Today, the term ombudsman serves as a neutral representative. Its function is becoming a necessity in various industries including, healthcare, academia, private, public, and non-profit organizations.
Mentoring and co-mediating have been fundamental aspects of my mediation work since my first experiences in Toronto some 19 years ago.
New interview with Nina Meierding by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Place of Mediation" video series.
This article, from Victoria-based Lori Frank, discusses how to open up your communication by using open-ended questions.
A small group of us in British Columbia have been collectively grappling with what we can do to leverage the uncertainty created by a time of great change.
Have you considered that, while we traditionally believe that our "conscience" tells us what is right and what is wrong, conscience, in practice, actually is a functional strive for harmony with those around us?
The shutdown over a wall on the southern border shows how the political parties have ignored and violated several tenets of bargaining essential to reach an agreement.
Your mediation brief is critical to the mediation process.
Pepperdine will host a very timely two-day conference, on June 18-19, where these issues will be front and center: Appreciating our Legacy and Engaging the Future: An International Conference for Dispute Resolution Teachers, Scholars, and Leaders.
On January 1, a new California law will take effect; it will require a lawyer to make sure their client understands the implications of California's legal protections for mediation communication.
Innovate with ideas, try to think outside the box when it comes to solutions.
This article discusses working with your children’s developmental needs when creating a parenting plan.
During my more than 30 years of practicing law, I have found that the great majority of divorcing couples are unaware of their options.
Robert Benjamin interviews Howard Gadlin, long-time leading Ombudsman at UCLA and the National Institute of Health (NIH).
When children are involved in a divorce, you have to deal with not just your own emotions, but also theirs. Here are some tips for these conversations.
Here are links to known Law School based ADR Programs. Please let us know if you are aware of additional programs.
Mediate.com is proud to announce our new video Interview Series: “The Place of Mediation In Our Society, Culture, Media and Politics.”
Indigenous practices can help resolve family disputes outside of the court system and need to be considered during high-conflict disputes, such as those involving land claims or natural resources, say lawyers and mediators that work with Indigenous communities.
The existence of duality is not only natural, but could be converted to an asset.
How many times have you left a conversation with a loved one feeling frustrated; like they didn’t listen to a single thing you said?
This article discusses a Florida Court-Ordered mediation with a Limited English Proficient (LEP) party.
(12/28/18)Supreme Court of India
Mediation has emerged as a fast growing disputes redressal mechanism. The Supreme Court of India has constituted Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee (MCPC) to oversee the effective implementation of Mediation and Conciliation in the country.
This book teaches us many things, such as that the dynamics of neuroscience may make our your eyes glaze over, but understanding the basics of brain science improves negotiation.
According to new data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediator directory website.
In this article, Arjun Pal discusses the impact of mediation in India.
This chapter focuses on areas of ODR that are likely to involve attorneys, Attorney involvement in ODR tends to be for more complex and substantial disputes, such as resolving all divorce issues or settling an estate or resolving ongoing business issues. These are areas of “integrative” ODR practice, where there are multiple issues and, commonly, a continuing relationship.
El ensamble de voces y sentires en mediación hace la maravilla de la transformación.
As established mediators, we have a responsibility to constantly both reflect upon, and critically assess the existing state of mediation training. Not in an effort to discredit but rather, to inform ourselves and others with a view to always seeking to improve it.
In this article, Smith describes his views on the importance of research informing practice. He shares the experiences of his students Laura Mahan and Joshua Mahuna presenting at an academic conference including about their theory of the integration of cross cultural approaches in mediation.
Mediation is an age old process of dispute resolution practiced since Vedic period. It is a low cost, keeping the matters, especially family matters secret among three parties, two parties and the mediator. Moreover the solution is not imposed on any party, it is a solution that both the parties agreed to. It, thus gives an effective solution in a peaceful manner.
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