July 2020 Bar Bulletin
By Deborah Fleck
The coronavirus pandemic has turned the legal field upside down, but perhaps on the other side, we will find we have really broadened our horizons in alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
I will discuss how mediators and arbitrators can help in this new online reality — but first, let’s take a look at where we are right now.
We know that with orders from the governor, the supreme court and trial courts, the civil litigation field is almost entirely shut down. Even as we move into a careful phase-in, many people won’t feel comfortable in the short term (or even the longer...