Domestic violence is a prevalent problem in Canada. Unfortunately, family violence is a genuine reality for many families.
(10/11/21)Charlie Irvine, Jonathan Rodrigues
The Mediation Clinic attached to the University of Strathclyde (“The Mediation Clinic”) in Glasgow, Scotland, recently won the ‘Community Contribution Award’ at the Scottish Legal Awards 2021. This is an article discussing the program.
One of the first questions a mediator must ask herself is whether she should take a specific case?
What would you have done, if you were a violence prevention specialists?
Nearly 2500 years ago, Plato warned that “Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.” Why should this be the case?
I’ve been fortunate to be a part of mediations where there have been healings and complete changes of heart among the parties. What are the commonalities?
This article is an open invitation to the Opposing Party.
Being retired from teaching and faculty meetings leaves time to do other things. Here are the books I've been enjoying.
Helping People Become Special Masters and Special Masters Assist the Administration of Justice: The New Plan for the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters.
On August 25, 2021, Law decree 118/2021 came into force concerning the prevention/management of business crisis. A crucial aspect has been neglected, the training in negotiation and mediation techniques.
Conceptually, the goal of bellwether mediations is the same as that of its counterpart (a trial): to develop an objective way to value a disparate set of cases to facilitate settlement.
When asked what advice she has for the next generation of ADR professionals, Mrs. Pereyra-Alvarez says, "Always go in with an open mind. Always believe that you are going to resolve the case, no matter what." This is a biography of her career path.
Bringing five percent more compassion can really make a difference in conflicts.
"I’ve spent over $300,000 in legal fees and two years of my life to get here. Obviously, my lawsuit must be worth more than my investment in money, time, energy, stress, and opportunity costs."
A leading mediation expert and international best-selling author cautions that a year of pent-up frustrations; could cause students to blow.
Somewhere along the mediation trail, process change appeared. This change became a big drift from traditional mediation and led to the shuttle system.
I’ll describe the process we’ve used and report on the status of the Universal Disclosure Protocol for Mediation (UDPM), but first let me address the fundamental question that prompted us to begin work in the first place: why do we need a universal protocol for disclosure in mediation?
Each breath we breathe is an invitation to live more fully, more consciously, more attentive, and more aware.
Large-scale global construction disputes often present a complicated mix of factors, such as publicity-associated risks, government oversight, huge project size, a large number of implicated parties and momentous damage issues.
Judge Irma Gonzalez has spent the last eight years at JAMS as a mediator, arbitrator, special master/referee and neutral evaluator. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we spoke with Judge Gonzalez about how she started in ADR, her accomplishments, the challenges that she’s faced and her advice to younger generations.
The responsibilities of a plan administrator include reviewing QDROs or DROs and then distributing the funds to the non-plan participant spouse once they have approved the order--which become difficult in a separation.
Conflict in the workplace is inevitable when people with different values and opinions come together.
It is difficult to understand anything fully until we recognize its limits -- the places where it falls apart, or miraculously comes together -- where it begins and ends, or transforms into something entirely different.
This discussion exemplifies one of those very few circumstances in which mediation may not be appropriate because a public policy is at stake.
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In this scholarly work, the authors examine the intersection of online dispute resolution and psychology.