Alternative Dispute Resolution: Skills, Science, and the Law

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Irwin Law, 2000 - Law - 437 pages
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Alternative dispute resolution, or ADR as it is commonly called, has come to have an enormous influence on disputing practices in North America and beyond. This influence is bound to continue well into the new millennium. It is now, more than ever, necessary to study and be familiar with ADR developments. This book takes you on a journey into the science, skills, and law that make up this exciting new field. Readers will have opportunities to consider the conflicting meanings attributed to ADR and to decide which ones might make most sense for them. The book covers the major disputing processes with an emphasis on negotiation, mediation, and other consensual processes, points to the diverse skills needed to be proficient in ADR, examines the developing law of ADR, shows how ADR may be applied in practical case scenarios, and predicts the factors that will most affect the future development of ADR. While the book is directed primarily to the legal profession--law students, legal academics, practising lawyers, and judges - the content should be of interest to all who seek to better understand or improve their work with disputes.

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B The History of ADR
ADR in Context
The Multidisciplinary Nature of ADR

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