(8/30/17)Michael Lang, Rochelle Arms
While mention of reflective practice in the field of mediation has grown in recent years, its use is still not standardized in the work of most mediators.
Imagine you had all the data you could possibly want about a city. What might you do with all this information to help improve the quality of life in the city?
How can you have a civil conversation with people you think are absolutely wrong, even evil?
In his journal article, Professor Bradford discusses creating a simplified online arbitration remedy to be used in situations where crowdfunding fraud has occurred.
A degree of controversy still surrounds characterising ADR as an ‘access to justice’ issue.
(8/18/17)Peter T. Coleman, Morton Deutsch
This article describes ideas on peace and justice from the career of Morton Deutsch.
This article describes the cultural, economic and structural changes in the legal and business communities that have transposed “Alternative Dispute Resolution” (ADR) from a “cross-practice” which litigators engage in when they are contractually required or court-ordered to do so to a fully-integrated but increasingly separate and distinct set of dispute resolution services to be offered by law firms or other private “Dispute Resolution Firms”, “Groups”, and “Individual Professionals”.
Exploders make up the second category of difficult people; but they are totally opposite from the Snipers we looked at before.
From a psychological perspective, the most important problem in mediation is that people take the conflict personally and the outcome of the mediation as a reflection of who they are. This article deals with the psychology and neurobiology of this phenomenon, and how to deal with it in mediation.
Nowadays, there are two recurring questions regarding Artificial Intelligence that are very difficult to be answered: How far will humans interact with machines? And until what point humans can be replaced?
(8/08/17)Lee Jay Berman
Conflict happens. It is inevitable. It is going to happen whenever you have people with different expectations. Here are some tools for avoiding and resolving disputes in the early stages, before they become full-blown conflicts.
The other day, I received a telephone call from an attorney wondering if I could conduct a mediation on very short notice.
In this digital world, the so-called “soft skills” are suddenly getting a lot of attention and being recognized as a key element of organizational development and improved performance.
Your wedding day is only a few months off and your fiancé nervously mentions that he would like a prenuptial agreement.
This article deals with a formula for success in mediating and fostering positive interactions and outcomes: C + S + T – AR = SI, collaboration, plus synergy, plus teamwork, minus adversarial relationships, equals successful interactions.
This is an article describing the 2017 Online Dispute Resolution Conference in Paris.
"The blame is theirs. The lesson for us is that America’s hostage negotiation strategy is broken."
(7/28/17)Justin Kelsey, Julie Tolek
As more services go digital, it is necessary for legal and mediation professional to follow the trend. Clients expect an equal level of convenience and access in purchasing legal and mediation services that is provided in other online services.
(7/28/17)Robert Bergman, Jonathan Ewing
The cost of commercial litigation continues to rise, as a highly politicized world produces pervasive economic and policy uncertainty.
Morton Deutsch, the great social psychologist of common sense, explained the difference between competition and cooperation thus: “if you’re positively linked with another, then you sink or swim together."
Mediation confidentiality in California will end on January 1, 2019...unless YOU take action now.
Have you ever asked yourself, “What if I had taken a different route? Then I would not have been involved in the auto accident?”
What does culturally competent compassion mean? Is it knowing when and to whom, male or female a hand should be offered?
(6/30/17)F. Peter Phillips, Stephen Goldberg
This is a review of Stephen Goldberg's book How Mediation Works: Theory, Research, and Practice.
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Minor sport arbitration was heading towards rendering of an award which none of the parties would have been happy about.