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Lucia Kanter St. Amour

“What Should I Wear?” - Making Choices and Online Dispute Resolution To The Rescue

(10/25/21)Lucia Kanter St. Amour

Steve Jobs famously wore the same black turtleneck, blue jeans and New Balance sneakers every day. Do you know why?

Cinnie Noble

“When Patterns are Broken, New Worlds Emerge”

(10/23/21)Cinnie Noble

The relevance of this quote by Tuli Kupferberg to interpersonal conflict may not be immediately evident.

Lorraine Segal

Conflict Management Lessons from Improv Theater

(10/23/21)Lorraine Segal

Can the rules of improv theater help us with conflict?

Dan Simon

Remembering Mediator Irvin P. Foster

(10/23/21)Dan Simon

Irvin P. Foster, who mentored and inspired many mediators, died on September 5th. ISCT Coordinator, Janet Mueller, shares the following remembrance of him.

Phyllis Pollack

Court Ordered Mediation and Informed Consent

(10/22/21)Phyllis Pollack

Standard I of the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators is entitled "Self-Determination" and admonishes us that "a mediator shall conduct a mediation on the principle of party self-determination."

Donald T. Saposnek

Book Review of Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution

(10/21/21)Donald T. Saposnek

This book review of Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution, co-edited by Howard Gadlin and Nancy A. Welsh, presents an overview, with snippets of personal and autobiographical material, of this penetrating collection that comprises the “personal stories” of 23 leading practitioners and scholars in the field of conflict resolution.

Ben Coltrin

Top 5 Co-parenting Apps for Mediation

(10/21/21)Ben Coltrin

A good co-parenting app helps parents feel focused and organized heading into mediation. Here are the best co-parenting apps so you can choose the right one for your family.

Joy Rosenthal

Working with Financial Neutrals

(10/18/21)Joy Rosenthal

One of the hardest problems that a divorcing couple may face is how to divide up marital property.

John Peterson

How Much Money Does Mediation Save Companies?

(10/18/21)John Peterson

By turning their faces from the legal system, many companies have saved fortunes in the money and time that legal proceedings require.

Christopher Keele

Health Systems and the Benefits of Early Dispute Resolution

(10/18/21)Christopher Keele

Recognizing Common Internal Issues That Often Escalate Into Disputes and How ADR Can Help.

Gizem Alper

“Double Hatting” under Med- Arb: A Comparative Analysis

(10/18/21)Gizem Alper

Over the past few years, the concept of blending mediation with arbitration has attracted attention in the international arbitration community.

Stephen Sonnenberg

The Surge in Workplace Disputes Under Disability Discrimination Laws: Good News or Bad News?

(10/18/21)Stephen Sonnenberg

I have been wondering—as we are well into our second year of the pandemic—whether the relationships between employees with disabilities and their employers are changing in unanticipated ways.

Marian Grande

Domestic Violence and Family Mediation

(10/14/21)Marian Grande

Domestic violence is a prevalent problem in Canada. Unfortunately, family violence is a genuine reality for many families.

Xavier James

Managing and Resolving Conflicts in Remote Teams

(10/14/21)Xavier James

Handling remote teams can become quite a challenging task at times, especially when a conflict arises.

Strathclyde Mediation Clinic: A decade of dedication to mediation in Scotland

(10/11/21)Charlie Irvine, Jonathan Rodrigues

The Mediation Clinic attached to the University of Strathclyde (“The Mediation Clinic”) in Glasgow, Scotland, recently won the ‘Community Contribution Award’ at the Scottish Legal Awards 2021. This is an article discussing the program.

Phyllis Pollack

Difficult People

(10/11/21)Phyllis Pollack

One of the first questions a mediator must ask herself is whether she should take a specific case?

Charlie Young

Transcendent

(10/08/21)Charlie Young

I’ve been fortunate to be a part of mediations where there have been healings and complete changes of heart among the parties. What are the commonalities?

Bob Bordone

What are the Qualities of a Good Mediator? - video

(10/07/21)Bob Bordone

Have you ever asked yourself, what are the qualities of a good mediator?

John Lande

What I'm Reading

(10/02/21)John Lande

Being retired from teaching and faculty meetings leaves time to do other things. Here are the books I've been enjoying.

The New Plan for the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters

(10/01/21)Merrill Hirsh

Helping People Become Special Masters and Special Masters Assist the Administration of Justice: The New Plan for the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters.

Giovanni Matteucci

Mediation and Business Crisis in Italy, 2021. Where's the training?

(10/01/21)Giovanni Matteucci

On August 25, 2021, Law decree 118/2021 came into force concerning the prevention/management of business crisis. A crucial aspect has been neglected, the training in negotiation and mediation techniques.

Bellwether Mediations As An Alternative To Bellwether Trials

(10/01/21)Diane Welsh

Conceptually, the goal of bellwether mediations is the same as that of its counterpart (a trial): to develop an objective way to value a disparate set of cases to facilitate settlement.

Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Forum Video: Final Report of Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation

(9/28/21)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Colin Rule

This is a 90 minute video from the September 24, 2021 Forum sharing the Final Report of Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation. This video features Woody Mosten, Colin Rule, Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Tara Ollapally, Bruce Edwards, Donna Silverberg, Susan Guthrie, Angelia Tolbert, Michael Aurit, Tricia Jones, Michael Lang and John Sturrock.

Cinnie Noble

"Never Ruin an Apology with an Excuse"

(9/27/21)Cinnie Noble

This quote by Kimberly Johnson is a good one to consider when it comes to asking forgiveness, giving an apology, and otherwise trying to make amends.

Phyllis Pollack

The Mediator as a Choice Architect

(9/27/21)Phyllis Pollack

One of the most important aspects of mediation is self-determination. Standard 1 of the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediation is entitled “Self-Determination.”

Lorraine Segal

Bring Five Percent more Compassion to Conflicts

(9/27/21)Lorraine Segal

Bringing five percent more compassion can really make a difference in conflicts.

Christopher Nolland

Overcoming The Sunk Cost Fallacy and Its Untoward Impact on Settlement Dynamics

(9/27/21)Christopher Nolland

"I’ve spent over $300,000 in legal fees and two years of my life to get here. Obviously, my lawsuit must be worth more than my investment in money, time, energy, stress, and opportunity costs."

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