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Paul Rajkowski

One Shovel at a Time

(10/16/20)Paul Rajkowski

This article discusses "Raising Traditional Mediation - Becoming an Invisible Mediator."

Cinnie Noble

The Aim of Argument

(10/16/20)Cinnie Noble

It seems that sometimes when we begin to have an argument with someone the focus isn’t on moving things forward.

Dan Simon

A Transformative Mediator Intervening in a Commercial Would-Be Dispute

(10/16/20)Dan Simon

On September 15th, 2020 IDI, the International Distribution Institute organized a webinar focused on possible solutions for re-starting distribution and retail/franchising relationships which have suffered difficulties during lock- down, and which are still suffering difficulties in order to adapt to the restrictive measures imposed by the COVID pandemic.

The Singapore Convention and the JAMS/SCMC Joint Mediation Panel

(10/16/20)Gary Birnberg, Ranse Howell

This article discusses new opportunities for cross-border mediation, collaboration and dialogue.

Beth Graham

Evaluating Mediation’s Future

(10/16/20)Beth Graham

In her journal article, Professor Archerd advocates for using facilitative techniques to distinguish mediation from other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

John Lande

Asynchronous Instruction in this Year of Living Dangerously

(10/16/20)John Lande

Probably every student and instructor has had difficult challenges this year accommodating to the routines needed because of the pandemic.

Phyllis Pollack

The Dissonance Within Us

(10/09/20)Phyllis Pollack

Some of us are in a conflict; we “…are motivated more by a desire to appear moral than to actually be moral.”

October Month of Conflict Resolution Week 2: Featuring 4 Peacebuilding Think-Tanks Across the World

(10/09/20)Anupriya Kukreja

As part of our special series for Conflict Resolution Month this October, this is our second article where we have highlighted the following research institutes and think tanks across the world.

Mary Salisbury

The Lawyerization of the Mediation Process

(10/03/20)Mary Salisbury

Imagine my surprise years ago when I went through North Carolina family financial mediation training and I learned that the norm for mediating a couple going through divorce was shuttle mediation.

Cinnie Noble

Responding to Conflict

(10/03/20)Cinnie Noble

When we become embroiled in an interpersonal conflict it’s common that we easily lose track of what’s important to us.

Lorraine Segal

Fault Lines/Property Lines in Conflict

(10/03/20)Lorraine Segal

Understanding fault lines and property lines can help us resolve conflicts.

Phyllis Pollack

The Impermanence of Life

(10/03/20)Phyllis Pollack

Online Yom Kippur discussed was the impermanence of life.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Use Silence in Facilitating

(10/02/20)Ronald S. Kraybill

What can a facilitator do with an extremely persistent person, who refuses to stop interrupting others in mediating or facilitating?

Mediate.com Data Indicates Shift in Focus

(10/02/20)Colin Rule, Jim Melamed, Clare Fowler

Mediate.com recently completed a survey of 300 dispute resolution professionals.

Ronald S. Kraybill

When People Interrupt

(9/30/20)Ronald S. Kraybill

The problem we saw in the recent residential debate is familiar to any mediator: How do you keep angry people from interrupting each other?

Francois Bogacz

Impact of Couple Conflict and Mediation on How Romantic Partners are Seen: An fMRI study

(9/28/20)Francois Bogacz

This article illustrates that mediation improves conflict resolution and is associated with increased activity in the nucleus accumbens, a key region in the brain's reward circuitry.

Amy Robertson

Do You Have to be a Lawyer to Draft a Separation Agreement?

(9/28/20)Amy Robertson

Do you have to be an attorney to be a divorce mediator? The short answer is no. The long answer is important to unpack though.

Talking It Out- The Problem With, And In Rural Areas

(9/28/20)Aavieral Malik

It is a duty, I believe, on the part of those who belong to the legal fraternity, to do the needful to disseminate the same by participating and organizing legal awareness drives, so that in the long run, the scope of alternate dispute resolution not only looks good in the black and white text, but also as being applied and implemented in its practical sense to reduce the load on our already over-loaded judiciary, and also to aid in the speedy settlement of disputes and better the access to justice.

Sarah Peyton

Fragility, Policing, and the Neurophysiology of Fear and Escalation

(9/28/20)Sarah Peyton

I invite those of us who are doing work in Black Lives Matter to consider the neuroscience effect of these conversations.

Lucia Kanter St. Amour

Secrets in Plain Sight

(9/25/20)Lucia Kanter St. Amour

Secrets in Plain Sight

Arthur Pressman

View from the mediator’s chair – what to do (and not do) in mediation

(9/18/20)Arthur Pressman

How to maximize your opportunity to "Win" at mediation.

Christopher Sheesley

Three Questions to Resolve Conflict

(9/18/20)Christopher Sheesley

Continually asking questions, rather than making declarations, is a core creed in my resolution work.

Michael Jacobs

Taking Control of Mediation

(9/18/20)Michael Jacobs

We like to feel in control. To lose this sense of control is to be open to doubt, anxiety, and fear.

Sean Gander

Therapeutic Alliances in Organizations

(9/18/20)Sean Gander

This article discusses fostering collaboration, mitigating conflict, and improving performance.

Pitamber Yadav

Mandatory Course on Mediation for Law Students in India

(9/17/20)Pitamber Yadav

Is mandatory mediation training in India too late?

Tony Guise

Max Schrems strikes again! Where next for Mediation Service Providers and their mediators?

(9/15/20)Tony Guise

Examines the outcome of the CJEU’s decision known as Schrems II from the perspective of mediation service providers and mediators. Proposes practical steps in which the results of Schrems II may be addressed. Reviews the emerging responses of Data Protection Authorities in Europe and the USA.

Hadassah Fidler

What Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Can Teach Us About the Neutrality of the Mediator

(9/15/20)Hadassah Fidler

Pitt and Jolie's divorce has taken a long time, filed for in 2016, although divorced in 2019 their agreement regarding child custody and financial assets is still ongoing.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

In the Time of Covid-19: The Rush to Modification

(9/15/20)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Today as the coronavirus keeps us isolated, huddled in our homes, fearful of venturing too far or thinking too deeply, we cannot long ignore the pandemic’s impact on contractual deals that we made when we thought we understood the present and even banked on a better tomorrow.

Amy Robertson

How to Choose a Divorce Mediator

(9/14/20)Amy Robertson

Mediator fit is really important.

Simon Boehme

You Mediate on Zoom. Now What?

(9/14/20)Simon Boehme

ODR is More Than Zoom

Michael Jacobs

The Paradox of Pain in Mediation

(9/04/20)Michael Jacobs

Pain is a mixed blessing in mediation.

Keri Morris

When Three Becomes a Crowd

(9/04/20)Keri Morris

An example of how dispute resolution can help when the courts can’t.

Mary Salisbury

The Importance of Accurately Attributing Gains on Separate Property in Divorce

(9/04/20)Mary Salisbury

Let’s take a simple example to show why a back of the envelope calculation could provide a completely inaccurate picture of the value of the marital vs separate portions of a joint account.

Roseann Vanella

Breaking Up Doesn’t Have to Mean Going Broke

(9/04/20)Roseann Vanella

Why an uncontested divorce makes sense for high net worth couples.

Kayla Matthews

Employee Contracts Are Becoming Complicated Amid COVID-19

(8/29/20)Kayla Matthews

Employee contracts, which were rarely straightforward before the pandemic, are particularly complicated now.

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