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(5/23/19)Tony Guise, Tony Belak
This challenges the views of some commentators that mediation is a bad thing because it is private and prevents citizens from having their day in court.
This article discusses the progress of Court Annexed Mediation in Kenya since its inception three years ago. It also explains some of the steps taken to address the challenges faced.
In this article, I discuss a recent case in Summary Process court where I prioritized settling the case; as a result, I retrospectively wonder if my reactions to the party undermined her self-determination.
Although you can’t control the outcome of a difficult conversation or meeting at work, you can take inner action to support an effective conversation and a good outcome.
There are a lot of things NOT to say or do when in conflict with someone else if we are wanting to resolve or mend things.
Are you looking to carry out workplace mediations? Not sure what the training would involve?
Amy J. Schmitz, Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law, has published a timely article titled “Expanding Access to Remedies Through E-Court Initiatives.”
When you have a complex, multi-disciplinary problem, should you hire one expert in one aspect of the problem and then hope that that person can manage all the other aspects?
This month, Resource Center Director Nicole Wilmet spoke with Robyn Weinstein, ADR Administrator at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, to learn about her favorite resource.
How can you help clients when the other party disappears?
In 2018, the California Supreme Court drastically changed the employment law landscape in California by adopting the “ABC Test” for determining whether workers are employees ( and not independent contractors) under California wage order laws.
This article is designed to shift how we manage people in emotionally intense situations.
While mediation is well-known as a successful and affordable method for couples to negotiate and settle a divorce or separation, mediation can also be an effective process for helping a couple make the decision to divorce.
Imagine this: As you are conducting an internal investigation of an employee complaint, you get the distinct impression that your conversation with the employee is not going well.
The APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR have joined Mediate.com's groundbreaking efforts to set America on a better path by sponsoring the "National Mediation Policy Act" (NMPA). The Act declares a national policy favoring voluntary mediation over disputes being litigated, remaining unresolved or resulting in violence.
Divorce and custody mediation creates a safe, cooperative setting for participants to discuss emotional and substantive issues and engage in collaborative problem-solving. Participants open lines of communication, gain clarity and a better understanding of their own and each other's interests.
Divorce taints the line of communication between couples, as the multitude of emotions circulating between them makes it toughto remain civil.
With the increasing popularity of Pinterest, the concept of “do-it-yourself” or “DIY” projects have become enticing for many.
The end of NDAs should be fundamental to encouraging good working environments across the NHS and the kind of honest, self-aware culture that both staff and patients can rely on.
Conflict in businesses and organizations can show up in at least three different ways.
The outset of a difficult conversation often feels like a back-and-forth trading of position and perspective with little common ground. Here’s how to use the psychology of agreement to begin shifting that kind of positional debate to collaborative problem solving.
This is a book review of "The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution" by Michael Lang. By exposing the reader to various models, methods, examples, and by exploring the enriching benefits of reflective practice, Lang’s guide will help any practitioner further their development and effectiveness.
A change manager candidly discusses her experience in a company.
This is a new interview with Doug Yarn, a leading academic in the fields of racial injustice and dispute resolution, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
This article advocates the establishment of organizational ombuds by the Education and Development Bureau in Hong Kong to complement its current system to resolve workplace conflicts at public schools.
This is an interview with John Lande, a leading academic in the fields of law and mediation, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's "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.
You’re 45, and finally on the other side of your divorce.
Adrian Chiles in The Guardian recently made the point that “on all media, mainstream and social…nobody wants to know stuff; they just want to tell you what they already know, or how wrong you are about what you think you know.”
One of the many attitudes to conflict that derails interpersonal conflicts (and most conflicts, really) is a need to be right
Conflict debts at work are hard to pay down.
Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the European Union. The developing economies of the world are now exploring this medium of dispute resolution.
Mediation should become more prominent than arbitration in the approach to investor-State disputes.
When mediating in India, adhering to the ‘four pillars’ is key.
Dispute resolution across Europe is going through a period of significant turmoil.
Have you ever heard yourself say (or think) something like,“Wait. No. Actually I didn’t mean it that way. I was just throwing ideas out. I . . .” Oops.
Financial matters are a primary topic of discussion in divorce mediation.
Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the European Union.
It feels productive to toss out ideas for a solution and demonstrate how much we want to help. But it’s usually unproductive if we haven’t done something essential first: Make sure we understand the problem from their frame of reference.
Some conflictual interactions bring out parts of us we don’t really like or, even recognize at times!
Family mediation is becoming increasingly popular for families in the UK to help resolve conflict and reach agreements surrounding children or finances or in some circumstances, both.
Christopher Reeves explains the process, the potential benefits – and how construction companies should prepare for a mediation.
For separating couples looking for an alternative to court proceedings, mediation can be hugely helpful in finding resolutions to the most contentious issues.
Whether you are divorced or considering divorce, you’ve probably heard the dreaded catch phrase “high conflict parents”.
(4/22/19)Jonathan Ford Hughes
Conflict in medicine: It’s about as inevitable as the flu season.
Disagreements often start when someone doesn’t want to discuss something or take a necessary action, and someone else accuses that person of avoiding.
Not so random thoughts on mediation and dispute resolution.
This is an interview by Mediate.com Managing Editor, Dr. Clare Fowler, with David J. Smith, author of Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace, on career opportunities for those wanting to break into the dispute resolution field.
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The people of New Zealand can be confident that children and families are at the front of the minds of an independent panel on family justice based on the panel's first report released last month.