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This Week in Mediation #1,029

March 27, 2024 – OUR 28TH YEAR!
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In This Issue:
AI Regulations, Mediators and Arbitrators • The AAA-ICDR Foundation and JAMS Foundation Grant $750,000 to Ray Corollary (ADR Diversity) Initiative • April 9: Live Talk Tuesday: AI – What Is It Good For? • AAAi Podcast Episode 1 • Ombuds and AI • AAAi Podcast Episode 2 with AAA CIO • Conflict Tipping Podcast 31: Researching the End of the Peacebuilding World with Dr Julia Palmiano Federer • Sometimes an Apology Doesn’t Make Things Right • Mastering Mediation: Striking The Balance Between Negotiation, Skillful Communication and Constructive Facilitation Techniques for Successful Outcomes • Mediation in the News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs

AI Regulations, Mediators and Arbitrators
By Robert Bergman
The European AI Act and US HR 3369 AI regulations will require mediators to adopt more rigorous practices in AI development and deployment, focusing on compliance, risk management, and ethical considerations. While this presents challenges, it also offers opportunities for innovation and leadership with responsible AI development and deployment.

The AAA-ICDR Foundation and JAMS Foundation Grant $750,000 to Ray Corollary (ADR Diversity) Initiative
By Jim Melamed
The JAMS Foundation and the AAA-ICDR Foundation have granted $750,000 to support the Ray Corollary Initiative (RCI). The RCI is a nonprofit organization that seeks to remove barriers to appointing diverse arbitrators, mediators and other ADR neutrals to promote the use of all the available talent for ADR. 
April 9: Live Talk Tuesday: “AI – What Is It Good For?”
Join ODR thought leader Colin Rule as we discuss How mediators can now be using AI.  What should we avoid? What are AI platforms that are mediator-tested and approved?   April 9, 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern, at mediate.com/Zoom

Ombuds and AI
with Colin Rule & Clare Fowler
As AI is encroaching on the ombuds world, we have to ask ourselves: Are we protecting our visitor’s data? Should we incorporate certain AI tools? Which tools are safe? What are the concerns? 


FINAL NOTICE

2024 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference in San Diego April 10-13
This year’s spring ABA DR conference will be held in San Diego, CA, April 10-13, 2024 and will bring together hundreds of dispute resolution leaders – including mediators, arbitrators, ombuds, attorney advocates and ADR consumers. It is four days filled with networking, educational programming to advance your career, and more. Read the full event brochure to learn more: bit.ly/3Urmzk2 and register today at ambar.org/Spring2024.

AAAi Podcast Episode 1
with Bridget McCormack
Welcome to the AAAi Lab Podcast, where Legally Disrupted’s Zach Abramowitz and AAA President and CEO Bridget McCormack guide you through the American Arbitration Association’s® (AAA®) pioneering journey into artificial intelligence. This monthly podcast is a platform for thought leadership within the AI, legal, and dispute resolution spheres.

AAAi Podcast Episode 2 with AAA CIO
with Diana Didia
Bridget and Zach talk with AAA’s CIO, Diana Didia, about how AAA is leaning into AI with multiple initiatives across the organization.

Conflict Tipping Podcast 31: Researching the End of the Peacebuilding World with Dr Julia Palmiano Federer
with Laura May
What happens if you put two mediation fangirls who also happen to be intersectional feminists together into the same conversation? This episode! Host Laura May and guest Dr. Julia Palmiano Federer dive into critical discussions on peacebuilding and conflict mediation. 


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Sometimes an Apology Doesn’t Make Things Right
By Maria Simpson
I’ve been writing about the adjustments needed for going back to working in offices. Some of the difficulties we were spared by working at home concern working conditions.  

Mastering Mediation: Striking The Balance Between Negotiation, Skillful Communication and Constructive Facilitation Techniques for Successful Outcomes
By Carmen Reyes Wolfe
Mediation, like negotiation, is an art form. It requires a delicate balance of skillful strategy, empathy, and communication expertise.

AFCC 61st Annual Conference, Coping with Transition: Individual, Family and Beyond, June 5-8, 2024 in Boston
Join AFCC in Boston for the 61st Annual Conference, Coping with Transition: Individual, Family and Beyond. The conference will examine how family law professionals assist families in a variety of transitions: from an intact family to one that lives in two homes; children’s transition between developmental stages; transitioning gender; or transitioning to new statutes, processes, and professional roles. Register and reserve your hotel today!

Forgiving the World
By Lorraine Segal
Can you forgive and accept the whole world?  Several months ago, I began a daily practice of using affirmations from a Course in Miracles workbook. One of the affirmations was, “I forgive the world.”

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