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Working Group in Massachusetts Seeks Input Help from Mediators in States that have Adopted Uniform Mediation Act

by Diane J. Levin
March 2007

From Online Guide to Mediation

Diane J. Levin

I am a member of the MassUMA Working Group, a committee which is exploring the possible adoption of the Uniform Mediation Act here in the Commonwealth.

We would be very interested in hearing from mediators in states which have adopted the UMA as to how it has affected your practice (if at all). We are especially interested in learning how it has impacted your description of the process to parties and/or their representatives, including privilege and exceptions to confidentiality.

For example, do you hand out a copy of the statute to your clients? Provide a synopsis orally or in writing? Or simply ignore it? Has the UMA affected your practice in any other significant way?

All responses would be warmly received (and, of course, kept confidential!). By the way, you can see what our working group has accomplished so far and where we're headed by visiting our web site at www.massuma.net.

Please feel free of course to pass our request on to colleagues--the more widely we can disseminate this request, the more complete our investigation will be. Please e-mail your information to massuma@adrblogs.com.

Thank you for any assistance you can give us--it will be greatly appreciated by all.

Biography


Diane Levin, J.D., is a mediator, dispute resolution trainer, negotiation coach, writer, and lawyer based in Marblehead, Massachusetts, who has instructed people from around the world in the art of talking it out. Since 1995 she has helped clients resolve disputes involving tort, employment, business, estate, family, and real property issues, and serves on numerous mediation panels, including the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Training and coaching are an enduring passion -- she has taught thousands of people to resolve conflict, negotiate better, or become mediators -- from Croatian judges to Fortune 500 executives.

 

A geek at heart, Levin consults on web design and social media to professionals.  She blogs about ADR at the intersection of law, science, and popular culture at the award-winning MediationChannel.com, regarded as one of the world's top ADR blogs.  She also tracks and catalogues ADR blogs world-wide at ADRblogs.com, where she has created a community for bloggers writing about constructive ways to resolve disputes.

 

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