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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
Invisible Rules and Conflict author.

Invisible Rules and Conflict

Invisible rules can lead to conflict. Are you unconsciously expecting other people to automatically follow your invisible rules? If so, you may...

By Lorraine Segal
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
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
Values in Mediation author.

Values in Mediation

Values are a set of beliefs we hold onto and fall back on whenever we speak or act. They are...

By Lauren Kominkiewicz
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
The Mediate.com Podcast Episode 1: Facilitating Conversations About Race author.

The Mediate.com Podcast Episode 1: Facilitating Conversations About Race

In this episode, Kwame Christian, Director of the American Negotiation Institute, discusses how mediators can facilitate respectful and productive conversations about...

By Kwame Christian, Veronica Cravener
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
Mastering Moments as Mediators author.

Mastering Moments as Mediators

“I master the moment, or the moment will master me.” ~ Gandhi  Maroon lockers line the high school hallways. I...

By Clare Fowler
The Last Question author.

The Last Question

I do a lot of interviewing, whether that’s at the beginning of a coaching relationship or during the interview process of...

By Maria Simpson
Did Will Smith Have an Amygdala Hijack? author.

Did Will Smith Have an Amygdala Hijack?

That is what psychologist Daniel Goleman has described as the fight or flight response.  The amygdala, a tiny almond shaped...

By Joy Rosenthal
Saving Myself by Saving Others author.

Saving Myself by Saving Others

INTRODUCTION Today is the 35th day of the war in our country, the 35th day of opposition to Russian aggression...

By Tatyana Bilyk
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
Negotiation 101: What Parties Should Know About Negotiations at the Mediation Table author.

Negotiation 101: What Parties Should Know About Negotiations at the Mediation Table

INTRODUCTION For many, especially those new to the process of settling legal disputes, negotiations across the mediation table are like...

By Sheldon Stark
Will Smith: For the Love of Your Spouse author.

Will Smith: For the Love of Your Spouse

By Sherry Ann Bruckner, J.D. What do you say when you feel someone disrespects your spouse?   In what some call,...

By Sherry Ann Bruckner
“My Story” Featuring Patricia H. Thompson, Esq. author.

“My Story” Featuring Patricia H. Thompson, Esq.

Patricia H. Thompson, Esq., joined JAMS after 46 years of trial, arbitration and appellate practice. She uses her experience and...

By Patricia Thompson
Four Tips from my Difficult Discussion with Dad about Driving author.

Four Tips from my Difficult Discussion with Dad about Driving

I was recently nominated by my brothers to tell my 90-year-old father that it was time to stop driving. The...

By Janet Chance
[PODCAST] Reflecting on the Emotional and Psychological Dimensions of Alternative Dispute Resolution author.

[PODCAST] Reflecting on the Emotional and Psychological Dimensions of Alternative Dispute Resolution

In this podcast, JAMS neutrals Stephen Sulmeyer, J.D., Ph.D., and Hon. Lynn Duryee (Ret.) weigh in on how to differentiate...

By Lynn Duryee
What Podcasts Can Teach Us about Difficult Conversations author.

What Podcasts Can Teach Us about Difficult Conversations

Can podcasts teach us how to have better difficult conversations? Recently, I was a guest on Dr. Darian Parker’s podcast,...

By Lorraine Segal
Letter to our Colleagues about the Russian Invasion of Ukraine author.

Letter to our Colleagues about the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Letter to our Colleagues about the Russian Invasion of Ukraine  Susanne Terry Jackie Font-Guzmán Bernie Mayer  March 17, 2022 Like...

By Susanne Terry, Bernard Mayer, Jacqueline Font-Guzmán
The Importance of Workplace Appreciation (And How to Express It) author.

The Importance of Workplace Appreciation (And How to Express It)

Most of us like to feel appreciated in the workplace, though we’re not always willing to admit that praise is...

By Jeremy Pollack
Survey Data Indicates Eviction Mediation Program Offers Procedural Justice author.

Survey Data Indicates Eviction Mediation Program Offers Procedural Justice

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
No Shortcuts when it Comes to Conflict author.

No Shortcuts when it Comes to Conflict

I like this quote by Beverly Sills – it applies to just about everything! When it comes to interpersonal conflict...

By Cinnie Noble
Cookie: When Trust is Absent author.

Cookie: When Trust is Absent

In a Parable of Trust, I discussed how our dog- Buddy- has come to trust us so much that my husband...

By Phyllis Pollack
Mediation Musings author.

Mediation Musings

On Sunday I found one of my slippers upstairs on the newly adopted dog's bed. "Ohmi! No!" I said as...

By Sara Barnes
COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War author.

COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War

I.      Into the Fray   The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem....

By Peter Adler
The Power of Feedback: Keeping Client Satisfaction Front and Center author.

The Power of Feedback: Keeping Client Satisfaction Front and Center

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleMost people see the new year as an opportunity to take stock and recommit to...

By Gina Miller
Exploring Agreement – Readiness for Divorce Mediation author.

Exploring Agreement – Readiness for Divorce Mediation

This article describes a private reflective exercise that may be helpful in assessing your current state of readiness to mediate...

By Georgia Daniels
Better Reflecting Mediation to the World author.

Better Reflecting Mediation to the World

While mediators often assist in the creation of near miracles behind closed doors, our miraculous work and effective approaches are...

By James Melamed, J.D.
Being Nice Helps author.

Being Nice Helps

Civil and Dignified Divorce by Martin Rosenfeld, JDIn the Fall 2021 issue of “Family Lawyer Magazine”, an interview appears with...

By Martin Rosenfeld

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