What are the opportunities for mediators, arbitrators, and other ADR professionals using a short horizon of 5 or 10 years? The last couple of years have been quite an experience and here we are, poised on the edge of what I hope will be the start of the post-pandemic era.
The Global Pound Conference event was held in Toronto on October 15, 2016, the only Canadian venue.
Participants with an interest in the legal system are invited to join a world-wide, 15-month-long conversation being convened by the International Mediation Institute. There are currently 40 events planned in 31 countries starting in Singapore in March 2016 and ending in London, U.K. in July, 2017.
What if you could tell the legal system and its professionals what you want and need to manage conflict – in your business, in your community, or in your life? In 2016 you have an opportunity to do just that.
“People involved in civil lawsuits prefer mediation to nonbinding arbitration”. That finding by a law professor is no surprise to me, nor probably to many other mediators. In my opinion this is valuable information for lawyers seeking to provide the legal services most valuable to their clients.