Our series, My Favorite Resource, features interviews with our ADR friends across the country to learn about their favorite resource. This month, Resource Center Director Nicole Wilmet spoke with Tom Valenti, an experienced dispute resolution professional and founder of Valenti Law, to learn about his favorite resource.
NW: What is one of your favorite ADR resources?
TV: The resource that I have found most useful over the years is Kluwer Mediation Blog. Kluwer Mediation Blog is a comprehensive source of international articles. It publishes interesting articles from leading practitioners worldwide. Its database of articles is searchable, which makes it an excellent resource.
NW: Why do you value this particular resource?
TV: As someone who keeps in touch with ADR issues internationally, I find it to be the best resource for me. I set up my account to send me an email when a new article is posted. The articles are published by leading practitioners. This is the beauty of Kluwer. It curates who can publish there, so you are reading reliable and interesting articles. I have found most of them worth reading, saving and cataloging.
NW: How did you first learn about this resource?
TV: As one who uses online research tools, I found the blog through a search engine, and then subscribed after finding it to be of high quality. As it turns out, I know many of the authors now, who are amongst those I look to in our field. For those who subscribe to my newsletters, there is usually an article from Kluwer in them.
NW: For those unfamiliar with this resource, what is one part of this resource that you wouldn’t want someone to miss.
TV: The blog has very useful searching and browsing functions, so if you are looking for something specific, you can browse by category, jurisdiction, date, author, etc., or you can use the general search feature.
If you have a favorite resource that you would like to share in an upcoming edition of our blog or newsletter, please reach out to our Resource Center Director Nicole Wilmet at firstname.lastname@example.org.