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Mediation: A Growing Field

Posted by Library Blog on 10/26/2012 at 01:28 PM

An article in the October 2012 issue of the ABA Journal, Making Mediators: As the Field Grows, So Does the Need for Negotiation Skills, notes that “cutbacks in Court budgets, the high cost of discovery, crowded dockets and emphasis on result-oriented ‘value billing’ have created the elements of a perfect storm for a mediation wave.”  Kimberly Taylor, chief operating officer of JAMS Arbitration Mediation and ADR Services, has seen a slow but steady increase in demand for mediation services especially in the middle part of the country.  JAMS Arbitration Mediation and ADR Services, with 27 offices nationwide, is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services, averaging about 10,000 cases a year.

If you are interested in a career as a mediator, check out these two books in the Law Library’s Career Collection:

There are local, regional and national associations for mediators.  An association’s website is a great resource for networking/job searching, news about developments in the field, publications, training programs, conferences, and events.  Here are a few associations for your consideration:

For information on books, journals, and online resources for mediation, consult the RWU Law Guide Law Clinic Series: Mediation.