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Bina Patel

Ombuds and Mediation

(2/11/19)Bina Patel

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.

Sharon Sutherland

Canadian Business: 5 Ways Co-Mediating Benefits Your Own Mediation Business

(2/10/19)Sharon Sutherland

Mentoring and co-mediating have been fundamental aspects of my mediation work since my first experiences in Toronto some 19 years ago.

Nina Meierding

The Place of Mediation: New Interview with Nina Meierding

(2/09/19)Nina Meierding

New interview with Nina Meierding by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Place of Mediation" video series.

Lori Frank

Get Curious!

(2/08/19)Lori Frank

This article, from Victoria-based Lori Frank, discusses how to open up your communication by using open-ended questions.

Nancy Cameron

Journey Toward a Social Lab Approach to Change

(2/08/19)Nancy Cameron

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.

Sarah Peyton

Should Guilt and Shame Have a Place in Mediation?

(2/05/19)Sarah Peyton

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?

Joshua Javits

A Case of Bad Bargaining Practices

(1/31/19)Joshua Javits

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.

Freddie Tubbs

7 Tips for Writing a Strong Mediation Brief

(1/31/19)Freddie Tubbs

Your mediation brief is critical to the mediation process.

John Lande

What Will Be the Future of ADR in US Legal Education?

(1/31/19)John Lande

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.

Ron Kelly

New California Law Requires Informed Consent to Mediation

(1/29/19)Ron Kelly

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.

Hadassah Fidler

Seven Ideas for a Better Divorce

(1/25/19)Hadassah Fidler

Innovate with ideas, try to think outside the box when it comes to solutions.

Leyla Balakhane

Creating Effective Parenting Plans

(1/22/19)Leyla Balakhane

This article discusses working with your children’s developmental needs when creating a parenting plan.

Thomas Nares

Why Divorce Mediation Makes Sense

(1/22/19)Thomas Nares

During my more than 30 years of practicing law, I have found that the great majority of divorcing couples are unaware of their options.

Howard Gadlin

The Place of Mediation: New Interview with Howard Gadlin

(1/22/19)Howard Gadlin

Robert Benjamin interviews Howard Gadlin, long-time leading Ombudsman at UCLA and the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Jenna Adams

5 Prudent Ways to Talk to Kids About Your Divorce

(1/11/19)Jenna Adams

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.

Managing Editor

Links to Law School ADR Programs

(1/10/19)Managing Editor

Here are links to known Law School based ADR Programs. Please let us know if you are aware of additional programs.

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New Mediate.com Interview Series: "The Place of Mediation"

(1/09/19)Mediate.com

Mediate.com is proud to announce our new video Interview Series: “The Place of Mediation In Our Society, Culture, Media and Politics.”

Managing Editor

Indigenous Practices Can Bolster ADR

(1/09/19)Managing Editor

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.

Alia Ismail

Duality: A Natural Lifestyle, and Not a Catastrophe

(1/04/19)Alia Ismail

The existence of duality is not only natural, but could be converted to an asset.

Amy Sereday

7 Easy Tips for Better Communication

(1/04/19)Amy Sereday

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?

Patrick Mastronardo

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

(12/28/18)Patrick Mastronardo

This article discusses a Florida Court-Ordered mediation with a Limited English Proficient (LEP) party.

Supreme Court of India - Mediation Training Manual

(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.

Sylwester Pieckowski

Book Review: NEGOTIATION Things Corporate Counsel Need to Know but Were Not Taught by Michael Leathes (Wolters Kluwer 2018)

(12/28/18)Sylwester Pieckowski

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.

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Comparative Data on Mediator Directory Websites

(12/25/18)Mediate.com

According to new data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediator directory website.

Arjun Pal

The Impact of Mediation in India

(12/24/18)Arjun Pal

In this article, Arjun Pal discusses the impact of mediation in India.

Jim Melamed

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for Lawyers

(12/21/18)Jim Melamed

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.

Daniela Almiron

El Mediador con sí Mismo y la Satisfacción en el Proceso de Mediación. Necesariamente Ensamblados.

(12/21/18)Daniela Almiron

El ensamble de voces y sentires en mediación hace la maravilla de la transformación.

Laura Tarcea

Eyes Wide Shut

(12/21/18)Laura Tarcea

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.

David Smith

Practice Informed By Research: Cross Cultural Approaches Informing Mediation

(12/21/18)David Smith

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 in India

(12/20/18)Mehka Sharma

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.

Martina Sanchez

How Mediation Can Improve Your Workplace Morale

(12/14/18)Martina Sanchez

Conflict in the workplace can be a damaging and destructive force, which can escalate very quickly.

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