In her role as COO at JAMS, Kim Taylor oversees JAMS operations in the United States and abroad. Working directly with the President and CEO, and leading a team that spans 25 resolution centers across North America, Taylor is responsible for the company's day-to-day operating activities. She also provides operational support for JAMS International, headquartered in London.
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Powerful Words on Inclusion and the Impact to Follow
In a recent article, Kim Taylor, senior vice president and chief legal and operating officer at JAMS, discusses the importance of inclusion and diversity as it relates to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and specifically arbitration.
Technological Advances Help Resolve Disputes
The modern lawyer has a very different lexicon from her predecessors, and an entirely new array of tools for practicing law and managing the practice of law.
Mediation – Is the Joint Session Still Alive?
Most lawyers are familiar with the ordinary sequence of a mediation. Typically, the mediator conducts a pre-mediation call with the lawyers and sometimes the parties, introducing everyone to the mediation process and inviting the participants to discuss any issues that may affect settlement which are important for the mediator to know in advance, and discuss any concerns a party might have about the process.
Neutral Analysis and Second Opinions
Corporate counsel—under seemingly never-ending pressure to contain costs—have a wide array of dispute resolution tools available to them, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. There are other devices, however, that merit consideration at any stage of a dispute.
The ADR Provisions of EU Privacy Laws
Companies doing business globally have a variety of complex issues to deal with, not the least of which is concern about the security of personal data collected from their customers.
Much has been written in recent years about whether arbitration has lived up to its billing as a “better, faster, cheaper” alternative to litigation. No matter one’s views about this, litigation is undoubtedly very costly, and wise counsel must look for ways to reduce unnecessary costs and time delays.
An Open Letter from the ABA
Conflict is an inevitable part of life — from our jobs, to our families to our communities. Sometimes, serious situations can’t be solved by the people involved. The first place we think of going to is the courthouse. But it is not the only place. If your case could be heard fairly and resolved quickly without a judge or jury, would you consider it?