(7/20/20)Pierrick Le Goff
This article discusses the importance of professionalism to ensure that mediation is being taken seriously.
This article discusses professionalism and the need to modernize our mediation culture.
(7/20/20)Mark Appel, Wolf von Klumberg
This article discusses the importance of bridging mediation and arbitration.
If you have problems with BATNA theory, you aren’t the only one.
(7/17/20)Charlie Young, Bob Wright
Aspects of ODR have been with us in one form another for decades.
Where medicine may have been conventional, the most conservative profession is often thought to be law.
(7/16/20)Forrest (Woody) Mosten
In recent efforts to improve law enforcement’s role in serving our communities, a major issue is whether police departments can be assisted or replaced by professionals better suited to handling citizen calls on some issues.
The art and craft of mediation, like many other skills, mainly matures from the myriad mistakes mediators make on their way to meticulously mastering the process.
This paper discusses the emphasis of Alternate Dispute Resolution in the field of ADA and Disability Discrimination and then provides a more detailed review of recent Title I and Title III cases.
(7/16/20)Charles Mak, Carrie Shu Shang
This article examines possible ethical implications of using a mediator’s assistant considering current mediator obligations.
(7/15/20)Francois Bogacz, Jeremy Lack
Much ink has been spilled on the future of mediation, and how robots may someday take over from humans. However, mediation is not an empirical science that can be reduced to algorithms.
(7/15/20)Jeremy Lack, Ana Gonçalves, Daniel Rainey
Online Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) is now universal, especially since the Coronavirus pandemic began.
(7/10/20)Christian Radu Chereji
Governments play a vital role in the advent of a Golden Age of mediation in three critical areas: generating robust data; mobilizing public and professional engagement; and, most visibly of all, inspiring uptake and demonstrating that they “walk the talk”.
The Singapore Convention on Mediation can have a significant influence on the international appetite for mediation.
Resolution 1325 marks the first time that the UNSC affirmed the critical role of women in conflict resolution and peace building.
This series examines how the 7 continents are dealing with conflict during COVID. This one examines the view from Asia.
I am calling upon all Professional Mediators to deploy as a powerful peacemaking force in our current national crisis.
Empathy within a mediation session can prove a catalyst for success as long the mediator helps parties not miss the opportunity. Recognizing this skill and the courage of parties to move from entrenched positions will not be missed by an experienced mediator.
Today the mediation field needs to go further. It needs to articulate a new, mature, vision. One that unlocks its Golden Age.
How can an appreciation of mediation be developed in the marketplace?
(7/05/20)Veronique Fraser, Joan Stearns Johnsen
Mediation is a malleable process that parties and neutrals adapt to different areas of practice, cultures, and practitioner demands.
In a recent DRLE listserv colloquy, I threatened to save for another day an extended rant about why we are so doggone attracted to using confusing jargon. That day has arrived.
University teachers faced with marking hundreds of papers have been known to find some crumbs of comfort in students’ more eccentric answers.
(7/03/20)NAFCM, D.G. Mawn
: Op-EdScores of cellphone videos, capturing police violence around the country, have revealed to millions the depth and breadth of systemic racial bias in the United States. Understandably, many are calling for a new way.
The rapid shift to the greatest use of video conferencing technology has occurred, but how are we adapting ourselves and our mediations? Relatively simple adjustments to remote mediation can result in a higher likelihood of outcomes that would have likely occurred during face to face mediation.
(7/02/20)Gregg Relyea, Carla Marcucci
This article examines how the 7 continents are dealing with conflict during COVID. This one examines the view from Europe.
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