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Akbar Kabani

Peacemakers of All Faiths Gather at Ismaili Jamatkhana Plano for Restoring Community Day

(9/17/18)Akbar Kabani

This article covers Restoring Community Day held in 2017, including plans for the upcoming Community Day to be held in October 2018.

Ron Kelly

New California Law Requires Informed Consent to Mediation

(9/14/18)Ron Kelly

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.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Stop Giving Others Insult Power

(9/06/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Do you know people who get upset and insulted easily?

Tammy Lenski

3 Ways to Turn Adversaries into Problem-Solving Partners

(9/06/18)Tammy Lenski

Most people don’t want to be wrangled into doing something you want but they don’t. Here are three ways to turn them into your problem-solving partners and dissolve resistance.

Alia Ismail

Self-Restraint: A Door to True Liberty

(9/06/18)Alia Ismail

When one ignores one’s own emotions, to maintain face, or to increase hopes for immature peace, the likelihood for an unexpected emotional burst, by oneself, or by the other, increases.

Cinnie Noble

Paying Forward Conflict Lessons

(8/31/18)Cinnie Noble

"Thank you for listening to me and my side of our dispute and for disagreeing with me in the gracious way you did--" I learned so much from those words.

Tammy Lenski

How to Express a Concern Without Making Things Worse

(8/31/18)Tammy Lenski

When I ask clients why they let a problem go on for so long before addressing it, a common reply is, “I was afraid I’d create more conflict by raising it.”

Lorraine Segal

How Avoidance Can Help You with Workplace Conflict

(8/31/18)Lorraine Segal

It sounds counter intuitive, but Inaction or avoidance can be a viable way of dealing with workplace conflict.

Arthur Pressman

The Importance of Trust in the Mediator

(8/31/18)Arthur Pressman

In franchise disputes, lawyers and parties who search for mediators drill down on mediators’ professional backgrounds, often paying the most attention to whether potential mediators have previously represented franchisors or franchisees.

Mitch Cohen

Co-Parenting Tips During a Divorce

(8/31/18)Mitch Cohen

By following some simple tips and committing yourself to being the best co-parent possible, you can help to ensure your children thrive during and after the divorce.

Phyllis Pollack

Revenge as a Learning Experience

(8/24/18)Phyllis Pollack

No doubt, at some point in your life, you have wanted to take revenge against someone who “did you wrong”.

Dixon Dern

Finale of Birbrower

(8/24/18)Dixon Dern

This is a brief article covering the background of the Birbrower case and the adoption of new legislation in California which will allow foreign attorneys to appear in international arbitrations.

Sandeep Bhalothia

Mediation and Conciliation in UAE

(8/24/18)Sandeep Bhalothia, Vizita Singh

Sulh or amicable settlement has a long history within Arab and Islamic societies and have their roots in pre-Islamic Arabia.

Eunice Chua

Feel The Earth Move – Shifts In The International Dispute Resolution Landscape

(8/24/18)Eunice Chua

Two common themes emerged from a recent panel discussion. First, the idea of a growing ecosystem; and, second, a changing culture.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Conflict Styles: Digital vs Paper

(8/15/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

In training with the Thomas Kilmann or my Style Matters conflict style inventories, you have an option to use either a paper or online version. I used to be ambivalent about this choice, but no more.

Leonardo d'Urso

Italian Mediation Model - Video

(8/15/18)Leonardo d'Urso

This article discusses how Italy has approached the initial mediation session.

Barbara McCulloch

Meditate, Mediate, Medicate: Is there a Difference?

(8/15/18)Barbara McCulloch

The theme of the article is that while we might be neurologically and sociologically primed to “Fight or Flight”, we can choose another way and thereby reduce the conflict in our lives.

Phyllis Pollack

Past the Time Is the Right Time!

(8/10/18)Phyllis Pollack

Many, many years ago, someone once said to me that people do not begin to negotiate until it is past the time to negotiate.

William Scott Harralson, J.D.

Morality and Mediation: Can We Reunite the Children?

(8/10/18)William Scott Harralson, J.D.

In April 2018, the U.S. Justice Department implemented a new “zero-tolerance” policy for the detention and arrest of undocumented immigrants. This article discusses how mediation techniques can be used to handle such a difficult situation.

Joy Rosenthal

Families Belong Together

(8/10/18)Joy Rosenthal

Several experts have commented on the trauma the children must have experienced being separated from their families.

Jack Urquhart

International Arbitration-Federal Jurisdiction & Provisional Remedies

(8/10/18)Jack Urquhart

Stemcor USA Incorporated addresses federal court jurisdiction based on the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and court enforcement of provisional remedies in aid of arbitration.

John Lande

In Praise of a Trial

(8/03/18)John Lande

The trial of Paul Manafort is a good illustration of an important value of trials.

Jeff Thompson

Crisis Counselor Skills: Helping People In Crisis… in 160 Characters or Less

(8/03/18)Jeff Thompson

This article discusses how mediators can apply the communication skills used by Crisis Counselors to help people in crisis.

Leonard Edwards

Mediation in Juvenile Dependency Court: Multiple Perspectives - Part 2

(8/03/18)Leonard Edwards

This article discusses what has been learned over the last few decades about Mediation in Juvenile Dependency Court.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Career in Conflict Resolution?

(7/27/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Everywhere I’ve lived and worked, I’ve met people who feel a deep inner echo to the idea of making peace.

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