Wednesday, January 18, 2017
A bill in Ireland would obligate lawyers (barristers and solicitors) to advise their clients to consider using mediation to resolve disputes. "In addition, when court proceedings are launched, it will also oblige the parties to confirm to the court they have been advised about the mediation option, and have considered it." The Irish Times goes on to say "The Bill will be received as a significant move to place the mediation option at the centre of the legal process."
Monday, January 16, 2017
Registration for the 2017 ABA Law Student National Representation in Mediation Competition is open. Regional competition rounds will be held this February and March across the country. The final rounds will take place during the Dispute Resolution Section's Spring Conference in San Francisco this April.