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Arthur Pressman

A Modest Proposal

(5/25/18)Arthur Pressman

I’ve got no satirical purpose in my modest proposal and contrary to eating our young (like Jonathan Swift's original Modest Proposal), it is about learning from our young.

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Comparative Data on Mediation Websites: Most Visited and Most Linked

(4/18/18)Mediate.com

According to Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website. In business since 1996, Mediate.com has over 6 million annual site visitors and serves as a bridge between professionals offering dispute resolution services and people needing these services.

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Mediate.com Recognized as a Top Attorney Directory for SEO!

(3/26/18)Mediate.com

Now celebrating our 23rd Year, Mediate.com has been recognized as a Top Law Firm Directory.

Sandeep Bhalothia

Be a Glass Half-full Mediator

(3/22/18)Sandeep Bhalothia, Achintya Sharma

Use of mediation in resolving commercial and family disputes is gaining popularity worldwide and a lot have been written about its benefits. However, in this article, we discuss the necessity of optimism in a mediator - without which hardly any mediation can be successful.

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In Memorium: Perri Ellen Mayes, Leading Milwaukee Mediator - 1960 - 2018

(3/04/18)Mediate.com

Perri Ellen Mayes passed peacefully on March 1, 2018, after a short illness, which she battled with grace and courage.

Frank Sander

In Memoriam: Frank E.A. Sander, pioneer in ADR (1927-2018)

(3/01/18)Frank Sander

Frank E.A. Sander ’52, a longtime Harvard Law School professor and a pioneer in the field of alternative dispute resolution, has died. He was 90.

Antonio Piazza

A Conversation With Antonio Piazza

(2/22/18)Antonio Piazza

This is a taped interview with well-known mediator Antonio Piazza. Mr. Piazza pioneered the development of mediated negotiations as the preferred alternative to protracted conflict in complex civil disputes.

Leonardo d'Urso

How Turkey Went from Virtually Zero to 30,828 Mediations in Just One Month

(2/22/18)Leonardo d'Urso

Mediation and the “Snowball” Effect in the Mediterranean: How Turkey Went from Virtually Zero to 30,828 Mediations in Just One Month (and Greece is Next!).

Marvin E. Johnson

Interview with Marvin Johnson

(1/09/18)Marvin E. Johnson

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Marvin Johnson, a national leader in the field of dispute resolution generally and on issues of elevating diversity in the ADR field, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Peter Adler

Eye of the Storm Leadership: Guerilla Bridge Building

(12/27/17)Peter Adler

Guerilla warfare is unconventional. Instead of relying on large, slow moving armies and doctrines of overwhelming force, guerillas depend on invisibility, highly portable weapons, quick ambushes, booby traps, and hundreds of pressuring tactics that achieve practical offensive or defensive results.

Paul Monicatti

Mediation Advocacy Beyond the Norm

(12/22/17)Paul Monicatti

Pre-mediation summaries give an advocate the latitude to set a non-adversarial tone conducive to joint problem solving

Cinnie Noble

Realizing Our Professional Goals

(10/23/17)Cinnie Noble

It is trite to say, but true, that remaining focused on our career destinations – where we want to go and who we want to be when we arrive – requires commitment to the journey.

Jim Melamed

Mediation.com Refuses Refund to Family of Mediator Who Died

(7/18/17)Jim Melamed

Mediation.com has once again revealed itself in refusing to offer any refund to the widow and child of a mediator who died 7 days into an alleged 2 year listing contract.

Jerry Barrett

Seeking Academic Help

(5/03/17)Jerry Barrett

I’ve been thinking more urgently about getting scholars and others interested in using the scholarly FEMA collection, and in finding someone to continue the work of storing our mediation stories.

Jim Melamed

BBB Complaints Against Mediation.com

(4/27/17)Jim Melamed

At Mediate.com, we receive multiple complaints each week about another company, Mediation.com. These detailed reports from BBB are instructive as to how this other company operates.

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Getting the Most from Mediate.com

(3/08/17)Mediate.com

This PDF presentation reviews the major sections of Mediate.com, including sections on content, resources, getting cases and additional Mediate.com services.

Margaret Shaw

Margaret Shaw Memorial

(2/06/17)Margaret Shaw

Margaret Shaw, a lawyer and pioneer in alternative dispute resolution, died unexpectedly February 2, 2017.

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In Memory of Tim Pownall, 1948-2016

(10/11/16)Mediate.com

Our friend and colleague, Tim Pownall, passed away October 9, 2016 Tim was a gifted teacher and a committed peacemaker–known for his dedicated work in reconciliation and thoughtful, constructive dispute resolution through initiatives like the PACIS Project for Interfaith Dialogue.

Michael Aurit

Not Another “How to Choose the Best Divorce Mediator” Article: It’s a Matter of Trust

(8/26/16)Michael Aurit

Articles about “Choosing the Best Divorce Mediator” may soon be more numerous on the Internet than the actual number of divorce mediators that exist in the world. Go ahead, Google it and be amazed!

Claudia Maffettone

110 Years of Mediation: Principles, Opportunities, and Challenges

(7/11/16)Claudia Maffettone

In this article, I will offer a succinct overview of definitions, principles, approaches, opportunities and limits of mediation, a method of conflict resolution encompassing a wide range of practices.

John Lande

Where the "Puck" is Going -- and What Faculty Should Do to Help Students Get There

(6/27/16)John Lande

Analogizing the puck to the legal and dispute resolution fields, this program addressed where we are going and how, as legal educators, we can best prepare our students to “skate” there.

David Smith

Nurturing the Peacebuilders and Conflict Resolvers of Tomorrow

(5/06/16)David Smith

This piece argues for the need to work with youth, particularly at the high school and college levels, to build our profession and carry on the work of peacebuilding and conflict resolution. It provides a model for thinking about careers: direct action vs. indirect action jobs.

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How to Get the Most Out of Mediate.com for Free

(4/13/16)Mediate.com

Mediate.com offers a remarkable set of resources and opportunities. Here is how you can get the most out of Mediate.com without paying a dime.

Michael Leathes

Data will defeat “the deadening drag of status quoism” The Global Pound Conference Series has kicked off

(4/04/16)Michael Leathes

The goal of the GPC Series 2016-17 is to provide the core global data needed to address the causes and remedies of user dissatisfaction with dispute resolution.

John Sturrock

Thinking about the Future and the Need for Action by Mediators Part 3 (of 3): A Call to Arms for Mediators?

(3/18/16)John Sturrock

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."

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