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This Week in Mediation #723

April 17, 2018
Celebrating Our 23rd Year Membership information
In This Issue:
The Ghosts of Melos • Why Are You And Your Sibling Fighting Over Your Parent's House? • Restorative Practices in Juvenile Criminal Proceedings • The Intractability Barrier in Child Dependency • Start Protecting The Public Before Raising State Bar Fees • Interview with Howard Bellman • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs
The Ghosts of Melos
by Peter Adler
Intermediaries, honest brokers, and would-be peacemakers have much to learn from warfare. In fact if you want to understand mediation, learn about war.

Why Are You And Your Sibling Fighting Over Your Parent's House? 
by Kamela Laird
In this model, the lawyer-mental health professional duo creates a safe container for you and your sibling to communicate authentically about what really matters to you.

Restorative Practices in Juvenile Criminal Proceedings
by Maria Paola Felibert and Maria Eugenia Sole
This article moves from theory to practice by demonstrating an approach from a real case in Latin America.

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The Intractability Barrier in Child Dependency
by Randy Drew
Stories of successfully breaking the intractability barrier in child dependency mediation: Conflict can be dealt with more successfully & less harmfully. (Say it with me.)

Start Protecting The Public Before Raising State Bar Fees
by Mark Baer
The problem with the Ba Association is a lack of agreed upon understanding of what "its critical public protection functions" entails.

Interview with Howard Bellman
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Howard Bellman, a long-time leader in the field of labor-management mediation and mediation in the public sector generally, filmed as part of's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Case Management for College and University Ombuds
by Clare Fowler and Jim Melamed
Academic (college and university) Ombuds Offices have unique needs for managing personal and case information.  See Caseload Manager at the IOA Conference in Richmond April 23-25

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  • Senior Mediation Coordinator - NY
  • Labor Relations Specialist - OR
  • Mediation Manager - IN
  • Case Manager - OR
  • HR Consultant - TX
  • Program Associate - CO
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Training & Conference Calendar

  • April 19-23 - Kensington MD - 40-Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training
  • April 20-21 - Richmond VA - Conflict: Theory and Applications for the Organizational Ombudsman (2 days)
  • April 20-21 - Indianapolis IN - Advanced Mediator Training
  • April 20-22 - Richmond VA - Foundations of Organizational Ombudsman Practice (3 days)
  • April 21 - Orlando FL - Pro Se Divorce Mediation Training
  • April 22 - Richmond VA - Foundations of Organizational Ombudsman Course (3 days)
  • April 23-25 - Richmond VA - International Ombudsman Association 13th Annual Conference
  • April 24 - Des Plaines, IA - Interest-Based Collaboration
  • April 24-26 - New Orleans LA - Certified Trainer in Workplace Conflict Resolution (CT)
  • April 26-May 1 - Portland, ME - Mediation Training 40 hour program
  • April 27-May 6 - Miami, Broward County FL - Civil Mediation Certification Training (40 hrs)
  • April 30-May 2 - Austin Area TX - 30 Hour Advanced Mediation Training
  • May 1-3 - Newton MA - Elder Decisions® Elder Mediation Training (Adult Family Mediation Training)
  • May 3-18 - Ann Arbor MI - 48 Hour Divorce Mediation + Domestic Violence Screening Training with Zena Zumeta
  • May 3 - Monroe Township, NJ - Beyond Marketing: Growing your Collaborative Practice
  • May 4 - St. Paul MN - Conflict Resolution Minnesota's Annual Conference - Reflect and Refresh
  • May 6-9 - Denver CO - Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts Annual Conference
  • May 7-11 - Macon GA - General Civil Mediation Training & Practicum
  • May 8-10 - Chicago IL - Resolving Workplace Conflict (RWC) - Chicago, IL
  • May 8-10 - Ashland OR - Northwest Justice Forum 2018: Restorative Justice: Collaborating for a Resilient Community
  • May 9-18 - Corte Madera, CA - 40-hour Mediation Training with Steven Rosenberg
  • May 10 - Online - Employing Restorative Practices for a Conflict-Positive Culture
  • May 14-15 - Austin Area TX - 20 Hour Elder and Adult Care Mediation Training
  • May 14-18 - Bristol England - 2018 Elder Mediation World Summit in Bristol-England
  • May 14-17 - Richmond VA - Conflict Management Coaching Workshop
  • May 16-18 - Austin Area TX - 20 Hour Child Protective Services Mediation Training
  • May 17-20 - San Diego CA - Four Day Family Law Mediation Training
  • May 18-20 - Kensington MD - 20-Hour Child Access Mediation Training
  • May 21- Baltimore MD - Advanced Commercial Mediation
  • May 21- Baltimore MD - Strategic Negotiation for Professional Women
  • May 22-24 - Boston MA - Certified Trainer in Workplace Conflict Resolution (CT) - Boston, MA
  • May 23-24 - Austin Area TX - 20 Hour Arbitration Training
  • June 1 - New York, NY - Negotiation Skills & Strategies for Everyday Bargaining
  • June 2-10 - San Francisco, CA - Community Boards' The Basics of Mediation 
  • June 4-8 - San Diego, CA - Certified Workplace Mediator and Trainer Program (CMT)
  • June 4-8 - Macon, GA - Domestic & Family Mediation Training (42 Hours)
  • June 6-8 - New York NY - Advanced Commercial Mediation Training (3 Days Mandatory)
  • June 6-9 - Washington DC - AFCC 55th Annual Conference
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