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Phyllis Pollack

The Reality of Impasse: Show me the money!

(10/11/19)Phyllis Pollack

It is funny how sometimes the stars align to suddenly highlight an issue that was nowhere in my conscious brain before then.

Jen Reynolds

Mandatory Minimums and Plea Bargaining

(10/11/19)Jen Reynolds

Is one of the problems with mandatory minimums is that they make police misconduct more difficult to manage?

Cinnie Noble

Message Gleaned About Conflict From a Tweet

(10/11/19)Cinnie Noble

A few months ago, I posted a quote on Twitter that a colleague sent me because she thought I’d like it. And I do.

Jonathan Rodrigues

Reintroducing Mediation To Millennial India - Part 2

(10/11/19)Jonathan Rodrigues

Mediation requires an entirely different branding approach—away from being a charitable amenity in court, towards becoming a commercially viable service.

Maria Simpson

The Anchoring Effect

(10/10/19)Maria Simpson

The anchoring effect is a form of bias in favor of the first piece of information we hear during a negotiation, often the other person’s goal.

Kayla Matthews

7 Benefits of Mediation Programs in Higher Education Institutions

(10/10/19)Kayla Matthews

There are many forms of mediation and environments in which they occur, but a place that proves extremely beneficial for mediation takes place in an educational setting.

Amy Robertson

It Ain’t My Fault: How Best to Manage Workplace Conflict

(10/10/19)Amy Robertson

Workplace conflicts sometimes make me think of a song by the country-music duo Brothers Osborne called “It Ain’t My Fault.”

Michael Aurit

Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) to Livestream November 7-9 Conference

(10/04/19)Michael Aurit

For the first time, a national family mediation conference will be broadcast live, online, across the United States and around the world, via LiveStream.

Jim Melamed

Family Mediation 2.0 - Integrating Online Capacities

(10/04/19)Jim Melamed

Dramatic changes are coming to family mediation programs and practices in the U.S. In the court context, The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew) are now leading the way to expand online access to justice, including online dispute resolution (ODR).

Sheldon Stark

“Are You Kidding Me!?”: Bringing Humor to the Mediation Process

(10/04/19)Sheldon Stark

Mediation is a serious process where serious conflicts are seriously addressed by serious people.

Patricia Porter

Changing the Way I Handle Verbal Attacks

(10/04/19)Patricia Porter

One of my personal challenges is how to deflect and master my in-the-moment reactions to verbal attacks.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Transforming the Healer-I

(10/04/19)Ronald S. Kraybill

How can we assist the healing of a broken world when we ourselves are far from healed?

Emma Hartman

Trucking Company Will Pay $22,500 and Make Policy Changes to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

(10/04/19)Emma Hartman

Transport America was fined $22,500 and they will need to make changes to their policy on service animals.

Meredith Richardson

Choose the Road Less Traveled in Conflict

(10/04/19)Meredith Richardson

Are you stuck in a rut in your relationship with someone?

Phyllis Pollack

The Good and Bad of Anger in Negotiation!

(10/04/19)Phyllis Pollack

I wonder whether the use of anger in negotiations is helpful or harmful.

Susan Raines

What I Wished I Had Known: Lessons from Mediation and Life

(10/03/19)Susan Raines

After more than 16,500 mediations inside and outside of the court system, dozens of organizational interventions, executive coaching, and overall collaborative problem solving, I have learned some hard lessons about what works and what doesn’t.

Jim Melamed

Mediate.com Launches MediateIndia! Proven Bridge Between Professional Mediators and the Public

(10/01/19)Jim Melamed

Mediate.com, the world’s most visited dispute resolution site and most used mediator directory, has launched MediateIndia! CAMP, based in Bangalore, is the Foundational Sponsor for MediateIndia!

Noah Shaw

The Roots of Intolerance and Opposition to Compromise: The Effects of Absolutism on Political Attitudes

(10/01/19)Noah Shaw

With increasing political polarization in the United States, political absolutists are halting the practice of compromise and collaboration for their Congressional representatives.

Carrie Gour

A Guide: How to Collect Text, Message, Phone and Email Evidence

(9/30/19)Carrie Gour

This article is aimed at clients working with collaborative practitioners, therapists, or legal counsel who need to document text message and email conversations for evidence or as a reference, a summary of what to document, and how to document so that what is captured will be admissible, if required.

Steven Goldman

Why Mediation, Why Me?

(9/30/19)Steven Goldman

Why should I choose mediation to deal with conflict?

Cinnie Noble

Change the Frame: The Picture Changes

(9/30/19)Cinnie Noble

How have you framed your conflict?

Maria Simpson

Trust At Work

(9/30/19)Maria Simpson

Brush up on your workplace conflict resolution skills--and build up some trust in your employees.

Amy Robertson

WorkPeace: Get Curious

(9/30/19)Amy Robertson

If you work in Human Resources or manage employees then you will no doubt be involved with resolving conflict at your workplace.

Phyllis Pollack

Sometimes, It Pays to Pretend Anger!

(9/30/19)Phyllis Pollack

Mediation is a voluntary process in which each party is to make her own uncoerced decision.

Jonathan Rodrigues

TED talk- Did Your Lawyer Mention Multi-door Dispute Resolution System?

(9/29/19)Jonathan Rodrigues

33 million cases are pending in the courts of India as of 2019--what is the answer?

Saakshi Jain

Use of Mediation During Divorce Proceedings in India

(9/26/19)Saakshi Jain

In this blog post, Saakshi Jain, student, Amity University, Lucknow Campus writes about Mediation, a must and compulsory process in India. This post also covers the need, advantages, and disadvantages of mediation and its impact on Indian divorces.

