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Jim Melamed

Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary "Mediation 20/20" Online Conference

(8/01/20)Jim Melamed, Clare Fowler, Colin Rule

"Mediation 20/20: Navigating Mediation's Best Future" is the theme of Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Online Conference taking place online September 30 to October 2, 2020. This conference is both a focused think-tank conference dedicated to defining the best course for mediation's continued growth and a celebration of Mediate.com's first 25 years.

Colin Rule

Separating the People from the Problem - Colin Rule and the Rise of Online Dispute Resolution

(7/31/20)Colin Rule

This article from Harvard's "The Practice," shines a light on ODR and its evolution using Colin Rule’s career as a guide. In building ODR systems for the world’s largest online marketplace and for court systems across the country, Rule’s career offers a window through which to observe and understand the larger ODR movement—a movement that is all the more important as the world grapples with the continued impacts of COVID-19.

Roger Moss

Housing, Transforming Community in Times of COVID-19

(7/31/20)Roger Moss, Carole Conn

Conflict Intervention Service: Transforming Lives, Transforming Affordable Housing, Transforming Community in Times of COVID-19

Michael Toebe

The Dead End of Confrontation Can Be Overcome

(7/31/20)Michael Toebe

I read an article about Why Do We Become Confrontational and it intrigued me to the point it acted as a catalyst to reach out to the author to request an interview. They accepted.

Andrew Kitchenham

Conflict Coaching: Seven Essential Questions

(7/31/20)Andrew Kitchenham

This article presents Bungay Stanier’s seven essential questions to focus on in a conflict coaching situation.

Gregg Relyea

Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19--Voices from Seven Continents of the World: Antarctica

(7/31/20)Gregg Relyea

In this time of plague, there is a renewed sense of the value of connection and cooperation.

Sid Lezak

Humor, Rapport, and Experience

(7/31/20)Sid Lezak

Sid Lezak describes how he uses humor to lighten the mood of parties coming in and help them focus on what is in their best interests. He also talks about his vast experience and how his responses can be somewhat automatic.

Juliana Birkhoff

Mediation is a Field

(7/31/20)Juliana Birkhoff

Juliana Birkhoff explains how her dissertation demonstrates mediation is in fact a field and that what is uniting among experienced mediators is the concept of power.

Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

Mediating Families Are Closer Post-Divorce

(7/31/20)Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

Joan Kelly describes a research finding which concluded that families who mediated during the divorce had father's who were significantly more involved in their children's lives twelve years post-mediation.

Frank Sander

Concerns and Optimism for Future

(7/31/20)Frank Sander

Frank Sander reflects on his concerns within the field, which include the tension of quality vs. quantity of the practice, the lack of studies of cost effectiveness, disappointments with the court system fees, and the difficulty of getting more young people/apprentices into the field. However, he's optimistic about the future of mediation.

Uma Ramanathan

REACH the Three Components of Self-Determination

(7/25/20)Uma Ramanathan

Conflict is inherent and pulsating in every situation or aspect of life.

Sean Gander

Therapeutic Alliances in Organizations

(7/25/20)Sean Gander

This article discusses therapeutic alliances in organizations: fostering collaboration, mitigating conflict, and improving performance.

Joanna Kalowski

The Seven Keys Conclusion: Many Paths, One Way

(7/24/20)Joanna Kalowski

The likelihood of conflict and conflicting ideologies makes effective resolution of disputes and the negotiation of sustainable deals crucially important.

Bruce E. Meyerson

The AAA-ICDR Foundation and How to Apply for Current Grant Funding

(7/22/20)Bruce E. Meyerson

The Foundation’s 2020 funding cycle is intended to make contributions in two important areas: 1) making ADR processes more accessible and available; and 2) creating innovative ways to engage citizens in meaningful dialogue with one another and/or with government authorities, including the police, to address long-standing racial discrimination.

Frank Burke

In an ODR World, Is the Time Right to Switch to Multiple Shorter, Staggered Mediation Sessions?

(7/21/20)Frank Burke

I believe it is time to start a conversation about whether shorter, staggered sessions ought to be considered a best practice when mediating civil and commercial cases via videoconference.

