Category: Ethics

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 Managing Editor
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
The Mediate.com Podcast Episode 4: ”The NDA Habit” and Implications for Mediators author.

The Mediate.com Podcast Episode 4: ”The NDA Habit” and Implications for Mediators

In this episode, Julie Macfarlane--researcher, mediator, and educator--discusses the misuse of NDAs and what mediators can do to responsibly facilitate...

By Julie Macfarlane, Veronica Cravener
The Mediate.com Podcast Episode 3:  What Every Mediator Should Know about the Singapore author.

The Mediate.com Podcast Episode 3:  What Every Mediator Should Know about the Singapore

In this episode,  Jay Santiago--attorney, mediator, and arbitrator--provides an overview of the Singapore Convention on Mediation, its implications for international...

By Jay Patrick Santiago, Veronica Cravener
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
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
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
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
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
Dan Rainey on the Universal Disclosure Protocol for Mediation author.

Dan Rainey on the Universal Disclosure Protocol for Mediation

Sponsored by The International Council for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR)Dan Rainey speaking about the launch of the Universal Disclosure Protocol...

By Daniel Rainey
Is the Mandatory Mediation Program in Ontario Still Viable? author.

Is the Mandatory Mediation Program in Ontario Still Viable?

When mandatory mediation was introduced in Ontario 27 years ago it was heralded as visionary as it offered many necessary...

By Bruce Ally
Why Ethics Matter in Mediation author.

Why Ethics Matter in Mediation

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleIs the legal profession in fact a noble profession? Some may even wonder if it...

By Randa M. Trapp
Confronting Stigma Around Mental Illness in Mediation author.

Confronting Stigma Around Mental Illness in Mediation

Recently I have been thinking more about the social stigma around mental illness.  I have a close family member who...

By Colin Rule
Conflict Resolution and Religion author.

Conflict Resolution and Religion

This article discusses the power of respectful communication and appreciation of different values for working through value-based conflicts. Understanding other...

By Amanda Rumsey
Interviewer or Volunteer? The best mix for difficult conversations author.

Interviewer or Volunteer? The best mix for difficult conversations

Conflict Remedy Blog by Lorraine SegalI read an article recently by McKinley Valentine about conversational styles for first dates or...

By Lorraine Segal
Manage Your Storm Shift author.

Manage Your Storm Shift

RiverHouse Press Blog by Ron KraybillDoes your behavior in conflict change sharply when you get upset?  Does your normally collaborative...

By Ronald S. Kraybill
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
Court Ordered Mediation and Informed Consent author.

Court Ordered Mediation and Informed Consent

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackStandard I of the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators is entitled “Self-Determination” and...

By Phyllis Pollack
Mediation and Business Crisis in Italy, 2021. Where’s the training? author.

Mediation and Business Crisis in Italy, 2021. Where’s the training?

Introduction On August 25, 2021, Law decree 118/2021 came into force, introducing a new proceeding in the Italian legal system,...

By Giovanni Matteucci
SHOVEL 5 – Whose Fear is it Anyway author.

SHOVEL 5 – Whose Fear is it Anyway

Somewhere along the mediation trail, process change appeared.  This change became a big drift from traditional mediation and led to...

By Paul Rajkowski
Mediate.com Adopts Online Mediation Practice and Ethical Standards author.

Mediate.com Adopts Online Mediation Practice and Ethical Standards

One of the Primary Recommendations of the Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation is to update mediation practice and ethical...

By Colin Rule, James Melamed, J.D.
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
What Challenges Should the Proposed Mediation Act of India Address? author.

What Challenges Should the Proposed Mediation Act of India Address?

Recently, the Supreme Court of India, admitting that there is ‘a dire need to enact Indian Mediation Act..’ directed constitution...

By Sneha Vardhani
The Civil Rights Act of 1964: The Right to Bilingual Mediation author.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: The Right to Bilingual Mediation

The Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee (MEAC) provides written advisory opinions to mediators concerning interpretations of the Florida Rules for Certified...

By Patrick Mastronardo
How Do You Define “Ethics?” author.

How Do You Define “Ethics?”

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackIn a recent post, I discussed a book I just finished reading, The Power of...

By Phyllis Pollack
[Podcast] Where Does the Insurance Industry Sit Now on Racial Issues? author.

[Podcast] Where Does the Insurance Industry Sit Now on Racial Issues?

In a recent episode of Insurance Business Talk, JAMS neutral Rebekah Ratliff speaks with host Paul Lucas on her experience...

By Rebekah Ratliff
Making Ethical Decisions author.

Making Ethical Decisions

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackA few weeks ago, I went into a bookstore to look around and possibly...

By Phyllis Pollack
Mediator Ethics: Should You Ask for a Waiver of Liability? author.

Mediator Ethics: Should You Ask for a Waiver of Liability?

I read a “recommended” form of Mediation Agreement and stopped when I saw this sentence: “The Mediator will have no...

By Bill Quatman
When the World is Too Much, How to Release Overwhelm with Resonance author.

When the World is Too Much, How to Release Overwhelm with Resonance

As our collective world seems to spin from one traumatic crisis to the next, an incredibly tender question along the...

By Sarah Peyton

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