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Jonathan Rodrigues

A ‘Mediator’s Touchdown’: Tactfully concluding imperfect conferences

(1/24/20)Jonathan Rodrigues

“That was a poor landing by the captain,” grumbled an unamused passenger to a stranger across the aisle. “Every flight is a risk. We must not take for granted that we are alive to complain,” the other responded.

Keri Morris

The Beauty and Terror of Change

(1/24/20)Keri Morris

In my role as mediator one of the questions I am asked most often by parents, community groups, and interested parties is if an agreement reached at Family Dispute Resolution is legally binding and enforceable through the family court.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

What if You Die? Divorcing and Death

(1/24/20)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

There’s an interesting dichotomy between married couples’ view of life insurance.

John Lande

Theory of Change Symposium – Part 5 and Coming Attractions

(1/24/20)John Lande

This jumbo-size post is the last part in the Theory of Change Symposium.

Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Are the Flow of Interruptions in the Workday Actually Reducing Mental as Well as Work Flow?

(1/24/20)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Reports show that numerous interruptions occur throughout the course of most of our workdays.

Lorraine Segal

Overwork and Conflict

(1/24/20)Lorraine Segal

Are you feeling angry and put upon at work? Are you having negative interactions and conflict over relatively small matters? Overwork may be the culprit.

F. Peter Phillips

“Abusing the Mediation Process”

(1/24/20)F. Peter Phillips

Two experts in the Milan UIA Mediation Forum addressed “Abuse in the Mediation Process.”

Cinnie Noble

Preparing for that Dreaded Conversation

(1/24/20)Cinnie Noble

“By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail,” Benjamin Franklin.

Erin Alarcon

The Intersection and Impact of Personality Type and Conflict Management Style

(1/17/20)Erin Alarcon

By understanding the relationship between personality types and conflict management styles we can achieve more productive dispute resolution discussions and increase the potential for mutually satisfactory resolutions.

Felicia Staub

The Effect of Power in Mediation

(1/17/20)Felicia Staub

Balancing power is an important part of mediation. I did a mediation recently in which the levels of power of each party played a very important role.

James Dorian

10 Mediation Tips for Settling Business Disputes

(1/17/20)James Dorian

For practitioners of the law, mediation is a well-known concept that became part of their lives.

Dividing the Burial Plot in Divorce

(1/17/20)Mary Salisbury

This article addresses an often overlooked asset in divorce, the burial plot, and the surprising negative consequences of failing to address this asset in the divorce decree.

Kathleen Kauth

Cost of Workplace Conflict

(1/17/20)Kathleen Kauth

Conflict in the workplace is extremely costly.

Cinnie Noble

Connecting With Our Values

(1/17/20)Cinnie Noble

“It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” Roy Disney

Varsha Manoj

Negotiating With My Client

(1/10/20)Varsha Manoj

As a freshly minted lawyer, I came to a realization within a few months of joining the workforce - my very expensive university education prepared me for only half the battle.

Margaret Poulter

Falling Into Mediation

(1/10/20)Margaret Poulter

As I near retirement I have had an opportunity to reflect back onto my amazing career as a mediator, to think about all the changes I have seen in the ADR area and also the people who I have helped.

Carrie Gour

5 (Perhaps Unexpected) Ways to Reduce Legal Fees When Getting a Divorce

(1/10/20)Carrie Gour

For anyone going through a litigated or high conflict divorce which can be very expensive, Kathleen Wells, lead partner at Wells Family Law shares her top 5 tips for keeping costs down.

Cinnie Noble

Conflict Resolutions for 2020!

(1/04/20)Cinnie Noble

Here are my conflict resolutions for 2020. What are yours?

New Study Evaluates the Role of Misconception in Creating Conflict

(1/03/20)Natalie Davis

This new study explores the idea that misconceptions are in fact a cause of conflicts. It is widely accepted that misconceptions are a root cause of conflicts, but it has not been thoroughly explored.

Dan Simon

Directive Impulses Run Deep

(1/03/20)Dan Simon

While mediating, I try to support parties in making their own choices about how they participate in the conversation.

Denise French

Mediation versus Court in Divorce

(1/03/20)Denise French

“I’ll get my day in court!” ……. “The judge won’t like what you did!” …….. “I’m going to spread your dirt all over the courtroom!”

Eleni Charalambidou

Dispute Resolution and the Catalyst for Change in Cyprus: A Fellow’s Journey

(1/03/20)Eleni Charalambidou

As mediators and dispute resolution promoters, we are people’s people.

John Lande

Somewhere Between Reasonable and Crazy

(1/03/20)John Lande

The very touching Netflix movie, Marriage Story, provides an unusually realistic depiction of divorce dynamics.

F. Peter Phillips

Peter Kaskell, 1924-2019

(1/03/20)F. Peter Phillips

Peter Kaskell died on December 12, 2019. He was a dear friend whom I met at the CPR Institute and who taught me not just the delicate arts of demand-led commercial dispute management, but the even more delicate arts of humility, service and attention to others’ needs.

Arran Heal

The Horror of Bullying at France Telecom

(1/03/20)Arran Heal

Between 2008 and 2009, 35 employees of France Télécom committed suicide.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Do Post-Nuptial Agreements Belong in Marital Mediation?

(12/27/19)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Marital mediation is neither marital therapy nor couples therapy.

