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NYIAC's Weekly Around Town Message

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Rekha Rangachari, Executive Director of NYIAC, runs a weekly Around Town: Upcoming Events in International Arbitrations Message. We at the Section of Dispute Resolution of NYSBA greatly appreciate her thoughtful messages to our ADR community worldwide and run them weekly in this blog. The Section is a proud Founding Organization of NYIAC.

Dear Friends,

Today, let's talk about limen.

It's the boundary or transitional point, describing the space in between. Apropos for those of us lucky to emerge from pandemic (+vaccinated), as we transition.
In fantasy, it emerges as an adjective, liminal, describing being stuck between one world and another ... at the precipice of great change ...
And in law, an adverb, to describe motion practice in limine, at the (jurisdictional) threshold.

Some queries to consider:

• What of the limen when boundaries are less obvious -- e.g., an architectural space that holistically embraces through time a temple, church, and mosque, akin to Luxor Temple?
• How do we fill the limen between silence and speech, censure and freedom (i.e., "dangerous ideas" per a new title penned by Berkowitz)?
What does the future hold? Ever transitory, how do we prepare for what may lie on the other side? (Communities will approach the response in myriad ways, similar to how we approached pandemic.) Any chance we can pandemic-proof a country?
• And, how do we tease out the logic between volcanic carnage and beauty, the limen between the limnic eruption threatening Goma and the supple soil producing volcanic wine?
(So as not to cast asunder the spring-summer awakening in New York, rest assured, there is optimism of gross domestic business and its capex boom.)

In coda, to celebrate the life of Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar:
"Like the caterpillar, children will grow up and spread their wings." The story captures the importance of metamorphosis in the space between.

Stay safe + well, dear friends. NYIAC and I remain at your disposal. If we can be of service, drop an email.

Ever yours,
Rekha

P.S. For a passing chuckle, dive in here to the #BestNYAccent challenge.

• Share upcoming global events to info@nyiac.org. Wishing you good health and safety during this uncanny time.
• NYIAC can coordinate your in-person or remote hearing during the pandemic. Read more here.
• Become a NYIAC Individual Member today. Find out more here.


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How should a mediator handle counsel that lack the proper skill set for presenting the client's position in a mediation? Is this a common problem in mediations?

Please provide your thoughts/comments below.

NYIAC's Weekly Around Town Message

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Rekha Rangachari, Executive Director of NYIAC, runs a weekly Around Town: Upcoming Events in International Arbitrations Message. We at the Section of Dispute Resolution of NYSBA greatly appreciate her thoughtful messages to our ADR community worldwide and run them weekly in this blog. The Section is a proud Founding Organization of NYIAC.

Dear Friends,

Today, let's talk about astir -- to be in a state of excited movement ... to be stirred.

It allies well with the City that Never Sleeps, in ode to New York, as pandemic recedes into exponential decay in the US (in stark contrast to the restrictions and tempered economics of India, as one example). As some borders open, where will you travel? Antarctica offers one glacial option, and best to go before the miles of ice collapse into the sea. And, what will you eat? See a sampling here of what kids around the world eat for breakfast to help decide on venue. In any event, remember that you'll feel better if you just take the plunge and go outside (but, avoid the cicadas!).

As many are turning to workout regimens to slough off the pandemic weight, Alabama joins the health focus by allowing yoga to be taught in public schools (NB: stretching allowed, nary a Namaste). In other entertainment, Eurovision 2021 is back and here's the good, the bad, and the weird of it all alongside the hopefuls. Beyond music trivia, keep up with news trivia by taking The NYT's News Quiz (and while you're at it, give a read here to cybercrime and hacking slang to stay ever in the know).

In passing rumination, what if remote work didn't mean working from home (separating our jobs from where we live)? An interesting thought ... that may help maintain the sanity.

Stay safe + well, dear friends. NYIAC and I remain at your disposal. If we can be of service, drop an email.

Ever yours,
Rekha


• Share upcoming global events to info@nyiac.org. Wishing you good health and safety during this uncanny time.
• NYIAC can coordinate your in-person or remote hearing during the pandemic. Read more here.
• Become a NYIAC Individual Member today. Find out more here.


Taxing aspect of Arbitration - What are your thoughts?

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What do you find to be the most taxing aspect of arbitration as an arbitrator, as an advocate, and why?

Please provide your thoughts and comments below.

