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Peter Adler

COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War

(1/24/22)Peter Adler

A short screed on what this means and what we can do about it.

Phyllis Pollack

Hubble and Webb and Unconscious Gender Bias!

(1/24/22)Phyllis Pollack

One would think that the ability to look through either the Hubble or James Webb Space Telescope (and the other NASA major space telescopes) would not present an issue of unconscious gender bias.

Lorraine Segal

The Value of Venting

(1/24/22)Lorraine Segal

When someone or something hurts or angers you, is there a value in venting?

Gina Miller

The Power of Feedback: Keeping Client Satisfaction Front and Center

(1/24/22)Gina Miller

Most people see the new year as an opportunity to take stock and recommit to what matters most to them.

Aaron Leakey

Covid Exasperates Issues Between Co-parents About Agency

(1/24/22)Aaron Leakey

Covid-19 certainly does exasperate the challenge of co-parenting post-separation.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Document Your Wishes: Divorce & Changing Life Insurance Beneficiaries

(1/17/22)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

A surprising outcome that is noteworthy for Divorcing (or Divorced) Couples seeking to use Life Insurance Proceeds to assist their exes and or children.

Paul Rajkowski

SHOVEL 8 - Traditional Mediation and the Mirror….

(1/17/22)Paul Rajkowski

A look back: have these articles been just a series of mind jostling thoughts about a tradition in the mediation world, a stirring up of the current culture, or was it something else?

Bruce Ally

Is the Mandatory Mediation Program in Ontario Still Viable?

(1/17/22)Bruce Ally

When mandatory mediation was introduced in Ontario 27 years ago it was heralded as visionary as it offered many necessary benefits that could not be accommodated at the time, particularly a more efficient legal process. As with any reform, there is the need for revision over time.

Randa M. Trapp

Why Ethics Matter in Mediation

(1/17/22)Randa M. Trapp

Is the legal profession in fact a noble profession?

John Lande

Using Stone Soup

(1/07/22)John Lande

Out of the blue, I got an email from Peter Phillips saying, “John, just a note to report how much fun Stone Soup is.

Georgia Daniels

Exploring Agreement - Readiness for Divorce Mediation

(1/07/22)Georgia Daniels

This article describes a private reflective exercise that may be helpful in assessing your current state of readiness to mediate your divorce.

Susan Yates

Eviction Mediation Q&A w/ Christina Wright

(1/07/22)Susan Yates

This article is part of a series of perspectives on eviction mediation program development that is being supported by the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution Foundation.

Roseann Vanella

Why is the Pandemic Causing a Spike in Divorce?

(1/07/22)Roseann Vanella

At the outset of the Covid-19 outbreak, many experts predicted a sharp increase in divorce rates. This has played out a bit differently than expected.

Paul Rajkowski

Do We Understand Traditional Mediation?

(12/31/21)Paul Rajkowski

It looks like we’re coming to the end of this dig. I can see a part of the canister holding the remains of traditional mediation.

Lorraine Segal

Interviewer or Volunteer? The best mix for difficult conversations

(12/27/21)Lorraine Segal

Are you naturally an interviewer or a volunteer in difficult conversations? A discussion on conflict and conversation styles.

Lucia Kanter St. Amour

The Law of Conformity - Conflict Lessons from 2021

(12/27/21)Lucia Kanter St. Amour

Also known as the 95 percent law, Peter Sage calls it the law of conformity. If you hang out with nine motivated, go-getting, positive individuals you’re going to become the tenth.

Bob Bordone

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation - Video

(12/27/21)Bob Bordone

Have you been wanting to up-level your negotiation skills and wondering how to control your emotions during a difficult conversation so you can get what you want?

Michael Lewis

[PODCAST] The Divided Community Project’s Commitment to Community Change Through Dispute Resolution

(12/20/21)Michael Lewis

A podcast from JAMS featuring neutral Michael Lewis and Carl Smallwood and Nancy Rogers of the Divided Community Project (DCP) on the project’s goal of using dispute resolution tools to positively impact and empower communities across the nation.

Phyllis Pollack

Further Reflections on the last 525,600 minutes (x 2)!

(12/20/21)Phyllis Pollack

What has the last 21 months taught me?

Eric Slepak

Eviction Mediation Updates, December 2021

(12/20/21)Eric Slepak

As the state of eviction mediation continues to evolve, we wanted to share some notable developments from across the country.

Abby Silverman

“Hearing” the Other Side in Employment Mediations

(12/20/21)Abby Silverman

Abby Silverman and Cyrus Dugger offer their thoughts on various topics related to employment mediation, including negotiation strategies, tax considerations and goodwill gestures.

Uma Ramanathan

Conflict Assessment and Management - Systemic Mediation

(12/17/21)Uma Ramanathan

This article looks at how to address unconscious biases in order to tackle miscommunication and misbehavior. It begins with an examination of brain processes, and then looks at a practical understanding of how to tackle and change those processes.

Greg Enos

How To Prepare For Your First Divorce Mediation Session

(12/17/21)Greg Enos

The decision to get divorced is often not an easy one. But what happens when you don’t want a full-blown series of court cases surrounding this experience?

Howard Bellman

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Howard Bellman

(12/14/21)Howard Bellman, Colin Rule

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Howard Bellman about his chapter in the book "Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution."

Grande Lum

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club - Grande Lum, interviewed by Colin Rule

(12/14/21)Grande Lum, Colin Rule

Another episode from Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Grade Lum talking about his book "America's Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights," hosted by Colin Rule.

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