ADR Law and Practice is a treatise and reference work written for the practicing lawyer. It provides the practitioner with a broad and easily accessible treatment of the law and practice of ADR. The book's primary focus is on the representation of clients through the use of those procedures. Practitioners who seek commentary and analysis of some discrete and identified problem that they are facing should be able to use the various sections and subsections more or less independently. The organization of the text also accommodates lawyers who wishes to address dispute resolution more comprehensively, by working through the subject with a certain logic, beginning with definitions of procedural forms, then adding notes on the selection of a particular form and the practice considerations that go with it, through the uses of ADR both pre and post-dispute and from there to the legal questions that might arise along the way. The book concludes with a set of Appendices containing some of the most commonly referred-to statutes and frequently used forms and sample clauses. Cross-references link selected parts of the forms to related discussions elsewhere in the text.
Edward A. Dauer is Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at the University of Denver, and an active practitioner and pioneer in the field of ADR. He has had teaching appointments at the University of Toledo, the University of Southern California, the Yale Law School and the University of Denver. Dispute Resolution has been at the core of his teaching, his writing and his professional practice for more than two decades, and in 1986, Dauer founded the National Center for Preventive Law, originally in Denver and now at the McGill Center in San Diego.