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Bruce Ally

Can Lawyers Proficiently Mediate?

(3/24/22)Bruce Ally

While it is true that lawyers are eminently trained in the art of negotiating by virtue of the rigors of their profession, arguably some have suggested that these skill sets and the competence achieved provide them with a sound basis to act as mediators.

Janet Chance

Four Tips from my Difficult Discussion with Dad about Driving

(3/24/22)Janet Chance

Difficult Discussions are labeled difficult because they are filled with emotion and make us uncomfortable. These tips can help you show up as your best self.

Bernard Mayer

Letter to our Colleagues about the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

(3/18/22)Susanne Terry, Jacqueline Font-Guzmán, Bernard Mayer

Like many mediators and other conflict professionals we share the desire to weigh in on the invasion of Ukraine and its devastating consequences for the Ukrainian people.

Lynn Duryee

[PODCAST] Reflecting on the Emotional and Psychological Dimensions of Alternative Dispute Resolution

(3/18/22)Lynn Duryee, Stephen Sulmeyer

A podcast from JAMS featuring Stephen H. Sulmeyer, J.D., Ph.D., and Hon. Lynn Duryee (Ret.) on the emotional and psychological dimensions of ADR and the impact on mediators, lawyers and all parties involved.

Lisa Parkinson

Reach for Humanity in Dark Times

(3/18/22)Lisa Parkinson, Tatyana Bilyk

This is an article about the war in Ukraine by Tatyana Bilyik and Lisa Parkinson with the Ukrainian Association of Family Mediators.

Michelle Brenner


(3/18/22)Michelle Brenner

The real story of healing.

Don Cripe

Lawyers’ Math and Mediation

(3/18/22)Don Cripe

Legend has it that a judge once stated aloud, “the older a case gets the less valuable it becomes” (to the litigants).

Bruce Ally

Can Lawyers Mediate Proficiently Based on their Training

(3/17/22)Bruce Ally

While it is true that lawyers are eminently trained in the art of negotiating by virtue of the rigors of their profession, arguably some have suggested that these skill sets and the competence achieved provide them with a sound basis to act as mediators.

Sanjeev Ahuja

Critical Analysis of the Mediation Bill (The Other Side)

(3/17/22)Sanjeev Ahuja

Well, we hear a lot about Mediation now a days. This is primarily for reasons emanating from the business environment which are in a way forcing the Government to do something real and fast in this space.

Colin Rule

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Ombuds

(3/15/22)Colin Rule, Clare Fowler

One of the fastest growing areas of dispute resolution is Ombuds. Ombuds offices are being steadily established at every level of government, in academia, by non-profits, and throughout our traditional and sharing economies. This growth has been supported by new Ombuds data and security standards and by the development of new online platforms built specifically for the operation of Ombuds offices.

Phyllis Pollack

Cookie: When Trust is Absent

(3/14/22)Phyllis Pollack

This week, I follow up on the theme of communications and animals by telling a story about our other dog – Cookie- and what happens when trust is absent.

Jennifer Shack

Survey Data Indicates Eviction Mediation Program Offers Procedural Justice

(3/14/22)Jennifer Shack

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. The AAA-ICDR’s grant is enabling RSI to expand our outreach to court ADR colleagues working in the fast-evolving eviction field, and we are tremendously grateful to the Foundation for their support.

Giovanni Matteucci

Mediation and Insolvency, with a focus on developing countries

(3/14/22)Giovanni Matteucci

Contemporary international institutions focused ADRs on commercial disputes for decades, only in the last ten years mediation in insolvency cases. 

Keshia Osbourne

Navigating the Legal System

(3/14/22)Keshia Osbourne

This is the second in the series regarding self-represented people without any resources for advocates.

John Lande

Assessment of the Dispute Resolution Field and Possible Steps Forward

(3/08/22)John Lande

There still is a great hunger in our community to develop idealistic, principled, innovative, and pragmatic initiatives to help people manage conflict as constructively as possible.

Ben Coltrin

4 Ways Custody Mediation in Australia is Unique

(3/07/22)Ben Coltrin

If you have a custody disagreement in Australia, you should be aware of four distinctions in how the country handles mediation because you are highly likely to find yourself in front of a mediator.

Michael Aurit

Inside the Mediation Room with Michael and Karen Aurit - an Introduction

(3/06/22)Michael Aurit, Karen Aurit

This is a great time to join together as a mediation community - podcasts and webinars help us do that.

Phyllis Pollack

The Ultimate Hardball Tactic!

(3/04/22)Phyllis Pollack

Russia has engaged in the ultimate hardball tactic: it invaded Ukraine.

Lynn O'Malley Taylor

A Hypothetical Higher Education Dispute and How a Neutral Can Help Resolve It

(3/04/22)Lynn O'Malley Taylor

Imagine you are employed in the human relations department at a university. How would you handle this dispute?

Mukti Rijal

Quality Mediation Practices

(2/28/22)Mukti Rijal

Today, facilitative mediation has become widely accepted formally and officially as the means of the dispute resolution in the rural communities of Nepal.

Lorraine Segal

The Problem of Perfection in Conflict Management

(2/25/22)Lorraine Segal

Feeling superior or negatively judging another might provide short term relief, but will damage relationships longer term.

Leyla Balakhane

California Divorce Mediation Checklist

(2/25/22)Leyla Balakhane

This article asks What Is Important When Starting Your Divorce Case?

Lynn O'Malley Taylor

Five Common Mediation Mistakes That Create Obstacles to Settlement

(2/25/22)Lynn O'Malley Taylor, Rachel Gupta

Mediation is often a grueling and exhausting process. The right mediator should be instrumental in helping the parties reach a resolution.

‘Negotiating the Nonnegotiable’: Highlights from the March ACR-GNY Round

(2/25/22)Tamia Sutherland

The Greater New York Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution, a nonprofit organization with nine chapters nationwide dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of peaceful, effective conflict resolution, held its latest monthly roundtable breakfast on the topic of negotiating in an era of discontent.

Michael Diliberto

The Pandemic’s Silver Lining for the Courts

(2/21/22)Michael Diliberto

This article examines how the COVID-19 pandemic incentivized the courts to become more user-friendly.

Pitamber Yadav

Stepping into the Unknown – “Standards Applicable” to Mediators under Singapore Convention on Mediation

(2/18/22)Pitamber Yadav

In this article, I will highlight the issue emerging from the omission in Article 5(1)(e) of the Singapore Convention on Mediation.

Ben Coltrin

How to Coach Yourself Before Custody Mediation — for free

(2/18/22)Ben Coltrin

Some parents hire a coach to help them prepare for mediation. You can save money by coaching yourself. Take these four steps before your first custody mediation session.

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