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This Week in Mediation #740

August 15, 2018
Celebrating Our 23rd Year Membership information

In This Issue:
Morality and Mediation: Can We Reunite the Children? • International Arbitration-Federal Jurisdiction & Provisional Remedies • Sample Mediation Ground Rules • Interview with Carrie Menkel-Meadow • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs

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How to Write an Effective Mediation Summary in 6 Steps
by Grace Carter
Your mediation summary can make the process easier both for yourself, but also the mediator.

Morality and Mediation: Can We Reunite the Children?
by William Scott Harralson, J.D.
In April 2018, the U.S. Justice Department implemented a new “zero-tolerance” policy for the detention and arrest of undocumented immigrants. This article discusses how mediation techniques can be used to handle such a difficult situation.

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International Arbitration-Federal Jurisdiction & Provisional Remedies
by Jack Urquhart
Stemcor USA Incorporated addresses federal court jurisdiction based on the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and court enforcement of provisional remedies in aid of arbitration.

Interview with Carrie Menkel-Meadow
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Georgetown Law Professor, filmed as part of's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Sample Mediation Ground Rules
by Jim Melamed
Mediators often assist participants to identify guidelines or ground rules to help support productive communications. Here are some sample mediation ground rules participants may want to consider adopting.

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Jobs (for Premium Members) Post New Job Listings

  • Ombuds - NY
  • Med/Arb Program Assistant - FL
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Training & Conference Calendar

  • August 16 - ONLINE - The Ombuds as a Workplace Firefighter: Assisting Organizations to Address Abrasive Behaviors (webinar)
  • August 16 - Roanoke, VA - Practical Conflict Resolution Skills and Introduction to Mediation
  • August 20-25 - Jackson TN - 46 hr. Family Mediation Training
  • August 20-28 - Denver CO - 40-hour Basic Mediation Training
  • August 21-23 - Chicago IL - National Labor-Management Conference: Solutions for Today. Vision for Tomorrow
  • August 21-23 - San Francisco CA - Certified Trainer in Workplace Conflict Resolution (CT)
  • August 28-31 - Dallas TX - Basic Mediation Training (40 Hours)
  • September 9-November 4 - Los Angeles CA - Child Dependency Mediation Certification Training
  • September 10-14 - Macon GA - General Civil Mediation Training & Practicum
  • September 10-14 - Austin Area TX - 40 Basic Mediation Training
  • September 11-13 - Austin TX - Certified Trainer in Workplace Conflict Resolution (CT)
  • September 12-16 - Miami, Broward County FL - Civil Mediation Certification Training (40 hrs)
  • September 12 - London GBR - Mediation Symposium
  • September 20 - Roanoke VA - Practical Conflict Resolution Skills and Introduction to Mediation
  • September 21-23 - Kensington, MD - 20-Hour Child Access Mediation Training 
  • September 21-30 - Santa Cruz CA - 4-Day Mediation Skills Training
  • September 24-28 - Chicago IL - Foundations in Public Participation
  • September 24-26 - Austin Area - 30 Hour Advanced Mediation Training
  • September 25-27 - Research Triangle NC - Certified Trainer in Workplace Conflict Resolution (CT) - Research Triangle, NC
  • September 28-29 - Charlettetown, Prince Edward Island CANADA - Family Mediation Canada & Mediation PEI 2018 Conference
  • September 28-29 - Oak Brook IL - Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training

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