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Karen Brown Willcutts

Essential Tips for a Successful Oil and Gas Mediation

(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.

Roseann Vanella

4 Tips to Make the Most of Your Divorce Mediation Process

(12/06/21)Roseann Vanella

Divorce mediation has great advantages over the aggressive and unpredictable process of divorce litigation.

Bob Bordone

Video: When Might It Be Necessary to Bring In a Mediator?

(12/03/21)Bob Bordone

Have you wondered, when might it be necessary to bring in a mediator or, how does a mediator help families resolve conflicts?

Kate Sheppard

The Challenges Women Face at Work and How Mediation Can Help

(12/03/21)Kate Sheppard

In this article, we will be discussing the challenges women face at work and how mediation can help.

Sharon Kendrick-Johnson

Self-Determination in the Skilled Mediator

(11/30/21)Sharon Kendrick-Johnson

A mediator can enable the disputants’ exercise of their own self-determination, lessening the chances of the mediator exercising her/his own. 

Jacqueline Nolan-Haley

Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution Papers Featured at Fordham Conference

(11/30/21)Jacqueline Nolan-Haley

This panel had many highlights, including FOI Tom Stipanowich, who coined the term mixed-mode and who now refers to it as “lane-changing.”

Cinnie Noble

Your Gut Instincts and Conflict

(11/30/21)Cinnie Noble

Many of us have fine-tuned instincts that help guide us through challenges we face when we encounter situations and interactions that perplex us.

Lorraine Segal

Changing Hearts, Minds, and Behavior around Conflict

(11/30/21)Lorraine Segal

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.

Beth Graham

The Impending Battle for the Soul of Online Dispute Resolution

(11/30/21)Beth Graham

In his journal article, Mr. Tiamiyu examines potential ethical considerations related to emerging online dispute resolution technologies.

Betty Weinberg Elerin

Focusing on Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Conversation With Two JAMS Neutrals

(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.

Caroline Antonacci

Virtual Mediation in Today’s World: A Pandemic Success Story

(11/22/21)Caroline Antonacci

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.

Bob Bordone

How to Stay Calm During Difficult Conversations (like at Thanksgiving!)

(11/22/21)Bob Bordone

Have you wondered how to control your emotions during a difficult conversation or how to stay calm during a difficult conversation?

Roseann Vanella

Why is Gray Divorce Becoming Increasingly Common?

(11/22/21)Roseann Vanella, Carmela DeNicola

A “gray divorce” occurs when a senior couple ends their marriage after years or decades of togetherness.

Bryanna Rainwater

CPR International Conference Highlights: ‘Effects on Cross-Border Disputes After the Singapore Convention’

(11/16/21)Bryanna Rainwater

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.”

Caryn Cridland

How to Work Effectively with Your In-House Counsel

(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.”

Lisbeth M. Bulmash

[PODCAST] JAMS Neutrals on the Evolution of Trusts and Estates Disputes and Considerations for Selecting the Right Mediator

(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.

Janet Chance

Book Review: When Gender is in Question, a Guide to Understanding

(11/12/21)Janet Chance

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.

Ben Coltrin

5 Questions to Ask Your Potential Family Mediator

(11/12/21)Ben Coltrin

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.

N. Damali Peterman

Tips to Navigate Conflict in the World of Social Media

(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.

Martin Rosenfeld

Being Prepared

(11/08/21)Martin Rosenfeld

Here is a classic quote by Benjamin Franklin: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

Cinnie Noble

“When Patterns Are Broken, New Worlds Emerge”

(11/08/21)Cinnie Noble

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.

John Lande

What I'm Reading – Collateral Damage of War

(11/08/21)John Lande

War is the worst method of dispute resolution.

Natalie Maximets

What Makes Someone Ask for a Divorce

(11/07/21)Natalie Maximets

“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.

Phyllis Pollack

The Known and the Unknown

(11/05/21)Phyllis Pollack

When I first read this quote years ago, it made no sense to me. It seemed nonsensical at best.

Sharon Kendrick-Johnson

Incorporating a Campus Mediation Program

(11/01/21)Sharon Kendrick-Johnson

Conflict is a normal, unavoidable part of life.

N. Damali Peterman

Tips to Navigate Conflict in the World of Social Media

(10/29/21)N. Damali Peterman

An ADR Expert’s View on Finding the Right Approach.

Beth Graham

The Impending Battle for the Soul of Online Dispute Resolution

(10/29/21)Beth Graham

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.”

Andrea Schneider

Negotiation Will Not Fix Sexism

(10/23/21)Andrea Schneider

Let’s start with the obvious–it pains me to realize that negotiation can’t fix everything.

Lorraine Segal

Conflict Management Lessons from Improv Theater

(10/23/21)Lorraine Segal

Can the rules of improv theater help us with conflict?

Dan Simon

Remembering Mediator Irvin P. Foster

(10/23/21)Dan Simon

Irvin P. Foster, who mentored and inspired many mediators, died on September 5th. ISCT Coordinator, Janet Mueller, shares the following remembrance of him.

Cinnie Noble

“When Patterns are Broken, New Worlds Emerge”

(10/23/21)Cinnie Noble

The relevance of this quote by Tuli Kupferberg to interpersonal conflict may not be immediately evident.

Phyllis Pollack

Court Ordered Mediation and Informed Consent

(10/22/21)Phyllis Pollack

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."

John Peterson

How Much Money Does Mediation Save Companies?

(10/18/21)John Peterson

By turning their faces from the legal system, many companies have saved fortunes in the money and time that legal proceedings require.

Christopher Keele

Health Systems and the Benefits of Early Dispute Resolution

(10/18/21)Christopher Keele

Recognizing Common Internal Issues That Often Escalate Into Disputes and How ADR Can Help.

Joy Rosenthal

Working with Financial Neutrals

(10/18/21)Joy Rosenthal

One of the hardest problems that a divorcing couple may face is how to divide up marital property.

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