One of the most common mistakes in divorce is making promises too soon--here are a few others.
Mediation requires an entirely different branding approach—away from being a charitable amenity in court, towards becoming a commercially viable service.
The Roots of Intolerance and Opposition to Compromise: The Effects of Absolutism on Political Attitudes
With increasing political polarization in the United States, political absolutists are halting the practice of compromise and collaboration for their Congressional representatives.
During a recent discussion of ethics, I asked whether it would be proper to hide information.
Why would team members want to discuss a sensitive member with someone they don't know?
This article discusses why communication matters during family separation.
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.
D .K. Sampath provided mediation services through the Tamil Nadu State Legal Aid & Advice Board in India. In this article he reflects on the use of mediation to resolve workplace disputes in the banking and insurance industry.
What have we learned from the mediators working tirelessly to promote the institutional and cultural changes necessary to implement mediation within their home countries?
When I was twenty-two years old, I did a two-year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Here is a brief account of a dispute resolution meeting with a local governing council called the panchayat.
Discrimination is a tightening net of issues and demands around HR.
"Although the mediation lasted an entire day, it did not settle. Why? There was no framing, process or empathy."
This article has taken for its theme, the legal services to the rural poor and other disadvantaged groups. Particular reference is made to the role of law schools in delivery of such services. What follows is a report on an attempt to deliver mediation as a dispute resolution resource under the leadership of the Tamil Nadu State Legal Aid & Advice Board of Madras with Justice Sri.N .Krishnaswamy Reddiar as Chairman.
When mediating in India, adhering to the ‘four pillars’ is key.
In my various mediator trainings, the use of an apology as a means of resolving a dispute has often been discussed and advocated.
Racial discrimination is a problem that’s bubbling under the surface of workplaces.
Transformative mediation is thriving in Brno, Czech Republic.
I first heard about Collaborative Law (CL) in 2002 as it began to spread around Massachusetts.
Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.
The California Supreme Court recently said it is timely to submit a request for costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 998 to the arbitrator after a final award on the merits has been issued.
The most valuable lesson I learned from the book, and the teacher, was the importance of power in any discussion.
Legal recriminations and punishments usually only limit the conversation.
As mediators we listen for the words being said, words not being said, how those words are said , and the body language that goes with those words.
Centralized coordination of the Army mediation has proved critical to its success.
If you've noticed that your ADR program or organization (or the field in general) is lacking in young professionals, you are not alone. In this article, I offer five practical ideas that ADR program leaders can implement now in order to get and keep young professionals in ADR.