, Community Involvement in Conflict Resolution’ By Kel Goff April 2019 A summary of the book "Environmental Disputes, Community Involvement in Conflict Resolution" by James E. Crowfoot and Julia M. Wondolleck.
A farewell from the student writers of the 2018-2019 issues July 2019 Goodbye messages from the 2018-19 team of student writers from North Central College.
First circuit declines to order arbitration due to lack of evidence blind plaintiffs were aware of arbitration clause By John R. Schleppenbach April 2019 The first circuit’s decision in National Federation of the Blind v. The Container Store, Inc. serves as a caution that arbitration clauses should be made conspicuous to ensure their enforceability.
First Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Family Mediation Program By Missy Greathouse April 2019 Dispute Resolution Institute, Inc. has provided pro bono family mediation services to the first judicial circuit for the last nine years and is the only pro bono mediation organization available to the courts and families in southern Illinois.
Google ends mandatory arbitration in response to employee discord By Samantha Hasiewicz May 2019 In November, 20,000 Google employees walked out in protest to draw attention to how the company handles sexual misconduct claims.
Happenings December 2019 Recent ADR events and updates from around the country.
Happenings October 2019 Recent ADR events and updates from around the country.
Happenings August 2019 Recent ADR events and updates from around the country.
Happenings By Raine Odom July 2019 Recent ADR events and updates from around the country.
Happenings By Raine Odom & Reagan Quynn May 2019 Recent ADR events and updates from around the country.
Happenings By Raine Odom April 2019 Recent ADR events and updates from around the country.
Law students going after BigLaw firms that employ mandatory arbitration agreements By Samantha Hasiewicz July 2019 Harvard law student activists have recently been going after law firms that require mandatory arbitration for employment issues.
Meditations on Mediation: Who Owns Mediation? By H. Case Ellis October 2019 Mediation is an art, not a science, and even the most effective mediators are never done learning about people and conflicts.

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