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Newsletter Articles From 2019

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 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 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 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.
National Coalition on Dialogue and Deliberation By Missy Greathouse April 2019 An interview with Courtney Breese, the managing director of the National Coalition on Dialogue and Deliberation.
New Jersey legislature passes legislation barring mandatory arbitration of discrimination claims By Jay Schleppenbach April 2019 New Jersey's legislature recently passed a bill that would prohibit employers from enforcing mandatory pre-dispute arbitration provisions.
New legislation proposed to end mandatory arbitration in consumer and employee cases By Madeline Derango May 2019 In February, new legislation to prohibit the use of mandatory arbitration clauses in employee and consumer disputes was proposed.
Parting letter from the 2018-19 ISBA ADR Section Council chair By Sandra Crawford July 2019 A note from the past chair, Sandra Crawford.
Restorative justice: An overview By Janna M. Miller Midura & Elizabeth Bleakley July 2019 What is restorative justice? Does it work, and is it a helpful tool for society?
Social justice column: ‘HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship’ By Reagan Quynn May 2019 A review of the book ‘HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship.'

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