Over the last several decades, alternative methods for addressing conflicts among private citizens have received increasing attention. This movement has been driven by a number of factors inherent in the public court system: (1) delays, (2) expense, (3) formality, and (4) uncertainty. As a result, alternatives to the public court system continue to develop.
These alternatives include Adjudication, Negotiation, and Evaluation, each with their own pros and cons and each suited better for particular clients and cases.
Jean Stewart will be in the CBA-CLE classroom on Monday, May 7, 2012 to discuss the various forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that have been most successful and that offer the most promise. Attorneys will benefit from understanding these alternatives, and will learn:
- How to prepare for the various kinds of ADR;
- How they work and when they are viable;
- How to counsel clients on each kind; and
- How to use them successfully.
Whether you are new to ADR or a seasoned professional, Ms. Stewart will provide useful information and insider tips to build your practice and better serve your clients.