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Why You Should Mediate Your Divorce Instead of Litigating It author.

Why You Should Mediate Your Divorce Instead of Litigating It

Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party meets with you both, facilitating conversations to help you settle...

By Lisa Taylor
Conflicts in the ‘Family’ Work Environment author.

Conflicts in the ‘Family’ Work Environment

When work treats you “like family” Starting in the 1990's businesses began to use the concept of a work place...

By Kathleen Kauth
Don’t Rely on Peer Mediation to Resolve Bullying in Schools author.

Don’t Rely on Peer Mediation to Resolve Bullying in Schools

As students are settling into their school routine, some may not be as settled. School can be a place where...

By Charity Burke
How to Manage Conflict at Work: The Argument for Utilizing Emotional Intelligence author.

How to Manage Conflict at Work: The Argument for Utilizing Emotional Intelligence

Pollack Peacebuilding by Jeremy Pollack If you are, as they say, a left-brained person, you may find it difficult to...

By Emma Hartman
RSI Publishes Report on Improving Pre-Mediation Screening for Intimate Partner Violence through Proposed Online Tool author.

RSI Publishes Report on Improving Pre-Mediation Screening for Intimate Partner Violence through Proposed Online Tool

Just Court ADR by Susan M. Yates, Jennifer Shack, Heather Scheiwe Kulp, and Jessica Glowinski.Over the past year, RSI has...

By Eric Slepak
John Helie: ACR Award and Words of Wisdom author.

John Helie: ACR Award and Words of Wisdom

This video is presented as part of Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference. John Helie receives the ACR Mary Parker Follett award....

By John Helie
Disputing at a Panchayat Meeting author.

Disputing at a Panchayat Meeting

In 1966 and 1967 when I was twenty-two years old, I did a two-year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer...

By Peter Adler
Mediation in a Changing Climate? – From Consensus to Confrontation? author.

Mediation in a Changing Climate? – From Consensus to Confrontation?

Centre for International Legal Studies From International Mediation Symposium 13 June 2019 Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg Opening Address by John Sturrock...

By John Sturrock
How to Explain Divorce to Your Children author.

How to Explain Divorce to Your Children

Many close friends and family members will try to give you advice on how to deal with your divorce. One...

By Leyla Balakhane
Cognitive Bias’ in the Workplace author.

Cognitive Bias’ in the Workplace

Over the past twenty years, I’ve been employed by the County of Los Angeles. And through hard work and some...

By Monica Brown-Coleman
The Linctus of Choosing a Mediator author.

The Linctus of Choosing a Mediator

Abstract Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the...

By Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu
Should Therapists Mediate? — A Look at UK therapists author.

Should Therapists Mediate? — A Look at UK therapists

Mediators come from a number of professional backgrounds, but lawyers and therapists are seemingly the most highly represented within their...

By Hadassah Fidler
5 Tips for Coping With Divorce And Child Custody With a High-Conflict Ex author.

5 Tips for Coping With Divorce And Child Custody With a High-Conflict Ex

From the Cerney Divorce Blog‘Child Custody’ is becoming an outdated concept. The courts in our country have begun to recognize...

By Ann Cerney
Community Mediation Funding author.

Community Mediation Funding

The JAMS Foundation and National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) are pleased to announce the sixth Community Mediation Mini-Grant Program...

By Brennan Frazier
Maybe, It’s Not As Bad As You Think author.

Maybe, It’s Not As Bad As You Think

Conflict Management Blog by Cinnie NobleThere are times when I’ve found myself reacting poorly to something another person says or...

By Cinnie Noble
Why Everyone Should Take Mediation Training author.

Why Everyone Should Take Mediation Training

Originally posted on Slaw, Canada’s online legal magazine: http://www.slaw.ca/2018/04/25/why-everyone-should-take-mediation-training/Over the years I have been asked many times, by lawyers, law...

By Kari Boyle
Peacemaking: The Fulfillment of the Legal Profession author.

Peacemaking: The Fulfillment of the Legal Profession

Dispute Settlement Counselby Michael Zeytoonian.Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. – Matthew 5:9 Earlier...

By Michael A. Zeytoonian
Where To, MeToo? author.

Where To, MeToo?

Disputing Blog by Karl Bayer, Victoria VanBuren, and Holly HayesJean R. Sternlight, Michael and Sonja Professor of Law at the...

By Beth Graham
Mediation Certification: The Sparrow and the Peacock author.

Mediation Certification: The Sparrow and the Peacock

Mediation Academy Blog by Bruce EdwardsHaving taught mediation skills for over twenty-five years and, more recently, having developed an online...

By Bruce Edwards
Interruption and Self-Determination author.

Interruption and Self-Determination

Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation by Dan Simon “That’s not true!” “Will you please let me finish?!” turning to...

By Dan Simon
Every Dispute is Two Disputes author.

Every Dispute is Two Disputes

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackSeveral weeks ago, I attended the annual fall conference of the Southern California Mediation...

By Phyllis Pollack
Legal Stress author.

Legal Stress

IndisputablyIn a recent post, I described the intense stress that individual and organizational litigants often undergo as a result of...

By John Lande
Mediation Dance-Writing author.

Mediation Dance-Writing

In 2008, Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc., the parent company of Mediate.com, proudly published Peter Adler’s "Eye of the Storm Leadership:...

By Peter Adler
7 Traits of the Modern Sociopath and Psychopath author.

7 Traits of the Modern Sociopath and Psychopath

You hope to never negotiate or engage a subject with anti-social personality disorder but if you do, you better know...

By Jeff Thompson
Heartbroken in Pittsburgh author.

Heartbroken in Pittsburgh

Indisputably I thought that teaching the Kavanaugh hearings in a careful and respectful manner a few weeks ago would be the...

By Andrea Schneider
Satisfying Our Clients’ Emotional Due Process Needs author.

Satisfying Our Clients’ Emotional Due Process Needs

Dispute Settlement Counselby Michael Zeytoonian. Emotional due process. What is that, exactly? This notion – emotional due process – jumped...

By Michael A. Zeytoonian
10 Do’s and Don’ts of Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce author.

10 Do’s and Don’ts of Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce

Are you struggling with Co-Parenting after divorce?  If you are, it is no surprise. The issues within your marriage most...

By Diane Kramer
My Favorite Resource Featuring Catherine Geyer author.

My Favorite Resource Featuring Catherine Geyer

Just Court ADR by Nicole Wilmet, Susan M. Yates, Jennifer Shack, Heather Scheiwe Kulp, and Jessica Glowinski.Our series, My Favorite...

By Susan Yates
Call for Community Mediation Surveys author.

Call for Community Mediation Surveys

In July of this year, NAFCM wrote to let you know of the partnership between George Mason University’s School for...

By Brennan Frazier
New Mediation Confidentiality Law author.

New Mediation Confidentiality Law

On September 11, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed  SB 954 which (when it takes effect on January 1, 2019) will...

By Phyllis Pollack

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