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Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

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Calming The Chaos: A Complexity Science Approach To Dispute Resolution On A Macro And Micro Level, Martha E. Simmons Oct 2017

Calming The Chaos: A Complexity Science Approach To Dispute Resolution On A Macro And Micro Level, Martha E. Simmons

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The aim of this paper is to provide readers with a starting point from which to examine the extent to which their own areas of legal research can benefit from a complexity lens. The current research focuses on family law merely to provide an illustration. This work is particularly inspired by the research conducted by Glouberman and Zimmerman, who examined the medical system on both a systemic and individual patient level from a complexity lens. It is from this foundation that this paper examines the legal system from both a systemic and individual dispute level, with a focus on complexity.


Collaborative Family Law - The Big Picture, Kim David Kurodason, Donna Beck Weaver, David Kuroda Mar 2012

Collaborative Family Law - The Big Picture, Kim David Kurodason, Donna Beck Weaver, David Kuroda

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Collaborative family law is an innovative intervention designed to bring legal, psychological and financial expertise to assist couples who face divorce. It's non-adversarial and problem-solving setting facilitates the transition to a healthy, post-divorce life for the family. Not surprisingly, clients are very satisfied. How does this all work and should you consider collaborative family law in your practice? Following presentation was made on February 20, 2004 at the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts California Chapter Conference and provides an introduction to the fundamentals of collaborative family law, the fastest growing practice area in family law.


Collaborative Lawyering: A Closer Look At An Emerging Practice, William H. Schwab Mar 2012

Collaborative Lawyering: A Closer Look At An Emerging Practice, William H. Schwab

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A critical analysis of collaborative law (CL) is only now beginning, and should be based on actual, not hypothetical information about the practice and its impact on clients as courts, the bar, and the public begin to digest the idea of CL. This Article intends to present a more comprehensive picture of collaborative practice than is currently available, to better inform the ongoing conversation about what role CL will play in the legal system. Toward that end, the following sketches some basic questions about CL, and provides some preliminary answers. Part I recounts the origin of CL and introduces the …


Collaborative Family Law, Pauline H. Tesler Mar 2012

Collaborative Family Law, Pauline H. Tesler

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Collaborative Law appears to meet significant needs both among family law clients and among the lawyers who assist them through divorce. As will be discussed more fully below, clients appear to want the advantages of a contained, settlement-oriented, creative, private, respectful process without sacrificing the benefits of having a committed legal advocate at their sides. For that reason Collaborative Law appeals to clients who may hesitate to commit to a dispute resolution process facilitated solely by a neutral mediator. And, while many family lawyers suffer considerable professional angst as a consequence of their awareness that family law courts are neither …


Law As A Healing Profession: The "Comprehensive Law Movement" , Susan Daicoff Mar 2012

Law As A Healing Profession: The "Comprehensive Law Movement" , Susan Daicoff

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This article outlines the history, context, importance, and development of ten or so "vectors" of an emerging change in the law comprising the "comprehensive law movement." This is a movement towards law as a positive force in the resolution and administration of legal matters. The vectors include: creative problem solving, therapeutic jurisprudence, preventive law, restorative justice, collaborative law, transformative mediation, and holistic justice. The movement utilizes the insights of procedural justice and other social science-based understanding of the intrapersonal and interpersonal dynamics of legal affairs and legal disputes. Developments such as problem solving courts, which include drug treatment courts, unified …


Collaborative Practice Mediation: Are We Ready To Serve This Emerging Market , P. Oswin Chrisman, Gay G. Cox, Petra Novotna Mar 2012

Collaborative Practice Mediation: Are We Ready To Serve This Emerging Market , P. Oswin Chrisman, Gay G. Cox, Petra Novotna

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Collaborative Practice (also known as Collaborative Law) is fast becoming a viable alternative to litigation internationally. When needed to overcome an impasse, collaborative professionals engage mediators and, in some cases when the issue is limited, they involve arbitrators. In order to serve as the neutral ADR provider in such matters one needs to demonstrate an understanding of the process. For a collaborative team to select a third party neutral facilitator in whom they will have confidence, they will want to know that the mediator has received training in interest-based negotiation and preferably in Collaborative Practice itself. They will be looking …


For Heaven's Sake, Give The Child A Voice: An Adr Approach To Interfaith Child Custody Disputes , Charlee Lane Feb 2012

For Heaven's Sake, Give The Child A Voice: An Adr Approach To Interfaith Child Custody Disputes , Charlee Lane

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There has been ample study devoted to the problems that arise when courts are faced with custody disputes intertwined with issues of religion. Unfortunately, many of those studies conclude without proposing an effective solution or by suggesting an alternative without defining what that alternative might be. A solution must be employed that allows religious consideration in a forum more suitable to facilitating a resolution in the complete best interest of the child and parents. Mediation provides this forum by facilitating a negotiation in which parents are allowed to develop their own collaborative solutions to interfaith child custody disputes. Through techniques …