Zela Claiborne

Zela Claiborne

JAMS, The Resolution Experts

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Prepare for Mediation Success: Six Tips for Writing a Strong Brief

Writing a persuasive brief is one of the most important things an attorney can do to prepare for mediation of a business dispute. A good brief provides the opposing side with information they need to consider. Perhaps even...more

10/27/2014 - Contract Disputes Mediation

Is Your Arbitration Clause Outmoded?

Although arbitration is a “creature of contract” and many arbitrations proceed in the manner outlined in the arbitration clause, it is not unusual for the parties and their counsel to alter the terms of the original clause to...more

7/16/2014

Mediating Alternative Energy Disputes

Energy disputes are usually complex and very expensive to litigate, so those in the traditional oil and gas industries have used arbitration and mediation successfully for years. Most contracts in the energy sector have ADR...more

5/22/2014 - Arbitration Bureau of Land Management Complex Litigation Contract Disputes Contract Negotiations Energy Intellectual Property Litigation Mediation Negotiations Power Purchase Agreements Renewable Energy

Top Five Myths about Commercial Arbitration

While the use of arbitration is on the rise, there are some persistent misconceptions about the process that may be deterring some from using this economical alternative to court trials. Here are a few of those myths along...more

3/18/2014 - Arbitration Commercial Arbitration Corporate Counsel

Working to restore the efficiencies of arbitration

Commercial arbitration began as an economical and fair alternative to court trials. Critics claim that is has become increasingly lengthy, expensive an more like litigation. Many arbitrators, ADR providers and counsel are...more

8/13/2013 - Arbitration Discovery Evidentiary Hearings Legal Costs

IP: Three things to know about mediating licensing disputes - Follow these tips to have the best opportunity for settlement in IP...

The number of IP disputes resolved in mediation has continued to increase as more attorneys make efforts to find a speedy resolution and cut litigation time and cost for their clients. Only a small percentage of costly patent...more

4/12/2013 - Dispute Resolution Infringement Licenses Mediation Patents Settlement

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