Archive: 2012

Tips to Combat Elder Abuse at Home and In the Office

Posted June 22, 2012 by Jamie Kent Hamelburg in Articles & Publications, Business Publications

Articles featured on our site typically deal with items of a "business" nature. In the past, we've written about leases, foreclosures, intellectual property, alternative methods of resolving commercial disputes and the like. Today, however, we want to focus on a topic that is both "personal" and "business" in nature and can impact any one of us-the issue of elder abuse and ways to combat it.

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Use and Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Posted April 27, 2012 by Daniel P. Dozier in Alternative Dispute Resolution Publications, Articles & Publications

A Statistical Summary Prepared by the Department of Justice

If anyone needs statistical evidence that ADR saves money and reduces litigation, here it is. Last year the government saved over $12 million in litigation and discovery expenses, over 14,600 days of attorney time, and avoided over 1,200 months of litigation by the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. These savings were achieved primarily through the use of mediation at a cost of under $2 million. Six dollars saved for every one dollar spent is pretty good cost/benefit ratio, if you ask me.

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