Posted on: Wed, 01/15/2020

By:Harold Coleman, Jr., Esq., SVP, Mediator/Executive Director, AAA Mediation.org
Neil Carmichael, M.A, Vice President, Education, Educational Services, AAA

Reaching a mutually acceptable outcome—or at least a sense of gratification—through mediated settlement discussions primarily depends on two key variables.

  • Pre-mediation preparation—substantive, emotional, and attitudinal, and 
  • The willingness of the parties to work together cooperatively, rather than adversarially. 

Essayist and philosopher

Posted on: Wed, 01/15/2020

By: Luis M. Martinez, Esq., Vice President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)

Each year the ICDR, (International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the international division of the American Arbitration Association, AAA®) administers cases pursuant to various sets of the AAA’s rules and its own International Arbitration Rules, (IAR) which include international mediation rules and expedited procedures. For example international cases can be and are filed either under the ICDR International Dispute Resolution Procedures (including Mediation and

Posted on: Wed, 01/15/2020

There are time–and therefore likely cost—savings associated with using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) versus litigation to resolve healthcare disputes. In addition, business relationships can be preserved, important in this industry where people typically continue to work together. 

Healthcare organizations can integrate ADR methods into their conflict-management programs to resolve disputes efficiently. See the infographic in this post for the time difference in using ADR v. litigation.

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