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Negotiating Like a Woman - How Gender Impacts Communication between the Sexes

(3/22/17)Nina Meierding, Jan Frankel Schau

Anyone who has ever been married will admit that men and women argue differently. It should be no surprise to learn that women and men negotiate differently as well.

Donald T. Saposnek

Interview with Don Saposnek

(3/21/17)Donald T. Saposnek

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Don Saposnek, a leading family mediator, writer and editor, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Graham Ross

ODR's Role in In-Person Mediation and Other 'Must Know' Takeaways About ODR

(3/17/17)Graham Ross

This article covers a number of practical aspects of online mediation to broaden the understanding of how ODR can benefit a mediation practice.

Leonardo d'Urso

Achieving a Balanced Relationship between Mediation and Judicial Proceedings in the European Union

(3/17/17)Leonardo d'Urso

This article identifies four distinct mediation models that EU Member States have used in implementing the Directive: Full Voluntary Mediation; Voluntary Mediation with Incentives and Sanctions; Required Initial Mediation Session; and Full Mandatory Mediation.

Justin Kelsey

Let the Judge Decide! - The End of Conflict or Just the Beginning?

(3/17/17)Justin Kelsey

I have talked about peoples assumption that bringing a divorce case in front of the judge would end their conflict. On the contrary letting the judge decided might cause more conflict in the end.

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.

Peter Adler

Disputing at a Panchayat Meeting

(3/14/17)Peter Adler

When I was twenty-two years old, I did a two-year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Here is a brief account of a dispute resolution meeting with a local governing council called the panchayat.

Nancy Shuger

Expectations Great and Small

(3/10/17)Nancy Shuger

This article addresses the benefit parties can gain by moving from unrealistic positions toward considering realistic solutions to a dispute.

Richard Barbieri

Out of Character? Maybe Not

(3/10/17)Richard Barbieri

The results of being pushed out of our character are numerous, and mostly bad. The outcome may be a wrecked mediation, or a more permanent wound in one of our core relationships.

Michael Diliberto

Whose Privilege Is it Anyway?

(3/10/17)Michael Diliberto

This article discusses which privilege law governs in the context of enforcing a settlement agreement when both federal and state law claims are involved.

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.

Advancing Your Family Mediation Career at APFM 2017 In Memphis

(3/09/17)Michael Aurit, Amanda Singer

We met three years ago at the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) Conference in San Diego. At the time, each of us was barely a year out of law school and preparing to take a leap to begin our own divorce and family mediation practice.

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Getting the Most from Mediate.com

(3/08/17)Mediate.com

This PDF presentation reviews the major sections of Mediate.com, including sections on content, resources, getting cases and additional Mediate.com services.

Jay Folberg

Mediating Family Property and Estate Conflicts: Keeping the Peace and Preserving Family Wealth

(3/07/17)Jay Folberg

Of all of the cases I have mediated over the past 30 years, the most challenging and rewarding disputes have been those between family members over family property, estates, trusts and businesses.

Chip Rose

Interview with Chip Rose

(3/06/17)Chip Rose

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Chip Rose, a national leader in the fields of divorce mediation and collaborative practice, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Collaborative Parenting Can Mend the Divide

(3/06/17)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Professionals writing about divorce too often reinforce parental fears by recounting, even exacerbating the negative consequences of divorce

Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

Family Mediation Research: Is There Empirical Support for the Field? (An Update)

(3/06/17)Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

The divorce rate began its sharp increase in the early 1960's and more than doubled by the end of the 1970's. This was accompanied by dramatic changes in cultural traditions, societal expectations, and divorce and child custody laws.

Ira Turkat

Harmful Effects of Child-Custody Evaluations on Children

(3/03/17)Ira Turkat

Child-custody evaluations have become commonplace in family-law disputes over living arrangements, parental decision-making, and time-sharing with offspring.

Wayne Plenert

A Transformative Parenting Mediation Model

(3/03/17)Wayne Plenert

The key to successful parenting mediation is using a model that works for the parents and provides a parenting model that starts with a truce, then works towards mid and long term parenting goals.

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.

Mark Baril

The Conflict Calculator: Estimating the costs of conflict in a workplace team

(3/01/17)Mark Baril

This article discusses a tool for measuring the cost of workplace conflict, as well as the considerations that factored in to developing that tool.

Nicole Garton

Conflict Analysis & Intervention Selection for Parenting Coordinators: Strategies for Success

(2/28/17)Nicole Garton

This article provides background information on parental conflict and its consequences for children. Three conflict analysis models are presented to assist parenting coordinators to diagnose parental conflict and select effective intervention strategies.

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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!

Tim Hicks

Seven Steps for Effective Problem Solving in the Workplace

(2/28/17)Tim Hicks

Problem-solving and decision-making. Ask anyone in the workplace if these activities are part of their day and they answer 'Yes!' But how many of us have had training in problem-solving?

Michael Lang

Interview with Michael Lang

(2/25/17)Michael Lang

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Michael Lang, former President of the Academy of Family Mediators and founder of the Antioch University conflict resolution program, filmed for the Mediate.com 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Michael Jacobs

Peace is a Tough Sell

(2/24/17)Michael Jacobs

Peace is, and will continue to be, a pain in the butt.

John Sturrock

Putting Away Childish Things

(2/24/17)John Sturrock

This article discusses engaging with “the enemy,” building relationships, separating people from the problem, listening to and understanding deeply, finding “win-win” solutions to intractable problems based on interests rather than polarised positions, and accepting and acknowledging our own imperfections.

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.

The Future of Mediation - Video Interview of Ken Cloke

(2/22/17)Kenneth Cloke, Peter Adler

The use of mediation has grown and evolved over last the thirty years. As the “founders” begin to retire and new voices emerge, what is the future of mediation from a global perspective?

Robin Amadei

Conflict Coaching

(2/21/17)Robin Amadei

This article defines conflict coaching, describes areas in which conflict coaching can be used, and illustrates an example of how a conflict coaching process might proceed.

Jeffrey Krivis

Can We Call a Truce? Ten Tips for Negotiating Workplace Conflicts

(2/21/17)Jeffrey Krivis

Whether two employees are fighting or a disgruntled client is on the verge of leaving, you—yes, you—can step in and help solve the problem. Here are some tricks of the trade.

The Financially Smart Divorce Book Review

(2/17/17)John Fiske, J Anthony Licciardello

Divorce mediators can greatly benefit from reading and having readily on hand this new book by a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst who understands that divorce should be a planning process.

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.

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