Shortly after I began blogging in January 2005, I became interested in inventorying and tracking the slowly increasing number of blogs devoted to ADR. In 2006 I created and launched ADRblogs.com, a site that catalogs blogs that discuss ADR, negotiation, consensus building, negotiation, conflict resolution, and human-centered innovations in law and justice. And a year ago I turned ADRblogs.com into a blog itself, enabling visitors to subscribe to either the RSS feed or email list to get alerts about the latest additions to the ADR blogosphere.
Today marks a major milestone. I just added the 200th ADR blog to the ADRblogs.com catalog – California-based attorney and mediator Steve Mehta’s Mediation Matters got the honors. Other recent additions include:
- The eponymous blog of Daniel Rainey, the Director of Alternative Dispute Resolution Services for the National Mediation Board (NMB), an independent U.S. Government agency responsible for labor-management dispute resolution in the airline and railroad industries. Rainey is a long-time proponent of online dispute resolution (ODR).
- Takeaways, discussing mediation-related topics. Each entry tells a story and offers a “takeaway” – an idea to chew on.
- Maryland Mediation Blog, about mediation as an alternative to litigation for divorce and family issues.