Community Mediation Articles
President Obama gave his farewell address, which dealt, in part, with building common ground between people divided across so many boundaries.
(1/13/17)Jan Frankel Schau
We are living in interesting times here in America. It is the first time in my lifetime that I can recall a conscious effort to keep my politics and views on issues of ethics and morality to myself–rather than risk making enemies of those whom I trusted to be friends.
When recurring ethical crisis in the financial services industry arise, it’s essential to give voice to employees on the lower end of hierarchies in organizational institutions.
In his book chapter entitled “Empirical Findings on International Arbitration: An Overview,” Professor Drahozal provides a survey of qualitative empirical research and literature related to international arbitration.
While you may already be familiar with the process and its benefits there are a few important facts those considering mediation for a legal issue their business is facing should know.
Want to break the advice-giving habit but aren’t sure what to do instead?
This article analyzes Republican and Democratic 'bubbles" and how we can build bridges between them.
The Texas Farm Bureau has reportedly abandoned a proposal that would have allowed insureds to relinquish their right to sue the company in the event of a claim dispute in exchange for a lower homeowners’ policy premium.
The future of policing must incorporate mediation. No other profession places its practitioners more in the middle of challenging situations; police officers are regularly expected to make difficult conversations work on the spot.
These are a collection of sketches and inspirational quotes by Brad Heckman of the New York Peace Institute, such as "We have never arrived. We are in a constant state of becoming." — Bob Dylan (Nobel Laureate!).
This author wonders if “restorative justice” is not about forgiveness or reconciliation nor is it mediation nor is it designed to reduce recidivism. It is neither an alternative to prison nor replaces our legal system.
The author is hopeful that mediators, participants, and attorneys will re-examine the trend of late intervention, lawyer-centric mediation and bring pro-active, early mediation back as one of the important focuses of the mediation field.
Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published a regulation that bans federally funded long-term care facilities such as nursing homes from using pre-dispute binding arbitration agreements.
To date, most discussion of social responsibility focuses on what is called Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). That is, what do corporations need to do to meet their social responsibilities?
Conflict can touch anyone, at any time of life. In this article, I talk about end-of-life conflict, specifically those disputes related to hospice. I explore who is involved, why disputes arise, and reasons they are hard to resolve. I also speak about the importance of having a mediator as part of the hospice team.
It seems that there are a lot of stories about questionable apologies in the news lately. I don’t intend to discuss all of them, but here are a few more thoughts about some of them.
The Ohio State program teaches students about lawyers’ service as leaders in various ways in their work in addition to lawyers’ generally-recognized leadership roles in civic society, including public service, outside their day jobs.
Yes, here it is. The final part of the Regulatory Robustness Rating (RRR) trilogy.
We share our experience and learnings of delivering Family Dispute Resolution into New Zealand prisons to improve the lives of children.
An article, from the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation entitled “Salary Negotiations”, focuses on negotiating the best salary possible, some of its points are equally applicable to negotiations in general.
This article discusses hope and despair in the landscape of today.
I received an interesting update from Civility Partners last week on bullying, citing research showing that “education, government and healthcare are three industries where bullying seems to really thrive.”
When it comes time to decide on care for an elderly parent, mediation can help family members make tough financial and life care decisions.
(7/22/16)Stephanie Rohmann, Nataliya Barysheva
These articles are a series of summaries from the CDRC Vienna 2016. This article focuses on an Austrian and a French mediator sharing their views on negotiation.
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Someone renting the house across the street from us has been blasting loud music very late at night, and I've been wondering how to deal with it.