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Patricia Porter

Verbal Self-Defense Begins with a Mindset of Compassion and Empathy

(12/06/19)Patricia Porter

What does it mean to learn the art of verbal self-defense?

Phyllis Pollack

Implicit Bias is Everywhere: Even in the ER!

(12/06/19)Phyllis Pollack

This article discusses a medical diagnosis--due to bias.

Daniel Rainey

Thoughts on the Singapore Convention

(12/06/19)Daniel Rainey

The Singapore Convention parallels the New York Convention for Arbitration by legitimizing mediation as a dispute resolution method for international commercial transactions.

Emma Hartman

How to Manage Conflict at Work: The Argument for Utilizing Emotional Intelligence

(12/06/19)Emma Hartman

If you are, as they say, a left-brained person, you may find it difficult to manage conflict in the workplace when it springs up between employees.

Charity Burke

Don’t Rely on Peer Mediation to Resolve Bullying in Schools

(12/06/19)Charity Burke

One way schools can equip students with the skills to address conflict is through peer mediation.

Eric Anderson

This I Believe

(12/06/19)Eric Anderson

I am willing to respect you even though I might not admire or look up to you for the accomplishments you are credited with.

Stanley Santire

New Horizon for International Commercial Mediation: The Singapore Convention

(12/06/19)Stanley Santire

The fundamental concept of the Convention began in 1958 with the signing of the New York Convention. That concept is the obligation of contracting nation states to give effect to private agreements emerging from alternative dispute resolution.

John Sturrock

It Takes Just One Moment to Change, For Good or Bad

(11/29/19)John Sturrock

It took just a moment in time: 6 August 1945 at 8:15am.

Joy Rosenthal

What to Do After You Get Your Divorce Judgment

(11/29/19)Joy Rosenthal

When we submit your divorce papers to the court in order to obtain a Judgment of Divorce (JOD), the terms of the Settlement Agreement become the law.

Alia Ismail

Conflict Prevention: Utilizing the Historical Reasonable Person of Common Law

(11/29/19)Alia Ismail

Commitment to the reasonable man theory, a building block to many constitutions, is a commitment to one’s higher self, rather than to one’s instinct. Training individuals to act in a way that’s reasonable, creates internal checks and balances.

Dakota Murphey

Mediating Your Divorce: How to Split Your Retirement Savings

(11/29/19)Dakota Murphey

As well as working with a skilled divorce lawyer, it can be in your interest to take advice from an experienced pension planner in order to achieve good solutions to these sorts of issues.

Amy Robertson

Four Ways to Sidestep Conflict and Enjoy Your Holidays

(11/29/19)Amy Robertson

If the thought of enduring a meal—let alone an entire weekend—with your family or in-laws has you tensing up then you might want to keep reading.

The In-House Perspective on ADR in Mexico

(11/29/19)Martin Navarro Sanchez

In October 2019, JAMS and the Arbitration Center of Mexico (CAM) jointly organized an academic event at the InterContinental Presidente Mexico City.

Positive Conflict in the Workplace: When Disputes Have Business Perks

(11/29/19)Vanessa Rose

Conflict is something we typically try to avoid, especially when we’re talking about business environments.

Michael Aurit

Thanksgiving After Divorce: New Turkey Time Traditions

(11/26/19)Michael Aurit

Thanksgiving can be a particularly difficult holiday to plan for and experience for parents and children after divorce.

Lesley Cook

Lesley Cook Interview - Neurodiversity in Mediation

(11/26/19)Lesley Cook

This is an interview with Dr. Lesley Cook discussing the importance of understanding your neurodiverse clients in the educational, family, and workplace fields.

Cinnie Noble

Words Are Like Spears

(11/22/19)Cinnie Noble

A Yoruban proverb goes “Words are like spears: Once they leave your lips they can never come back.”

Ronald S. Kraybill

Healers Call Others-III

(11/22/19)Ronald S. Kraybill

As we accept the reality of our own pain and struggle, and begin to recognize their universality, we open ourselves to the voice of the soul.

Lorraine Segal

Culture Clash in Conversations at Work

(11/22/19)Lorraine Segal

Is it an interruption or a cultural difference?

Joy Rosenthal

Being a Guide

(11/22/19)Joy Rosenthal

This weekend, I saw the movie, Harriet, a riveting film about Harriet Tubman. I learned about how to guide people through conflict.

Emma Hartman

Food Demonstrator Provider to Pay $2.65 Million to Settle EEOC Disability Suit

(11/22/19)Emma Hartman

In cases where discrimination has occurred, mediation becomes trickier and sometimes it seems the only way to bring reconciliation is through a trial.

Stephen Kotev

ACR Taskforce on Safety: Recommended Guidelines -- Part 2 in Series

(11/18/19)Stephen Kotev

The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 2 in the series--discussing mediators can do in cases of violence.

Jamie Costello

Mediation vs. Arbitration vs. Litigation: The differences you need to know about in business

(11/15/19)Jamie Costello

As a business owner, it’s extremely important to familiarize yourself with dispute resolution and the processes you need to take depending on the severity of a case.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Worry About Hornets

(11/08/19)Ronald S. Kraybill

On September 11, 2019, President Trump warned about what America would do if attacked again.

Phyllis Pollack

Have Faith in Another’s Honesty!

(11/08/19)Phyllis Pollack

In any given mediation, I am often asked whether I think the other party is telling the “truth”, can she be “trusted”?

Greg Rooney

Mediation and the Principle of Emergence

(11/08/19)Greg Rooney

Charlie Irvine in his recent Kluwer blog (Mediation Values: Still Searching) suggested it is our values that determine what we do or say in a mediation rather than any techniques we learn as mediators.

Eric Slepak

RSI Publishes Report on Improving Pre-Mediation Screening for Intimate Partner Violence through Proposed Online Tool

(11/08/19)Eric Slepak

Over the past year, RSI has been working on a project researching and exploring whether and how an online tool could improve the frequency and competency with which mediators screen for intimate partner violence (IPV) prior to mediation.

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