What’s the alternative?
The COVID-19 pandemic created a massive backlog of civil and criminal cases on dockets in Wisconsin and around the country. It also led to an increase in business disputes and employment law matters, adding to the preexisting pileup of cases.1 Although courts have resumed operations, the backlog continues to cripple dockets state and nationwide.
Alternative dispute resolution is often faster than litigation, making arbitration or mediation appealing to clients who don’t want to wait for a trial. In fact, the American Bar Association 2 and the American Arbitration Association encouraged practitioners to opt for arbitration during the pandemic so civil cases wouldn’t languish in courts.3
Coming to Terms: Preparing for Mediation and Arbitration will get you up to speed on everything you need to know about alternative dispute resolution. Experienced arbitrators and mediators will guide you on:
- The pros and cons to consider before opting for mediation or arbitration
- Helpful ADR strategies and techniques
- What is and isn’t allowed in alternative dispute resolution
- The differences between in-person and virtual processes
- Best practices for pre-mediation submissions
Plus, you’ll learn how to anticipate and steer clear of ethical conundrums common to alternative dispute resolution. With so many civil cases awaiting trial, there’s never been a better time to hone your alternative dispute resolution skills. Coming to Terms: Preparing for Mediation and Arbitration will show you how to achieve the best resolution for your clients.
1Continuing to Track New Litigation Caused By COVID-19
2Why You Should Consider Opting for Arbitration During the Coronavirus Pandemic
3The Arbitration Solution to COVID-19-Stalled Court Litigation