Applying the goal of sustainability to dispute resolution

Michael Zeytoonian Social Enterprise and Sustainability

What does the issue of sustainability have to do with lawyers and dispute resolution? Good question. We typically think of sustainability as it relates to protecting our environment, going green. But one obvious intersection would be the conflicts that are inherent when you think about the different interests and stakeholders interacting on sustainability issues, which would be better resolved by non-adversarial approaches

Collaborative processes are sustainable, part IV – alternatives to motion practice

Michael Zeytoonian Business, Collaborative Processes, Dispute Resolution Resources, Social Enterprise and Sustainability

Part IV on the Series of articles on Sustainability of Collaborative Processes – Alternatives to Motion Practice. Motion Practice is not a sustainable practice. It is useful to streamline litigation but can be time consuming and costly. The same purposes can be accomplished with the practice of transparency inherent in Collaborative Processes.

Collaborative processes are sustainable, part III; looking at information exchange differently

Michael Zeytoonian Business, Collaborative Processes, Dispute Resolution Resources, Social Enterprise and Sustainability

A key difference between Collaborative Practice and litigation is the way information is viewed and used. Collaborative Practice is not adversarial or positional. The model in Collaborative Practice is not winner vs. loser – it is interest-based or pricipled negotiation.