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Michael A. Zeytoonian

Why Wouldn’t You Work Together to Solve Your Legal Problem?

(10/13/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian

Collaborative. In the business world, in medicine, high technology, healthcare, engineering, education, aeronautics, manufacturing, public service, first responders, military defense, invention – in just about every field of endeavor, we see this word popping up over and over again.

Michael Heller

Blind Justice: Can Individuals Be Bound to Arbitration Clauses They Can’t Read?

(10/13/18)Michael Heller

The First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston recently declined to enforce an arbitration clause in the Container Store’s loyalty program against blind customers.

Tammy Lenski

The Type of Problem That Makes Conflict Resolution Harder

(10/13/18)Tammy Lenski

Gravity problems make conflict resolution more difficult because they sidetrack us from actionable problems.

F. Peter Phillips

Concerns on the New Singapore Convention

(10/13/18)F. Peter Phillips

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) has announced agreement on a “United Nations Agreement on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation.”

Virginia Colin

APFM: The Dream, Progress to Date, and New Goals

(10/12/18)Virginia Colin

In March 2012, eleven amazing people announced the creation of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. They had big dreams and grand expectations. Let’s look at how far we have come and where we may go.

Peter Adler

Weapons and Sports Agents

(10/12/18)Peter Adler

Life imitates art, art imitates life, and both reveal deeper patterns.

Nigel Dunlop

Mediation Power Imbalances: Weighing the Arguments

(10/12/18)Nigel Dunlop

It is commonly said that power imbalances in mediation render it unfair.

Ben Hartwig

What Do Marriage Counselors and Mediators Do?

(10/12/18)Ben Hartwig

There is a big difference between marriage counselors and mediators, and each is specific to the condition of a relationship.

Chip Rose

Interview with Chip Rose

(10/10/18)Chip Rose

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Chip Rose, a national leader in the fields of divorce mediation and collaborative practice, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Donald T. Saposnek

Book Review: The Master Agreement by Jay Bultz

(10/08/18)Donald T. Saposnek

'The Master Agreement', now in its Second Edition, offers a comprehensive manual of issues, clauses and phrases for use in drafting Marital Settlement Agreements. This book is unique, of very high quality, will save you time, and elevate the quality of your drafting.

Michelle Brenner

Mediation – Engaging the Rhythm of Polyvagal Regulation

(10/05/18)Michelle Brenner

What do garden snails, lizards and humans all have in common?

Like the Fireflies Generating Light

(10/05/18)María Victoria Marun, Maria Eugenia Sole

It is currently common to use expressions such as "polarization" or "crack" to describe the attitudes with which the inhabitants, politicians and governments in different countries raise or debate their problems.

Como Las Luciernagas Generando Luz - en espanol

(10/05/18)Maria Victoria Marun, Maria Eugenia Sole

Actualmente es común usar expresiones como "polarización" o "grieta" para describir las actitudes con las que los habitantes, políticos y gobiernos de diferentes países plantean o debaten sus problemas.

Ryan Compton

Family Mediation and Domestic Abuse

(10/05/18)Ryan Compton

Mediation in Worcester, Gloucester and the surrounding areas is increasingly the default option when it comes to family dispute resolution.

Brennan Frazier

Call for Community Mediation Surveys

(10/05/18)Brennan Frazier

This is a survey request to develop and implement a two-phase data collection process in order to determine the present state of community mediation.

Phyllis Pollack

Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen!

(10/05/18)Phyllis Pollack

I just finished conducting a mediation (lemon law) which did not settle. And I think I know the reason.

Meredith Richardson

How to Break Free of An Addictive Relationship

(10/05/18)Meredith Richardson

You can choose whether to continue with an addictive relationship.

Susan Yates

My Favorite Resource Featuring Catherine Geyer

(10/05/18)Susan Yates

Our series, My Favorite Resource, features interviews with our court ADR friends across the country to learn about their favorite resource.

Joy Rosenthal

Why Do I Want You to Stay in the Room?

(10/05/18)Joy Rosenthal

I want to say a word about neutrality, which is a very important concept in mediation.

Maxine Baker-Jackson

Interview with Maxine Baker-Jackson

(10/02/18)Maxine Baker-Jackson

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Maxine Baker-Jackson, former Director and Mediator, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Dependency Court, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Georgia Daniels

Making Referrals to Divorce Mediation or Family Mediation

(9/28/18)Georgia Daniels

Mental health professionals may have a general idea about what divorce mediation is but want to know more about it before making referrals. This article discusses critical points for you to consider before referring your clients to divorce mediation or mediation of other family issues.

Armita Azad

Power, Impartiality, and Timing: Third Party Mediation in the Middle East

(9/28/18)Armita Azad

There has been upsurge literature on third party intervention in recent years, and still a significant gap in the field of mediation.

John Lande

Reality-Testing Questions for Real Life and Simulations – and Ideas for Stone Soup Assignments

(9/28/18)John Lande

Litigation offers many potential benefits. It can help people solve difficult problems, make relationships and institutions function properly, and promote justice.

Lesley Allport

Never Make Assumptions About Colleagues

(9/28/18)Lesley Allport

Whenever it comes to other people, our prejudices – and a pretty basic lack of knowledge – are what tend to rule.

Cinnie Noble

Conflict Assumptions

(9/28/18)Cinnie Noble

When we are in conflict with another it is often the case that we make assumptions about her or him.

Margaret Shaw

Interview with Margaret Shaw

(9/26/18)Margaret Shaw

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Margaret Shaw, recipient of this year's Mary Parker Follett award from ACR, filmed as part of Mediate.com's ' Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

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, Andrea Maia

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.

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