"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.
In this scholarly work, the authors examine the intersection of online dispute resolution and psychology.
What do helicopter parents do best? They hover.
One of the principal difficulties with political conflicts is that, in addition to disagreements over ideas, facts, proposals, beliefs, and values, there are significant differences in the languages we use to describe ourselves, our opponents, and the issues that divide us; as well as in the disparate cultural norms, expectations, myths, assumptions, and ways we attribute meaning to political ideas and assertions.
Yes and No are powerful words. What impact does saying each of them have on your body and nervous system?
Many leaders are unable to de-escalate conflict themselves, let alone train their employees to do the same.
Providing Florida LEP Individuals Meaningful Access to Mediation: Bilingual Mediator Guidance on Standards of Conduct.
Adlai Stevenson once said, “Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.”
"For centuries, we have shared common expectations of how we behave ethically in society, based largely on a mutual understanding of the reality in which our decisions play out. These underlying expectations have come to be guided by three pillars."
As the international business environment is quickly expanding, companies are merging and are therefore helping create a global workplace setting.
In a recent episode of Insurance Business Talk, JAMS neutral Rebekah Ratliff speaks with host Paul Lucas on her experience as a Black woman in the insurance industry and where the industry is now in terms of issues relating to gender and race.
Despite the complexity of ethical issues, Ms. Liautaud has formula for making an ethical decision quite simple.
One of the things to think about when you are looking for a divorce mediator is whether they will meet with both of you together or will meet with you each separately.
Vulnerability as quoted from THE vulnerability researcher Brene Brown “is not winning or losing, it’s having the courage to show up even when you can’t control the outcome”.
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The Act represents a significant turning point for the Irish Civil Justice system and is very significant for mediation.