Early Dispute Resolution: How to Start It, How to Make it Work, and How our Stories and Language Makes All the Difference in the World

CLE Credits: 0.50 Implicit Bias / 0.50 Civility

Over the years, there has been a lot of talk about early dispute resolution. Since statistically 98% of all litigated cases will resolve without a trial, it seems like a “no-brainer” to discuss settlement EARLY and BEFORE the expenditure of unnecessary time and expense in the pre-trial process. But that has NOT been the experience of most attorneys and parties. Why? This program will bring a little light to this problem – how the stories in our head cloud our perspective, what we can do to change the trajectory of a dispute, and how our language can undivide our divided world.


Judge Kimberly Baker Guillemet