The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 2 in the series--discussing specific safety guidelines.
Culture influences conflict outbreak, conflict perception, conflict escalation, and conflict resolution.
Case evaluation, much maligned but still regularly utilized in Michigan, can help parties close the final gap to resolution. But what if your matter needs more than this?
As a business owner, it’s extremely important to familiarize yourself with dispute resolution and the processes you need to take depending on the severity of a case.
Charlie Irvine in his recent Kluwer blog (Mediation Values: Still Searching) suggested it is our values that determine what we do or say in a mediation rather than any techniques we learn as mediators.
This is an interview with Stephen Kotev by Clare Fowler discussing strategies for safety in mediation.
The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 1 in the series--discussing the ideology and process approach of the Taskforce.
Jim began mediating in 1983 and was the first President and Executive Director of the Oregon Mediation Association. Jim then served for 6 years as Executive Director of the Academy of Family Mediators (1987-93) and then co-founded Mediate.com with John Helie in 1995. Jim has been CEO of Mediate.com ever since.
(11/04/19)Alberto Elisavetsky, María Victoria Marun
Every action of life implies a movement of the framework of human rationality, of the interdisciplinarity of things, because it is linked to countless facts and actions of life.
One of the initial challenges in mediation that you may face is getting your spouse on board to give it a try.
Montana Mediation Association (MtMA) received a Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Grant to prevent and delay resident discharges from Montana Nursing Homes.
Halloween may not be as meaningful as other seasonal holidays, but for divorced or separated parents and their children, feelings of “missing out” on fun times can be very challenging.
These days are full of turmoil and fast moving social and political issues that quickly escalate into “identity disputes.”
When we submit your divorce papers to the court in order to obtain a Judgment of Divorce (JOD), the terms of the Settlement Agreement become the law.
Mediate.com, the world’s most visited dispute resolution site and most used mediator directory, has launched MediateIndia! CAMP, based in Bangalore, is the Foundational Sponsor for MediateIndia!
One of the most common mistakes in divorce is making promises too soon--here are a few others.
(10/18/19)Joanne Kilgour Dowdy
This story unveils my initial exposure to the mediation process through the intakes done weekly for students experiencing conflict in a college setting. Over the course of a semester it becomes evident to me that learning to do intakes properly is important to successful mediation.
A few months ago, I posted a quote on Twitter that a colleague sent me because she thought I’d like it. And I do.
For the first time, a national family mediation conference will be broadcast live, online, across the United States and around the world, via LiveStream.
Dramatic changes are coming to family mediation programs and practices in the U.S. In the court context, The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew) are now leading the way to expand online access to justice, including online dispute resolution (ODR).
Mediation is a serious process where serious conflicts are seriously addressed by serious people.
After more than 16,500 mediations inside and outside of the court system, dozens of organizational interventions, executive coaching, and overall collaborative problem solving, I have learned some hard lessons about what works and what doesn’t.
With increasing political polarization in the United States, political absolutists are halting the practice of compromise and collaboration for their Congressional representatives.
This article is aimed at clients working with collaborative practitioners, therapists, or legal counsel who need to document text message and email conversations for evidence or as a reference, a summary of what to document, and how to document so that what is captured will be admissible, if required.
Why should I choose mediation to deal with conflict?
33 million cases are pending in the courts of India as of 2019--what is the answer?
This is a new interview of Bruce Edwards by Mediate.com's Managing Editor, Dr. Clare Fowler. Mr. Edwards discusses the growth in the field of mediation generally and the growth of mediation in India specifically.
(9/20/19)Gregg Relyea, Niranjan J. Bhatt
To resolve litigated disputes, Indian courts are using a variety of modern methods, including mediation, and traditional methods, including Lok Adalat, on a broad scale. Lok Adalat (the "people's court") is derived from the ancient panchayat system of justice, where panchas, village elders, helped people resolve their disputes.
This article discusses why communication matters during family separation.
(9/20/19)Susan Nauss Exon
Trustworthiness is a notable mediator trait.
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For mediation to flourish into the future, mediation practitioners and lawmakers in India need to rethink the nation’s policies and strategies in promoting mediation to a generation of millennials.