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Presentations and Publications

Materials for Downloading

 Video Hearings: Experiences and Sustainability from a Neutral's PerspectiveABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, August 19, 2021 

Police Discipline A New Approach Presented at the Continuing Education Program, NAA on October 3, 2020 

Considerations for Having a Successful Video Arbitration Hearing38th Annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference, September 10, 2020 

Millennials in the Workplace: Mystery or Magic?Dispute Resolution Journal (DRJ) Vol 74, No. 1, Copyright JruisNet, LLC 2019

Video Hearing Instructional Videos

SMCS and NAA Video Arbitration Webinar April 2020 

NAA DTF Witnesses and Document Handling

Resources

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) incorporates a variety of processes that serve as an alternative path to justice and resolution of disputes outside of traditional litigation. The goal of ADR is to be fair, efficient and less expensive than litigation. ADR includes arbitration, mediation, factfinding and med-arb. Arbitrators are private judges selected by the parties in dispute who render final and binding decisions. Mediators guide the parties in reaching an agreement but do not decide the case. Factfinding is typically used when parties reach a negotiation impasse. The factfinder evaluates evidence presented by the parties and reaches conclusions of fact, typically, with recommendations on how to resolve the impasse. In the med-arb process, the neutral tries to help the parties reach agreement but if they cannot, he or she will make a decision that resolves the dispute.

The hallmark of a quality dispute resolution professional is one that is committed to serving the process of ADR with integrity and honor. He or she should demonstrate through education, experience, skill and interest the ability to preside over a process where each parties feels, regardless of outcome, that they were heard. This is justice.