Professor Tom Stipanowich Leads Public Consultations on Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution Processes
Next month, Professor Tom Stipanowich and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution will host a series of pro bono consultation sessions in collaboration with the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and the College of Commercial Arbitrators, which co-sponsored the International Task Force on Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution Processes. Held virtually on Zoom, the free sessions will provide the project and its stakeholders with feedback and comments on practice guidelines, which were developed by various working groups in the Task Force.
Professor Tom Stipanowich, who serves as the William Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Caruso Law, helped organize the Task Force and co-chairs one of its working groups. He states, "The September sessions will provide a perfect opportunity for practitioners, students and other interested persons to learn about the innovative work of our Task Force and provide us with their perspectives."
Each of the Task Force's working groups has examined and produced guidelines on different kinds of interplay between dispute resolution processes, including arbitration, mediation, and evaluation. More information on the public consultation processes can be found at International Mediation Institute. Additionally, summaries of the work of the Task Force and each of its working groups examining different permutations and combinations that improve the likelihood of earlier and cost-efficient resolutions may be found at New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer.