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Michael P. Carbone

Mediation Strategies: A Lawyer’s Guide To Successful Negotiation

(10/17/17)Michael P. Carbone

Every successful negotiation requires that you have a sound strategy. In this article I will explain the steps that I believe you should follow when developing a mediation strategy.

Nina Meierding

Interview with Nina Meierding

(10/17/17)Nina Meierding

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Nina Meierding filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Alia Ismail

Challenges to Starting an American Middle-Eastern Cross-Border Mediation Center

(10/13/17)Alia Ismail

Starting a cross-borders mediation center between the US and the Middle East requires interacting with professionals on both continents. Despite appearing differences within both cultures, it seems when programmed patterns are utilized, and no longer serve, professionals shift their behaviors to the total opposite.

Larry Gaughan

What ADR Professionals Can Learn from Litigating Divorce Lawyers

(10/13/17)Larry Gaughan

Well over 90% of all divorce cases are resolved by agreements, but there are two divergent methods for negotiating those agreements.

Peter T. Coleman

How Conflict Is Like Sex

(10/06/17)Peter T. Coleman

Another big idea on peace and justice from the career of Morton Deutsch.

Mahasweta Rayan

Consumer Mediation in the European Union: A Beginner's Guide to Mediation Under Directive 2013/11/EU

(10/06/17)Mahasweta Rayan

The use of mediation in resolving consumer disputes has always been a subject of curiosity, generating much debate.

Michael Jacobs

The Larger Room

(10/06/17)Michael Jacobs

It would be the first time Peter looked after their two year old daughter. In fact, it would be the first time that he actually met Flora.

Phyllis Pollack

Sunk Costs and the California Law Revision Commission

(10/06/17)Phyllis Pollack

On September 28, 2017, the California Law Revision Commission met to review the public comments it had received to its Tentative Recommendation (issued in June 2017) following its study to create an exception to mediation confidentiality (Study K-402).

Robert Benjamin

Character Traits Of Working Dogs And Conflict Mediators: ‘Systematic Intuition’ And Tenacity

(10/04/17)Robert Benjamin

Conflict mediators are a strange breed. The best ones, not unlike police or firefighters, are drawn to manage difficult situations and heated controversies that most other people would just as soon avoid.

Sam Imperati

Traits of a 'Mediator'

(10/03/17)Sam Imperati

Although there are many intangibles in the definition of a “good” mediator, certain character traits are invaluable. It turns out that these same character traits may have other uses as well.

Zena Zumeta

Interview with Zena Zumeta

(9/30/17)Zena Zumeta

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Zena Zumeta, long time mediator, trainer and former President of the Academy of Family Mediators, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.'

Marty Klein

All for One … One for All: Collaborative Process Or Collaborative Lifestyle

(9/29/17)Marty Klein

In 2007, after twenty-three, war-torn years of litigation, I just knew that there had to be a better way of resolving conflict in people’s lives. Thus began my quest – my journey into the world of alternate dispute resolution.

Denisha Shah

Ten Reasons Why Mediation Creates a Holistic Approach in Generating More Love & Compassion in Family Conflicts

(9/29/17)Denisha Shah

The article is about general foundations and principles of family conflicts in relationship to mediation focus. The overall article is a summary study in 10 steps for family conflicts through mediation process.

Peter T. Coleman

What Leads to Cooperation and Competition?

(9/22/17)Peter T. Coleman

This article is part of a series based on the ideas of Morton Deutsch.

Sandeep Bhalothia

Mediation in Domestic Violence Case: Whether to Use or Not to Use? – An Indian Perspective

(9/22/17)Sandeep Bhalothia

In this article, I aim to identify two opposite interests associated with the settlement of domestic violence cases, and look at the Indian law to see how those two interests are equitably balanced, therefore, providing a recommended way forward, not necessarily a perfect one, to handle cases related to domestic violence.

