The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution is pleased to bring you Volume 3, Issue 1 of The Mayhew-Hite Report on Dispute Resolution and the Courts .
Professor Sarah R. Cole discusses mediator certification in
her article entitled "Mediator
Certification - The Time has Come?." She addresses the
Association for Conflict Resolution's mediator certification
plan, as well as Florida's court mediator credentialing
program. This brief article reviews the components of mediator
certification programs and assesses whether such programs will
benefit the mediation field. The full-text of this article can be accessed here.
law review articles: Bobbi McAdoo, A Report to the Minnesota
Supreme Court: the Impact of Rule 114 on Civil Litigation
Practice in Minnesota, 25 Hamline L. Rev. 401 (2002) and
Bobbi McAdoo & Art Hinshaw, The Challenge of
Institutionalizing Alternative Dispute Resolution: Attorney
Perspectives on the Effect of Rule 17 on Civil Litigation in
Missouri, 67 Mo. L. Rev. 473 (2002), provide an interesting
assessment of lawyers' perspectives on the use of ADR in
Missouri and Minnesota. A detailed summary of this law review article can be accessed here.
In Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
v. Chiles Power Supply, Inc., 332 F.3d 976 (6th Cir. 2003),
the Sixth Circuit emphasized the importance of confidentiality
in settlement negotiations, finding that exceptions to
confidentiality requirements occur only in rare circumstances
and require a significant showing of proof. A detailed summary of this case can be accessed here.
An issue often debated in the ADR
community is whether having a legal education should be a
prerequisite for serving as a mediator. While some critics
argue that having a law degree should be a requirement for
serving as a mediator, Matthew Daiker, a recent graduate of The
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, in his paper
entitled "Despite Challenges, Non-Lawyer Mediators Make Critical
Contributions to the Field of Mediation" provides an interesting
discussion of this issue, concluding that a legal education is
not necessary to be an effective mediator. The full-text of this paper can be accessed here.
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The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution presents...
The Collision of Two Ideals: Legal Ethics and the World of Alternative Dispute Resolution
Thursday January 20, 2005
Natalie M. Hostacky & Jason L. Wyatt in collaboration with members of the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution .
Professor Sarah R. Cole
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