ADR/Appellate Crossover

Thanks to Victoria Pynchon at Settle it Now Negotiation Blog for linking to two recent posts on this blog.  I’m announcing this in a post because the trackbacks from her posts are not showing up in the comments to my posts as they should, which may cheat her of traffic from people who might be interested in her mediator’s viewpoint on my recent posts (or who might be interested in a mediation blog generally). 

My recent comment that some justices at appellate oral argument are actively looking to have their minds changed made Victoria wonder how lessons from the appellate arena might benefit parties in mediation who need to change their opponent’s evaluation of the case.

My recent post about how a party that denies the existence of an agreement to arbitrate may not compel arbitration based solely on the plaintiff’s allegation of such an agreement also caught her eye.