Troy, MI (PRWEB) March 29, 2014
In the latest triumph in a legal career spanning more than three decades and numerous awards, certifications and victories, successful trial lawyer and mediation professional Richard Hurford, President of Richard Hurford Dispute Resolution Services, P.C., recently co-authored an expansive survey of ADR techniques. Titled The Taxonomy of ADR, the work has garnered instant praise from legal circles in Michigan and beyond.
“I intended the Taxonomy to be a resource for both litigators and trial court judges,” said Hurford. “The work catalogs more than 20 approaches to ADR, dividing the techniques into adjudicative, evaluative and facilitative processes. It’s designed to be comprehensive both in the techniques and when they are indicated.”
Douglas Van Epps, the Director of the Michigan State Court Administrative Office of Dispute Resolution, praised the Taxonomy: “... now judges can have an expanded role in helping decide what would work best at what time.” Encouraged by the courts, Hurford has been presenting the Taxonomy and the techniques described within it to judges and litigators from Michigan. At the request of the Michigan Judicial Institute and the National Judicial Center, Business Court Judges from Ohio, Indiana and Illinois were also brought to Michigan for the program. To further support the Taxonomy, Hurford has also issued a White Paper titled “Trial Court Judges as Dispute Resolution Advisors.”
The Taxonomy can be retrieved from the Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Office web site and Mr. Hurford’s web site (http://hurfordresolution.com/) and the Macomb County Bar Association web site (http://macombbar.org) at no charge.