What can mediators learn from dog training?
Transformative mediation is thriving in Brno, Czech Republic.
The objectives in a mediation are much different than in litigation; but often the differences are overlooked.
What have we learned from the mediators working tirelessly to promote the institutional and cultural changes necessary to implement mediation within their home countries?
You may recall that the US Supreme Court last term in Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer and White Sales, Inc. rejected a “wholly groundless” exception to its general principles allocating arbitrability issues between court and arbitrator.
(8/09/19)F. Peter Phillips
The Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI) has revised its Rules of Mediation, effective July 1, 2019.
There are many benefits to choosing mediation for your divorce, but it’s also important to understand and prepare for the challenges.
Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.
With Aikido, practitioners learn how to defend without harm to themselves and the attacker.
If you’ve been in practice for more than a few months, there’s no doubt you’ve encountered a difficult client. It comes with the territory, and so as a lawyer, it’s important to learn how to handle difficult situations.
It is common that we get so caught up in our conflicts that we only see our side.
The small business owner in divorce faces unique challenges that other, regular W2 employees don’t.
If you've noticed that your ADR program or organization (or the field in general) is lacking in young professionals, you are not alone. In this article, I offer five practical ideas that ADR program leaders can implement now in order to get and keep young professionals in ADR.
This article is designed to shift how we manage people in emotionally intense situations.
Sometimes I wake up in a cranky mood-am I the only one?
The Platinum Rule is better than the Golden Rule at work, because not everyone is the same.
The article questions whether allocating a specific amount of time for mediation sessions or limiting the entire period within which to complete the mediation process is a good or bad thing.
In workplace conflict resolution, just as in any peacebuilding effort, much of the success lies in the parties’ motivation to resolve the dispute.
This article discusses this mediator's viewpoint that as a mediation profession need to celebrate our own pride.
For most mediations, having the financial relationship between the mediator and the clients prepaid through a retainer can be a very strong impetus towards making the mediation process stronger and more effective.
On Friday, the Supreme Court of Texas agreed to consider whether the San Antonio River Authority must arbitrate a dispute related to the costs associated with a $10 million dam project.
Mediation may be described as a process that evolves over four different phases. It begins in a joint session and ends in a final joint session.
I ask both parties to come in for an introductory meeting when they inquire about divorce mediation.
The divorce process has significant impacts on the lives of the spouses and their families depending on how they go through the divorce. This article outlines how divorce mediation can save families money and time, and reduce trauma when compared to a traditional, litigated divorce process.
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Only people we love and care deeply about can make us so angry we want to blow a gasket, says famed Star Trek actor George Takei.