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Be Mindful of the Sunk-Cost Bias Trap

Shawn Davis, June 18th, 2014

Just the other day, I learned the term “sunk-cost bias” and immediately thought of the mortgage foreclosure work that I do. The term was new to me, but the concept was not: sunk-cost bias describes why it’s so hard for us to walk away from something and cut our losses (and explains why I spent 3 hours waiting in line for the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland). With sunk-cost bias, our minds go through a process of telling us that we should hold on because otherwise the time, money and energy already invested would be a waste, even when such a decision is irrational and just sinks us further in the hole. The concept can have very real implications for more serious life choices, like whether or not to remain in a home once in foreclosure. (more…)

Twelve Hours of Conflict — Some Seasonal Silliness

Susan M. Yates, December 18th, 2013

Here again is RSI’s seasonal parody of the Twelve Day of Christmas. Enjoy!

For the first hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me a round table with a great view

For the second hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me two succinct summaries

For the third hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me three paraphrases

For the fourth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me four mirrored feelings

For the fifth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me five aspirin

For the sixth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me six tested realities

For the seventh hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me seven caucuses

For the eighth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me eight explored BATNAs

For the ninth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me nine fresh perspectives

For the tenth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me ten brainstorms

For the eleventh hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me eleven cookie breaks

For the twelfth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me twelve resolved issues

Everyone at Resolution Systems Institute wishes all our friends a wonderful 2014!

“Just Court ADR” Wins CPR Award

Susan M. Yates, January 22nd, 2013

I am thrilled to report that Just Court ADR won the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution’s (CPR Institute) “Best Electronic Media About ADR Award.” CPR’s esteemed award is presented annually to “a company, group, or individual that has produced exceptional electronic media that was focused on the field of ADR.” Everyone at RSI is very proud of this recognition of our work and grateful to CPR for bestowing it.

As regular readers know, on Just Court ADR RSI staff members discuss current issues in court ADR, bringing fresh information and unique perspectives to these topics. This blog is one of the many methods we use to disseminate (more…)

Twelve Hours of Conflict

Susan M. Yates, December 20th, 2012

For the first hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me a round table with a great view

For the second hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

 

For the third hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view (more…)

Nominate Just Court ADR for the ABA Blawg 100

Jessica Glowinski, August 15th, 2012

The American Bar Association is accepting nominations for its annual “Blawg 100” list, recognizing the top 100 legal blogs each year. Please take a moment to nominate Just Court ADR for this select group. The past few lists haven’t included any blogs dedicated to ADR, but we hope to change that this year. With your help, we can. Nominations are due by September 7. Thank you for your support.

RSI’s Top ADR Blawgs

We encourage the ABA to add ADR as a category on its Blawg 100 list. If it did, which blogs would be featured? Besides Just Court ADR, our vote goes to these three staff favorites: (more…)