In June 2006, I launched The World Directory of ADR Blogs at www.adrblogs.com as part of my ongoing effort to track and catalog the slowly growing number of blogs discussing dispute resolution, negotiation, and innovations in law and justice.
It’s a project that has put me in touch with dispute resolution professionals, scholars, and students around the globe and has shown me the many faces of negotiation and ADR across time zones and cultures.
Despite the fact that I created the World Directory to showcase ADR blogs and podcasts, oddly enough ADRblogs.com was not a blog itself but a regular web site. That was a shortcoming that I have at last remedied.
The World Directory of ADR Blogs is now at last a blog all its own, which has made for some much-needed improvements. It’s made it easier for me to update the site and manage all the categories that the listings are organized around. It also means that you can subscribe to its RSS feed or receive email notifications whenever a new site gets added.
The site now includes a search feature on all pages so that visitors can easily locate a listing, as well as a Google Translate My Page tool to make the site friendlier for visitors who speak languages other than English. In the left sidebar you’ll find a list of categories and countries, while in the right sidebar is a list of the 8 most recent additions.
Among those new additions are three blogs well worth reading — the memorably titled mediation meditations by New York attorney and commercial mediator Christian Herzeca, Civil Negotiation and Mediation (a blog that puts the “civil” back in “civil litigation), published by attorney and mediator Nancy Hudgins of California, and the excellent Negotiation Guru, by Jens Thang.
If you publish or know of a blog that should be added to the World Directory, please let me know. It’s a commercial-free site, and there is no cost to be listed. The Directory has information on submitting your blog and some simple submission guidelines.
I hope you’ll stop by the World Directory of ADR Blogs and take a look for yourself. You’ll find a popular feature I kept from the old site — the Reading Room where you can scan the headlines or read the content of the blogs listed at ADRblogs.com.