“Don’t find fault. Find a remedy.” (Henry Ford)
While Henry Ford’s quote might well apply to making cars and running a business, it also has application to our interpersonal disputes when one of the common things many of us do is find fault with the other person.
One of the most important things a mediator must do- if not the most important- is to build trust and rapport with the parties. In pre-Covid days, this was a bit easier; the mediator could sit face to face with each party and schmooze.
CPR’s Mediation Committee presented Los Angeles mediator Jeff Kichaven on the limits of mediation confidentiality at a March 16 online program that provided attendees with cutting-edge and occasionally controversial practice guidance on confidentiality, and avoiding neutrals’ liability disclaimers, as well as ethics continuing legal education credits.
(4/10/21)Robin Brzobohatý, Tereza Hanajová
While debriefing immediately after a co-mediation, an interesting question arose: “Does a reflection always have the same function regardless of the context?”
In getting ready to continue digging up the return of Traditional Mediation, I read Rachel Gupta’s article on this site and I am grateful to her for writing it.
A guide on best practices related to the collection and use mobile evidence and the software options available best suited to assist.
In preparation for the next international meeting on climate change in Glasgow in November 2021, it is important to begin thinking together, not only about outcomes, but ways of improving the process of meeting, discussing, and negotiating agreements on climate change.
Executive conflict provides an opportunity for leaders to pause, reflect, and grow exponentially.
Disagreements are a part of human nature. As long as people exhibit diverse traits stemming from different experiences, their opinions will differ.
This article focuses on creativity and negotiation role models.
Why do you think so many people do not feel gratitude? How would you articulate why a simple emotion can be so elusive?
In this podcast, Laura highlights how a well-crafted clause can be essential for an organization in achieving fair, resource-efficient outcomes, especially as courts continue to face backlogs.
Some of us call it the muddy time. It’s the time in between the decision to divorce and when the actual divorce is made final.
Mediators mostly focus on differences between open-ended and pointed questions, Yet, there is much more to questioning and question-asking than that.
(3/26/21)Consumer Protection BC, Henneke Brink
International commercial mediation - what a settlement agreement can do.
Protecting client confidentiality is critical, not only to protect your business’ reputation but also to adhere to strict legislation around safeguarding data.
When I got married, I found that one of the strangest transitions wasn’t to being newlyweds or calling him my husband but was more related to my new in-laws. I think that often in-laws, especially mothers-in-law, have gotten a bad rap in popular culture.
If you are going through a divorce, one of the most significant concerns you may have is the effect it has on your children.
Getting divorced can take just as big of a toll on the kids as it does the adults involved. Fortunately, divorcing parents can help to mitigate the negative impacts of divorce on the entire family in a few key ways, namely with mediation. Learn how mediation can work for your family here.
“I’ve learned so much from my mistakes. I’m thinking about making a few more.”
This is a haiku supporting the workers in Hungary as they work toward establishing peace.
This article discusses the framing piece of how you talk and what makes people want to listen.
Almost one year ago, life for most of us changed irrevocably: we went from commuting to and from our offices and fighting traffic to commuting between our bedrooms and “home” offices and fighting over internet access.
It is likely that a large majority of clergy who serve congregations are hired, re-hired or terminated by the vote of the individual congregation.
When the circumstances giving rise to the impracticality or frustration cease to exist, then Section 269 affords a party a reasonable time to resume performance.
In this post, I explore more aggravating, and avoidable, behaviors that may upset or undermine the mediator and the mediation process.
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In light of backlogs resulting from closures due to COVID-19, many courts are turning to presumptive ADR programs.