This article identifies four distinct mediation models that EU Member States have used in implementing the Directive: Full Voluntary Mediation; Voluntary Mediation with Incentives and Sanctions; Required Initial Mediation Session; and Full Mandatory Mediation.
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.
This article discusses which privilege law governs in the context of enforcing a settlement agreement when both federal and state law claims are involved.
David Weiss, the Director of the Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDR) at New Jersey City University. , is interviewed by Laura A. Kaster, President of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi New Jersey Alternative Dispute Resolution Inn of Court.
Peace is, and will continue to be, a pain in the butt.
A member of the Hawaii State House of Representatives has reportedly introduced a bill that would require mediation for certain real estate transactions occurring in the state.
Not all disagreements require long talks to resolve them sufficiently.
New research is challenging the notion that thinking, problem solving, and decision making take place strictly in the head. And finally giving me some credibility when placing interactive toys in the middle of my mediation table.
President Obama gave his farewell address, which dealt, in part, with building common ground between people divided across so many boundaries.
If a person is in crisis, the odds are they feel like something important is missing- control.
As you enter 2017, reflect and commit to being intentional on the small gifts you can provide to strengthen, honor and acknowledge those important relationships in your life. Here are some ideas to consider.
(1/03/17)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
The question to be answered by all parents—separated or divorced parents, married or unmarried—is: How will the child’s college education be funded? In short, who will pay and how much?
Roger Fisher explains that when one party doesn't want to negotiate, talk to others around them to find out their motivations, interests, concerns, and worries.
Troubled by the corrosive conflict stirred up by the election, I have written a series of posts about how we might move forward constructively, particularly on the personal (as distinct from the political) level.
(12/23/16)Daniel Dilor, Maria Medina
Conflictos de Importacion. Cuando los Conflictos Gestados Fueran del Ambito Escolar Detonan en la Escuela.
People should first try to understand others, especially those with whom we disagree – perhaps disagreeing quite strongly.
The Presidential election and the week following has brought the deep divides in this nation to a head, and brought to light numerous issues in our country.
Internal conflict resolution systems save huge amounts of money for their organizations.
This article analyzes Republican and Democratic 'bubbles" and how we can build bridges between them.
(11/30/16)Peter Adler, Robert Benjamin
Do the Dems still have enough juice to bargain? Is there a strategy or plan? And, regardless of our individual political proclivities, do we as professionals have anything to suggest to current and future Underdogs when it comes to bargaining with Big Dogs?
(11/28/16)Pradeep Deshpande, Tony Belak
Is intervention possible that will permit the US society to continue to rise or to keep the decline at bay longer?
The future of policing must incorporate mediation. No other profession places its practitioners more in the middle of challenging situations; police officers are regularly expected to make difficult conversations work on the spot.
Two medical-testing firms have a $5.8 billion deal ready to go yet there are serious legal, risk and ethical issues in the way. The firms have agreed to mediation, which is an encouraging sign of progress in corporate business.
Wow, what a divisive election! Some reasonably fear that this is the end of civility in American society. One reasonably wonders whether things have ever been worse. So, what do we do on November 9?
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One of the sources of unresolved conflict at work and elsewhere can be unconscious (or conscious) bias and prejudice.