Client-centered Dispute Resolution was the Focus at ABA’s 19th Annual Conference in San Francisco

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Using and designing processes that are responsive to the needs and circumstances of clients was a recurring theme for leading dispute resolution professionals during this year’s Dispute Resolution Conference of the American Bar Association (ABA), held in San Francisco from April 20-22.  Many workshops focused on the expansion of approaches for resolving disputes.  One workshop specifically focused on the creation …

The Value of Dispute Resolution Process Assessments: Massachusetts Lawyers Journal Article by Michael Zeytoonian

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With the coming of the information age and the increasing reliance on information technology, consumers have become increasingly savvy in how they research and shop for good and services. Legal services are no longer an exception to that trend. Today’s potential clients searching for lawyers as well as legal information on the internet are not only beneficiaries of easier access …

North Carolina makes the Collaborative Law pivot

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The state that was “First in Flight”, and more recently a key swing state in the 2016 Presidential election, hopes to also be a pivotal state in the increasing use of Collaborative Law in non-divorce or “civil” disputes. Some of its lawyers have just completed its second two-day training in civil, non-family disputes and the state bar association is already …

MBA Panel focuses on Early Dispute Resolution and Collaborative Law

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Early Dispute Resolution and specifically Collaborative Law were as the focus of the first part of a three-part series held at the Massachusetts Bar Association office in Boston on November 14, 2016. The series is entitled “Mediation & Arbitration Essentials” and is being co-sponsored jointly by the MBA’s Young Lawyers Division and Dispute Resolution Section. Samuel Segal, Chairman of the …

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Early Dispute Resolution – an Emerging Trend – Focus of MCLE Conference

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The Annual ADR (alternative dispute resolution) and the Law Conference, held on September 23 at the MCLE (Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education) office in Boston, may have been called ADR for the last time.  Today’s trends of dispute resolution include the steady rise of mediation, now considered the dispute resolution process of choice, the continued use of arbitration in many business …

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Collaborative law, planned early negotiations focus of MBA ADR panel

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Most people who are in a dispute think about mediation or arbitration as alternatives to lawsuits and litigation. But there are several other process choices that people have for how to resolve their disputes. That critical choice of which process to use is often the most important choice people make in resolving their legal issue. Among these other choices are …

MBA ADR committee weighs in on mediation at BC law

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For some of the students in Professor Erika Gray’s Mediation course at Boston College Law School, the class on April 25 was the last class of their law school career. For others, the last class of the year. But that didn’t stop many of the class from engaging in an active discussion about mediation and its use in resolving disputes, …

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Zeytoonian & Faxon provide collaborative law training program in Holland

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Holland’s Collaborative Law Association hosted a three-day Collaborative Law Training for lawyers, financial advisors and executive coaches from March 17 through March 19 in the resort town of Nunspeet, The Netherlands.  The training was held at the Villa Vennendal in Nunspeet. Two Massachusetts lawyers, Michael Zeytoonian and Paul Faxon, were invited by the Dutch Association of Collaborative Professionals to present …

Success Express Workshop focuses on non-competes, contracts and dispute resolution

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“The Workplace Minefield of Legal Misinformation” was the topic of the most recent Success Express Workshop in Westborough, MA on February 10, 2016.  The workshop, one in a series presented by the Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Commerce Bank, featured Michael Zeytoonian, lawyer, mediator and founding member of Dispute Resolution Counsel, LLC as its presenter. The primary …

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Dispute Resolution Counsel, LLC receives 2015 Best of Wellesley Award

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Dispute Resolution Counsel, LLC has been selected for the 2015 Best of Wellesley Award in the category of (legal) consulting services by the Wellesley Award Program.  Michael Zeytoonian, director of Dispute Resolution Counsel, LLC (DRC) and a lawyer and mediator, was pleased to learn of the award in the town where the firm has been located since it began in …