The Mediate.com Interview Section includes well over 100 interviews with many of the world's leading mediators.
This Section includes both the seminal Mediate.com interview series: "Views from the Eye of the Storm" and our new 2019 video series: "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society."
Robert D. Benjamin, Mediate.com Senior Editor, is lead interviewer for both interview series.
This article discusses the process of mediation, and how a survey which brought out an existing anomaly between the need/expectation of the litigants regarding the role of their lawyers and the perception of the lawyers as to what their clients want from them.
(11/09/20)Stephen Erickson, Marilyn McKnight
An interview with Marilyn McKnight and Stephen Erickson about the origins of family mediation, their different conflict styles, and the future of conflict resolution. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 2020 Conference.
(11/03/20)Jim Melamed, Ethan Katsh
The is Cyberweek 2020's Opening Session: an interview of Jim Melamed, long time CEO at Mediate.com, by Ethan Katsh on 25 years of ODR and Mediate.com.
(11/01/20)Donna Silverberg, Charles Wiggins
An interview with Donna Silverberg and Charles Wiggins about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 20/20 Conference.
(10/13/20)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.
At the conclusion of a recent conference, following superb presentations emphasizing the value of principled and interest-based negotiation by William Ury and Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, almost 100 mediators signed the "Edinburgh Declaration," an inspirational expression of belief and commitment. The Edinburgh Declaration explains why we mediate, something that is rarely publicly expressed.
(7/20/20)David A. Hoffman
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with David Hoffman, founder of The Boston Collaborative and former President of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Richard Salem, a pioneer in the field of mediation and dispute resolution, filmed as part of Mediate.com's ' Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
(7/05/20)Richard Frankel, Amy Schmitz
In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Prof. Richard Frankel, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Federal Litigation and Appeals Clinic at the Drexel University Thomas Klein School of Law.
New interview with mediation leader and author Jeff Krivis by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
(4/10/20)Donald T. Saposnek
This is a new interview with Don Saposnek, long-time leader in the field of divorce mediation and best supporting the interests of children in divorce, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
This is an interview by Dr. Clare Fowler, current Mediate.com Managing Editor, with John Ford, the first Mediate.com Managing Editor and a well-known HR and workplace mediation specialist.
From April 2006: Video of Congressman John Lewis, long-time Georgia representative and national civil rights leader, receiving the ABA Dispute Resolution Section's Lifetime Achievement Award at the Section's annual meeting in Atlanta. See both John Lewis' powerful presentation and Mediate.com's following interview.
Mediator Sue Bronson doesn't rest upon the familiar, but takes what she knows and applies it in new innovative ways. In this 44 minute video, Sue and Michael Lang discuss screening techniques.
(3/15/20)Laila Ollapally, Tara Ollapally
This is an interview with Laila and Tara Ollapally discussing the history and present state of mediation in India, and what opportunities they see over the next 10 years.
This is a new interview of mediation leader and author Ken Cloke by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
Howard Herman and Michael Lang discuss the benefits of reflective practice and its impact on the quality of mediation practice.
This is a new interview of Howard Gadlin, long-time leading Ombudsman at UCLA and the National Institute of Health (NIH), by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's video series "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society."
As I wrote "The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution," I wondered whether I could include the voices and perspectives of others — not simply through quotations and citations. I wanted more depth and detail. The result is this "In Their Voices Video Conversation Project."
From her articles and blogs, Mediator Tammy Lenski is well-known throughout the mediation community. In this 1 hour video, Tammy and Michael Lang discuss excellence in practice and how to become a great mediator.
This is an interview with Stephen Kotev by Clare Fowler discussing strategies for safety in mediation.
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.
New interview with Nina Meierding by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
This is an interview with Dr. Lesley Cook discussing the importance of understanding your neurodiverse clients in the educational, family, and workplace fields.
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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.