Mediation has become a popular alternative to court proceedings, with mediators resolving disputes of all kinds there is still a significant amount of confusion about what is mediation and what can a mediator do for you.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with James Alfini, long-time professor of dispute resolution at Northern Illinois University, filmed as part of the Mediate.com 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
This paper looks at the problem of diminishing access to family justice in British Columbia from a court users perspective, and the interplay of dispute system design and culture in terms of helps and hindrances to these innovation efforts.
Conflict mediators are a strange breed. The best ones, not unlike police or firefighters, are drawn to manage difficult situations and heated controversies that most other people would just as soon avoid.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with David Hoffman, founder of The Boston Collaborative and former President of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Mediation does not belong to professionals and specialists only. The mere thought of mediation, its philosophy, mediation’s essence, is for the common good and so the question is: How could mediation become a common good?
Mediation provides parties (Plaintiff and a Defendant) with an excellent chance to settle their case. But you do not want to blow it and you want to make sure you are properly prepared to handle the case.
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This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Harvard Law Professor Frank Sander, founder of the Multi-Door Courthouse movement, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.
Some years ago, both of my dogs were present in a session with two Ph.D. psychologists in the throes of a divorce. Since then, there have been countless other examples revealing their talent as conflict mediators.
To begin to establish trust with parties and counsel, and help them feel at ease throughout the process, a mediator may want to remember the neurochemistry and cognitive functions that apply. These simple techniques may assist in reaching the tipping point in bringing about a resolution.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Joan Kelly, well-known clinical psychologist, researcher and founding Executive Director of the Northern California Mediation Center, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Stephen Erickson, one of the founders of the Academy of Family Mediators, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.
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.