Zeytoonian to present at Global Collaborative Law Council Conference in Tampa September 7-9

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The 13th Annual Civil Collaborative Law Conference of the Global Collaborative Law Council (GCLC) will take place in Tampa, Florida on September 7-9, 2017.   The three day conference will be hosted by the Hillsborough County Bar Association and held at their offices in Tampa.  GCLC is the largest organization dedicated to the use, training and promotion of Civil Collaborative Law …

Dispute Resolution for Business and Transactional Lawyers Focus of BLN June Program

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Urging business and transactional lawyers to take some dispute resolution (DR) training and add some DR expertise to their toolbox of legal skills, Michael Zeytoonian and Jeffrey Fink presented a talk on DR to the Business Lawyers Network (BLN) at its monthly meeting on June 14.  The meeting was hosted by Howard Zaharoff and Scott Connolly of Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton …

MBA Symposium at UMASS Boston Looks at the Future of Dispute Resolution

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The trend – now and in the future – in how people, lawyers, mediators and arbitrators are approaching dispute resolution was the focus of a panel at UMASS Boston on May 19, 2017.  The panel was part of an all-day Dispute Resolution Symposium presented by the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) Dispute Resolution Section and sponsored and hosted by the UMASS …

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, …