Category: Commercial

The Benefits of using ADR in Resolving PI Disputes author.

The Benefits of using ADR in Resolving PI Disputes

In this podcast, JAMS neutrals Judge Sherry Klein Heitler and Judge Richard McDermott give listeners a deeper look into the...

By Sherry Klein Heitler
Wrangling Emotions author.

Wrangling Emotions

Howard Herman gets parties out of battle mode in cases with complex power dynamics After 37 years, including 23 years...

By Howard Herman
Improve Conflict-Handling Behavior in Groups author.

Improve Conflict-Handling Behavior in Groups

I’d like to share some of the work I’ve done with applying the TKI in groups in order to improve conflict-handling behavior...

By Ralph Kilmann
An Introduction to Collaborative Construction Contracts for Large and International Projects author.

An Introduction to Collaborative Construction Contracts for Large and International Projects

Where there is construction, there are contracts. Typically, these contracts are obtained through a competitive, hard-bid process, which is often...

By Peter Kamminga
Investor-State Mediation: A New Way to deal with Old Problems author.

Investor-State Mediation: A New Way to deal with Old Problems

Similar to commercial arbitration, a large proportion of treaty-based investor-state disputes involve construction issues. In the International Centre for the...

By Joe Tirado
Mediation for Wedding Vendors and Couples in Singapore author.

Mediation for Wedding Vendors and Couples in Singapore

Ministry of Law in Singapore has provided for ‘free’ mediation for wedding couples and wedding vendors that were affected by...

By Pitamber Yadav
Your Working Life is Short: Why Waste it on Litigation? author.

Your Working Life is Short: Why Waste it on Litigation?

The other day I conducted a mediation between a non-English speaking plaintiff and a used car dealer. The issue was...

By Phyllis Pollack
Mediate University Course Bundles author.

Mediate University Course Bundles

Here are Mediate University's Mediation Course "Bundles" to help you best and most affordably accomplish your mediation basic and advanced training...

By James Melamed, J.D.
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
A Long, Hard Road to ‘Yes’ author.

A Long, Hard Road to ‘Yes’

Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes $392 billion of federal investments in energy and climate policies, reflects a...

By John Lande
A Big Piece of Pie! author.

A Big Piece of Pie!

I had a strange mediation last week. Neither side submitted briefs, and so I was in the dark about what...

By Phyllis Pollack
Reconnecting with the Outside World author.

Reconnecting with the Outside World

How a Mediation highlighted the Joys of Human Interaction We’ve had over two years of virtual mediations, arbitrations and court...

By Lynn Duryee
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
Mediate.com – A Pictorial History 1996-2022 author.

Mediate.com – A Pictorial History 1996-2022

Here is a slide show showing how the Mediate.com site has looked over the years. Our original site needed to...

By James Melamed, J.D.
Are You Separate From Your Surrounding Systems? author.

Are You Separate From Your Surrounding Systems?

I’m publishing this newsletter series to discuss the nuances of the four timeless topics for people and organizations: conflict, change,...

By Ralph Kilmann
Prenuptial Agreements: What Do The Statistical Trends Say? author.

Prenuptial Agreements: What Do The Statistical Trends Say?

Mediation is an excellent choice when two upcoming spouses want a neutral process to discuss and finalize the financial terms...

By Roseann Vanella
Lessons Learned from the Implementation of a Video Eviction Mediation Program in Uncertain Times author.

Lessons Learned from the Implementation of a Video Eviction Mediation Program in Uncertain Times

This article is part of a series of perspectives on eviction mediation program development that is being supported by the American Arbitration...

By Jennifer Shack
7 Points on the War and Dialogue from Ukrainian Mediators and Dialogue Facilitators author.

7 Points on the War and Dialogue from Ukrainian Mediators and Dialogue Facilitators

Assembled by Dr. Tetiana Kyselova THIS DOCUMENT WAS DEVELOPED BY UKRAINIAN MEDIATORS AND DIALOGUE FACILITATORS to convey their voice and...

By Tatiana Kyselova
Your Rearview Mirror author.

Your Rearview Mirror

My father encouraged us to be handy. He encouraged us to read the instructions and do it ourselves if we...

By Mordechai Rhine
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
Self-Determination in Mediation author.

Self-Determination in Mediation

By Bob Wright This article was first published in the Oakland County Legal News on May 3, 2022. Allowing parties...

By Robert Wright, M.A., J.D.
The Avoiding Culture in Organizations author.

The Avoiding Culture in Organizations

Many organizations seem to have a strong avoiding culture, which can best be investigated with a specific change in TKI instructions. Instead...

By Ralph Kilmann
The War in Ukraine:  Lessons for Mediators author.

The War in Ukraine: Lessons for Mediators

The War in Ukraine:  Lessons for Mediators By Kenneth Cloke If men hate each other, then there’s no hope.  We...

By Kenneth Cloke
How to Resolve Conflict Between Manager and Employee author.

How to Resolve Conflict Between Manager and Employee

When conflict breaks out between an employee and their employer, few things can be as stressful. Because this particular brand...

By Jeremy 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
Book Review: Conciliation & Mediation in India (Gracious Timothy Dunna ed., Kluwer 2022) author.

Book Review: Conciliation & Mediation in India (Gracious Timothy Dunna ed., Kluwer 2022)

The year was 1997. India had recently introduced the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996, and was vigorously pursuing the introduction...

By Prathamesh D Popat
A Lesson Learned! author.

A Lesson Learned!

Last week, I conducted a lemon law mediation which highlighted a very valuable lesson. People need to be heard, acknowledged,...

By Phyllis Pollack
Stepping into the Unknown – “Standards Applicable” to Mediators under Singapore Convention on Mediation author.

Stepping into the Unknown – “Standards Applicable” to Mediators under Singapore Convention on Mediation

The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (hereinafter “Singapore Convention on Mediation”) that was signed in...

By Pitamber Yadav
How Does a Mediator Help Families Resolve Conflict? – Video author.

How Does a Mediator Help Families Resolve Conflict? – Video

Is your family or someone you know going through a rough patch and wondering when might it be necessary to...

By Bob Bordone
[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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