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Dispute Resolution Research Guide: Collaborative Law

This guide provides information about and links to the Library's most popular and most-cited dispute resolution resources. Topics include alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, client counseling, collaborative law, mediation, and negotiation.

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According to Black's Law Dictionary, collaborative law is a dispute-resolution method by which parties and their attorneys settle disputes using nonadversarial techniques to reach a binding agreement, with the understanding that if the parties cannot agree and choose to litigate instead, the attorneys involved in the negotiations will be disqualified from representing them any further.  Collaborative law is a method well-suited for settling highly emotional cases such as business partnership dissolutions, wrongful discharge claims, and family law cases.

The following resources are listed in alphabetical order; basic descriptions and location information are provided for each resource.  Resources are hyperlinked to the full library catalog record for the item unless the resource is only available online in which case the hyperlink leads to the resource online.

Texts and Treatises

Subject Guide