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Effective Advocacy in Mediation

In one sense, an experienced arbitrator should not need to write an article about how advocates should approach their arbitration cases. An article entitled “Effective Advocacy in Arbitration” could just as well be called “Effective Advocacy in Federal Court.” Nevertheless, a quick Google search reveals that arbitrators, arbitral bodies, and arbitration committees have published dozens …

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Steven Gregory Publishes Article in ABA Newsletter

Yesterday the ABA’s Section of Dispute Resolution Arbitration Committee published its Winter 2022 newsletter. The newsletter includes an article by Steven Gregory and co-author David Allgeyer entitled Be Careful What You Don’t Ask For: Fulfilling Conditions Precedent in Mediation-Arbitration Agreements. If you an attorney advocating in arbitration or drafting arbitration agreements for your clients, or …

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What is Mediation?

WHAT IS MEDIATION? According to the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”), “[m]ediation is a flexible and consensual technique in which a neutral facility helps the parties reach a negotiated settlement of their dispute.” The ICC managed to capture most or all the elements of mediation in one sentence. Mediators might spend the first five minutes …

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HOW TO CHOOSE A MEDIATOR

The maturing market for dispute resolution recognises that mediation (along with arbitration, collaborative law and other Disruptive Resolution™ processes) offers significant advantages over litigation. This recognition inevitably leads to increased demand for mediators. Increased demand results in increased supply. When a dispute occurs and the opportunity to choose the appropriate mediator appears, the question arises: …

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The Gregory Law Firm Files Another First Amendment Case

Recently in association with the Freedom from Religion Foundation (the “Foundation”), a non-profit advocacy organisation based in Madison, Wisconsin, the Gregory Law Firm filed a lawsuit under the First Amendment against the Alabama Secretary of State. The lawsuit challenges a mandatory religious oath for registering as an Alabama voter. Alabama is the only state with …

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