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[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
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
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
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
Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club – Richard Moore, interviewed by Colm Brannigan author.

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club – Richard Moore, interviewed by Colm Brannigan

Another episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Richard Moore talking about his book "A REALISTC Framework for Enhancing Communication...

By Richard Moore
Further Reflections on the last 525,600 minutes (x 2)! author.

Further Reflections on the last 525,600 minutes (x 2)!

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackIn December 2020. I posted the following blog. Little did we all know then,...

By Phyllis Pollack
Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club – Grande Lum, interviewed by Colin Rule author.

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club – Grande Lum, interviewed by Colin Rule

Another episode from Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Grade Lum talking about his book "America's Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service...

By Grande Lum, Colin Rule
Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Howard Bellman author.

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Howard Bellman

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Howard Bellman about his chapter in the book "Evolution of a...

By Colin Rule, Howard Bellman
To Mediate or Not to Mediate Your Child Custody Case author.

To Mediate or Not to Mediate Your Child Custody Case

To Mediate or Not to Mediate Your Child Custody Case There are many benefits of using mediation in your child...

By Ben Coltrin
Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club – Susan Raines, Workplace Conflict author.

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club – Susan Raines, Workplace Conflict

Recording of the second episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club from 7/30/21 with Prof. Susan Raines talking about the new edition...

By Susan Raines
Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán author.

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán about her chapter in the book Evolution of...

By Colin Rule, Jacqueline Font-Guzmán
Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Peter Adler author.

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Peter Adler

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Peter Adler about his chapter in the book Evolution of a...

By Colin Rule, Peter Adler
What are the Qualities of a Good Mediator? – video author.

What are the Qualities of a Good Mediator? – video

Have you ever asked yourself, what are the qualities of a good mediator? Is it different for divorce mediation or...

By Bob Bordone
Forum Video: Final Report of Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation author.

Forum Video: Final Report of Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation

This is a 90 minute video from the September 24, 2021 Forum sharing the Final Report of Mediate.com Task Force...

By Forrest (Woody) Mosten, James Melamed, J.D.
Ronald Melin Supancic – A Memorial author.

Ronald Melin Supancic – A Memorial

“Birth is involuntary. Death is inevitable. Such is life. It begins with a single inhalation. It ends with a single exhalation. In between, we...

By Ron Supancic
Paths Forward for Online Mediation: Final Report of Online Mediation Task Force – Introduction author.

Paths Forward for Online Mediation: Final Report of Online Mediation Task Force – Introduction

READ THE ENTIRE FINAL REPORT Introduction “Welcome to the online mediation revolution”  Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Task Force Chair What follows...

By James Melamed, J.D., Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Paths Forward for Online Mediation – Committee Reports, Recommendations & Resources author.

Paths Forward for Online Mediation – Committee Reports, Recommendations & Resources

Committee Reports, Recommendations & Resources Community Mediation Committee Chair: D.G. Mawn Members: Arron Addison, Kabrina Bass, Brandon Brown, Sara Campos, Corinne “Cookie” Levitz, Charles A. Lieske, Norma...

By James Melamed, J.D., Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Conflict in the Workplace – Mediation Can Make Your Team More Efficient author.

Conflict in the Workplace – Mediation Can Make Your Team More Efficient

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable when people with different values and opinions come together. That is not always a...

By Naveed Khan
High-Tech Dispute Resolution author.

High-Tech Dispute Resolution

Disputing Blog by Karl Bayer, Victoria VanBuren, and Holly HayesJean R. Sternlight, Founding Director of the Saltman Center for Conflict...

By Beth Graham
Negotiation Tactics: How They Work and How to Protect Yourself and Your Client from Them author.

Negotiation Tactics: How They Work and How to Protect Yourself and Your Client from Them

I am a strong proponent of principled negotiation—i.e., negotiation in which both sides attempt to understand the interests and needs...

By Antoinette Raheem
A Rewarding Response author.

A Rewarding Response

A year or so ago I received an email from Kudrat Dev, Founder and CEO of YCM of India.  YCM...

By Charlie Young

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