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Orlowski: Adjusting arbitration for the age of COVID-19

One alternative dispute resolution option to consider during the pandemic is expedited arbitration. Both the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) offer an “expedited” or “fast track” option for dispute resolution that truly accelerates the proceedings.

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Taking a seat at the table: Women neutrals underrepresented in some fields

In the field of alternative dispute resolution, diversity appears to be making fewer gains than in the legal profession as a whole. A 2018 article in the ABA Journal reported that, generally, studies show women comprising around 20% of the national ADR field. Similarly, American Bar Association Resolution 105 calls dispute resolution “arguably the least diverse corner of the profession.”

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OneAmerica GC Zurek retires, joins Chicago firm

The long-serving general counsel of OneAmerica Financial has left the Indianapolis company and has transitioned to an of counsel role at a Chicago law firm. Thomas M. Zurek retired from OneAmerica on April 1 and is now serving as of counsel in the Chicago office of Schiff Hardin LLP. 

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