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Essentials of Alternative Dispute Resolution by Susan R. Patterson, D. Grant Seabolt

Essentials of Alternative Dispute Resolution



Essentials of Alternative Dispute Resolution by Susan R. Patterson, D. Grant Seabolt

For courses in Alternative Dispute Resolution. This text provides students with a broad understanding of ADR, along with important background information, historical perspectives and tricks of the trade in this fast-growing field. It covers each ADR method, how it works, when and where it can be used, its advantages and disadvantages, and its relationship to litigation.

About the Author

Susan R. Patterson practices law with Elliston & Associates, a small AV-rated law firm in Dallas, Texas, concentrating on estate planning, probate, corporate law and family law, as well as state and federal criminal matters. She is a legal writer and has edited numerous legal books. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Patterson spent many years in the financial services industry as a marketing manager and executive. Patterson earned a JD degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and a BA from Bethel College, St. Paul, MN. D. Grant Seabolt, Jr. is a recognized authority in alternative dispute resolution and has served as mediator or arbitrator in over 400 cases. He co-founded Settlement Week and the Dallas Bar Association mediator training programs in Dallas County, Texas. He is also the cofounder of a number of state and federal court-annexed mediation programs. Seabolt is the chair of the ADR section of the Dallas Bar Association. He has developed numerous CLE programs for the Dallas Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, and the Judicial Conference of the U. S., including Winning without Defeating; Effectively Representing Clients in Mediation; Creative Uses of Arbitration in Settlement; and Basic and Advanced Mediation Skills. Seabolt earned his LLM degree in international and comparative law with highest honors from George Washington University and a JD from the University of Alabama. He is a partner in Simpson, Wooley, and McConachie, LLP, Dallas, specializing in ADR, litigation, and general business law.

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Publication date

1st January 2001


Susan R. Patterson, D. Grant Seabolt

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Prentice Hall an imprint of Pearson Education (US)


286 pages


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