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(12/06/21)Karen Brown Willcutts
As the oil and gas industry continues to evolve, oil and gas companies will no doubt see new types of claims asserted against them.
Divorce mediation has great advantages over the aggressive and unpredictable process of divorce litigation.
Have you wondered, when might it be necessary to bring in a mediator or, how does a mediator help families resolve conflicts?
In this article, we will be discussing the challenges women face at work and how mediation can help.
A mediator can enable the disputants’ exercise of their own self-determination, lessening the chances of the mediator exercising her/his own.
This panel had many highlights, including FOI Tom Stipanowich, who coined the term mixed-mode and who now refers to it as “lane-changing.”
Many of us have fine-tuned instincts that help guide us through challenges we face when we encounter situations and interactions that perplex us.
Before I start teaching a course or workshop about conflict management, I always tell my students that I have a modest goal for the class: to change their hearts, minds, and behaviors.
In his journal article, Mr. Tiamiyu examines potential ethical considerations related to emerging online dispute resolution technologies.
(11/22/21)Betty Weinberg Elerin, Sherry Klein Heitler
Both of these accomplished women have handled thousands of cases in multiple areas of the law.
When the legal profession began to experience the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, I wondered specifically how it would affect alternative dispute resolution. I was not so concerned about arbitration.
Have you wondered how to control your emotions during a difficult conversation or how to stay calm during a difficult conversation?
(11/22/21)Roseann Vanella, Carmela DeNicola
A “gray divorce” occurs when a senior couple ends their marriage after years or decades of togetherness.
According to the Singapore Convention on Mediation’s website, the Convention is a “multilateral treaty which offers a uniform and efficient framework for the enforcement and invocation of international agreements resulting from mediation.”
(11/16/21)Caryn Cridland, Mylene Chan
During the 2021 CPR International Conference, held online Oct. 6-7, CPR’s Young Leaders in Alternative Dispute Resolution Steering Committee presented “How to Work Effectively with Your In-House Counsel.”
(11/16/21)Lisbeth M. Bulmash, Glen M. Reiser
A podcast from JAMS featuring Hon. Glen Reiser (Ret.) and Lisbeth Bulmash, Esq., on the rise of trusts and estates disputes and the role of mediation in successful resolutions.
Sherkin's book When Gender is in Question focuses on the experience of the transitioning person and their loved ones and as such provides a doorway to deeper understanding, to uncovering bias, and to appropriate interaction.
This article addresses five important questions parents should ask a family mediator before hiring them. These questions could help parents find the right professional to guide them toward an agreement.
(11/08/21)N. Damali Peterman
As an alternative dispute professional whose job is to navigate conflict daily, I am often asked how I would handle certain situations. Recently, I was asked how to avoid engaging in social media battles.
Here is a classic quote by Benjamin Franklin: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
The relevance of this quote by Tuli Kupferberg to interpersonal conflict may not be immediately evident. But, through my work as a conflict management coach, and in my own experience, I am aware that we tend to get into patterns about how we react to things that provoke us.
War is the worst method of dispute resolution.
“What makes someone leave one partner for another? Or what forces someone to ask about divorce?” These are the most common questions asked on different divorce blogs and forums.
When I first read this quote years ago, it made no sense to me. It seemed nonsensical at best.
Conflict is a normal, unavoidable part of life.
(10/29/21)N. Damali Peterman
An ADR Expert’s View on Finding the Right Approach.
Oladeji Tiamiyu, Clinical Fellow at Harvard Law School and Host of Convergence, a podcast exploring the intersection of technology and dispute resolution, has published a timely article titled, “The Impending Battle for the Soul of ODR: Evolving Technologies and Ethical Factors Influencing the Field.”
Let’s start with the obvious–it pains me to realize that negotiation can’t fix everything.
Can the rules of improv theater help us with conflict?
Irvin P. Foster, who mentored and inspired many mediators, died on September 5th. ISCT Coordinator, Janet Mueller, shares the following remembrance of him.
The relevance of this quote by Tuli Kupferberg to interpersonal conflict may not be immediately evident.
Standard I of the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators is entitled "Self-Determination" and admonishes us that "a mediator shall conduct a mediation on the principle of party self-determination."
By turning their faces from the legal system, many companies have saved fortunes in the money and time that legal proceedings require.
Recognizing Common Internal Issues That Often Escalate Into Disputes and How ADR Can Help.
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One of the hardest problems that a divorcing couple may face is how to divide up marital property.