Mediators come from a number of professional backgrounds, but lawyers and therapists are seemingly the most highly represented within their ranks.
The people of New Zealand can be confident that children and families are at the front of the minds of an independent panel on family justice based on the panel's first report released last month.
Why is collaboration so important in today’s world?
In many ways, what coaches and lawyers do in the work place is very similar, just from a different point of view.
On January 1, a new California law will take effect; it will require a lawyer to make sure their client understands the implications of California's legal protections for mediation communication.
Chaos? A mediation out of control? A weak mediator? I don’t think so.
I’d wager we’ve all had a friend or family member share one of their new creations with us (maybe a poem, or an article, or a intending-to-be-funny youtube video) and ask, excitedly, “What do you think?”
Are you struggling with Co-Parenting after divorce? If you are, it is no surprise.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Chip Rose, a national leader in the fields of divorce mediation and collaborative practice, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
I want to say a word about neutrality, which is a very important concept in mediation.
This discusses the recently published groundbreaking SOAS Arbitration in Africa Survey, the first survey of its kind to take a pan-African snapshot of African arbitration practitioners—their expertise, experience, skills, and views on arbitration.
(7/02/18)Peter Adler, Nicole Brodie
Ok, we’ve got a problem: Britain has announced a new Minister of Loneliness.
In the aftermath of the Parkland crisis, the surrounding community and mediators/peacebuilders have been called to assist in efforts with the Crime Commission, law enforcement and even SWAT to work in the area of youth violence prevention.
An unforgettable experience that facilitative mediators encounter is the experience of being part of a truly transformative mediation.
This article is a summary of techniques I use to identify when parties to a mediation use language patterns intended to avoid responsibility making it difficult to reach an agreement.
As conflict management coaches it is common that we witness our clients encounter blocks during the course of our engagement.
Recently, 12 NFL players and 11 owners met privately to discuss the controversy over players kneeling during the national anthem, without any resolutions or results. What they need is a better technique: Mediation.
Here’s me trying to persuade another mediator that she’s not being impartial if settlement is her goal. I’m not going to be able to persuade her, but what do you think?
When parents or a couple decide to pursue mediation, the mediation is more likely to be successful if the parties prepare mentally and practically.
(8/21/17)Jenny Driver, Mirella Kreder, Gracious Timothy
Following two successful editions of the IBA-VIAC Consensual Dispute Resolution Com-petition in Vienna, Dispute Resolution literally went international again in its 3rd generation in July 2017.
This article describes the cultural, economic and structural changes in the legal and business communities that have transposed “Alternative Dispute Resolution” (ADR) from a “cross-practice” which litigators engage in when they are contractually required or court-ordered to do so to a fully-integrated but increasingly separate and distinct set of dispute resolution services to be offered by law firms or other private “Dispute Resolution Firms”, “Groups”, and “Individual Professionals”.
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Your wedding day is only a few months off and your fiancé nervously mentions that he would like a prenuptial agreement.
Is it time to revise the Model Standards for Mediators?
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Divorce is a hard process and perhaps nobody knows this better than the children of divorced parents, who can find themselves caught up in a situation over which they have little control facing an uncertain future.