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Montana ADR Presentation – State Bar Conference 2018
Montana ADR Presentation – State Bar Conference 2018
Montana ADR Presentation – State Bar Conference 2018

Proud to be presenting at the 2018 Annual Montana State Bar Conference in Kalispell, MT on September 21, 2018! Topic:  What Could Mediator Certification Look Like in Montana?  Timely and provocative topic. Register at https://www.montanabar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1064466

Opinions of the Mediator: the Dilemma – Article
Opinions of the Mediator: the Dilemma – Article

Just published a new article on evaluative mediation and the pitfalls of forming opinions as to settlement value or outcome. Published in The Neutral at http://www.flcourts.org/core/fileparse.php/549/urlt/TheNeutral.pdf Check it out!

Hunston Upcoming Seminar Presentation 2/13/17
Hunston Upcoming Seminar Presentation 2/13/17

W. Jay Hunston, Jr. will be presenting his annual Ethics Update at the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s ADR Seminar on February 13, 2017. He will also be moderating a panel discussion on the “Four…

Committee on ADR Rules & Policy
Committee on ADR Rules & Policy

I am pleased to announce that I have been selected to serve a three year term on the Florida Supreme Court’s Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules and Policy, commencing on July 1, 2016.  I…

Upcoming Seminar Presentation in Orlando
Upcoming Seminar Presentation in Orlando

I will be presenting as a panelist at the upcoming 2016 PMI Seminar on August 21, 2016 at the Orlando Marriott World. Flyer is linked.  Copy and paste into your internet browser to view. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ohmzvte2lr2ei2z/PMI%20Promotional%20Flyer-%202016.docx?dl=0  

Florida MEAC Approves Med-Arb Concept for Florida Certified Mediators
Florida MEAC Approves Med-Arb Concept for Florida Certified Mediators

The Florida Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee issued its Opinion 2015-003, with Dissent, on February 4, 2016.  In this Opinion the Committee recognizes that there is no prohibition against a mediator serving as arbitrator in the…

Compendium of Montana Mediation Rules
Compendium of Montana Mediation Rules

A summary (only as good as the original source, which is the Deskbook) of the various District’s Local Rules governing mediation in Montana: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mir3moq86y7k6y5/Montana%20Mediation%20Rules.pdf?dl=0

In Search of a “Clear Conflict” – The Implications of Rule 10.340(a) by W. Jay Hunston, Jr., Esq.
In Search of a “Clear Conflict” – The Implications of Rule 10.340(a) by W. Jay Hunston, Jr., Esq.

To read the full article, go to: http://fladr.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/ADR-2015-Fall-Rev..pdf    

“Mediator-filed” Notice of Mediation spawns fourteen month dispute between mediator and Plaintiff and its counsel regarding improper “cancellation” of mediation.
“Mediator-filed” Notice of Mediation spawns fourteen month dispute between mediator and Plaintiff and its counsel regarding improper “cancellation” of mediation.

After three Motions for Sanctions, three Orders Granting Sanctions and $3,284.17 in sanctions paid by the Plaintiff, the appellate court, in Aurora Bank v Cimbler, 166 So.3d 921 (3DCA 2015), granted a Writ of Certiorari…