In any given mediation, I am often asked whether I think the other party is telling the “truth”, can she be “trusted”?
Charlie Irvine in his recent Kluwer blog (Mediation Values: Still Searching) suggested it is our values that determine what we do or say in a mediation rather than any techniques we learn as mediators.
This is an interview with Stephen Kotev by Clare Fowler discussing strategies for safety in mediation.
The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 1 in the series--discussing the ideology and process approach of the Taskforce.
(11/04/19)Alberto Elisavetsky, María Victoria Marun
Every action of life implies a movement of the framework of human rationality, of the interdisciplinarity of things, because it is linked to countless facts and actions of life.
La mediación entraña la oportunidad de comunicarse, es una manera colaborativa, ágil y desestructurada de abordar las situaciones sociales conflictivas.
One of the initial challenges in mediation that you may face is getting your spouse on board to give it a try.
Montana Mediation Association (MtMA) received a Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Grant to prevent and delay resident discharges from Montana Nursing Homes.
Halloween may not be as meaningful as other seasonal holidays, but for divorced or separated parents and their children, feelings of “missing out” on fun times can be very challenging.
It happens, at times, that we get in our own way when a conflict erupts or is about to.
These days are full of turmoil and fast moving social and political issues that quickly escalate into “identity disputes.”
(10/25/19)F. Peter Phillips
The twisted course of arbitration jurisprudence in New Jersey has taken yet another peculiar detour.
In her book chapter, Professor Nolan-Haley examines the role of mediation in today’s transnational dispute system with a special focus on the convergence of arbitration and mediation.
When we submit your divorce papers to the court in order to obtain a Judgment of Divorce (JOD), the terms of the Settlement Agreement become the law.
California’s Yolo County Superior Court has launched a new online dispute resolution (ODR) program to resolve debt and money due cases.
I was watching the news recently when a segment came on about a California couple who co-hosted a Divorce Party. Now this had my attention!
Being prepared for feelings at work helps us to deal with them, instead of letting them escalate.
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.
(10/18/19)Joanne Kilgour Dowdy
This story unveils my initial exposure to the mediation process through the intakes done weekly for students experiencing conflict in a college setting. Over the course of a semester it becomes evident to me that learning to do intakes properly is important to successful mediation.
It is funny how sometimes the stars align to suddenly highlight an issue that was nowhere in my conscious brain before then.
Is one of the problems with mandatory minimums is that they make police misconduct more difficult to manage?
The anchoring effect is a form of bias in favor of the first piece of information we hear during a negotiation, often the other person’s goal.
There are many forms of mediation and environments in which they occur, but a place that proves extremely beneficial for mediation takes place in an educational setting.
One of my personal challenges is how to deflect and master my in-the-moment reactions to verbal attacks.
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I wonder whether the use of anger in negotiations is helpful or harmful.