Adr Clause


Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alvin Terez Jones
Law 531
University of Phoenix
August 17, 2009

Working as a team can be very productive in many ways.   New thoughts, diversity, and motivation are just a few rewards of team work.   As rewarding as teamwork can be, it does come with some draw backs.   Conflict!   Anytime two or more people come together to work as a team, disputes and disagreements are some possibilities that may occur.  
In order to quickly and fairly resolve disputes between teammates, I believe that Peer Review should be used.   According to chapter 4, the average length of employee arbitration is 246 days vs. peer review which is generally conducted within three weeks.   If this same train of thought is transferred to our learning teams, peer review will be the most time effective ADR to use.   In a six week class time is a very precious commodity.   The reason I choose peer review is because of its simplicity and fairness.   If a dispute should arise among team members that could not be resolved among the team, the team would have peers to judge the situation.   The panel will consist of one chosen by our professor, one chosen by the student, and one chosen at random (Jennings, 2006).   Since most students are scattered around the country, each side would have the opportunity to present his or her side by phone interview and by written email. The appointed team captain will be responsible for scheduling phone interviews and making sure each side has presented their written statement via email.   After careful review of the evidence, the decision of the panel will be binding.   Each team member and professor will receive a copy of the findings and judgment in a written email.   After the decision is rendered, the team must submit to the ruling and proceed with the team project as normal.      

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