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Bill Eddy

Dealing With Defensiveness In High Conflict People

(8/20/19)Bill Eddy

When most people think of high conflict people (HCPs), they think of bad behavior. The goal seems to be to get them to STOP their bad behavior, by verbally motivating them to have insights into how bad they are acting. However, the high conflict behavior of HCPs is not driven by logic and self-awareness.

Dakota Murphey

7 Signs You May Need Marriage Mediation

(8/16/19)Dakota Murphey

Every marriage goes through some rough patches, and unfortunately, trying to figure it out on your own can often lead to crucial things being left unsaid and strong relationships ending up on the rocks.

Oran Kaufman

Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

(8/16/19)Oran Kaufman

What can mediators learn from dog training?

Bruce Edwards

A Dent in the Universe

(8/16/19)Bruce Edwards

What have we learned from the mediators working tirelessly to promote the institutional and cultural changes necessary to implement mediation within their home countries?

Michael P. Carbone

Mediation Strategies: A Lawyer’s Guide To Successful Negotiation

(8/09/19)Michael P. Carbone

Every successful negotiation requires that you have a sound strategy. In this article I will explain the steps that I believe you should follow when developing a mediation strategy.

Leah Hadley

5 Mediation Strategies for a Successful Divorce Agreement

(8/09/19)Leah Hadley

There are many benefits to choosing mediation for your divorce, but it’s also important to understand and prepare for the challenges.

Lori Goldstein

Interim Agreements

(8/09/19)Lori Goldstein

Are you considering a change in your marriage, but a divorce or a formal separation seems premature?

Andrea Schneider

Andrea Schneider Interview - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(8/07/19)Andrea Schneider

This is an interview with Andrea Schneider by Robert Benjamin discussing negotiative strategies.

Robert A. Berlin

Sample Mediator’s Opening Statement

(8/05/19)Robert A. Berlin

How many of us have fumbled through an opening statement? In our view, the following is an example of a COMPLETE opening statement.

Gregg Relyea

Educating the Next Generation in Resolving Social Media Disputes

(8/05/19)Gregg Relyea

Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.

Richard Barbieri

Power as Role and Reality in Mediation

(8/02/19)Richard Barbieri

The most valuable lesson I learned from the book, and the teacher, was the importance of power in any discussion.

Michael Diliberto

Got A Final Award? It Ain’t Necessarily So

(8/02/19)Michael Diliberto

The California Supreme Court recently said it is timely to submit a request for costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 998 to the arbitrator after a final award on the merits has been issued.

Robert Hamparyan

5 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Clients

(8/02/19)Robert Hamparyan

If you’ve been in practice for more than a few months, there’s no doubt you’ve encountered a difficult client. It comes with the territory, and so as a lawyer, it’s important to learn how to handle difficult situations.

John Sturrock

A Negotiation Emergency?

(7/31/19)John Sturrock

The need for a “Conflict Revolution” is clear. We have a Negotiation Emergency at the same time as we have a Climate Emergency.

Judy Ringer

We Have to Talk: A Step-By-Step Checklist for Difficult Conversations

(7/30/19)Judy Ringer

What you have here is a brief synopsis of best practice strategies: a checklist of action items to think about before going into the conversation.

Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask

(7/30/19)Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson

This article outlines what couples need to do in order to consider and face the numerous dilemmas that are inherent in divorce.

Stephanie Klein

Five Ways to Attract and Retain Young Professionals to your ADR Program or Organization

(7/30/19)Stephanie Klein

If you've noticed that your ADR program or organization (or the field in general) is lacking in young professionals, you are not alone. In this article, I offer five practical ideas that ADR program leaders can implement now in order to get and keep young professionals in ADR.

Michelle Eades

Working with American Sign Language Interpreters in Mediation

(7/30/19)Michelle Eades

As mediators we listen for the words being said, words not being said, how those words are said , and the body language that goes with those words.

Robert Bergman

Revolutionizing Mediation through Technology

(7/30/19)Robert Bergman

In recent years, as the world has migrated toward a reliance on social networks, the internet of things, and digital transactions, disputes have grown exponentially in terms of number and complexity.

Debra Dupree

The Psychology of Conflict and the Art of Compassion

(7/24/19)Debra Dupree

This article is designed to shift how we manage people in emotionally intense situations.

Sarah Ater

Time-bound Mediation: Good or Bad

(7/19/19)Sarah Ater

The article questions whether allocating a specific amount of time for mediation sessions or limiting the entire period within which to complete the mediation process is a good or bad thing.

Jim Melamed

Establishing Standards for Online Domestic Relations Mediation

(7/18/19)Jim Melamed

Leading national family mediation organizations, including Mediate.com, have abided by common standards for divorce and family mediation for over two decades. Do these standards need to be updated to address issues of online mediation? If so, how?

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Divorcing After Long-Term Marriage Checklist of Considerations

(7/18/19)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

For couples facing divorce in their late fifties, sixties, and beyond, the questions and issues are quite distinct from those facing younger couples.

Frederick Way

Celebrating Pride – Reflections on Being a Gay Mediator

(7/18/19)Frederick Way

This article discusses this mediator's viewpoint that as a mediation profession need to celebrate our own pride.

Lee Jay Berman

13 Tools for Resolving Conflict in the Workplace, with Customers and in Life

(7/17/19)Lee Jay Berman

Conflict happens. It is inevitable. It is going to happen whenever you have people with different expectations. Here are some tools for avoiding and resolving disputes in the early stages, before they become full-blown conflicts.

Stuart Watson

The Divorce Process: Mediation Saves Money, Time and Trauma

(7/12/19)Stuart Watson

The divorce process has significant impacts on the lives of the spouses and their families depending on how they go through the divorce. This article outlines how divorce mediation can save families money and time, and reduce trauma when compared to a traditional, litigated divorce process.

Jacques Joubert

Bringing the Human Face to Conflict

(7/12/19)Jacques Joubert

Mediation may be described as a process that evolves over four different phases. It begins in a joint session and ends in a final joint session.

Laurie Israel

Why Retainers are Important to the Mediation Process

(7/12/19)Laurie Israel

For most mediations, having the financial relationship between the mediator and the clients prepaid through a retainer can be a very strong impetus towards making the mediation process stronger and more effective.

John Sturrock

Bringing Mediation into the Mainstream

(7/05/19)John Sturrock

Being a mediator brings surprises along the way. It is remarkable that, after years of waiting for Scotland to pick up the mediation baton, we now have two important initiatives underway.

Jay Safier

Marriage and Divorce Under The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

(7/05/19)Jay Safier

As a former practicing CPA, who is now a professional mediator, I pose the following question: What has the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act done to help couples improve the statistics regarding the institution of marriage and make the emotional issues of divorce less stressful?

Alex Renirie

'Resolving Land and Energy Conflicts': Book Review

(7/05/19)Alex Renirie, Todd Jarvis

Resolving Land and Energy Conflicts is a groundbreaking effort that documents conflicts and strategies for collaboration in today’s U.S. energy sector.

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