Civil Mediation Articles
(6/22/20)Grande Lum, Grace Flores-Hughes
For decades, Community Relations Service mediators from the Department of Justice have been working with community leaders to address the mistreatment of black and brown people by law enforcement.
Mediate.com announced today that Colin Rule has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Jim Melamed, the company’s co-founder and CEO for 25 years, is now chair of the board and general counsel.
This is an opinion piece about the country's response to the pandemic: "There is no simple prescription without the hard work of identifying the precise nature of our problems and working together toward their remedy."
Whilst the construction industry worldwide is plagued by disputes, construction disputes in the Middle East have two distinct characteristics.
Tom Stipanowich talks about the arbitration process being taken out of contracts while being replaced with mediation or litigation processes.
The "digitization of mediation," now on steroids with the Covid-19 pandemic, has resulted in dramatic changes and new opportunities for mediators and the mediation field. A part of this includes new meanings for old words.
It is without a doubt an understatement to say that the coronavirus (COVID-19) global health crisis is drastically impacting communities worldwide.
Dramatic changes are coming to family mediation programs and practices in the U.S. In the court context, The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew) are now leading the way to expand online access to justice, including online dispute resolution (ODR).
In 2009 the California Judicial Council adopted a standing resolution recognizing the third week of March as Mediation Week (Proclamation).
Howard Herman and Michael Lang discuss the benefits of reflective practice and its impact on the quality of mediation practice.
This month, Resource Center Director Nicole Wilmet spoke with Joel Shapiro, Chief Circuit Mediator for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Mediation Program, to learn about his favorite resource.
You really don’t want your day in court! Here’s why.
This is a new interview of Bruce Edwards by Mediate.com's Managing Editor, Dr. Clare Fowler. Mr. Edwards discusses the growth in the field of mediation generally and the growth of mediation in India specifically.
Great set of comprehensive statistics about Franklin County’s ODR program have now been released. Two results stood out.
As a freshly minted lawyer, I came to a realization within a few months of joining the workforce - my very expensive university education prepared me for only half the battle.
Frank Sander discusses how ironically, there has been an ongoing battle within the court system of whether or not mediators need to be lawyers to practice within the courts. Sander voted they didn't need to be lawyers, which was the majority opinion.
The Ninth U.S. Court of Appeals ruled this week that arbitrators are required to disclose their ownership interests in the organizations they are affiliated with and the organizations’ business dealings with the arbitration parties.
(10/25/19)F. Peter Phillips
The twisted course of arbitration jurisprudence in New Jersey has taken yet another peculiar detour.
California’s Yolo County Superior Court has launched a new online dispute resolution (ODR) program to resolve debt and money due cases.
California last week enacted a new law that prohibits employers from requiring job applicants, or any existing employee, to enter into pre-dispute arbitration agreements as a condition of employment.
Is one of the problems with mandatory minimums is that they make police misconduct more difficult to manage?
What characteristics do you think are shared by quality court ADR programs? I took a swing at a list here. What would you add? Change?
I draw to your attention an interesting recent approach from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit towards an argument that an arbitration award should be set aside for manifest disregard of the law.
Indian courts are now coming to favor mediation for the long run.
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This excellent news report from India shows the new Delhi Mediation Center. Unfortunately, it seems that the sign above the door inadvertently says "Meditation Room." Oops!