The American newsmagazine expects the alternative dispute resolution field to grow at an above-average pace over the next decade. According to a recent article, "Employment in arbitration, mediation, and conciliation is expected to expand by 1,400 jobs, or 14 percent, between 2008 and 2018—a growth rate above the average for all occupations." The article also observes there is a no clear educational path, training regimen or certification scheme for the field. (US News & World Report via ACR Update.)
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