Contact: Ian Szlazak
Links We Like
There is a lot of information on alternative/appropriate dispute resolution (ADR) and related areas out there, but not all of it is easy to find. If you are doing research or are interested in learning more about ADR, here are some sites that we think are worthwhile.
www.abanet.org/dispute - American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution
Comment: This vibrant Section, one of the largest in the ABA, has excellent annual conferences. This site is a good source of ADR information and contacts.
www.acrnet.org - Associaion for Conflict Resolution, Washington D.C., an organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.
Comment: Formerly known by the acronym SPIDR, now known as ACR, this larger, merged organization is a great place to find out what is going on in the ADR world.
www.adr-ontario.ca - the ADR Institute of Ontario Inc. (ADR Ontario) is one of six affiliates of the ADR Institute of Canada, Inc. (ADR Canada), a non-profit organization that shares information, promotes ideas for continuous improvement and upgrading of ADR as a profession.
www.adr.org - the American Arbitration Association.
www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca - Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, under whose aegis the mandatory mediation program is maintained. This site has detailed information on everything from Rule 24.1 to contact information for mediators in Ontario, and more.
www.canlii.org - site of the Canadian Legal Information Institute, featuring a comprehensive collection of Canadian legislation and caselaw, sometimes described as a "virtual law library".
www.cpradr.org - CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (formerly CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution and The Centre for Public Resources), New York.
Comment: CPR's mission is to install ADR into the mainstream of corporate law department and law firm practice, using an integrated agenda of research and development, education, advocacy and dispute resolution. It is one of the leading proponents of self-administered ADR, that is, dispute resolution managed by the parties and a highly-qualified neutral. Ian Szlazak is one of the few Canadians to have been invited to be on the CPR International Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, upon which he served from 2003-05.
www.lso.ca - The Law Society of Ontario.
www.pon.harvard.edu - Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, an applied research centre committed to improving the theory and practice of negotiation and dispute resolution.
Comment: The marriage of academic research and practical, applied experience is a key element of ADR, helping to make it so alive and responsive to challenges. Good site for practitioners.
www.quiet.org - the wonderful and informative website of the Right to Quiet Society, a Vancouver-based organization dedicated to promoting quiet in what seems to be an evermore deafening world, where much noise has less to do with community and information-sharing and more to do with discourteous and selfish behaviour. Resolution House Inc. promotes careful and active listening in its interventions and supports the concept that all of us deserve time and space for quiet, where we might reflect on what we heard when we were listening.