Why we [LexisNexis] Acquired Ravel Law

Jeff Pfeifer, LegalITInsider
To be successful in today’s competitive legal environment, lawyers need to make faster, more informed...
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Financial Times: Artificial Intelligence Closes In On The Work Of Junior Lawyers

Paul Caron, TaxProf Blog
“The 2020s will be the decade of disruption,” says Professor Richard Susskind, co-author of The Future...
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Law Schools and Law Students Both Benefit from Hands-on Experiential Learning Programs

Christy Burke, LegalTech Lever
Don Philbin, a top-ranked mediator in Texas as well as adjunct faculty member and double alumnus at Pepperdine...
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@United and @AmericanAir Prove #Apology Theory

Donald R. Philbin, Jr., ADRtoolbox.com and Picture it Settled
Researchers have recently studied the impact of apologies in averting and resolving disputes. But not even...
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What Solo and Small Firms Should Know About Artificial Intelligence

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Here’s the good news: robot lawyers are not taking over, despite emerging applications for artificial...
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The Role of Issues in Negotiation: Framing, Linking, and Ordering
Daniel Druckman and Lynn Wagner, Negotiation Journal
Three aspects of negotiation issues are framing (types of issues), linking (relationships among the issues), and ordering (procedures for discussing them). In this essay, we review the relevant experimental and case study literatures on each of these aspects and consider interactions among them. Framing includes distinctions among abstract and concrete issues, values and interests, and broad formulas and the details needed to implement them. Linking can be either substantive or tactical, involves...

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It‘s Tough To Negotiate by Email!
Phyllis G. Pollack, PGP Mediation
A recent study confirms what my gut has told me: that negotiating by e mail definitely has its challenges. In an April 5, 2021 blog post entitled “The Pitfalls of Negotiations Over Email” by the PON Staff, the writer concludes that negotiating by e mail has many more disadvantages than advantages. In a study by Justin Kruger of New York University, Nicholas Epley of the University of Chicago and Justin Parker and Zhi-Wen Ng of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, these researchers...

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‘I Sometimes Catch Myself Looking Angry or Tired …’: The Impact of Mediating by Zoom
Dwight Golann, SSRN
At the outset of the COVID pandemic, many mediators and lawyers were dubious at best about mediating over the internet using platforms such as Zoom. Working through virtual windows with emotional people to solve difficult conflicts seemed impractical, they thought, making it at best only a temporary substitute for the in-person process. The author interviewed twenty professional legal mediators who had conducted in total more than 1,100 Zoom mediations, to learn about their actual experiences with...

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Paul M. Lurie on Guided Mediation
John Lande, Indisputably
Paul M. Lurie, now a retired partner at Schiff Hardin LLP, in 2013 created the Guided Choice Interest Group and its website.  It established what is now known as the Guided Mediation, which was originally called Guided Choice Mediation.  Here’s his description of the current process. Guided Mediation is a collection of best practices and tools in actual use that increase mediation efficiency, get earlier settlements, reduce legal and consultants’ fees, and minimize business...

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