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2017

June 2017: High Court Rejects State Exception to Federal Arbitration Act – by Hon. Stephanie H. Klein (Ret.)

May 2017: Consequences of Breaching the Arbitration Agreement

April 2017: Debunking Arbitration, Mediation Myths in Health Care Litigation

March 2017: Avoiding Delay in Bifurcated Arbitration

January 2017: Six Arbitration Agreements – And No Arbitration

January 2017: Improving Access to Private Mediation for LEP Persons – by Hon. Stephanie H. Klein (Ret.)

2016

November 2016: What Happens if the Arbitral Forum or Arbitrator is Unavailable?

September 2016: What if the Party is Unable or Unwilling to Pay for Arbitration?

September 2016: What Litigators Should Know About the Mediation Process – by Judge Stephanie H. Klein (Ret.)

August 2016: The Use of Mediation for Construction Accidents – by Ronald Sherr, Esq.

July 2016: Waiving and Reviving the Right to Arbitrate Disputes

May 2016: Unwittingly Submitting to Mandatory Arbitration Provision

April 2016: ADR in Medical Malpractice Cases – by Judge Thomas A. Wallitsch (Ret.)

April 2016: Converting Conflict to Resolution in Fractious Families – by Judge Stephanie H. Klein (Ret.)

March 2016: Frivolous Arbitration – May Attorney Fees Be Awarded

January 2016: Can Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Ever Be Stricken

January 2016: Mediating, Judging With Pro Se Parties – A Balancing Act – by Judge Stephanie H. Klein (Ret.)

2015

February 2015: Who Decides Res Judicata and Collateral Estoppel in Arbitration

April 2015: Don’t Ignore the Details of the Arbitration Agreement

June 2015: Rights and Obligations of Nonsignatories in Arbitration Part I

August 2015: Rights and Obligations of Nonsignatories in Arbitration Part II

October 2015: Can Unconscionable Arb Provisions Be Waived and Severed

December 2015: Losing the Right to Arbitrate by Engaging in Litigation

The Cost Effectiveness of Mediation – by Judge Stephanie H. Klein (Ret.)

An Insurance Tragedy – by Philip Hof, Esq.

Upgrade Your Case from Mediation to Guaranteed Settlement – by Philip Hof, Esq.

2014

January 2014: Are There Restrictions on the Arbitrator Serving as Mediator

March 2014: When Do Superseding Contracts Impact the Right to Arbitrate

May 2014: Will a Court Ever Order Discovery in Aid of Mediation

July 2014: Should Arbitration Agreements Fix the Time for the Award

September 2014: Ruling Shows Difficulty Establishing Arbitrator Partiality

November 2014: Explaining Waiver of Court Trial in Arbitration Agreements

2013

April 2013: Considering the Mediation Privilege in Awarding Legal Fees

June 2013: Are There Limits to an Arbitrator’s Award of Interest

October 2013: Do Arbitrators Have Power to Exclude Relevant Evidence

December 2013: When Are Arbitration Agreements Preempted by the FAA

2012

February 2012: Pretrial Discovery of Documents From Non-Parties in Arbitration

April 2012: Pretrial Discovery From Non-Parties in Arbitration Under State Law

June 2012: Considering Unavailability When Drafting Arbitration Agreements

August 2012: Mandatory Mediation – Avoiding Pitfalls by Complying With the Agreement

December 2012: Beware of Waiving the Mediation Communications Privilege

2011

February 2011: ‘Baseball Arbitration’ and the Trial of Socrates

April 2011: Res Judicata, Collateral Estoppel & Arbitration

August 2011: Res Judicata, Collateral Estoppel and Arbitration – Part 2

October 2011: Does the Mediation Privilege Apply in Legal Malpractice Cases

December 2011: Considering How to Approach Opening Statements in Mediation

Newsletters

2017

January 2017: Improving Access to Private Mediation for Limited English Proficient Persons

February 2017: Six Arbitration Agreements – And No Arbitration

March 2017: Twenty-four years of serving the legal community

April 2017: Avoiding Delay in Bifurcated Arbitration

May 2017: Debunking Arbitration, Mediation Myths in Health Care Litigation

2016

January 2016: Announcements, Articles and Accolades

April 2016: ADR in Medical Malpractice cases

May 2016: Converting Conflict to Resolution in Fractious Families

July 2016: Waiving and Reviving the Right to Arbitrate

August 2016: The Use of Mediation for Construction Accidents

September 2016: What if the Party is Unable or Unwilling to Pay for Arbitration

November 2016: What Happens if the Arbitral Forum or Arbitrator is Unavailable

Edward Gray joins ADR Options Panel

Michael Brophy & James O’Connor join ADR Options Panel

2015

January 2015: Hon. G. Craig Lord (Ret.)

March 2015: Robert Seiferth

May 2015: What do you gain from a Mock Trial?

June 2015: Welcome Judge Stephanie H. Klein (Ret.)

August 2015: New Fee Schedules and Neutrals

How ADR can help your clients

2014

March 2014: 22nd Year of Resolving Disputes

July 2014: Top in Customer Satisfaction

November 2014: Philadelphia & Nationwide Recognition for ADR Options

2012

January 2012: Hon. Robert A. Freedberg (Ret.)

February 2012: Hon. Joseph Van Jura (Ret.)

August 2012: Announcing P. Douglas Sisk, Esq.

2011

June 2011: Philip M. Hof, Esquire

September 2011: Justice John E. Wallace, Jr. (Ret.)

December 2011: Domenic Sbrocchi, Esq.