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Mervyn Malamed

The Power, Rights, and Interests Hierarchy

(3/17/17)Mervyn Malamed

We tend to approach conflict situations as 'win/ lose'.

F. Peter Phillips

Apple’s Terms and Conditions

(3/17/17)F. Peter Phillips

The invaluable publisher Drawn and Quarterly has ventured smack dab into current legal controversy.

Phyllis Pollack

Too Much Information May Be Bad

(3/17/17)Phyllis Pollack

Often in negotiating, a party may make a monetary demand without providing any reasoning behind it.

Nadja Alexander

Towards a Harmonised Approach to Mediation Legislation in Asia?

(3/17/17)Nadja Alexander

In the past few years Singapore has been busy revising, refining and extending its dispute resolution offerings in cross-border litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Mervyn Malamed

Mediation: What is it Really About?

(3/10/17)Mervyn Malamed

Mediation is successful more than 75% of the time, minimising costs in terms of time delays, frustration, and emotional impact on parties and their families.

David Weiss

New Jersey Mediation will Create a Hub for Mediation of International Disputes

(3/10/17)David Weiss

David Weiss, the Director of the Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDR) at New Jersey City University. , is interviewed by Laura A. Kaster, President of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi New Jersey Alternative Dispute Resolution Inn of Court.

Uma Ramanathan

Thought Synergy Trajectory in Conflict Management

(3/10/17)Uma Ramanathan

"Between the Fact and Non-Fact is the Conflict," this statement is so blatantly simple that one wonders why we have not been able to dwell on this and recognize that this pulsating split second wonder can have appalling or astounding consequences.

Phyllis Pollack

On Apologies…. Once Again!

(3/10/17)Phyllis Pollack

If poorly worded, an apology can only exacerbate the situation rather than ease the hurt and pain caused by the initial faux pas.

Zela Claiborne

Five Steps to Facilitate a Fair and Efficient Arbitration

(3/10/17)Zela Claiborne

Following are some tips to help even the most experienced counsel take advantage of one of arbitration’s best benefit: flexibility.

Carrie Schultz

Divorce Mediation In New Jersey

(3/03/17)Carrie Schultz

This article is about the divorce mediation process, including specific recommendations for New Jersey.

Dan Simon

Social Networking Ain’t Transformative Mediation

(3/03/17)Dan Simon

Those people [who share your political perspective] are vile and despicable and should be ashamed of themselves!

John Lande

Touching Story of Relationship of Constructive Engagement in Conflict

(3/03/17)John Lande

I think that one of our main missions in the DR field is to promote constructive engagement in conflict

Beth Graham

Exploring the Interplay between Mediation, Evaluation, and Arbitration in Commercial Cases

(3/03/17)Beth Graham

As mediation and other settlement-oriented intervention strategies have come into broader use in commercial dispute resolution, different views have emerged regarding the nature and purpose of some of these processes as a result of both individual choice and cultural or systemic factors.

Bill Marsh

Too Much Or Too Little?

(3/03/17)Bill Marsh

How many of us share the experience I have had – sitting on the last train home, late at night, with a day’s mediating behind me and no settlement?

Susan Yates

Reflecting on RSI Focus Groups in Washington, DC

(3/03/17)Susan Yates

My mediation skills, honed over many years, make it easy to shift into the role of focus group facilitator.

Wayne Brazil

The Merits of Early Neutral Evaluation

(3/03/17)Wayne Brazil

I am a professional mediator – and a passionate devotee of its virtues. Mediation, however, can take many forms, depending on the individual needs of a particular dispute or its parties.

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Mediate.com Recognized as "Top 10" Attorney Directory for SEO

(2/28/17)Mediate.com

Now celebrating our 22nd Year, Mediate.com has been recognized as a "Top 10" Attorney Directory by Attorney Rankings. Mediate.com is the overall 9th ranked attorney directory and the only mediation or ADR directory listed!

