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Attending to Mediation Attendance

Heather Scheiwe Kulp, January 27th, 2012

January seems to be a popular month for birthdays among my friends, with six celebrations in three weekends.  Mostly, my husband and I have been able to attend together. But when the parties overlapped this past weekend, he went to one party and I to another. Though I called the other party to wish my friend a happy birthday, the call was no substitute for actually attending the party.

The conundrum of party attendance has me thinking about attendance in mediation. Some recent developments have revived the issue of what constitutes attendance, and who should attend. General consensus among neutrals, it seems, is that whenever possible, both parties in a dispute should attend mediation in person. (more…)

Future Justice? Online Dispute Resolution and Access to Justice*

Heather Scheiwe Kulp, August 8th, 2011

Recently, the Internet Bar Organization hosted a fascinating online discussion entitled The Future of Justice: How Technology is Shaping the Dispute Resolution EcoSystem. The four speakers—two from the U.S., one from India, and one from China—highlighted the promising characteristics of online dispute resolution systems that could lead to greater access to justice for millions of global consumers. They also addressed some, though not all, of the challenges online dispute resolution presents to the justice landscape.

First, they drew a helpful distinction between  (more…)