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<xTITLE>Online Guide to Mediation Link Round-up | November 16, 2007</xTITLE>

Online Guide to Mediation Link Round-up | November 16, 2007

by Diane J. Levin

From Online Guide to Mediation

Diane J. Levin
Online Guide to Mediation rounds up links for the week of November 16Some good stuff on the web to round out the week:

Language Log posts a cartoon on communication by omission about all the unspoken messages family members convey to each during the stress of the holidays (particularly mothers and their adult children), as well as a meditation on the use of diplomatic language to settle disputes in "The moral of losing your pants, your suit, and your job".

Thinking Ethics links to a great resource on the BBC web site on the ethics of lying.

At the Harvard Gazette Online is an article on "Buddhism and the art of negotiation: Mindfulness, 'unattachment' — and getting what you want".

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog asks, "Is arbitration the new litigation?" and provokes a lively debate in the comments section.

In "Navy Showers, Low Flow Showerheads and Other Water Conservation Ideas", Chris Annunziata at CKA Mediation and Arbitration Blog describes how one mediator gets his whole family to go green and conserve water.

Finally, if you're in need of some inspiration at the end of a tough week, then treat yourself to this uplifting video of a cellphone salesman achieving a lifelong dream to sing opera. (Thanks to my pal Geoff Sharp for sending the link my way.)


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, regarded as one of the world's top ADR blogs.  She also tracks and catalogues ADR blogs world-wide at, where she has created a community for bloggers writing about constructive ways to resolve disputes.


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