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This is a sequel to the post last week, My Covid Perceived Injurious Experiences (PIE). This is one author articulating their concerns and their approach to resolving a personal conflict with their COVID experience. While Mediate.com does not take a stance on the pandemic, we encourage authors to write in with their approach to resolving interpersonal pandemic conflicts.
Our country, and the world in general, is divided. This article gives an example of how to have a conversation with someone who has a different approach to the pandemic than you.
India passed its ground breaking Mediation Act, 2021 on December 15, 2021.
This article details a mediator's experience with COVID, and vocalizing feelings of anger and perceived conflict.
(1/17/22)Randa M. Trapp
Is the legal profession in fact a noble profession?
Ronald Ravikoff, Esq., has been a JAMS neutral since 2012 and has been on the American Healthcare Lawyers Association panel of neutrals since 2014. We spoke with Ron Ravikoff about his extensive experience in health care mediation and arbitration and the advantages alternate dispute resolution (ADR) brings to the health care industry at large.
Sound financial planning may be the last thing on your mind when divorcing but it may never be more valuable.
(1/17/22)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
A surprising outcome that is noteworthy for Divorcing (or Divorced) Couples seeking to use Life Insurance Proceeds to assist their exes and or children.
Is your family or someone you know going through a rough patch and wondering when might it be necessary to bring in a mediator? Watch this video if you'd like to know how a mediator helps families resolve conflicts and what the qualities of a good mediator are.
At the outset of the Covid-19 outbreak, many experts predicted a sharp increase in divorce rates. This has played out a bit differently than expected.
The last mediation I conducted in 2021 did not result in a resolution.
This article is part of a series of perspectives on eviction mediation program development that is being supported by the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution Foundation.
Out of the blue, I got an email from Peter Phillips saying, “John, just a note to report how much fun Stone Soup is.
It was front-page news in the New York Times that NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams said that emotional intelligence is his “No. 1 criteria” for selecting top officials in his administration.
Tara West has studied all of the approaches to mediation.
This article discusses the power of respectful communication and appreciation of different values for working through value-based conflicts. Understanding other people’s personal journeys, which led them to make their religious decisions, can resolve conflict by exposing shared interests.
Have you been wanting to up-level your negotiation skills and wondering how to control your emotions during a difficult conversation so you can get what you want?
Are you naturally an interviewer or a volunteer in difficult conversations? A discussion on conflict and conversation styles.
These are my resolutions for 2022--some recycled that I'm still working on.
This brief article looks at the need to engender good will in a contested divorce.
What has the last 21 months taught me?
As the state of eviction mediation continues to evolve, we wanted to share some notable developments from across the country.
Abby Silverman and Cyrus Dugger offer their thoughts on various topics related to employment mediation, including negotiation strategies, tax considerations and goodwill gestures.
A podcast from JAMS featuring neutral Michael Lewis and Carl Smallwood and Nancy Rogers of the Divided Community Project (DCP) on the project’s goal of using dispute resolution tools to positively impact and empower communities across the nation.
When you are getting divorced or separated, a torrent of mixed emotions, such as anger, relief, and worry are likely to overwhelm you.
Recently, I conducted a mediation which from the moment I introduced myself, I knew it would not settle. These signs gave it away.
Perspectives from JAMS neutral Shirish Gupta and JAMS Diversity Fellow Genesis Fisher on navigating co-founder separation disputes.
What makes you a special master?
There are many benefits of using mediation in your child custody case. Mediation gives you the final say over the type of custody you get and the other terms of your parenting plan.
(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.
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A mediator can enable the disputants’ exercise of their own self-determination, lessening the chances of the mediator exercising her/his own.