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Resolution Strategies | A Monthly E-Newsletter


Even though it's been more than seven years, I remember the conversation as if it was yesterday. During the social hour that preceded the 2013 Santa Monica Bar Association Fall Dinner Program, several attorneys were singing the praises of an “app” that I'd never heard of, piquing my curiosity. After [...]

By |March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Resolution Strategies|


Several years ago, Randall L. Kiser, Martin A. Asher and Blakeley B. McShane authored a study, titled “Let’s Not Make A Deal: An Empirical Study of Decision Making in Unsuccessful Settlement Negotiations” [Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 5, Number 3, 551-591, September 2008], which should b [...]

By |February 8th, 2021|Categories: Resolution Strategies|


Given the title -- and timing -- of this month's edition, you may be expecting a political rant from me. Sorry to disappoint you, but I try very hard to limit my political rants to my Facebook page! 😂😂 Instead of focusing on the historical and political significance of the traditional concession spe [...]

By |January 7th, 2021|Categories: Resolution Strategies|


[The following is a revised and updated except from an article that originally appeared in the September 2015 edition of CAALA's Advocate, in which I wrote: "Our civil justice system is broken. Overburdened and underfunded courts are . . . unable to dispense justice swiftly in civil cases. Today, wi [...]

By |December 1st, 2020|Categories: Resolution Strategies|


As I've shared in the past, I'm a die-hard fan of The West Wing. So when HBO Max announced that the original cast was reuniting for "A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote," I knew exactly what I would be doing on October 15th. And when I learned the cast would be recreating one of my favor [...]

By |November 14th, 2020|Categories: Resolution Strategies|
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