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Strengthen Client Relationships with Just Resolve

One question we often get at Just Resolve is about the role of attorneys in the Just Resolve process. In short, Just Resolve delivers an alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) service that does not require lawyer participation. However, Just Resolve is useful for client centric lawyers (those who care more about their client’s best interests than short term legal fees) even if their services are not required. This article will explain several ways Just Resolve’s method can be used to furtherRead More

“You Can’t Sue Me, We’ve Agreed to Resolve It!”

A common question we at Just Resolve have been asked is what a party can do if there is a written mutual agreement to use our “resolve” method, but then one party reneges by going to court instead. Due to Just Resolve’s similarities to other forms of dispute resolution such as mediation and Dispute Review Boards (DRBs), a party should be able to compel the other party to abide by the agreement and submit to Just Resolve’s process. Just ResolveRead More

Using a Neutral Driven Approach Instead of Litigation

Far too often, businesses turn to litigation for disputes that simply do not require the amount of time and money that litigation demands. Even more discouraging is that due to rising costs and other inefficiencies, arbitration has become “litigation lite.” Today, there are alternatives that may be better suited for parties, especially for disputes where major stakes are not at play and the parties have no desire to set future precedent. One alternative is a neutral-driven approach allowing parties theRead More

Arbiter Spotlight – Anne Jordan

Anne Jordan is a practicing attorney in Chicago who recently joined Just Resolve as an Arbiter. Ms. Jordan has been mediating and arbitrating disputes since the early 1990s. Her practice involves corporate, commercial and technology work, as well as litigation. Her career has included general counsel positions in Silicon Valley at such companies as PeopleSoft and Sega of America, and as a partner in the Palo Alto law firm of Carr & Ferrell. She is currently with the Chicago firmRead More