Robert Benjamin

John Lewis Speech and Interview

(7/18/20)Robert Benjamin

From April 2006: Video of Congressman John Lewis, long-time Georgia representative and national civil rights leader, receiving the ABA Dispute Resolution Section's Lifetime Achievement Award at the Section's annual meeting in Atlanta. See both John Lewis' powerful presentation and Mediate.com's following interview.

Michael Leathes

7th Key-Usage: Forge a User-driven Vision for Mediation; Then Fund It

(7/17/20)Michael Leathes

Today the mediation field needs to go further. It needs to articulate a new, mature, vision. One that unlocks its Golden Age.

Jonathan Rodrigues

Reflective Practice - Observing Mediator Language

(7/16/20)Jonathan Rodrigues

The art and craft of mediation, like many other skills, mainly matures from the myriad mistakes mediators make on their way to meticulously mastering the process.

Recent Court ADA Case Review for Conflict Resolution Practitioners

(7/16/20)Heather Kennedy

This paper discusses the emphasis of Alternate Dispute Resolution in the field of ADA and Disability Discrimination and then provides a more detailed review of recent Title I and Title III cases.

Charles Mak

The Second Mediator? The Role of Mediator’s Assistant

(7/16/20)Charles Mak, Carrie Shu Shang

This article examines possible ethical implications of using a mediator’s assistant considering current mediator obligations.

Felicity Steadman

7th Key-Usage: Invest to Generate Instinctive User Recognition and Demand

(7/16/20)Felicity Steadman

How can an appreciation of mediation be developed in the marketplace?

Veronique Fraser

7th Key-Usage: Expand the Value of Mediation Into Deal-Making

(7/16/20)Veronique Fraser, Joan Stearns Johnsen

Mediation is a malleable process that parties and neutrals adapt to different areas of practice, cultures, and practitioner demands.

Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Use Mediators and Police as Conflict Resolution Partners

(7/16/20)Forrest (Woody) Mosten

In recent efforts to improve law enforcement’s role in serving our communities, a major issue is whether police departments can be assisted or replaced by professionals better suited to handling citizen calls on some issues.

Jim Melamed

ABA Presents Mediate.com with Institutional Award

(7/15/20)Jim Melamed

The 2010 American Bar Association (ABA) Lawyer as Problem Solver Award was presented to Mediate.com on April 9th at the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Awards Dinner in San Francisco.

6th Key-Government: Make Mediation a Prerequisite to Civil Litigation

(7/10/20)Manon Schonewille, Constantin-Adi Gavrila, Leonardo d'Urso

Buckminster’s Law derives from the futurist and inventor, R. Buckminster Fuller, who dedicated his life to “making the world work”.

George Lim

6th Key-Government: Sign, Ratify, and Implement the Singapore Convention on Mediation

(7/10/20)George Lim

The Singapore Convention on Mediation can have a significant influence on the international appetite for mediation.

Alicia Kuin

6th Key-Government: Actively Support UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, & Security

(7/10/20)Alicia Kuin

Resolution 1325 marks the first time that the UNSC affirmed the critical role of women in conflict resolution and peace building.

Christian Radu Chereji

6th Key-Government: Help Governments Lead Mediation into the Mainstream

(7/10/20)Christian Radu Chereji

Governments play a vital role in the advent of a Golden Age of mediation in three critical areas: generating robust data; mobilizing public and professional engagement; and, most visibly of all, inspiring uptake and demonstrating that they “walk the talk”.

Hitoshi Suzuki

Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19--Voices from Seven Continents of the World: Asia

(7/10/20)Hitoshi Suzuki

This series examines how the 7 continents are dealing with conflict during COVID. This one examines the view from Asia.

Gregg Relyea

Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19--Voices from Seven Continents of the World: Europe

(7/02/20)Gregg Relyea, Carla Marcucci

This article examines how the 7 continents are dealing with conflict during COVID. This one examines the view from Europe.

5th Key-Technology: Take Advantage of ODR’s Full Potential

(7/02/20)Ana Gonçalves, Daniel Rainey, Jeremy Lack

Online Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) is now universal, especially since the Coronavirus pandemic began.

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