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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Phyllis Pollack

Implicit Bias is Everywhere: Even in the ER!

(12/06/19)Phyllis Pollack

This article discusses a medical diagnosis--due to bias.

Emma Hartman

How to Manage Conflict at Work: The Argument for Utilizing Emotional Intelligence

(12/06/19)Emma Hartman

If you are, as they say, a left-brained person, you may find it difficult to manage conflict in the workplace when it springs up between employees.

Patricia Porter

Verbal Self-Defense Begins with a Mindset of Compassion and Empathy

(12/06/19)Patricia Porter

What does it mean to learn the art of verbal self-defense?

Kayla Matthews

Pursuing a Mediation Career Without a Law Degree

(11/29/19)Kayla Matthews

A career in mediation can be a reasonably lucrative choice that delivers challenges and rewards for those who are suited.

Joy Rosenthal

What to Do After You Get Your Divorce Judgment

(11/29/19)Joy Rosenthal

When we submit your divorce papers to the court in order to obtain a Judgment of Divorce (JOD), the terms of the Settlement Agreement become the law.

The In-House Perspective on ADR in Mexico

(11/29/19)Martin Navarro Sanchez

In October 2019, JAMS and the Arbitration Center of Mexico (CAM) jointly organized an academic event at the InterContinental Presidente Mexico City.

Positive Conflict in the Workplace: When Disputes Have Business Perks

(11/29/19)Vanessa Rose

Conflict is something we typically try to avoid, especially when we’re talking about business environments.

Lorraine Segal

Culture Clash in Conversations at Work

(11/22/19)Lorraine Segal

Is it an interruption or a cultural difference?

Cinnie Noble

Words Are Like Spears

(11/22/19)Cinnie Noble

A Yoruban proverb goes “Words are like spears: Once they leave your lips they can never come back.”

Emma Hartman

Food Demonstrator Provider to Pay $2.65 Million to Settle EEOC Disability Suit

(11/22/19)Emma Hartman

In cases where discrimination has occurred, mediation becomes trickier and sometimes it seems the only way to bring reconciliation is through a trial.

Phyllis Pollack

Happy Thanksgiving !!!!

(11/22/19)Phyllis Pollack

Thanksgiving is in a few days, and I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Turkey Day!

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