Category: Blogs – Legal

Looking Back at the First 18 Months of Arbitrate.com author.

Looking Back at the First 18 Months of Arbitrate.com

Mediate.com launched its spinoff online community Arbitrate.com on March 1, 2021, and the site has made an enormous amount of...

By Indraneel Gunjal, Colin Rule
New Michigan Mediation Mental Health Program a Nationwide Success Model author.

New Michigan Mediation Mental Health Program a Nationwide Success Model

"Resolution through Mediation for Community Mental Health." Please consider joining us to hear more about this and many other mental...

By Charity Burke
LGBTQ Couples And Divorce Trends author.

LGBTQ Couples And Divorce Trends

As the number of LGBTQ marriages has significantly increased in recent years, the number of divorces has also gone up....

By Carmela DeNicola
Justice and Fairness author.

Justice and Fairness

For an upcoming book club discussion, I am reading Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East...

By Phyllis Pollack
Mediation Evangelism and Other Bubbe-Meises author.

Mediation Evangelism and Other Bubbe-Meises

What is a bubbe-meise? It’s a myth, a fairy tale, an urban legend. Translated from Yiddish, it is literally “a grandmother’s...

By Gary Birnberg
Mediation at the Grassroots: Kenya author.

Mediation at the Grassroots: Kenya

Mediation is not a new concept in the Kenyan culture.  It was traditionally used to settle disputes.  It was used...

By Njoki Nyanjui
Proposal for A User Friendlier CCP Section 664.6 author.

Proposal for A User Friendlier CCP Section 664.6

Most settlement agreements provide that the entire action shall be dismissed and the court shall retain jurisdiction under Code of...

By Michael Diliberto
Three Alternatives to Custody Mediation author.

Three Alternatives to Custody Mediation

When you are deciding whether to use mediation to resolve your custody dispute, consider these alternatives. If you already have...

By Ben Coltrin
How to Diffuse the Commercial Cost of Workplace Conflict author.

How to Diffuse the Commercial Cost of Workplace Conflict

It is often assumed by businesses that there is a good and positive working atmosphere. Indeed, the feelings of employees...

By Dakota Murphey
3 Strategies to Minimize And Resolve Business Partnership Disputes author.

3 Strategies to Minimize And Resolve Business Partnership Disputes

Business partnerships are often stronger than sole proprietorships because two or more partners can bring diverse strengths to the table...

By Carmela DeNicola
Confidence in Conflict: Three Methods to Resolving Conflict Without Losing Your Cool author.

Confidence in Conflict: Three Methods to Resolving Conflict Without Losing Your Cool

In coaching we often suggest clients that they “keep Amy in the backseat” when you’re in a conflict. We are...

By Denise French, MAFF, CVA, CDFA, CRPC
Proposal for A User Friendlier CCP Section 664.6 author.

Proposal for A User Friendlier CCP Section 664.6

Most settlement agreements provide that the entire action shall be dismissed and the court shall retain jurisdiction under Code of...

By Michael Diliberto
On Grief and Grace author.

On Grief and Grace

We lost so much when COVID came to town.  We lost a sense of normal.  We lost jobs. We lost...

By Kimberly Best
The Pandemic’s Silver Lining for the Courts author.

The Pandemic’s Silver Lining for the Courts

The coronavirus has led to inconvenience, case backlogs, and court closures across the nation. Yet thanks to Zoom and other...

By Michael Diliberto
Chemistry and the World of Mediation author.

Chemistry and the World of Mediation

I have been fortunate in the more than 25 years I have been mediating cases. I have met and worked...

By Donald Cripe
What Are the Benefits of Mediation When Getting a Divorce? author.

What Are the Benefits of Mediation When Getting a Divorce?

by Alice Garcia Divorces tend to be difficult and costly. In complicated situations, mediation can be an alternative that reduces...

By Alice Garcia
Privileged Remarks author.

Privileged Remarks

Nondisparagement clauses are commonly used in settlement agreements. Some clauses are simple one-liners such as “The parties agree not to...

By Michael Diliberto
Reducing Litigation Costs in Noncompete Litigation: Former Employer’s Perspective (Part 1 of 2) author.

Reducing Litigation Costs in Noncompete Litigation: Former Employer’s Perspective (Part 1 of 2)

By GARY FOWLER, ESQ. JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator Tightening labor markets and high demand for key employees increase pressure on...

By Gary Fowler
The Known and the Unknown author.

The Known and the Unknown

At a February 12, 2002, news briefing, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld explained the limitations of intelligence reports: “There are...

By Phyllis Pollack
[PODCAST] Demystifying Mediation Myths in the Construction Industry author.

[PODCAST] Demystifying Mediation Myths in the Construction Industry

In this podcast, JAMS neutrals Patricia Thompson and Bruce Edwards leverage their alternative dispute resolution (ADR) experience within the construction...

By Bruce Edwards, Patricia Thompson
Know Your Worth author.

Know Your Worth

“Know your worth. You must find the courage to leave the table if respect is no longer being served.” Tene Edwards...

By Cinnie Noble
Survival Tips for Cohabitating During Divorce author.

Survival Tips for Cohabitating During Divorce

Survival Tips for Cohabitating During Divorce When a couple is faced with separation, one of the most challenging decisions is...

By Marian Grande
Guest Author: Stefano Pavletic on Lessons Ukraine Teaches About Neutrality author.

Guest Author: Stefano Pavletic on Lessons Ukraine Teaches About Neutrality

A strange idea of neutrality It is well known that “third party status” of the mediator with respect to the...

By F. Peter Phillips
Smith. Rock. Slap. Play safe, in conflict. author.

Smith. Rock. Slap. Play safe, in conflict.

Australia in the 1980s raised awareness of the importance of sun protection through a campaign of Slip, Slop, Slap -...

By Clare Fowler
Organizational or Interpersonal Conflict? author.

Organizational or Interpersonal Conflict?

If there’s a disagreement at work, what difference does it make whether it’s organizational or interpersonal? And what’s the difference...

By Maria Simpson
Write Your Own Script author.

Write Your Own Script

The woman was distraught. Her son had set out to that place called America, where the streets were “paved with...

By Mordechai Rhine
India’s Mediation Act, 2021 author.

India’s Mediation Act, 2021

India passed its ground breaking Mediation Act, 2021 on December 15, 2021. It’s based on a national decision for mediation...

By Charlie Young
Eviction Mediation Q&A w/ Christina Wright author.

Eviction Mediation Q&A w/ Christina Wright

Just Court ADR by Susan M. Yates, Jennifer Shack, Heather Scheiwe Kulp, and Jessica Glowinski.This article is part of a series...

By Susan Yates
Wanted: Public Officials with Emotional Intelligence author.

Wanted: Public Officials with Emotional Intelligence

breaking, news, encounter, government, emotion, communication, credentials It was front-page news in the New York Times that NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams said...

By John Lande
[Podcast] CEO Leadership: A Conversation with Chris Poole on His Career and the Pathway Forward for JAMS author.

[Podcast] CEO Leadership: A Conversation with Chris Poole on His Career and the Pathway Forward for JAMS

Click here for the JAMS ADR Blog In a recent episode of Arbitrate.com’s “Arbitration Conversation,” JAMS CEO Chris Poole speaks...

By Chris Poole

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