NYIAC's Weekly Around Town Message

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Rekha Rangachari, Executive Director of NYIAC, runs a weekly Around Town: Upcoming Events in International Arbitrations Message. We at the Section of Dispute Resolution of NYSBA greatly appreciate her thoughtful messages to our ADR community worldwide and run them weekly in this blog. The Section is a proud Founding Organization of NYIAC.

Dear Friends,

Today, let's talk about lagom (noun, Swedish origin).

It is underscored by balance + law, the calm way of things where just the right amount is attainable and achieved. It is the opposite of hectic lives revolving around a singularity (work is the first idea that comes to mind) that may lead to burn-out. How do we create (or restore) lagom? Now that's a question only you can answer.

Do you feel every so often the need to break free from conformity (to achieve something that is unmistakably you)? Embrace that micromotive whenever you can, even if it takes years to hone. Or perhaps, leave it to one of your (at least six) microidentities, culled from the Remembrance of Things Past (or found In Search of Lost Time). Which will emblazon your view of history and imbue your art? Lagom may be found at this intersection.

Consider that even typeface is going through an evaluation and evolution buttressed by lagom. Against the darkness + vengeance waged by pandemic, fonts are becoming friendlier + cuddlier. Ha! Identity personified in the medium we use each day.

As some jurisdictions emerge from the throes of pandemic, consider the two-out-of-three rule. Balance making way for lagom. For the art lovers, take stock that the show will go on, as Broadway theaters are ready to open at 100% capacity come September. Perhaps stepping away from and outside of yourself curates lagom.

Stay safe. Stay well. Stay sane.

NYIAC and I remain at your disposal. If we can be of service, drop an email.

Ever yours,
Rekha

"The self does not lie passively in wait for us to discover it. Selfhood is made in the active, ongoing process, in the German verb werden, "to become."
- Author John Kaag, Hiking with Nietzsche

• Share upcoming global events to info@nyiac.org. Wishing you good health and safety during this uncanny time.
• NYIAC can coordinate your in-person or remote hearing during the pandemic. Read more here.
• Become a NYIAC Individual Member today. Find out more here.


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There are a lot of articles and training programs on the ethics of arbitrators/mediators and far less pertaining to advocates involved in arbitrations and mediations. Is there a need for more discussion and training on the ethics of advocacy? Is it common to see unethical or questionable conduct by advocates in arbitration and mediation proceedings? Do the institutions need to do more to address potential unethical behavior by advocates?

Please provide your thoughts/comments below.

NYIAC's Weekly Around Town Message

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rekha6.jpg

Rekha Rangachari, Executive Director of NYIAC, runs a weekly Around Town: Upcoming Events in International Arbitrations Message. We at the Section of Dispute Resolution of NYSBA greatly appreciate her thoughtful messages to our ADR community worldwide and run them weekly in this blog. The Section is a proud Founding Organization of NYIAC.

Dear Friends,

Today, let's talk about lagom (noun, Swedish origin).

It is underscored by balance + law, the calm way of things where just the right amount is attainable and achieved. It is the opposite of hectic lives revolving around a singularity (work is the first idea that comes to mind) that may lead to burn-out. How do we create (or restore) lagom? Now that's a question only you can answer.

Do you feel every so often the need to break free from conformity (to achieve something that is unmistakably you)? Embrace that micromotive whenever you can, even if it takes years to hone. Or perhaps, leave it to one of your (at least six) microidentities, culled from the Remembrance of Things Past (or found In Search of Lost Time). Which will emblazon your view of history and imbue your art? Lagom may be found at this intersection.

Consider that even typeface is going through an evaluation and evolution buttressed by lagom. Against the darkness + vengeance waged by pandemic, fonts are becoming friendlier + cuddlier. Ha! Identity personified in the medium we use each day.

As some jurisdictions emerge from the throes of pandemic, consider the two-out-of-three rule. Balance making way for lagom. For the art lovers, take stock that the show will go on, as Broadway theaters are ready to open at 100% capacity come September. Perhaps stepping away from and outside of yourself curates lagom.

Stay safe. Stay well. Stay sane.
NYIAC and I remain at your disposal. If we can be of service, drop an email.

Ever yours,
Rekha

Upcoming Events

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In a parallel track arbitration-mediation, what kinds of communications or coordination are appropriate, if any, between the arbitrator and mediator, while recognizing that confidential mediation discussions should not be disclosed? What can the parties or the arbitrator do to assist the mediator in scheduling and structuring mediation sessions to optimize the chances of a successful settlement? Should parallel track arbitration-mediations be encouraged by arbitral institutions or arbitrators? Should they be the norm?

Please provide your thoughts/comments below.

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