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Joy Rosenthal

R-E-S-P-E-C-T — Find Out What it Means to Me!

(9/24/18)Joy Rosenthal

I write this just days after the death of the infamous Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.

Juhi Gupta

Mandatory Pre-institution Commercial Mediation in India

(9/24/18)Juhi Gupta

This article looks at mandatory pre-institution commercial mediation in India and asks is this a premature step in the right direction?

Jan Frankel Schau

The Science of Negotiation

(9/24/18)Jan Frankel Schau

Follow, if you will, the mediation of a sexual harassment claim to learn the basic principles of mediation.

Phyllis Pollack

Generating Multiple Options!

(9/24/18)Phyllis Pollack

Attending a mediation requires making difficult decisions.

Leonard Edwards

The Mediation Miracle

(9/21/18)Leonard Edwards

In the past few decades, California has led a national shift in paradigms for family conflict resolution that has freed trial courts to do what they do best—ensure due process of law and serve as the court of last resort.

Daniel Becker

ODR as an Effective Method to Ensure Access to Justice: The Worrying, But Promising Brazilian Case

(9/21/18)Daniel Becker

After an introduction to the historical aspects of dispute resolution, this article discusses the relevance of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) methods for a smooth transition to the Internet Age.

Hilmer Zegarra

Las Medidas Autosatisfactivas, en la Justicia Peruana

(9/20/18)Hilmer Zegarra

Es articulo es un Descripcion de objetivos e identificacion de la institucion.

Jeffrey Krivis

Building Coalitions and Story Telling

(9/18/18)Jeffrey Krivis

In order to be more effective in mediation, the story of the case must be told just like the unfolding of a movie or book. Like any story, there is a common structure that has a beginning, middle and end and is broken down into three acts.

Armita Azad

Mediation vs. Arbitration

(9/17/18)Armita Azad

This article directs the special advantages of mediation for resolving disputes. It outlines the specific procedure for mediation that optimizes these advantages over arbitration.

Akbar Kabani

Peacemakers of All Faiths Gather at Ismaili Jamatkhana Plano for Restoring Community Day

(9/17/18)Akbar Kabani

This article covers Restoring Community Day held in 2017, including plans for the upcoming Community Day to be held in October 2018.

Cinnie Noble

If I Had To Do It Again…

(9/17/18)Cinnie Noble

Many of us revisit conflicts and other interactions in our heads – and sometimes many times – wishing we had the opportunity to do it again.

F. Peter Phillips

Mediation Summit in Changsha, China

(9/17/18)F. Peter Phillips

This historic Chinese summit discussed discussed implications of the Belt/Road Initiative, announced five years ago.

Lorraine Segal

Affirming the Good in Workplace Conflict—the positive role of affirmations

(9/17/18)Lorraine Segal

One of the tools I use frequently with conflict coaching clients, as well as for myself, is affirmations.

Colin Rule

Justice

(9/15/18)Colin Rule

As a non-lawyer who teaches in law schools, I have been brought into the “justice” conversation many times. I am asked: How can you be sure your online systems will deliver justice?

Ron Kelly

New California Law Requires Informed Consent to Mediation

(9/14/18)Ron Kelly

On January 1, a new California law will take effect; it will require a lawyer to make sure their client understands the implications of California's legal protections for mediation communication.

Phyllis Pollack

New Mediation Confidentiality Law

(9/14/18)Phyllis Pollack

On September 11, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed in a law which will require attorneys to inform their clients of the confidentiality restrictions related to mediation.

L. Randolph Lowry

Interview with Randy Lowry

(9/12/18)L. Randolph Lowry

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Randy Lowry, President of Lipscomb University and founder of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine.

Stuart Hanson

Do We Need to Raise Our Voice?

(9/06/18)Stuart Hanson

"Keep calm and carry on" is generally a mantra I refer to when I am in the mediation room.

Alia Ismail

Self-Restraint: A Door to True Liberty

(9/06/18)Alia Ismail

When one ignores one’s own emotions, to maintain face, or to increase hopes for immature peace, the likelihood for an unexpected emotional burst, by oneself, or by the other, increases.

John Lande

What Do Litigants Really Want?

(9/06/18)John Lande

This discusses the article "Inside the Mind of the Client."

Tammy Lenski

3 Ways to Turn Adversaries into Problem-Solving Partners

(9/06/18)Tammy Lenski

Most people don’t want to be wrangled into doing something you want but they don’t. Here are three ways to turn them into your problem-solving partners and dissolve resistance.

Cinnie Noble

People-Pleasing

(9/06/18)Cinnie Noble

Would you call yourself a people-pleaser?

Ronald S. Kraybill

Stop Giving Others Insult Power

(9/06/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Do you know people who get upset and insulted easily?

Jim Melamed

Sample Agreement To Mediate

(9/05/18)Jim Melamed

This sample Agreement to Mediate now incorporates the confidentiality of digital communications with participants and their advisors.

Arthur Pressman

The Importance of Trust in the Mediator

(8/31/18)Arthur Pressman

In franchise disputes, lawyers and parties who search for mediators drill down on mediators’ professional backgrounds, often paying the most attention to whether potential mediators have previously represented franchisors or franchisees.

Mitch Cohen

Co-Parenting Tips During a Divorce

(8/31/18)Mitch Cohen

By following some simple tips and committing yourself to being the best co-parent possible, you can help to ensure your children thrive during and after the divorce.