Bruce Edwards

Interview with Bruce Edwards - The Future of Mediation and Mediation in India

(9/23/19)Bruce Edwards

This is a new interview of Bruce Edwards by Mediate.com's Managing Editor, Dr. Clare Fowler. Mr. Edwards discusses the growth in the field of mediation generally and the growth of mediation in India specifically.

Sandeep Bhalothia

Mediation in Domestic Violence Case: Whether to Use or Not to Use? – An Indian Perspective

(9/21/19)Sandeep Bhalothia

In this article, I aim to identify two opposite interests associated with the settlement of domestic violence cases, and look at the Indian law to see how those two interests are equitably balanced, therefore, providing a recommended way forward, not necessarily a perfect one, to handle cases related to domestic violence.

Laura Tarcea

Effective Communication Makes for Optimal Mediation - Part 2

(9/20/19)Laura Tarcea

This article discusses why communication matters during family separation.

Maria Simpson

Talking About Conflict

(9/20/19)Maria Simpson

Why would team members want to discuss a sensitive member with someone they don't know?

Susan Nauss Exon

Trusting an Online Mediator: It May be Easier than You Think

(9/20/19)Susan Nauss Exon

Trustworthiness is a notable mediator trait.

Phyllis Pollack

Culture Differences

(9/20/19)Phyllis Pollack

During a recent discussion of ethics, I asked whether it would be proper to hide information.

Susan Yates

Characteristics of Quality Court ADR Programs

(9/20/19)Susan Yates

What characteristics do you think are shared by quality court ADR programs? I took a swing at a list here. What would you add? Change?

Dan Simon

Mediation Approaches: We Don’t Have Science, So Let’s Have Principles

(9/20/19)Dan Simon

The research on mediation approaches shows a connection between transformative methods and the best outcomes on all levels.

Mark Kantor

US Appeals Court in “Manifest Disregard” Claim Instructs Arbitrator to Clarify “Irreconcilable Determinations”

(9/20/19)Mark Kantor

I draw to your attention an interesting recent approach from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit towards an argument that an arbitration award should be set aside for manifest disregard of the law.

Jonathan Rodrigues

Reintroducing Mediation To Millennial India

(9/20/19)Jonathan Rodrigues

For mediation to flourish into the future, mediation practitioners and lawmakers in India need to rethink the nation’s policies and strategies in promoting mediation to a generation of millennials.

Comparing Mediation And Lok Adalat: Toward An Integrated Approach To Dispute Resolution In India

(9/20/19)Gregg Relyea, Niranjan J. Bhatt

To resolve litigated disputes, Indian courts are using a variety of modern methods, including mediation, and traditional methods, including Lok Adalat, on a broad scale. Lok Adalat (the "people's court") is derived from the ancient panchayat system of justice, where panchas, village elders, helped people resolve their disputes.

F. Peter Phillips

Arbitration in India

(9/17/19)F. Peter Phillips

In this research paper I will analyze and comment on India’s arbitration and jurisprudence from pre-colonization to post-colonization in 1947. In Part I, I will briefly discuss the goal and purpose of arbitration, for those who are unfamiliar with them, and I will delve into the history of India’s arbitration, including the major legislative acts and arbitration institutions.

Mediation in India

(9/16/19) D .K. Sampath

D .K. Sampath provided mediation services through the Tamil Nadu State Legal Aid & Advice Board in India. In this article he reflects on the use of mediation to resolve workplace disputes in the banking and insurance industry.

Bruce Edwards

A Dent in the Universe

(9/16/19)Bruce Edwards

What have we learned from the mediators working tirelessly to promote the institutional and cultural changes necessary to implement mediation within their home countries?

Uma Ramanathan

Ideas, Ideologies, and Inferences

(9/15/19)Uma Ramanathan

Differences arise due to contrasting goals and demands and due to inability to perceive and acknowledge the stand of the other person.

Peter Adler

Disputing at a Panchayat Meeting

(9/14/19)Peter Adler

When I was twenty-two years old, I did a two-year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Here is a brief account of a dispute resolution meeting with a local governing council called the panchayat.

Uma Ramanathan

Thought Synergy Trajectory in Conflict Management

(9/14/19)Uma Ramanathan

"Between the Fact and Non-Fact is the Conflict," this statement is so blatantly simple that one wonders why we have not been able to dwell on this and recognize that this pulsating split second wonder can have appalling or astounding consequences.

Laura Tarcea

Effective Communication Makes for Optimal Mediation - Part 1

(9/13/19)Laura Tarcea

This article is a look at the implications of communication skills in the context of family mediation and recommendations.

Gerry O'Sullivan

The Mediator's Toolkit: Formulating and Asking Questions for Successful Outcomes

(9/13/19)Gerry O'Sullivan

Mediators need to formulate and ask incisive questions that challenge entrenched thinking and shift perspectives.

Arran Heal

How to Really Stop Discrimination by Class

(9/12/19)Arran Heal

Discrimination is a tightening net of issues and demands around HR.

Cinnie Noble

Three Sides to Every Story

(9/12/19)Cinnie Noble

When we talk about an interpersonal dispute between two people, we commonly say there are two sides to every story – the other person’s version of events and issues and our own.

Beth Graham

Pouring a Little Psychological Cold Water on ODR

(9/12/19)Beth Graham

In her scholarly work, Professor Sternlight looks at the potential good and bad aspects of online dispute resolution (“ODR”).

Hiro Aragaki

The African Promise

(9/12/19)Hiro Aragaki

Diversity in ADR is an important topic of late.

Gracious Timothy

Dealing With Bad Connections, Inside-Out and Outside-In

(9/12/19)Gracious Timothy, Tanima Tandon

In our respective professional lives, each of us have had a fair experience of the approach that advocates have towards in-house counsels and vice-versa.

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