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California Expands Family Leave and Modifies Small Employer Mediation Pilot Program

California Expands Family Leave and Modifies Small Employer Mediation Pilot Program

On January 1, 2022, leave under the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) will be expanded to provide employees with up...

Eviction mediation program sees ‘tsunami’ of activity in November

Eviction mediation program sees ‘tsunami’ of activity in November

An agency tasked with handling mediation for tenants with unpaid rents is seeing an influx of new cases as eviction...

Davenport schools say mediation program has reduced suspensions.

Davenport schools say mediation program has reduced suspensions.

Davenport school officials say a new approach for addressing fights among students has led to fewer repeat incidents, fewer suspensions...

India Mediation Bill: Not getting the Act together

India Mediation Bill: Not getting the Act together

While it contains many pluses, the Bill needs improvement in some crucial places Read the complete story here.

City of Pasadena Announces Community Mediation Program

City of Pasadena Announces Community Mediation Program

The City of Pasadena will be implementing a City Prosecutor Community Mediation Program. This program is designed to help in...

Alzheimers Q&A: What does elder mediation mean?

Alzheimers Q&A: What does elder mediation mean?

Elder mediation aims to address conflicting issues in families and in institutions and provides a forum for family decision-making. Elder...

Workshop Held to Assess the Needs in the Field of Mediation and Arbitration in Turkey

Workshop Held to Assess the Needs in the Field of Mediation and Arbitration in Turkey

The Council of Europe is carrying out a detailed needs assessment analysis and expert review of the legal framework on...

Decoding India’s Draft Mediation Bill 2021

Decoding India’s Draft Mediation Bill 2021

The recently proposed Draft Mediation Bill (“draft bill”) is a step towards institutionalizing mediation as a method of resolving disputes....

Prosecutor drops charges against officer in rare case of restorative justice mediation

Prosecutor drops charges against officer in rare case of restorative justice mediation

Criminal charges against a St. Louis County police officer who shot a Black woman were dropped Monday after the victim...

Marilyn Manson’s lawyers may seek ‘global mediation’ to settle rape and sexual assault charges

Marilyn Manson’s lawyers may seek ‘global mediation’ to settle rape and sexual assault charges

Marilyn Manson’s lawyer tells US court that the singer may seek “global mediation" to resolve the multiple sexual assault and...

Kyle Beach agrees to mediation with Blackhawks; settlement talks back on

Kyle Beach agrees to mediation with Blackhawks; settlement talks back on

Two weeks after talks seemed to break down, the two sides will meet in December for mediation involving Beach’s sexual...

Mediation commences today in Rams relocation case

Mediation commences today in Rams relocation case

In a little more than a month, the high-stakes litigation arising from the relocation of the Rams will go to...

9/11 Victim Fund Director Feinberg Is Named Mediator for J&J Fight

9/11 Victim Fund Director Feinberg Is Named Mediator for J&J Fight

The lawyer who oversaw payments to victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has agreed to mediate part of the...

Clarks agrees to mediation in fire-and-rehire strike

Clarks agrees to mediation in fire-and-rehire strike

The shoe retailer Clarks has agreed to allow mediators to help resolve a strike at its warehouse in Street, Somerset....

How Do Lawyers Counsel Clients During Cold-Feet Mediation Moments?

How Do Lawyers Counsel Clients During Cold-Feet Mediation Moments?

"Cold feet" can be defined as an apprehension or doubt strong enough to prevent a planned course of action. Mediators...

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has passed the law on mediation

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has passed the law on mediation

Some 247 MPs voted for the relevant decision, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. The approved document proposes defining the legal basis...

Ecuador to use military, mediation to end prison violence

Ecuador to use military, mediation to end prison violence

Authorities attribute the unrest to competing drug-trafficking gangs fighting over trafficking routes. Steps to pacify the prisons were agreed with...

From Gang Member to Gang Mediator

From Gang Member to Gang Mediator

An “interrupter” tells her story about preventing violence on the streets of Chicago.Read the complete story here.

India government releases draft bill of country’s first mediation law

India government releases draft bill of country’s first mediation law

India’s Ministry of Law and Justice released Friday the Draft Mediation Bill, 2021, inviting comments and suggestions from all stakeholders....

Dealing with a landlord-tenant issue? N.H. officials say a new mediation program can help keep you out of court

Dealing with a landlord-tenant issue? N.H. officials say a new mediation program can help keep you out of court

New Hampshire residents have a new way to avoid evictions or resolve housing disputes outside a courtroom. Tenants and landlords...

Mediation is Available at the North Carolina Court of Appeals

Mediation is Available at the North Carolina Court of Appeals

The week of October 17-23 has been designated as Conflict Resolution Week in North Carolina. Mediation is a form of...

To limit evictions, Bellevue provides landlord-tenant mediation, money for back rent

To limit evictions, Bellevue provides landlord-tenant mediation, money for back rent

With the statewide moratorium on evictions ending last week, the City of Bellevue is offering mediation to help tenants and...

Ex-talc suppliers, insurers seek mediation as bankruptcies hit turning point

Ex-talc suppliers, insurers seek mediation as bankruptcies hit turning point

Calls for mediation in two intertwined talc-related bankruptcies are growing as disputes over insurance policies have bogged down efforts to...

Dayton to use mediation response for some nonviolent 911 calls

Dayton to use mediation response for some nonviolent 911 calls

Dayton plans to launch its new way of responding with unarmed mediators to minor, nonviolent issues by spring. The new...

Column: Mediation an opportunity to be proud of

Column: Mediation an opportunity to be proud of

“Mediation” is defined (per Webster) as “intervention between conflicting parties to promote reconciliation, settlement or compromise.” I’m a mediator, certified...

Louisiana Implements Mediation Program for Hurricane Ida Claims

Louisiana Implements Mediation Program for Hurricane Ida Claims

Louisiana has established a voluntary mediation program for the purpose of resolving property/casualty insurance claim disputes related to damage caused...

Co-Mediation As a Conciliation Tool

Co-Mediation As a Conciliation Tool

Co-mediation is an under-used concept in conciliation. In the right cases, co-mediation can benefit all involved. In the current climate,...

Veterans, NH hospital in Bible dispute agree to mediation

Veterans, NH hospital in Bible dispute agree to mediation

CONCORD, N.H. — Two U.S. Air Force veterans and New Hampshire's veterans hospital involved in a legal dispute over the...

Legal experts, advocates help mediate evictions inside the Guilford County Courthouse: ‘Don’t give up’

Legal experts, advocates help mediate evictions inside the Guilford County Courthouse: ‘Don’t give up’

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — The Eviction Mediation & Housing Navigation Program is now fully operational inside the Guilford County Courthouse...

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