In this model, the lawyer-mental health professional duo creates a safe container for you and your sibling to communicate authentically about what really matters to you.
In the aftermath of the Parkland crisis, the surrounding community and mediators/peacebuilders have been called to assist in efforts with the Crime Commission, law enforcement and even SWAT to work in the area of youth violence prevention.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Roger Fisher, author of 'Getting to Yes' and other negotiation and dispute resolution books and founder of the Harvard Project on Negotiation, filmed as part of the Mediate.com 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Here are typical questions mediators have at mediation trainings.
(4/06/18)Eric Van Loon
Except in “bet the company” circumstances, extensive discovery, dispositive motions, expert reports, and hearing costs are making courthouse litigation cost prohibitive.
For years, a gap has existed between mediation training of young students and entry into the field as professional mediators.
The dwindling of the cheetah population is due to the conflict between them and men.
Social and news media bombard us daily with accounts of sexual harassment and misconduct by captains of industry, the arts and politics.
A powerful tool for healing and transforming conflict at work is affirming and envisioning harmony.
The overconfidence effect is a natural bias toward believing that we’re better at something than we actually are.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Harvard Law Professor Frank Sander, founder of the Multi-Door Courthouse movement, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.
Now celebrating our 23rd Year, Mediate.com has been recognized as a Top Law Firm Directory.
So… is the attorney in the Daniels/Trump case in a no-win situation here?
More often than not, we are surprised when we get a negative reaction after having provided feedback to a peer or colleague.
Abusive supervisors are ubiquitous in the workplace, causing distress for their employees and costing employers in the US an estimated $23.8 billion each year.
(3/22/18)Sandeep Bhalothia, Achintya Sharma
Use of mediation in resolving commercial and family disputes is gaining popularity worldwide and a lot have been written about its benefits. However, in this article, we discuss the necessity of optimism in a mediator - without which hardly any mediation can be successful.
In the United States you find that caucus is mostly associated with events in the political arena where supporters or members of a political party or movement are meeting to discuss issues and make decisions.
The results on how the collaborative approach in resolving conflicts is more successful than the adversarial is proven not only by real data provided by the two companies but also by the increasing number of the clients’ demands to resolve conflicts in an economical, faster, and cheaper ways.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Doug Yarn, a leading conflict resolution academic, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
(3/16/18)Donald T. Saposnek
After 911, our lives changed seemingly forever. No longer a safe, secure, innocent society, Americans have come to a tipping point.
This paper provides a brief overview of mediation with a focus on clients’ self-determinism in family mediation or family dispute resolution (FDR) and Ontario court-connected alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs.
The article is sums up the infinite reasons/ outcomes that the healing effects of mediation can bring to kids in our society.
A common reason for workplace tension is biased judgement.
This year’s JAMS Foundation/NAFCM funding focus is Homeless, those facing eviction and public housing.
If you were asked to stop doing any of these simple tasks, what feelings and emotions might you experience?
In the 1990s, the very suggestion of facilitated negotiation was viewed with equal parts suspicion and contempt by most seasoned trial lawyers
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with John Helie, founder of ConflictNet and co-Founder of Mediate.com, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
(3/14/18)Jan Frankel Schau, Nina Meierding
Anyone who has ever been married will admit that men and women argue differently. It should be no surprise to learn that women and men negotiate differently as well.
Most novice and experienced conflict mediators alike feel themselves viscerally tighten in the face of an impending impasse. However, current studies in neuroscience suggest that frustration can be useful in fomenting creative problem solving.
For decades now, small claims courts have been offering a great service to our society. But now that most of us have a smart-phone, they can do an even better job.
The article develops the question of whether damages for cases sounding in tort should be treated differently from those sounding in contract.
The last decade and a half has seen an explosion in communication by every means imaginable other than face to face. For this reason, I believe its points are worth revisiting.
How we define conflict mastery and the characteristics needed to be and be seen as such varies.
Three myths relevant to Dispute Management Plans (DMPs) exist.
(3/09/18)F. Peter Phillips
One of the issues before the Supreme Court right nowis particularly interesting.
John Lande's recent article and blog on BATNAs raise two questions that are addressed in this article.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Michael Lewis, a long-time leader in the field of mediation, filmed as part of Mediate.com's ' Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.
Perri Ellen Mayes passed peacefully on March 1, 2018, after a short illness, which she battled with grace and courage.
This article will examine suggested conditions that should be examined by the mediator prior to asking the interpreter or translator for their professional service in the mediation session.
This article addresses the relevance of teaching social justice on campus - in the classroom and in student affairs - and the challenge of maintaining a balanced and reasoned approach.
(3/02/18)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
The new act aims to prevent this “nefarious” practice, often labeled as a divorce subsidy, by rendering alimony payments as after tax income, beginning with the 2019 tax year.
Recent events show that our social problems are exacerbated by a wide variety of anti-social media behaviors.
(3/02/18)Ronald S. Kraybill
I used to be ambivalent about the digital v paper choice, but no more.
The Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that a payday lender did not waive its right to compel arbitration against the company’s defaulting customers.
When words come out of your mouth that you instantly regret, here are some ways to recover from your faux pas and minimize the impact of ill-chosen words.
A committee of the Storting (Norway's supreme legislature) has approved a proposal to mandate Studentombud for all universities in the country. At present, ten universities provide Student Ombuds programs, which serve about two-thirds of all university students.
Frank E.A. Sander ’52, a longtime Harvard Law School professor and a pioneer in the field of alternative dispute resolution, has died. He was 90.
Parties and advocates can flounder in the intersection of logic and emotion. This program will focus on “nuts and bolts” techniques for breaking impasse. Learn tips to dispense “reality therapy” and reach closure in the face of apparent impasse.
(2/27/18)David A. Hoffman
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with David Hoffman, founder of The Boston Collaborative and former President of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
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Many clients and attorneys are confused about what mediation is and is not, and are not sure what they will get if they go to mediation.