Laura Ward

5 Common Misconceptions Surrounding Family Mediation

(8/31/18)Laura Ward

The main difference with family mediation is that, opposed to going through lawyers, you are encouraged to speak directly to each other.

Lorraine Segal

How Avoidance Can Help You with Workplace Conflict

(8/31/18)Lorraine Segal

It sounds counter intuitive, but Inaction or avoidance can be a viable way of dealing with workplace conflict.

Cinnie Noble

Paying Forward Conflict Lessons

(8/31/18)Cinnie Noble

"Thank you for listening to me and my side of our dispute and for disagreeing with me in the gracious way you did--" I learned so much from those words.

Tammy Lenski

How to Express a Concern Without Making Things Worse

(8/31/18)Tammy Lenski

When I ask clients why they let a problem go on for so long before addressing it, a common reply is, “I was afraid I’d create more conflict by raising it.”

Michael A. Zeytoonian

10 things to think about BEFORE you decide whether to litigate and which lawyer to hire

(8/31/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian

When you have been wronged, all kinds of emotions rush into your head, direct from your heart, without checking with your mind first.

Sandeep Bhalothia

Mediation and Conciliation in UAE

(8/24/18)Sandeep Bhalothia, Vizita Singh

Sulh or amicable settlement has a long history within Arab and Islamic societies and have their roots in pre-Islamic Arabia.

Dixon Dern

Finale of Birbrower

(8/24/18)Dixon Dern

This is a brief article covering the background of the Birbrower case and the adoption of new legislation in California which will allow foreign attorneys to appear in international arbitrations.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The Tax Reform Law Impacts Families

(8/24/18)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The attached articles highlight further effects of the tax reform, one specifically focused on Prenuptial Contracts, and the second more generally on family financial decisions.

John Wade

Evaluative Mediation---Curriculum modules

(8/24/18)John Wade

This article discusses topics that often come up in Evaluative Mediation trainings: A selected number can be included in a course on evaluative mediation, and exercises used to assist “learning” of those topics.

Ebrahim Patelia

Why Labelling and Group Identity Matters in Conflict?

(8/24/18)Ebrahim Patelia

Labels are increasingly being used to leverage support for group identities and ideals.

Phyllis Pollack

Revenge as a Learning Experience

(8/24/18)Phyllis Pollack

No doubt, at some point in your life, you have wanted to take revenge against someone who “did you wrong”.

Eunice Chua

Feel The Earth Move – Shifts In The International Dispute Resolution Landscape

(8/24/18)Eunice Chua

Two common themes emerged from a recent panel discussion. First, the idea of a growing ecosystem; and, second, a changing culture.

Jim Melamed

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for Lawyers

(8/21/18)Jim Melamed

This chapter focuses on areas of ODR that are likely to involve attorneys, Attorney involvement in ODR tends to be for more complex and substantial disputes, such as resolving all divorce issues or settling an estate or resolving ongoing business issues. These are areas of “integrative” ODR practice, where there are multiple issues and, commonly, a continuing relationship.

Linette Garcia

Addressing Your Child’s Repressed Anger

(8/15/18)Linette Garcia

If a parent wants to set their child up for success, they should strive to teach them how to handle their emotions in a healthy way.

Barbara McCulloch

Meditate, Mediate, Medicate: Is there a Difference?

(8/15/18)Barbara McCulloch

The theme of the article is that while we might be neurologically and sociologically primed to “Fight or Flight”, we can choose another way and thereby reduce the conflict in our lives.

Steven Bennett

Construction Mediation: Ten Tips for Success

(8/15/18)Steven Bennett

Construction projects often produce disputes. Mediation can help resolve such disputes, quickly, confidentially, and efficiently. This Article offers ten tips for success in mediation.

Michelle Brenner

Children Find Peace in the Forest

(8/15/18)Michelle Brenner

Nature Deficit Disorder, a phrase coined by Richard Louv in his book, Last Child in The Woods, is used to describe the impact that urbanisation along with the technological era has had, in reducing the time children are having in nature, nearby nature.

Leonardo d'Urso

Italian Mediation Model - Video

(8/15/18)Leonardo d'Urso

This article discusses how Italy has approached the initial mediation session.

Dick Harris

Dissing of Civil Discourse pt. 3

(8/15/18)Dick Harris

Interestingly, since beginning of this series of posts several months back, the topic of seeking greater respect and civility in our political and social interactions has ratcheted up significantly, even becoming mainstream!

Cinnie Noble

Values Conflict

(8/15/18)Cinnie Noble

It is common to attribute the term ‘values conflict’ as the reason for dissension between us and another person and we may say such conflicts are not resolvable.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Conflict Styles: Digital vs Paper

(8/15/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

In training with the Thomas Kilmann or my Style Matters conflict style inventories, you have an option to use either a paper or online version. I used to be ambivalent about this choice, but no more.

Jack Urquhart

International Arbitration-Federal Jurisdiction & Provisional Remedies

(8/10/18)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.

Grace Carter

How to Write an Effective Mediation Summary in 6 Steps

(8/10/18)Grace Carter

Your mediation summary can make the process easier both for yourself, but also the mediator.

William Scott Harralson, J.D.

Morality and Mediation: Can We Reunite the Children?

(8/10/18)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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