Structured Negotiation Articles

HR and Payroll Software Leader ADP to Enhance Product Accessibility

On December 16, 2021, the non-profit law office Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) announced an agreement with HR software giant ADP that will improve the accessibility of ADP’s products used by employees of the San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind. Originally filed as a lawsuit in September of 2020, the agreement states that On January 27,… Read more… HR and Payroll Software Leader ADP to Enhance Product Accessibility

University of Illinois Chicago Digital Accessibility Structured Negotiation

On November 9, 2021 the Illinois disability rights legal organization Equip for Equality (EFE) and the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) announced an agreement to improve digital accessibility for blind employees and students of the university. The agreement was reached using the collaborative dispute resolution process of Structured Negotiation. No lawsuit was needed or filed.… Read more… University of Illinois Chicago Digital Accessibility Structured Negotiation

Judging a Book by its Cover

This post is about the hexagons on the cover of my book — Structured Negotiation: a Winning Alternative to Lawsuits. The hexagons were prominent in the first edition of the book, published by the American Bar Association (ABA) in 2016. They are in the background of the second edition, published in October 2021. Hexagons are the perfect symbol for a book about cooperation, trust, and resolving legal claims without the conflict, expense and stress of traditional litigation. Read more… Judging a Book by its Cover

First Cousins: Structured Negotiation and Collaborative Law

The article posted here by Lainey Feingold first appeared in the July 2017 issue of Just Resolution E-News, a publication of the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association. It tells of the significant similarities between Structured Negotiation and Collaborative Law, two dispute resolution methods focused on cost-effective problem solving without litigation. Structured Negotiation:… Read more… First Cousins: Structured Negotiation and Collaborative Law

Access World Talking ATM Article

This article Lainey wrote about Talking ATMs was published in January, 2003 in AccessWorld(R), a publication of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB). Part 2 of this Article, titled “You Can Bank on It, Part 2: Advocacy, Outreach, and Legal Authority for Talking ATMs,” can be found in the March, 2003 issue of Access World. Read more… Access World Talking ATM Article

West Valley College improves technology for students in Structured Negotiation

On August 26, 2020, the TRE Legal Practice announced a settlement with West Valley College that ensures blind students have access to critical educational technology, including immersive virtual language tools. Reached in Structured Negotiation without a lawsuit, among other things the agreement mandates that future procurement contracts must include provisions requiring technology vendors to deliver… Read more… West Valley College improves technology for students in Structured Negotiation

First Accessibility Agreement in U.S. to Use WCAG 2.1: Reached With Structured Negotiation

On November 2, 2018 Alameda County California, three blind residents, and the National Federation of the Blind announced a settlement designed to protect the rights of blind voters to participate fully in the county’s voting program. It is the first agreement in the United States to include WCAG 2.1 as the accessibility standard. The parties used Structured… Read more… First Accessibility Agreement in U.S. to Use WCAG 2.1: Reached With Structured Negotiation

Feingold and Dardarian Receive California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award

The Law Office of Lainey Feingold is honored to announce that Lainey has received a 2014 California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) Award for her work in 2013. She shares this year’s CLAY award for disability rights with Linda Dardarian of the Oakland civil rights firm Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho. While maintaining their own law firms, Linda and Lainey have worked as partners in the truest sense of the word since 1994. Read more… Feingold and Dardarian Receive California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award