Going online for dispute resolution

Online dispute resolution has grown in popularity since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, depending on who you ask, ODR could be defined in different ways. While many legal functions can now be completed by virtual means, Indiana’s judiciary didn’t have a “formal” ODR concept until last year. An ODR pilot project is currently […]

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Laurin: Viewing mediation success from both sides of the equation

I have represented clients in numerous mediations for the past 25 years. In the last five years, while continuing to represent clients in mediations, I have had the opportunity to view the process from the other side as a private mediator. Based on this “dual role,” here are a few expectations that I believe the parties should have for each other in a mediation.

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