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Mediation In Environmental Conflicts: The Belgian Methodology, Catherine Zwetkoff Sep 1998

Mediation In Environmental Conflicts: The Belgian Methodology, Catherine Zwetkoff

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment (1990-2002)

Dr. Zwetkoff analyzes the effectiveness and feasibility of using traditional ADR techniques to resolve environmental disputes in Belgium.


Which Scientist Do You Believe - Process Alternatives In Technological Controversies, Thomas G. Field Jr. Mar 1995

Which Scientist Do You Believe - Process Alternatives In Technological Controversies, Thomas G. Field Jr.

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment (1990-2002)

Beyond introducing these papers, Professor Field argues that those designing processes for tasks originally contemplated by the Science Court proposal should closely consider, e.g., intervening experience with alternative dispute resolution.


Alternative Dispute Resolution In Patent Controversies, Norman L. Balmer Mar 1995

Alternative Dispute Resolution In Patent Controversies, Norman L. Balmer

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment (1990-2002)

Mr. Balmer relates how ADR allows attorneys to tailor rules to resolve disputes in light of, e.g., party relationships and internal dynamics. He notes that, for life to go on, having resolution is itself an important goal.


Prospects For Adr In Patent Disputes: An Empirical Assessment Of Attorneys' Attitudes, Thomas G. Field Jr., Michael Rose Jan 1992

Prospects For Adr In Patent Disputes: An Empirical Assessment Of Attorneys' Attitudes, Thomas G. Field Jr., Michael Rose

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For the most part, parties with a legal dispute have either settled their differences or, when that wasn't possible, litigated them. However, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is increasingly urged as a supplement or substitute in a wide range of areas. ADR usually involves at least one third party who is employed by neither the judicial system nor one of the parties to the dispute. The third party may be a mediator, who helps the parties reach settlement, or an arbitrator, who renders a decision. While arbitration has been widely used for many years, until very recently, mediation (or conciliation) was …