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Retired Judge Sievers surrenders robe but not interest in resolving conflict

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Ben Thompson is an attorney licensed in California, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. He is the founder of Affirmative Dispute Resolution, a provider of ADR services in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Retired Judge Sievers surrenders robe but not interest in resolving conflict Joins ADR neutral roster to mediate, arbitrate disputes out of court Lincoln, NE (February 12, 2015) — Richard Sievers, a former Chief Judge of ...

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How to find a qualified commercial mediator or arbitrator in Nebraska

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Ben Thompson is an attorney licensed in California, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. He is the founder of Affirmative Dispute Resolution, a provider of ADR services in Omaha, Nebraska.
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For litigators, representing parties in conflict is work enough when you are juggling expectations, strategies, rules, and deadlines. Whether you have an interest in enhancing litigation or avoiding it altogether, ...

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What are the pros and cons of litigation, mediation and arbitration as a dispute resolution strategy?

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Ben Thompson is an attorney licensed in California, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. He is the founder of Affirmative Dispute Resolution, a provider of ADR services in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Choosing an appropriate dispute resolution strategy is one of a Nebraska lawyer’s most important responsibilities as a client’s advocate.  The choice can have a profound impact on the relationship between the ...

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Is ADR the Holistic Option in a Legal World?

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Kathleen Folkerts is a Nebraska Conflict Specialist with formal training in resolving disputes.She received her Master’s degree in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from the Werner Institute at Creighton University in Omaha. Learn more about Kathleen here.
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Holistic (Naturopathic) Medical Practices have been around since the Early BC ages.  As time has passed it has continued to evolve into the respected empire it is today.  This is comparable to the path Alternative Dispute ...

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Nebraska attorney Bill Morris joins ADR neutral roster for arbitration services

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Ben Thompson is an attorney licensed in California, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. He is the founder of Affirmative Dispute Resolution, a provider of ADR services in Omaha, Nebraska.
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William J. Morris, Esq. Affirmative Dispute Resolution is pleased to add attorney Bill Morris to its ADR neutral roster to assist with arbitration in Nebraska. Morris has been engaged in a full-time civil law ...

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Identity Crisis within the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Industry

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Conflict Specialist at Affirmative Dispute Resolution
Kathleen Folkerts is a Nebraska Conflict Specialist with formal training in resolving disputes.She received her Master’s degree in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from the Werner Institute at Creighton University in Omaha. Learn more about Kathleen here.
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A relevant and hotly debated topic within the realm of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is the topic of credentialing and licensing.  Throughout my time at Creighton University’s Werner Institute in Omaha, Nebraska, I ...

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Transparency through a Conflict Specialist Lens

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Kathleen Folkerts is a Nebraska Conflict Specialist with formal training in resolving disputes.She received her Master’s degree in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from the Werner Institute at Creighton University in Omaha. Learn more about Kathleen here.
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Transparency has many definitions and applies in a variety of contexts.  Most commonly, we think of transparency as the ability to be seen through or even, easy to notice or understand.  When talking about transparency in a ...

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Adapting Practices for Online Dispute Resolution

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Conflict Specialist at Affirmative Dispute Resolution
Kathleen Folkerts is a Nebraska Conflict Specialist with formal training in resolving disputes.She received her Master’s degree in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from the Werner Institute at Creighton University in Omaha. Learn more about Kathleen here.
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As technology continues to advance, Mediation styles will inevitably mold to adapt to the changes.  When the three primary Mediation models (Facilitative Mediation, Evaluative Mediation and Transformative Mediation) were ...

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Awkward silence? Not so fast.

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Kathleen Folkerts is a Nebraska Conflict Specialist with formal training in resolving disputes.She received her Master’s degree in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from the Werner Institute at Creighton University in Omaha. Learn more about Kathleen here.
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Everywhere we go now-a-days is full of noise.  Think about the last time you went to your dentist’s or doctor’s office, car repair shop or bank.  More than likely there was a TV on with volume or at least a radio turned ...

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Not all conflict is resolvable and that’s OK

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Conflict Specialist at Affirmative Dispute Resolution
Kathleen Folkerts is a Nebraska Conflict Specialist with formal training in resolving disputes.She received her Master’s degree in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from the Werner Institute at Creighton University in Omaha. Learn more about Kathleen here.
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Often times conflict is seen as something to solve, and quickly if possible. However, there are numerous conflicts both personally and globally that there isn’t an end in sight nor is it feasible to imagine one. Examples of ...

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