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Charlie Young

Online Dispute Resolution: You Can Do This!

(7/17/20)Charlie Young, Bob Wright

Aspects of ODR have been with us in one form another for decades.

Maliha Safiullah

Using E-Mediation and Online Mediation Techniques for Conflict

(7/17/20)Maliha Safiullah

Where medicine may have been conventional, the most conservative profession is often thought to be law.

Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Use Mediators and Police as Conflict Resolution Partners

(7/16/20)Forrest (Woody) Mosten

In recent efforts to improve law enforcement’s role in serving our communities, a major issue is whether police departments can be assisted or replaced by professionals better suited to handling citizen calls on some issues.

Jonathan Rodrigues

Reflective Practice - Observing Mediator Language

(7/16/20)Jonathan Rodrigues

The art and craft of mediation, like many other skills, mainly matures from the myriad mistakes mediators make on their way to meticulously mastering the process.

Recent Court ADA Case Review for Conflict Resolution Practitioners

(7/16/20)Heather Kennedy

This paper discusses the emphasis of Alternate Dispute Resolution in the field of ADA and Disability Discrimination and then provides a more detailed review of recent Title I and Title III cases.

Jeremy Lack

5th Key-Technology: Take Advantage of ODR’s Full Potential

(7/15/20)Jeremy Lack, Ana Gonçalves, Daniel Rainey

Online Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) is now universal, especially since the Coronavirus pandemic began.

Cinnie Noble

Facing the Conflict

(7/10/20)Cinnie Noble

The notion that we have the ability to change someone (such as their personality, their needs, their values, their core beliefs, their deeply held views) is unrealistic.

Christian Radu Chereji

6th Key-Government: Help Governments Lead Mediation into the Mainstream

(7/10/20)Christian Radu Chereji

Governments play a vital role in the advent of a Golden Age of mediation in three critical areas: generating robust data; mobilizing public and professional engagement; and, most visibly of all, inspiring uptake and demonstrating that they “walk the talk”.

Alicia Kuin

6th Key-Government: Actively Support UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, & Security

(7/10/20)Alicia Kuin

Resolution 1325 marks the first time that the UNSC affirmed the critical role of women in conflict resolution and peace building.

Hitoshi Suzuki

Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19--Voices from Seven Continents of the World: Asia

(7/10/20)Hitoshi Suzuki

This series examines how the 7 continents are dealing with conflict during COVID. This one examines the view from Asia.

David Kellem

Mediators Needed in this Time Which Tries Our Souls

(7/10/20)David Kellem

I am calling upon all Professional Mediators to deploy as a powerful peacemaking force in our current national crisis.

Catherine Gillespie

Failing to Notice the Generosity of Others

(7/10/20)Catherine Gillespie

Empathy within a mediation session can prove a catalyst for success as long the mediator helps parties not miss the opportunity. Recognizing this skill and the courage of parties to move from entrenched positions will not be missed by an experienced mediator.

Felicity Steadman

7th Key-Usage: Invest to Generate Instinctive User Recognition and Demand

(7/05/20)Felicity Steadman

How can an appreciation of mediation be developed in the marketplace?

Veronique Fraser

7th Key-Usage: Expand the Value of Mediation Into Deal-Making

(7/05/20)Veronique Fraser, Joan Stearns Johnsen

Mediation is a malleable process that parties and neutrals adapt to different areas of practice, cultures, and practitioner demands.

Joanna Kalowski

The Seven Keys Conclusion: Many Paths, One Way

(7/04/20)Joanna Kalowski

The likelihood of conflict and conflicting ideologies makes effective resolution of disputes and the negotiation of sustainable deals crucially important.

John Lande

BATNA’S Got to Go

(7/03/20)John Lande

In a recent DRLE listserv colloquy, I threatened to save for another day an extended rant about why we are so doggone attracted to using confusing jargon. That day has arrived.

Charlie Irvine

What Do ‘Lay’ People Know About Justice?

(7/03/20)Charlie Irvine

University teachers faced with marking hundreds of papers have been known to find some crumbs of comfort in students’ more eccentric answers.

NAFCM, D.G. Mawn

Let Communities and Police Together Keep the Peace: Op-Ed

(7/03/20)NAFCM, D.G. Mawn

: Op-EdScores of cellphone videos, capturing police violence around the country, have revealed to millions the depth and breadth of systemic racial bias in the United States. Understandably, many are calling for a new way.

Adam Stebbins

Designing for the Intensity of Online Mediation

(7/03/20)Adam Stebbins

The rapid shift to the greatest use of video conferencing technology has occurred, but how are we adapting ourselves and our mediations? Relatively simple adjustments to remote mediation can result in a higher likelihood of outcomes that would have likely occurred during face to face mediation.

Gregg Relyea

Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19--Voices from Seven Continents of the World: Europe

(7/02/20)Gregg Relyea, Carla Marcucci

This article examines how the 7 continents are dealing with conflict during COVID. This one examines the view from Europe.

Kyle Persaud

Telephone Mediation in an Age of Social Distancing: Does It Work?

(7/02/20)Kyle Persaud

Is all the technology really necessary, and worth the price?

Sneha Vardhani

Legal Framework of Mediation in India and the Scope of Virtual Mediation

(7/02/20)Sneha Vardhani

The Indian Government announced a complete indeterminate lockdown across the nation in the month of March amid the spread of Corona Virus (COVID-19). This has effected the ability of people to resolve disputes.

Paul Rajkowski

Did Traditional Mediation Die?

(6/26/20)Paul Rajkowski

After writing the obituary, many comments came forward saying mediation was not dead. It was different. This is a response to those comments.

Vittorio Indovina

Mediation in the Legal Culture of Italian Lawyers: Some Data from an Empirical Study

(6/26/20)Vittorio Indovina

In this short article, the author outlines the main findings of a qualitative research study conducted in Italy in 2018 with the purpose of understanding how mediation is enculturated in the legal culture of local attorneys, and what role, if any, the local law regulating mandatory mediation plays in this regard.

Gregg Relyea

Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19--Voices from Seven Continents of the World: Australia

(6/25/20)Gregg Relyea, David Bogan

This article series includes viewpoints on the current state of conflict resolution from all 7 continents. This article focuses on North America.

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