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Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

Conflict management

2012

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The Federal Mediation And Conciliation Service: A Partner In International Conflict Prevention, Andrea Strimling Apr 2012

The Federal Mediation And Conciliation Service: A Partner In International Conflict Prevention, Andrea Strimling

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The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service ("FMCS"), an independent agency of the U.S. government with over a half-century of conflict management and institutional-development experience, is a valuable resource in U.S. efforts to prevent armed conflict and build the foundations for lasting security in the U.S. and around the world. Given the urgency and complexity of this challenge, the United States should identify, support, and leverage all appropriate resources for preventive diplomacy, including short-term operational prevention and long-term structural prevention. Through its International Program, FMCS has already made important contributions to both types of prevention, drawing on three strategic assets that …


Essential Collaborative Technology Tools For The 21st Century: Fmcs Tags System , Michael J. Wolf, Jon Numair, Jack Yoedt Apr 2012

Essential Collaborative Technology Tools For The 21st Century: Fmcs Tags System , Michael J. Wolf, Jon Numair, Jack Yoedt

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Mediators employed by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service ("FMCS") utilize a powerful set of technology tools that helps groups more effectively solve problems, make decisions and implement those decisions more successfully. FMCS mediators use these tools to help customers conduct collective bargaining negotiations, strategic planning sessions, grievance meetings, internal elections, large conferences, as well as remote meetings and online surveys via the Internet. Known as the FMCS TAGS System, this network of Internet servers, mobile computers, electronic conferencing facilities, customized software and external partners has demonstrated significant achievements during its first two years of operation. FMCS customers report that …


Fmcs On The Cutting Edge, Richard Barnes Apr 2012

Fmcs On The Cutting Edge, Richard Barnes

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As a national organization with a proud and distinguished history in conflict resolution, FMCS has always felt a particular obligation to promote professionalism and public confidence in the mediation process. In light of the growing number of individuals who identify themselves as "mediators", and the lack of any uniform standards for the practice of mediation, FMCS is the first national organization to credential outside private and public sector mediators. We are focusing on three specific dispute resolution disciplines: labor, employment, and regulatory negotiations. Credentialing does not restrict mediation practitioners to the extent that licensure and certification would. Rather, credentialing distinguishes …


Ten Essential Elements Of An Effective Dispute Resolution Program , Stephen F. Gates Feb 2012

Ten Essential Elements Of An Effective Dispute Resolution Program , Stephen F. Gates

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For an organization with a significant number of outstanding lawsuits and pre-litigation claims, it is important to have a comprehensive and disciplined program of managing disputes to produce optimal outcomes with consistency, effectiveness and cost efficiency. Based on my experience at large, complex industrial companies with well over 2,000 litigation matters outstanding at any time, the effective management of the dispute portfolio requires that each matter be managed effectively and that more matters be resolved each year than the number of new matters that arise. The focus of this article is corporate law departments, but the concepts are applicable to …


The Strategic Relationship Between Ethics And Dispute Resolution: What Every Ceo Should Know, Mary L. Walker, R. Philip Deavel Feb 2012

The Strategic Relationship Between Ethics And Dispute Resolution: What Every Ceo Should Know, Mary L. Walker, R. Philip Deavel

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This article advocates that there is a dynamic relationship between a values-based ethics program and a commitment to dispute resolution that can revolutionize the way we think about both. The United States Air Force is a global organization with many relationships, including those with other governments, other federal agencies, corporate contractors and its members and employees. Hence, these concepts are not academic to us-they are the lifeblood that allows us to successfully accomplish our mission. But they also have implications for our corporate partners. Why would we have an interest in how private corporations approach the subjects of ethics and …


Why We Still Litigate, Phillip M. Armstrong Feb 2012

Why We Still Litigate, Phillip M. Armstrong

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The benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR"), particularly mediation, are well documented and often touted. Some of these benefits are: cost savings, confidentiality, preservation of business relationships, finality, better outcomes, and more control. The list goes on, and rightfully so. The Comell/PERC study and the more recent BTI study, among others, have made it clear that corporate America has embraced ADR, particularly mediation, as a preferred means of resolving many disputes. As a long-time member of an in-house law department, I have watched our own management of commercial litigation and claims evolve from a typical "winner takes all" approach to …


Foreword, Thomas J. Stipanowich Feb 2012

Foreword, Thomas J. Stipanowich

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The Symposium entitled Negotiating, Mediating and Managing Conflict: Evolution in a Global Society was held at Pepperdine University School of Law in April, 2008 under the joint sponsorship of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal. This special symposium edition of the Journal is comprised of several papers presented at that event, all of which reflect important trends in the evolution of conflict management.