Sarah Ater

Did You Just Relinquish Control?

(12/27/19)Sarah Ater

This article shows how mediation can be used to intervene in early or advanced stages of conflict.

Kathleen Kauth

Gossip Feeds Conflict

(12/27/19)Kathleen Kauth

Gossip in the office can be very damaging, causing hidden (and sometimes not so hidden) conflicts.

Recent Research Proposes Walking as Creative Conflict Resolution Practice

(12/27/19)Natalie Davis

This article examines how walking may be beneficial to not only an individual, but to multiple people involved in a conflict resolution process.

Nicole Wilmet

My Favorite Resource: A Year in Review

(12/27/19)Nicole Wilmet

I have had such a wonderful time connecting with ADR friends across the country to learn about a wide variety of helpful and informative resources.

Joy Rosenthal

What’s in Your Wallet? (Do You Know?)

(12/27/19)Joy Rosenthal

One of the things that I’ve noticed when I mediate is that one person in a couple is often much more financially literate than the other.

Peter Adler

A Fresh Approach to Advanced Training

(12/24/19)Peter Adler, Louis Chang

This training seeks to provide: The right thing, in the right way, at the right time, in the right place, to the right person, for the right reason, with the right feeling... the first time.

Phyllis Pollack

It is All a Matter of Perspective

(12/24/19)Phyllis Pollack

This season is a time for reflection and to realize once again that not everyone sees the world the same way as we do.

Jonathan Rodrigues

Pressure-Cooker Mediation: Stick to basics to make a difference

(12/19/19)Jonathan Rodrigues

Set in an adversarial environment with a clicking court battle time-bomb placed over our heads, my first experience of court referred mediation in Scotland, as a co-mediator, was overwhelmingly real.

Michael Aurit

A Guide To Creative Christmas Plans For Divorced Parents

(12/19/19)Michael Aurit

This article discusses six options that are successful ways of sharing time with children over the holidays.

Dakota Murphey

Co-parenting During Divorce: 9 coping strategies to help your children

(12/19/19)Dakota Murphey

The relationship between the two marital partners may be coming to an end, but what about the children?

Luz Bibiana Clara

Mediation in light of the New Technologies. A multi-geographic journey through the origins and present of conflict resolution and technological impact -- Book Review

(12/19/19)Luz Bibiana Clara

This articles reviews Alberto Elisavetsky's new book discussing mediation and new technologies.

Luz Bibiana Clara

Comentario de Libro de Alberto Elisavetsky

(12/19/19)Luz Bibiana Clara

Esta obra dirigida magistralmente por el Dr. Alberto Elisavetsky, ha logrado reunir de modo ágil, ameno y coordinado, a referentes del tema ODR alrededor del mundo.

Lisa Taylor

Why You Should Mediate Your Divorce Instead of Litigating It

(12/12/19)Lisa Taylor

This article shows a clear timeline for mediating your divorce. The purpose of mediation is to get you talking about how to settle every issue right away, so the process is usually much faster, much less expensive, much less stressful and overall much more satisfying than litigation.

Kathleen Kauth

Conflicts in the 'Family' Work Environment

(12/12/19)Kathleen Kauth

What do you do when work treats you “like family”?

Natalie J. Armstrong

Building Breakthroughs: Video Interview with Louise Phipps Senft

(12/12/19)Natalie J. Armstrong, Louise Phipps Senft

By creating a space for change, Louise helps people get back on track so they can work more successfully with their advisors.

Roseann Vanella

Holiday Gift Giving Guidelines for Divorced Parents

(12/12/19)Roseann Vanella

Recently, a divorced parent asked me my opinion on how to go about giving holiday gifts to her children.

Ranse Howell

The Business of Disputes in Sports: A Chinese Perspective

(12/12/19)Ranse Howell

As part of a broader commitment to expand JAMS’ global footprint, the JAMS International Operations group recently organized an event in Beijing, China.

Dan Simon

The Forgiveness Instinct and Transformative Mediation

(12/12/19)Dan Simon

The capacity for forgiveness runs deep in our genes.

I. Jay Safier

Divorce and Social Security

(12/11/19)I. Jay Safier

This article will discuss how benefits are distributed to two people who are now divorced.

Charity Burke

Don’t Rely on Peer Mediation to Resolve Bullying in Schools

(12/06/19)Charity Burke

One way schools can equip students with the skills to address conflict is through peer mediation.

Eric Anderson

This I Believe

(12/06/19)Eric Anderson

I am willing to respect you even though I might not admire or look up to you for the accomplishments you are credited with.

Sarah Ater

Pacesetting in Mediation

(12/06/19)Sarah Ater

This article encourages mediators with different levels of experience to work together. It uses the analogy of pacesetters in a marathon to show how mediators can support and challenge each other leading to growth and improvement in the mediation profession

Stanley Santire

New Horizon for International Commercial Mediation: The Singapore Convention

(12/06/19)Stanley Santire

The fundamental concept of the Convention began in 1958 with the signing of the New York Convention. That concept is the obligation of contracting nation states to give effect to private agreements emerging from alternative dispute resolution.

Daniel Rainey

Thoughts on the Singapore Convention

(12/06/19)Daniel Rainey

The Singapore Convention parallels the New York Convention for Arbitration by legitimizing mediation as a dispute resolution method for international commercial transactions.

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