Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation & Collaborative Law


Updated March 1, 2013.
Prepared by Cheryl Nyberg (2009) and updated by Anna Endter and Kara Noel (2013) for Prof. Alan Kirtley's ADR Seminar.

This guide identifies major print and online resources for mediation and collaborative law. Access to LexisNexis and Westlaw are restricted to UW School of Law faculty, students, staff and other subscribers. LegalTrac and HeinOnline are available to all Gallagher Law Library visitors and to University of Washington faculty, students, and staff [UW Restricted].

See also these related Gallagher guides:



Legal > Area of Law By Topic > Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • federal and state laws, regulations, cases, court rules
  • arbitration awards and decisions
  • law review articles and news
  • treatises and forms
  • directories
  • ADR rules and procedures

Topical Practice Areas > Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • federal cases and laws
  • arbitration awards and decisions from federal agencies, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the International Chamber of Commerce, and other entities
  • directories and arbitrator biographies
  • treatises, forms, and model clauses
  • ADR-SPECIALIST: a combined database with "treatises, practice guides, journals, law reviews and arbitration materials covering all aspects of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) law"



The following is a partial list of books on mediation and collaborative law that are available in the Law Library. Some of these items are also available on LexisNexis or Westlaw.


Challenging Conflict: Mediation Through Understanding. KF9084.F75 2008 at Classified Stacks

Creative Problem Solver's Handbook for Negotiators and Mediators: A Pracademic Approach. 2 vols. KF9084.C66 2005 at Classified Stacks

Mediation Advocacy, 2d ed. KF9084.C67 2002 at Classified Stacks

The Mediator's Handbook: Advanced Practice Guide for Civil Litigation. KF9084.C573 2000 at Classified Stacks

Mediation: Law, Policy, Practice, 2012-2013 ed. KF9084 .R64 2012 at Reference Area & Westlaw: MEDIATION

Mediation in a Nutshell. KF9084.Z9.K68 2010 at Reference Area

Mediating Legal Disputes: Effective Strategies for Neutrals and Advocates, with DVD. KF9085.G63 2009 at Classified Stacks

For more books, search these subject headings in the Gallagher Law Library catalog:

  • Dispute resolution (Law) -- United States
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Environmental Mediation
  • Family Mediation
  • Mediation
  • Mediation and Conciliation, Industrial
  • Mediation, International
Collaborative Law

Collaborative Law: Achieving Effective Resolution in Divorce Without Litigation. KF535.T47 2008 at Classified Stacks

Navigating Emotional Currents in Collaborative Divorce: A Guide to Enlightened Team Practice. HQ834.S33 2010 at Classified Stacks

For more relevant books, search the Gallagher Law Library catalog by these subject headings:

  • Divorce suits -- United States
  • Compromise (Law) -- United States
  • Dispute resolution (Law) -- United States



Articles and legal periodicals are available from a number of sources. In addition to searching  LexisNexis, and Westlaw, you can search LegalTrac and HeinOnline for articles.



Try searching Law Journal Library for full text of articles relating to mediation and/or collaborative law.

ADR Law Review Articles, Combined

All Databases > Topical Materials by Area of Practice > Alternative Dispute Resolution > Journals and Law Reviews

CDZJCR: Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution

DRJ: Dipute Resolution Journal

JDR: Journal of Dispute Resolution

JLR: a combined file ofh law reviews, bar journals, and continuing legal education materials


Organizations & Websites 

Washington Mediation Association
A "non-profit organization of mediators and people interested in promoting mediation as a dispute resolution process in the State of Washington." Offers information about becoming a mediator and being certified, ethics, mentoring, and training opportunities. Provides a search feature for locating a certified mediator by specialty.

American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution
"The Mediation Committee studies the many applications of mediation, promotes the utilization of mediation, and its development as a substantive practice area. The Committee assists with the understanding and uses of mediation, and offers members ways to incorporate mediation into their practice." Scroll down and under "Resources" on the right side, find links to a bimonthly Mediation Case Law Update.

King County Collaborative Law
A non-profit association of independent Collaborative Law Practitioners.

Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
Another non-profit organization


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