A new article by Teresa F. Frisbie, Esq., published August 21st, 2014 in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, discusses the findings of a recent research article that suggests that lawyers and their clients are still disproportionately choosing men to act as their mediators and arbitrators. Entitled, “Correcting the neutral selection bias,” the article gives a detailed account of the researchers’ findings and explores potential reasons why women are not as often chosen to fill the role of mediator or arbitrator, especially in those areas of law that deal with the most high stakes cases. In addition, Ms. Frisbie offers different techniques that the legal community, including ADR providers, can use to curb gender bias in the neutral selection process. To read the entire article, click here.
Ms. Frisbie is a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, and the director of Loyola University’s Chicago School of Law Dispute Resolution Program. Ms. Frisbie’s expertise includes elder law and family business matters, employment law, and commercial matters.
For her full ADR Systems bio, click here.