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From the monthly archives: May, 2017

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'May, 2017'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Texas: Law firm failed to provide sufficient notice of its arbitration agreement

In Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend, LLP v. Vance, the United States District Court (Western District, Austin) held that a law firm did "fairly suggest to employees that the firm was implementing a mandatory, binding arbitration policy" and denied the firm's motion to compel arbitration. According to the decision, ADJT terminated Vance's employement with the firm. The firm sued Vance on causes of action including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and the Texas Theft Liability Ace. Vance, a non-equity partner, counterclaimed for conversion, breach of contract, negligence, and violations of Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. ADJT moved to compel all claims to arbitration. Vance responded that there was no valid arbitration agreement. The court found that ADJT emailed its employees, under the subject line "Firm Policies" that it was "organizing, updating, and supplementing the firm's employeee and p ...

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Sitting with, or Running from, Conflict

Our friends at the State Bar's Collaborative Law Section invites members of the ADR Section to their program at the SBOT Annual meeting in June. 

On Friday, June 23, from 9:00 until 11:00, the Collaborative Law Section is hosting "Sitting With, or Running From, Conflict".  The speaker is renowned collaborative MHP (mental health practitioner) Linda Solomon, LPC, LCDC, LMFT, of Dallas.

Sitting With, or Running From, Conflict
Conflict creates special challenges to resolving disputes in the legal process.  Conflict can arise in relationships with clients, other lawyers and/or third parties.  All of these can work against an efficient and effective resolution to the issues.   Many people are uncomfortable being exposed  to conflict or do not know how to deal successfully with it.  Understanding the conflicts and how to best manage the emotional throes that result will help all parties work toward the best resolution.

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