Category: Negotiation

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
Mediating the Oscars author.

Mediating the Oscars

Who knew the Academy Awards would need a mediator? For those that missed it, at the Oscars on Sunday night,...

By Clare Fowler
Which is Better: To Be Strong or Smart? author.

Which is Better: To Be Strong or Smart?

From the Indisputably blog This post is prompted by an article by Washington Post columnist Paul Waldman, We’re Still Asking the Wrong Question...

By John Lande
Mediation is about Necessary Endings- Constructal Law author.

Mediation is about Necessary Endings- Constructal Law

Every ending is just a new beginning. We just don’t know it at the time.  Mediators inhabit this strange world...

By Greg Rooney
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
Hubble and Webb and Unconscious Gender Bias! author.

Hubble and Webb and Unconscious Gender Bias!

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackOne would think that the ability to look through either the Hubble or James...

By Phyllis Pollack
The Value of Venting author.

The Value of Venting

Conflict Remedy Blog by Lorraine SegalWhen someone or something hurts or angers you, is there a value in venting? Some...

By Lorraine Segal
Covid Exasperates Issues Between Co-parents About Agency author.

Covid Exasperates Issues Between Co-parents About Agency

Covid-19 certainly does exasperate the challenge of co-parenting post-separation. Co-parents regularly face a number of stressors related to their interpersonal...

By Aaron Leakey
Document Your Wishes: Divorce & Changing Life Insurance Beneficiaries author.

Document Your Wishes: Divorce & Changing Life Insurance Beneficiaries

A surprising outcome that is noteworthy for Divorcing (or Divorced) Couples seeking to use Life Insurance Proceeds to assist their...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
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
Using Stone Soup author.

Using Stone Soup

IndisputablyOut of the blue, I got an email from Peter Phillips saying, “John, just a note to report how much...

By John Lande
Why is the Pandemic Causing a Spike in Divorce? author.

Why is the Pandemic Causing a Spike in Divorce?

Published by Advanced Mediation Solutions.At the outset of the Covid-19 outbreak, many experts predicted a sharp increase in divorce rates....

By Roseann Vanella
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
Eviction Mediation Q&A w/ Christina Wright author.

Eviction Mediation Q&A w/ Christina Wright

Just Court ADR by Susan M. Yates, Jennifer Shack, Heather Scheiwe Kulp, and Jessica Glowinski.This article is part of a series...

By Susan Yates
The Law of Conformity – Conflict Lessons from 2021 author.

The Law of Conformity – Conflict Lessons from 2021

Also known as the 95 percent law, Peter Sage calls it the law of conformity.  If you hang out with...

By Lucia Kanter St Amour
How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation – Video author.

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation – Video

Have you been wanting to up-level your negotiation skills and wondering how to control your emotions during a difficult conversation...

By Bob Bordone
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
Eviction Mediation Updates, December 2021 author.

Eviction Mediation Updates, December 2021

Just Court ADR by Susan M. Yates, Jennifer Shack, Heather Scheiwe Kulp, and Jessica Glowinski.This article is part of a series...

By Eric Slepak
[PODCAST] The Divided Community Project’s Commitment to Community Change Through Dispute Resolution author.

[PODCAST] The Divided Community Project’s Commitment to Community Change Through Dispute Resolution

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleIn this podcast, JAMS neutral Michael Lewis; Carl Smallwood, executive director of the Divided Community...

By Michael Lewis
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
“Hearing” the Other Side in Employment Mediations author.

“Hearing” the Other Side in Employment Mediations

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleWhy do some employment mediations get off to a bad start? Abby Silverman: Sometimes it is...

By Abby Silverman
Conflict Assessment and Management – Systemic Mediation author.

Conflict Assessment and Management – Systemic Mediation

This article looks at how to address unconscious biases in order to tackle miscommunication and misbehavior. It begins with an...

By Uma Ramanathan
How To Prepare For Your First Divorce Mediation Session author.

How To Prepare For Your First Divorce Mediation Session

The decision to get divorced is often not an easy one. But what happens when you don’t want a full-blown...

By Greg Enos
How to Have a Difficult Conversation with Your Boss author.

How to Have a Difficult Conversation with Your Boss

Have you wondered how to have a difficult conversation with your boss? Many people hire me because they need to...

By Bob Bordone
How To Have an Unsuccessful Mediation author.

How To Have an Unsuccessful Mediation

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackRecently, I conducted a mediation which from the moment I introduced myself, I knew...

By Phyllis Pollack
Transformative Family Dialogue During the Pandemic – A Story from a Mediation Center in the Czech Republic author.

Transformative Family Dialogue During the Pandemic – A Story from a Mediation Center in the Czech Republic

A version of this article also appears in Living Together, Separating, Divorcing: Surviving During a Pandemic Guest bloggers, Robin Brzobohatý...

By Dan Simon
The Top Five Issues in Startup Co-Founder Separations author.

The Top Five Issues in Startup Co-Founder Separations

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleMost businesses start with a group of dedicated people identifying a problem, coming up with...

By Shirish Gupta
A Chance to Become a Special Master author.

A Chance to Become a Special Master

Disputing Blog by Karl Bayer, Victoria VanBuren, and Holly HayesIn a September 15, 2021 post, I described the decision by the...

By Merrill Hirsh
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
How Mediators Can Solve Tough Problems in Mediation author.

How Mediators Can Solve Tough Problems in Mediation

IndisputablyIn a recent presentation to mediators in Michigan, I asked the audience to describe what was frustrating in their mediations. ...

By John Lande

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