The latest Part of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes the following articles: “Misattributed paternity disputes: The application of collaborative practice as an alternative to court” – Emily Kwok and Dianna T Kenny; “Artistry in mediator practice: Reflections from mediators” – Kathy Douglas and David Goodwin; “The pros, cons, and maybes of telephone mediation: A conversation about the “fourth party”” – Helen Shurven and Archie Zariski; “An alternative model for the application of intervention orders in Victoria” – Edward Davis; “The child’s voice in FDR: Mediation and child-informed practice” – Mieke Brandon and Linda Kochanski; and “Evaluating collaborative law in the Australian context” – Henry Kha.
The latest Part of ADRJ publishes the following: “Predictable irrationality in mediation: Insights from behavioural economics” – Laurence Boulle; “How a dose of humour may help mediators & disputants in conflict” – Clare Coburn, Becky Batagol & Kathy Douglas; “Proportionality of sanctions under the WADA Code: CAS jurisprudence & the need for a strict approach” – James Duffy; “Developing ethical practice as a family dispute resolution practitioner” – Oyiela Litaba; “A focus on process: Procedures to address disputes about end of life decisions” – Kate Curnow and Lisa Toohey; “The power of explanation in healthcare mediation” – Christian Behrenbruch & Grant Davies; and “The mediator who has to pay the disputants: Conflict management in China” – Ting Ting Li.
The August issue of ADRJ is a special edition dedicated to examining the teaching of ADR in universities and the promotion of students’ well-being. The articles all originated from RMIT’s Forum, ADR in Legal Education and Promoting Student Well-being, held on 20-12 February 2012 at RMIT University in Melbourne. Some of the articles included are: “The importance of understanding different generations of ADR practice for legal education” – Kathy Douglas; “Non-adversarial justice and the three apprenticeships of law” – Dr Becky Batagol and Ross Hyams; “Law student psychological distress, ADR and sweet-minded, sweet-eyed hope: – Rachael Field and James Duffy; and “Humanising legal education: Lessons from ADR” – Susan Douglas, plus much more!
The last Part of Volume 21 of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes three interesting articles on various aspects of law. The first article comes from David Caruso discusses proposed reforms for the cross-examination of child witnesses and the reception and treatment of their evidence. The second article is by Kathy Douglas and discusses the views of mediators about models of tribunal practice and the degree to which mediators improvise around a model. The final article, by Andrea de Smidt and Kate Dodgson, looks at the approach to legal practice taken by the Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House to achieve the best outcomes for clients with the minimum of resources.
The first Part of Volume 2 of the Property Law Review includes three interesting articles on a variety of subjects. In the first article, Sharon Christensen and WD Duncan consider the rule of the risk of loss under a contract for the sale of real property. The second article comes from Cathy Sherry and looks at the presence of children in strata schemes in Sydney and the legal ramifications of children’s falls and injury suffered on common property. The final article is by Rebecca Leshinsky, Kathy Douglas, Peter Condliffe and Robin Goodman and reports on research into the experiences of owners corporation managers and committees regarding conflict in Victoria. There is also a comment on green commercial leases by Susan Bright.