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Donald T. Saposnek

Splitting America Redux: Implications for Keeping our Kids Safe

(3/16/18)Donald T. Saposnek

After 911, our lives changed seemingly forever. No longer a safe, secure, innocent society, Americans have come to a tipping point.

Laura Tarcea

The Need for a Paradigm Shift for Transforming Relational Conflict

(3/16/18)Laura Tarcea

This paper provides a brief overview of mediation with a focus on clients’ self-determinism in family mediation or family dispute resolution (FDR) and Ontario court-connected alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs.

Denisha Shah

Healing Effects of Mediation on Kids to Achieve and Spread Infinite Positive Outcomes

(3/16/18)Denisha Shah

The article is sums up the infinite reasons/ outcomes that the healing effects of mediation can bring to kids in our society.

Sat Sindhar

Playing the Blame Game the Right Way

(3/16/18)Sat Sindhar

A common reason for workplace tension is biased judgement.

Bruce Edwards

Why Ego Management is Key to Effective Mediation

(3/16/18)Bruce Edwards

In the 1990s, the very suggestion of facilitated negotiation was viewed with equal parts suspicion and contempt by most seasoned trial lawyers

John Helie

Interview with John Helie

(3/15/18)John Helie

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with John Helie, founder of ConflictNet and co-Founder of, filmed as part of's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Negotiating Like a Woman - How Gender Impacts Communication between the Sexes

(3/14/18)Jan Frankel Schau, Nina Meierding

Anyone who has ever been married will admit that men and women argue differently. It should be no surprise to learn that women and men negotiate differently as well.

Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

Top Ten Ways To Protect Your Kids From The Fallout Of A High Conflict Break-Up

(3/14/18)Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

Joan is an author, therapist, mediator, and parenting coordinator with four decades of experience working with high conflict parents who are separating.

Robert Benjamin

The Joy Of Impasse: The Neuroscience Of ‘Insight’ And Creative Problem Solving

(3/13/18)Robert Benjamin

Most novice and experienced conflict mediators alike feel themselves viscerally tighten in the face of an impending impasse. However, current studies in neuroscience suggest that frustration can be useful in fomenting creative problem solving.

Giuseppe Leone

Small Claims Courts 2.0 - Online Dispute Resolution in Action at Franklin County Municipal Court

(3/09/18)Giuseppe Leone

For decades now, small claims courts have been offering a great service to our society. But now that most of us have a smart-phone, they can do an even better job.

Arthur Rosenbloom

Damage Quantification in Delaware for Breaches of Contract in Post-Merger Litigation

(3/09/18)Arthur Rosenbloom

The article develops the question of whether damages for cases sounding in tort should be treated differently from those sounding in contract.

Michael Lewis

Interview with Michael Lewis

(3/07/18)Michael Lewis

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Michael Lewis, a long-time leader in the field of mediation, filmed as part of's ' Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.

George Siedel

Miscellany: A Free Negotiation Teaching Package, Using Decision Trees in Mediation, and the Legality of BATNAs

(3/07/18)George Siedel

John Lande's recent article and blog on BATNAs raise two questions that are addressed in this article. ZZZZZ

In Memorium: Perri Ellen Mayes, Leading Milwaukee Mediator - 1960 - 2018


Perri Ellen Mayes passed peacefully on March 1, 2018, after a short illness, which she battled with grace and courage.

Steven Leigh

Mediators and Interpreters: A Team Approach

(3/02/18)Steven Leigh

This article will examine suggested conditions that should be examined by the mediator prior to asking the interpreter or translator for their professional service in the mediation session.

Judy Rashid

Teaching Social Justice on Campus for Self Awareness, Community Sustainability, and Systems Change

(3/02/18)Judy Rashid

This article addresses the relevance of teaching social justice on campus - in the classroom and in student affairs - and the challenge of maintaining a balanced and reasoned approach.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Change Is Coming: Tax Reform Act Punishes Divorcing Couples

(3/02/18)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The new act aims to prevent this “nefarious” practice, often labeled as a divorce subsidy, by rendering alimony payments as after tax income, beginning with the 2019 tax year.

Frank Sander

Interview with Frank Sander

(3/01/18)Frank Sander

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's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.

Peter Adler

Eye of the Storm Leadership: Closure at Appomattox

(3/01/18)Peter Adler

Political leadership at any level is filled with contradictory imperatives. Competitive, cooperative, moral, and practical impulses tug at each other.

Frank Sander

In Memoriam: Frank E.A. Sander, pioneer in ADR (1927-2018)

(3/01/18)Frank Sander

Frank E.A. Sander ’52, a longtime Harvard Law School professor and a pioneer in the field of alternative dispute resolution, has died. He was 90.

Clare Fowler

Norwegian Legislature to Consider Mandating Student Ombuds for All Universities

(3/01/18)Clare Fowler

A committee of the Storting (Norway's supreme legislature) has approved a proposal to mandate Studentombud for all universities in the country. At present, ten universities provide Student Ombuds programs, which serve about two-thirds of all university students. 

Sam Imperati

Video Presentation: 50 Ways to Break an Impasse: Tips, Tricks, Traps and Tools

(2/28/18)Sam Imperati

Parties and advocates can flounder in the intersection of logic and emotion. This program will focus on “nuts and bolts” techniques for breaking impasse. Learn tips to dispense “reality therapy” and reach closure in the face of apparent impasse.

Zena Zumeta

Styles of Mediation: Facilitative, Evaluative, and Transformative Mediation

(2/27/18)Zena Zumeta

Many clients and attorneys are confused about what mediation is and is not, and are not sure what they will get if they go to mediation.

David A. Hoffman

Interview with David Hoffman

(2/27/18)David A. Hoffman

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's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Lee Jay Berman

13 Tools for Resolving Conflict in the Workplace, with Customers and in Life

(2/26/18)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.

Clare Fowler

Caseload Manager Helps Ombuds Offices Meet Best Practice Standards

(2/26/18)Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed

Ombuds offices have elevated and unique needs for managing personal and case information and for meeting International Ombudsman Association (IOA) best practice standards.

Antonio Piazza

A Conversation With Antonio Piazza

(2/22/18)Antonio Piazza

This is a taped interview with well-known mediator Antonio Piazza. Mr. Piazza pioneered the development of mediated negotiations as the preferred alternative to protracted conflict in complex civil disputes.

Leonardo d'Urso

How Turkey Went from Virtually Zero to 30,828 Mediations in Just One Month

(2/22/18)Leonardo d'Urso

Mediation and the “Snowball” Effect in the Mediterranean: How Turkey Went from Virtually Zero to 30,828 Mediations in Just One Month (and Greece is Next!).

Larry Schooler

Reflections on Parkland, from a Broward County Parent / Conflict Resolution Practitioner

(2/22/18)Larry Schooler

The author, a parent of a child in Broward County Schools (where Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School is located), reflects on possible usages of ADR, mediation, facilitation, and consensus-building in the seemingly never-ending national struggle over guns.

Alia Ismail

The Ethics of Retaliation

(2/16/18)Alia Ismail

Many people resort to retaliation to protect their own authority. Yet, conduct in such situations rarely happens within ethical means.

Charlie Young

The Force Present in a Truly Transformative Mediation

(2/16/18)Charlie Young

An unforgettable experience that facilitative mediators encounter is the experience of being part of a truly transformative mediation.

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