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Jim Melamed

How Can We Best Make and Maintain Quality Mediators?

(1/23/21)Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Under the leadership of Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Mediate.com's Online Mediation Training Task Force is tackling a huge issue: "How can the mediation field now and in the future best make and maintain quality mediators?

John Sturrock

Recognizing Trauma: Litigation and Politics are Harming Us

(1/22/21)John Sturrock

I write this in the aftermath of yet another mediation in which the protagonists exhibited symptoms of having been seriously traumatized by the litigation process to which they had been exposed. Depression, suicidal thoughts, anger, loathing, destroyed relationships, large amounts of money spent with no discernible value.

Lorraine Segal

Conversation, Kindness, and Democracy

(1/22/21)Lorraine Segal

Are kindness and conversation still possible? What about the many other people who share a perspective with those folks and are not themselves violent?

Bruce Edwards

The Vanishing Jury Trial and Other Important Lessons for Mediators

(1/22/21)Bruce Edwards

The article helps demonstrate the widespread acceptance of ADR, and mediation in particular, in the legal profession.

Beyond Civil Rights: The Case for Enforcement of Harassment Laws as a Means to Deter Racially Based Confrontations

(1/22/21)James Ware

As a JAMS mediator, I believe that one of the best ways to assist parties to resolve a dispute is to educate them about the risks they run in continuing the confrontation.

Make Yourself Aware About Divorce Mediation

(1/22/21)Asa Pitt

You might be thinking that you don’t need to make yourself aware about anything divorce related because it’s not going to happen to you.

Larry Bridgesmith

Radical Collaboration

(1/21/21)Larry Bridgesmith

Collaboration is an emerging platform for economic success in law.

Cinnie Noble

Being Unafraid to Feel

(1/15/21)Cinnie Noble

When we feel emotional about a conflict – hurt, anger, betrayal, disappointment, and so on – it is a clear sign that something important to us is being challenged or threatened or undermined.

Gregorio Billikopf

Non-Directive Empathic Listening

(1/15/21)Gregorio Billikopf

In this paper I will share how I found out that the listening approach I have used for almost two decades was completely unique--based on a happy misunderstanding.

Denise French

Divorce Noise

(1/15/21)Denise French

It’s so normal for us to ask questions and want information from those who have already been through this overwhelming time in our lives.

Scott Levin

The End Game

(1/15/21)Scott Levin

Deciding to divorce is likely going to be the biggest decision of your life, bigger than even deciding to get married in the first place, and how you choose to proceed will make all the difference.

Temitope Akande

Love’s New Mediation Data: Whither the Joint Session?

(1/15/21)Temitope Akande

Mediation, Love says, “is the last bastion,” with mediators trained to promote dialogue.

Michael Leathes

A Negotiation Innovation: An intelligent negotiation assistant

(1/14/21)Veronique Fraser, Barney Jordaan, Michael Leathes

I am sitting in a room, negotiating a sale, and I’m thinking: Which is likely to be more favorable to me: put a figure on the table, or insist the Other does so first?

Kenneth Cloke

10 Actions We Can Take to Turn Adversarial, Autocratic, Power-Based Political Conflicts into Collaborative, Democratic, Interest-Based Social Problem Solving

(1/08/21)Kenneth Cloke

Because democracy is open, it is vulnerable to demagogues and autocrats; yet because it is open, it is also resilient, able to learn and improve, and responsive to popular wisdom.

Tracy Allen

Pandemic Pivot - ADR Poised for Prominence During Recovery

(1/08/21)Tracy Allen

Never have we been more needed, and never have we needed to be more flexible.

George Siedel

5 Zoom Lessons for Leaders

(1/08/21)George Siedel

During the pandemic, business leaders can learn from educators about overcoming the communication challenges that video conferencing platforms present.

Kathleen Kauth

Authenticity in Conflict

(1/08/21)Kathleen Kauth

Many times in tense situations there is a strong desire to minimize the conflict.

Frank Hamilton

Best 10 Books About Mediation Ever Written

(1/08/21)Frank Hamilton

The difference in opinions, beliefs, views, values, and desires, plus the need to establish supremacy of one over the others often causes conflicts to arise in different situations.

Charles Crumpton

Egalitarian Change – Our Roles and Responsibilites

(1/08/21)Charles Crumpton

“Never let a good crisis go to waste” – Alistair McIntosh

[PODCAST] Reflecting on Nine Months of Virtual ADR

(1/08/21)Adrienne Publicover

A special podcast from JAMS featuring neutrals Adrienne Publicover and David Ross on their experiences and lessons learned since shifting to virtual mediations.

Colin Rule

Let’s Make 2021 the Year of Resolutions

(1/05/21)Colin Rule

2020 was a tough year for many of us, from the pandemic to shutdowns to political chaos. Let's use the fresh start of the new year to set our sights on a more optimistic horizon.

Bruce Ally

Theory vs. Reality: Where the Rubber Hits the Road

(1/05/21)Keshia Osbourne, Bruce Ally

After spending four months and 140 hours of intense theoretical study, I walked away from one of Toronto’s leading Universities with a certificate in Dispute Resolution. This was what happened when I stepped in to the real world.

John Lande

Ideas for Teaching Mediation and Negotiation

(1/04/21)John Lande

This article is prompted by my conversation with a really good, experienced colleague who is revising his mediation course.

Phyllis Pollack

Personality Matters!

(1/04/21)Phyllis Pollack

This post discusses interesting ramifications of personalities, such as two individuals who are each “disagreeable” tend to get along the best.

Larry Bridgesmith

Collaboration is the Future

(1/04/21)Larry Bridgesmith

Lawyers love conflict. They thrive on it. If anyone can coexist with conflict, it’s a lawyer.

Jonathan Rodrigues

Mediators, Time to Mend Our Nets

(1/04/21)Jonathan Rodrigues

This article examines what we should do as mediators during the pandemic.

Kathleen Kauth

Ultimatums in Conflict Resolution

(1/04/21)Kathleen Kauth

Empty threats in dispute resolution change nothing.

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