Tammy Lenski

De-escalate Anger With This Straightforward Invitation

(2/24/17)Tammy Lenski

When someone is emotionally swamped by anger, it can be helpful to redirect them temporarily away from their feelings and engage their cognitive capacities.

Lorraine Segal

The Seductiveness of Being Right

(2/24/17)Lorraine Segal

The desire to be right is deeply seductive and understandable, but it can cause a lot of problems at work

Phyllis Pollack

Alternative Facts

(2/24/17)Phyllis Pollack

After this political year, we ask: why will the publis only accept facts which support their current beliefs?

Jason Dykstra

The Best Kept Secret of Successful Leaders

(2/24/17)Jason Dykstra

The moment Erin walked through the doors of her workplace, she made a beeline towards her office. She greeted a few people, even exchanged a few “how’s it going?” pleasantries.

Michelle Brenner

Grassroots Process for Resolving Structural Conflict

(2/17/17)Michelle Brenner

The inmates of Darwin’s Berrimah Prison are shown in a new light in Australia’s first documentary musical. The inmates share their feelings, faults and experiences in the most extraordinary way – through song.

Tammy Lenski

A Shadow Side to Good Listening

(2/17/17)Tammy Lenski

It’s hard to listen deeply from inside an argument.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Navajo Dispute Resolution, Trump’s Tweets and the Lessons of Little Big Horn

(2/17/17)Michael A. Zeytoonian

I recently read a Daily Good story about Navajo Indian peacemaking, a seven-step process focused on restoring relationships, a notion the Navajo refer to as “K’e”.

Supreme Court Approves Drafting Role for Lawyer Mediators

(2/10/17)Michael Dwyer, Susan Hansen

This article discusses the new Wisconsin Rule Petition 16-04 that expanded the role of lawyer mediators in family law cases.

Jim W Hildreth

Will artificial intelligence (AI) , Amazon Echo Alexa , play a role in your Mediation Practice?

(2/10/17)Jim W Hildreth

I'm going to share a little secret, Akexa does meditations and affirmations--and maybe more?

Tammy Lenski

One Intriguing Reason it's Hard to Take Responsibility for Problems

(2/10/17)Tammy Lenski

The next time someone declines to take responsibility for words or actions that had a bad impact, don’t immediately assume it’s a flaw in their character.

Beth Graham

Revised ICC International Court of Arbitration Rules Become Effective March 1st

(2/10/17)Beth Graham

On March 1st, the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce’s (“ICC”) newly revised rules designed to enhance efficiency and transparency will become effective.

Eric Slepak

Takeaways from a Child Protection Mediator Training

(2/10/17)Eric Slepak

Child protection cases involve a child who has been removed from their home following a substantiated claim of abuse or neglect.

Phyllis Pollack

Just About at the End!

(2/07/17)Phyllis Pollack

While the exception to mediation confidentiality has a long way to go before it becomes law in California, I sense that the initial work of the CLRC is just about concluded.

Tammy Lenski

How to Say No Persuasively

(2/03/17)Tammy Lenski

“If you can’t say no, your yes is hollow.”

Larry Susskind

Socially Responsible Real Estate Development

(2/03/17)Larry Susskind

Direct engagement with a wide range of stakeholders, using the tools of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, is required.

Beth Graham

Hawaii Bill Would Require Mediation Prior to Sale of Kuleana Land

(2/03/17)Beth Graham

A member of the Hawaii State House of Representatives has reportedly introduced a bill that would require mediation for certain real estate transactions occurring in the state.

Dan Simon

Even the Best Mediation Doesn’t Eliminate Differences – Nor Should It

(2/03/17)Dan Simon

Conflicts that are resolved only to etch out a settlement are resolved in the shallowest sense.

Jan Frankel Schau

Bully Mediation

(2/03/17)Jan Frankel Schau

It is my observation that the bully approach is not effective in mediation, although it may be in court.

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