Margaret Shaw, a lawyer and pioneer in alternative dispute resolution, died unexpectedly February 2, 2017.
On January 17, 2017, our dear friend and Pepperdine Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution colleague Professor John P. (Jack) McCrory passed away.
Our friend and colleague, Tim Pownall, passed away October 9, 2016 Tim was a gifted teacher and a committed peacemaker–known for his dedicated work in reconciliation and thoughtful, constructive dispute resolution through initiatives like the PACIS Project for Interfaith Dialogue.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Roger Fisher, author of 'Getting to Yes' and other negotiation and dispute resolution books and founder of the Harvard Project on Negotiation, filmed as part of the Mediate.com 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with former US Attorney and mediator Sid Lezak shortly before his death as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Marshall Peter is soon retiring as Director of Direction Service in Eugene, Oregon. Marshall is perhaps best known to the mediation field as the founding Director of CADRE, the National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education, established in 1998. Here is a video tribute to Marshall well worth your watch. Marshall has shown us just how much positive change a person can bring to both our local and national communities.
Gerald F. Phillips, attorney, ethicist and philanthropist, passed away on October 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA surrounded by his devoted family. He was 90 years of age. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 1:00pm at Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles, CA
On August 12th, 2015, Mel Rubin passed away. All who knew him are deeply saddened by his loss. Also see www.mediate.com/Memorials.
(8/07/15)F. Peter Phillips
The death of Colin J. Wall on July 16, 2015, is a crushing blow to our profession and a personal loss to me.
We lost a leader and wise teacher of conflict resolution when Jonathan Reitman passed away on June 7th after more than a decade of working and living with cancer.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Richard Salem, a pioneer in the field of mediation and dispute resolution, filmed as part of Mediate.com's ' Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Dick Salem passed away on March 22, 2014 due to complications from a stroke. He was a mediation pioneer whose career took him from the city desk at the Washington Post to mediating high profile civil rights cases as the Midwest Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service. He was also my father, and I know that it was a distinct privilege for him to serve our field for more than 40 years.
We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of our colleague and friend Dr. Warren Ashley in March, 2014.
A trusted and well-respected lawyer, mentor, and advisor to her friends and colleagues around the world, Jennifer will be fondly remembered for her knack of connecting and supporting people, for livening up meetings and events with her warmth and humor and for generously providing her wisdom and knowledge.
(7/19/13)Jan Frankel Schau
I attended the funeral of my esteemed colleague and friend, John Weiss this past week. John epitomized the concept of listening to the parties in a mediation without prejudgment or bias.
Wendy, formerly a family-law litigator, devoted her Santa Monica practice to resolving family-law cases out of court. She dedicated a large portion of her career to educating the public on alternative divorce options.
Last Friday, mediators joined other citizens in the United States as they sat in shock and cried for the 26 people Adam Lanza killed in Sandy Hook, CT. Over the weekend, mediators hugged their children and friends, posted messages in Facebook, and called their families. On Monday, mediators commuted to work thinking, “What can we do”?
Judge Knight founded JAMS more than 30 years ago. From its modest beginnings in Santa Ana, Calif. in 1979, JAMS has grown to 26 offices in the United States, London and Toronto, with affiliates in Italy, The Netherlands and Ireland.
Hon. H. Warren Knight, retired Orange County, CA Superior Court Judge and founder of JAMS, The Resolution Experts, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2012 in Newport Beach, CA from complications from COPD. He was 83 years old.
It is with great sadness that we at Kluwer received the news of Pieter Sanders’ death. As the founder and inaugural editor of the ICCA Publications, Also see www.mediate.com/Memorials.
Roger Fisher, a pioneer in the field of negotiation and the co-founder of the Harvard Negotiation Project, died on August 25, 2012. A professor at Harvard Law School for more than four decades, Fisher established negotiation and conflict resolution as a field deserving academic study.
This week we lost a great peacebuilding visionary and pioneer, Raymond Shonholtz. I, along with many others, lost a friend, teacher, partner and mentor. As founder of Community Boards, Ray practically invented the modern community mediation center — transforming the idea from a quasi-court apparatus to full-service hub for community dialogue, intergroup conciliation, and peer mediation — using mediators who reflect the diversity of the community.
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our friend and colleague Raymond Shonholtz. Ray was a visionary within community mediation from its earliest days.
It was during the time of Ray Shonholtz transitioning from being the founding director of San Francisco Community Mediation Boards to his founding Partners for Democratic Change that Ray and we worked together. Ray was interested in my thoughts on technology and organizing. He wanted to know how we could help the emerging Eastern European Republics, fresh on the heels of the Soviet Union crumbling. What resulted was the opportunity of a lifetime.
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