This article details a mediator's experience with COVID, and vocalizing feelings of anger and perceived conflict.
(1/17/22)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
A surprising outcome that is noteworthy for Divorcing (or Divorced) Couples seeking to use Life Insurance Proceeds to assist their exes and or children.
A look back: have these articles been just a series of mind jostling thoughts about a tradition in the mediation world, a stirring up of the current culture, or was it something else?
When mandatory mediation was introduced in Ontario 27 years ago it was heralded as visionary as it offered many necessary benefits that could not be accommodated at the time, particularly a more efficient legal process. As with any reform, there is the need for revision over time.
(1/17/22)Randa M. Trapp
Is the legal profession in fact a noble profession?
(1/10/22)Kenneth Cloke, Joan Goldsmith
An interview with Joan Goldsmith and Ken Cloke about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 20/20 Conference.
Problem-solving and decision-making. Ask anyone in the workplace if these activities are part of their day and they answer 'Yes!' But how many of us have had training in problem-solving?
(1/10/22)Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson
This article outlines what couples need to do in order to consider and face the numerous dilemmas that are inherent in divorce.
This article discusses the impact of stereotyping mental illnesses.
Out of the blue, I got an email from Peter Phillips saying, “John, just a note to report how much fun Stone Soup is.
The last mediation I conducted in 2021 did not result in a resolution.
This article describes a private reflective exercise that may be helpful in assessing your current state of readiness to mediate your divorce.
This article is part of a series of perspectives on eviction mediation program development that is being supported by the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution Foundation.
At the outset of the Covid-19 outbreak, many experts predicted a sharp increase in divorce rates. This has played out a bit differently than expected.
The Indian Judicial System has sought recourse to Mediation for delivering the answers to which litigation has failed to provide. In this article, a comparison with the landscapes that the time portrays throughout the different parts of the day has been made with the Journey of Mediation in India.
It looks like we’re coming to the end of this dig. I can see a part of the canister holding the remains of traditional mediation.
While mediators often assist in the creation of near miracles behind closed doors, our miraculous work and effective approaches are still not well-understood by general society. Might a more effective way of "reaching the masses" be to take advantage of "MEDIATION ART," be that in our physical and virtual offices, on our websites, and, perhaps in time, at bus stops and on highway billboards?
For years jurisdictions around the world have embraced Cloud-based platforms to deliver Court services and ADR solutions. Meanwhile those of us in England and Wales (E&W) have looked on seeming helpless as initiative after initiative in the UK failed to deliver the benefits of that stalwart of 20th century technology: e-filing.
Are you naturally an interviewer or a volunteer in difficult conversations? A discussion on conflict and conversation styles.
(12/27/21)Lucia Kanter St. Amour
Also known as the 95 percent law, Peter Sage calls it the law of conformity. If you hang out with nine motivated, go-getting, positive individuals you’re going to become the tenth.
A podcast from JAMS featuring neutral Michael Lewis and Carl Smallwood and Nancy Rogers of the Divided Community Project (DCP) on the project’s goal of using dispute resolution tools to positively impact and empower communities across the nation.
So, what does it mean to the recalcitrant lawyer when it comes to ODR resistance?
This article looks at how to address unconscious biases in order to tackle miscommunication and misbehavior. It begins with an examination of brain processes, and then looks at a practical understanding of how to tackle and change those processes.
The decision to get divorced is often not an easy one. But what happens when you don’t want a full-blown series of court cases surrounding this experience?
When you are getting divorced or separated, a torrent of mixed emotions, such as anger, relief, and worry are likely to overwhelm you.
(12/14/21)Grande Lum, Colin Rule
Another episode from Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Grade Lum talking about his book "America's Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights," hosted by Colin Rule.
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