What Do Our Clients Want? • The NSA, Mediation and Digital Accountability • Public Diplomacy Opportunities Arise When Conflict Resolution Is Applied • The Boogeyman of California Family Law • Penalties for the Non-Participation in Mandatory Report Sessions on the Mediation Benefits • This Week's Mediation News • Job Center • Blog Postings • Events Calendar
What Do Our Clients Want? John Wade
Our job as mediators is to serve our clients. We can hope that we are meeting that goal, or we can develop ways to check-in with our clients to ensure that we are serving them well.
The NSA, Mediation and Digital Accountability James Melamed
Our society’s and the world’s reaction to the NSA’s massive data collection efforts and the ongoing evolution of the privacy vs. security debate have rather profound implications for the future of mediation. I call this concept of how we adjust our digital communications given our perception of the possible unintended exposure of those communications, “digital accountability.” The good news is that digital accountability may not all be bad.
Public Diplomacy Opportunities Arise When Conflict Resolution Is Applied Jeff Thompson
U.S. Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine explains how public diplomacy, through the use of conflict resolution skills, embraces both soft and hard power to create a "smart power". Although it is not an easy task, success is possible through collaborative efforts.
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The Boogeyman of California Family Law Don Cripe
People in a dispute have an increasing number of options for resolving their dispute. Those resolving family disputes have mediation as an option as well as many services provided by local courts.
Ag mediation services available
On the face of it, the drought and late freeze in Kansas have been plenty hard enough, but the difficulties don't end with smaller yields and lack of forage. They sometimes mean struggles when the bills come due. To help farmers and ranchers, as well as lenders, work through legal and financial issues, the Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services offers free or low-cost services to farmers, ranchers and others.
Is Nevada's foreclosure program effective?
Metrics that evaluate Nevada effort being made public - slowly. Eight months after a Reno Gazette-Journal article raised transparency concerns about the state’s foreclosure mediation system, administrators for the program have started to release more data to the public.
Kilmarnock: Fans group offers mediation with chairman
Supporters Direct Scotland has offered to mediate between Kilmarnock fans and club chairman Michael Johnston over the future direction of the club.
Yachting: Kiwi to mediate in Cup row
A New Zealander is one of two sailing experts on the mediation panel which will try to get the warring America's Cup teams in San Francisco to agree on how and when the regatta will proceed - but the whole process could take at least another week.
New Mediation Program to Resolve Employment Discrimination Disputes Faster, Save Time and Money for All Parties
The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission has launched a mediation program to resolve employment discrimination complaints within a short timeframe. Trained, neutral mediators will guide the process, which aims to produce settlements agreeable to both parties.
Sudan agrees to AU mediation The Sudanese government said it has no objections to meeting with African Union leaders to find a solution to outstanding issues with South Sudan.
Mediation Sought for Penn State Sanction Funds
State Senator Jake Corman (R-Centre) and State Treasurer Rob McCord have asked Commonwealth Court to place their lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) into mediation, in the hope of deciding the use of Penn State University sanction funds as soon as possible. Their request, filed with the court yesterday afternoon, came after they received an exchange of correspondence from legal counsels for Penn State and the NCAA.
Brooklyn becomes first borough to require mediation in civil cases
Brooklyn Supreme Court ushered in a new project Thursday requiring all civil cases to pass through a mediation process before proceeding to trial. The first of its kind, the mandatory mediation project hopes to alleviate some the costs and other strains that civil litigation places on Brooklyn’s court system.
Mediation Underway in Dorner Mistaken Identity Shooting
A man mistakenly shot at by police during the manhunt for ex-police officer Christopher Dorner entered into mediation talks with attorneys for the city of Torrance Thursday. David Perdue, 38, was mistakenly shot at by Torrance police on Feb. 7 when officers rammed his pickup truck and then opened fire, according to his attorney.
Editors: Jim Melamed and Clare Fowler.
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