Since 1992, Gregg F. Relyea has served as a full-time private mediator, arbitrator, and mediation trainer. For the past 20 years, he has taught negotiation, mediation and ADR at the law school and university levels. Teaching and practicing mediation have provided Mr. Relyea with a unique opportunity to observe the negotiating behaviors of lawyers, parties, and students. In addition, Mr. Relyea provides neutral fact-finding services for employment matters, including sexual harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination. Facilitation services for large group issues and disputes also are available. Mr. Relyea has been teaching and training professional mediators in the United States and abroad since 1995 He is available for private consultation, programs and conferences, and in-house law firm training programs as well. Mr. Relyea has written numerous articles about mediation, negotiation, and alternative dispute resolution.
ADR: A Day in the Real Life of a Practicing Civil Lawyer(05/24/14)
This article dramatizes the central role played by ADR in the everyday life of a civil law practitioner. The article is set in the context of a "day-in-the-life" of a hypothetical civil litigator. The purpose of the article is to focus on the pervasive and critical role played by ADR in civil law practice.
Comparing Mediation And Lok Adalat: Toward An Integrated Approach To Dispute Resolution In India(06/08/09)
To resolve litigated disputes, Indian courts are using a variety of modern methods, including mediation, and traditional methods, including Lok Adalat, on a broad scale. Lok Adalat (the "people's court") is derived from the ancient panchayat system of justice, where panchas, village elders, helped people resolve their disputes. A close examination of mediation and Lok Adalat reveals several fundamental similarities and distinctions that lend themselves to different types of disputes. To compare mediation and Lok Adalat, the authors used a 20-point analytical template, which may be used to define and distinguish the essential characteristics of ADR processes.