Ruling Against Arbitration: Analyzing The CFPB’s Class Waiver Regulations

(9/22/17)Nicholas Denny

Nearly lost in the politics surrounding the Consumer Financial Protection Board’s §1040 rule—which regulates mandatory arbitration clauses in financial services consumer contracts—are the new rule’s requirements.

Debbie Smith

10 Things to Consider Before Signing a Prenuptial Agreement

(9/14/17)Debbie Smith

So you need to determine things to consider before signing a prenuptial agreement and don’t know where to start?

Peter T. Coleman

What are the Fundamental Dimensions of Social Relationships?

(9/14/17)Peter T. Coleman

10 Big Ideas on Peace and Justice from the Career of Morton Deutsch: Focusing on Social Relationships.

Arthur Pressman

Gerry Spence, Marshall McLuhan, and What Lawyers Do In Mediation

(9/14/17)Arthur Pressman

Noted lawyer Gerry Spence is as accomplished a painter as he is a trial lawyer. In both of these activities Spence creates canvases. More importantly, he understands in both pursuits that he is the painter and not the painting.

L. Randolph Lowry

Interview with Randy Lowry

(9/10/17)L. Randolph Lowry

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Randy Lowry, President of Lipscomb University and founder of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine.

Educating the Next Generation in Conflict Resolution: A Review of "Trouble at the Watering Hole: The Adventures of Emo and Chickie" - Book Review

(9/08/17)Gregg Relyea, Joshua N. Weiss

This article includes reviews by Dan Shapiro, Director, Harvard Law School, International Negotiation Program, and other notables, including Bill Ury and the Dalai Lama, of the children's book Educating the Next Generation in Conflict Resolution: A Review of "Trouble at the Watering Hole: The Adventures of Emo and Chickie" by Gregg Relyea and Joshua Weiss.

Leah Wing

Ethical Principles for Online Dispute Resolution: A GPS Device for the Field

(9/07/17)Leah Wing

The disruptive force of technology has led to innovative dispute resolution practices that increase access to justice and also raise new ethical considerations.

Peter T. Coleman

When Does Conflict Move in a Good or Bad Direction?

(9/07/17)Peter T. Coleman

We should work hard to approach conflicts as mutually shared problems.

Klaus Peter Berger

Private Dispute Resolution in International Business; Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration - Book Review

(9/07/17)Klaus Peter Berger

This is a book review by Michael Leathes of Private Dispute Resolution in International Business; Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration by Klaus Peter Berger.

Joshua N. Weiss

Mastering the Art of Negotiation - Book Review

(9/06/17)Joshua N. Weiss

This is a book review by Joshua Weiss of the book Mastering the Art of Negotiation.

Todd Jarvis

Spirit of Dialogue - Book Review

(9/06/17)Todd Jarvis, Aaron Wolf

This is a book review by Todd Jarvis of The Spirit of Dialogue: Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Conflict by Aaron Wolf.

Melanie Frizzell

The Role of Emotional Intelligence in HealthCare: Bridging the Gaps of Communication

(9/01/17)Melanie Frizzell

The goal of this article is to provide tools for health care employees and employers to support everyone acting with greater emotional intelligence.

Larry Gaughan

Using ADR Ideas to Negotiate Divorce Agreements

(9/01/17)Larry Gaughan

In negotiating a divorce agreement, it’s important to understand how the spouses negotiated with each other during their marriage.

Michael Toebe

When a Dispute "Win" May Prove Shortsighted

(9/01/17)Michael Toebe

This is a brief examination of a dispute between the Washington Redskins NFL football team and the government over the franchise's team name, which many see as racist. The organization won in court, yet did they really "win?"

Michael Lang

Why Case Consultation/Reflective Practice Groups Matter for Mediators

(8/30/17)Michael Lang, Rochelle Arms

While mention of reflective practice in the field of mediation has grown in recent years, its use is still not standardized in the work of most mediators.

James Simon

Med/Arb in Business Cases: Dispute Resolution Whose Time Has Come

(8/25/17)James Simon

This article addresses the use of Med/Arb in business litigation matters and outlines best practices in achieving results.

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