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Bruce Ally

Fundamental Attribution Error as a Contribution in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Bruce Ally

In our time pressured society in North America, most people feel that they are on a treadmill running as quickly as they can to keep up with the demands placed on them.

Jim Melamed

Mediator Mugs Breaking Out!

Jim Melamed

Progress in the mediation field is often a bit abstract, if not illusory. Related, humor in mediation has historically often been frowned upon as risky, if not insensitive. These spells have, however, now seemingly been broken by, of all things, readily available mediator mugs!

Andre Oosthuizen

Using Questions for Enlightenment

Andre Oosthuizen

It has frequently been said that negotiation is not an act of war, but a journey of discovery.

Andrea Schneider

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Andrea Schneider

Andrea Schneider, Colin Rule

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Andrea Schneider about her chapter in the book Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution.

Mary Salisbury

Social Security Benefits and Divorce

Mary Salisbury

Social Security benefit rules are complex and confusing, and even more so when you get a divorce.

Julian Granka Ferguson

ODR Ethics Case Study 1: Confidentiality v Self-Determination

Julian Granka Ferguson

At the moment, practitioners have relied on traditional ADR standards and guidance to consider the ethical concerns involved with using ODR, even though they are less than ideal when applied to technology.

Mukti Rijal

Double Hatting In Dispute Resolution

Mukti Rijal

The term ‘double hatting’ does denote the wearing of two hats by a person signifying that the same person who is appointed as mediator is also agreed to perform the role of an arbitrator in case mediation process fails to help settle the dispute in succession.

Carmela DeNicola

The Future of Business So Conflict Doesn’t Disrupt It

Carmela DeNicola

There is no return to the “old normal;” firms have to adapt to an increasingly uncertain future.

Peter Adler

How Can We Evolve From Our Unresolved Conflicts?

Peter Adler

I see many examples of people struggling to get beyond everyday gridlock. Still, in Hawaii, we seem stuck in a stewpot of persistent, unresolved, larger political, economic and cultural conflicts.

Lucia Kanter St. Amour

“What Should I Wear?” - Making Choices and Online Dispute Resolution To The Rescue

Lucia Kanter St. Amour

Steve Jobs famously wore the same black turtleneck, blue jeans and New Balance sneakers every day. Do you know why?

Donald T. Saposnek

Book Review of Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution

Donald T. Saposnek

This book review of Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution, co-edited by Howard Gadlin and Nancy A. Welsh, presents an overview, with snippets of personal and autobiographical material, of this penetrating collection that comprises the “personal stories” of 23 leading practitioners and scholars in the field of conflict resolution.

Ben Coltrin

Top 5 Co-parenting Apps for Mediation

Ben Coltrin

A good co-parenting app helps parents feel focused and organized heading into mediation. Here are the best co-parenting apps so you can choose the right one for your family.

Gizem Alper

“Double Hatting” under Med-Arb: A Comparative Analysis

Gizem Alper

Over the past few years, the concept of blending mediation with arbitration has attracted attention in the international arbitration community.

Stephen Sonnenberg

The Surge in Workplace Disputes Under Disability Discrimination Laws: Good News or Bad News?

Stephen Sonnenberg

I have been wondering—as we are well into our second year of the pandemic—whether the relationships between employees with disabilities and their employers are changing in unanticipated ways.

Marian Grande

Domestic Violence and Family Mediation

Marian Grande

Domestic violence is a prevalent problem in Canada. Unfortunately, family violence is a genuine reality for many families.

Charlie Irvine

Strathclyde Mediation Clinic: A decade of dedication to mediation in Scotland

Charlie Irvine, Jonathan Rodrigues

The Mediation Clinic attached to the University of Strathclyde (“The Mediation Clinic”) in Glasgow, Scotland, recently won the ‘Community Contribution Award’ at the Scottish Legal Awards 2021. This is an article discussing the program.

Charlie Young

Transcendent

Charlie Young

I’ve been fortunate to be a part of mediations where there have been healings and complete changes of heart among the parties. What are the commonalities?

Giovanni Matteucci

Mediation and Business Crisis in Italy, 2021. Where's the training?

Giovanni Matteucci

On August 25, 2021, Law decree 118/2021 came into force concerning the prevention/management of business crisis. A crucial aspect has been neglected, the training in negotiation and mediation techniques.

Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Forum Video: Final Report of Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation

Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Colin Rule

This is a 90 minute video from the September 24, 2021 Forum sharing the Final Report of Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation. This video features Woody Mosten, Colin Rule, Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Tara Ollapally, Bruce Edwards, Donna Silverberg, Susan Guthrie, Angelia Tolbert, Michael Aurit, Tricia Jones, Michael Lang and John Sturrock.

Christopher Nolland

Overcoming The Sunk Cost Fallacy and Its Untoward Impact on Settlement Dynamics

Christopher Nolland

"I’ve spent over $300,000 in legal fees and two years of my life to get here. Obviously, my lawsuit must be worth more than my investment in money, time, energy, stress, and opportunity costs."

Paul Rajkowski

SHOVEL 5 - Whose Fear is it Anyway

Paul Rajkowski

Somewhere along the mediation trail, process change appeared. This change became a big drift from traditional mediation and led to the shuttle system.

Colin Rule

Mediate.com Adopts Online Mediation Practice and Ethical Standards

Colin Rule, Jim Melamed

One of the Primary Recommendations of the Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation is to update mediation practice and ethical standards to fully embrace online mediation. In response, Mediate.com has now formally adopted the Task Force's Recommended Practice Standards for Online Mediation effective January 1. 2022.

Daniel Rainey

Why Have a Disclosure Protocol for Mediation?

Daniel Rainey

I’ll describe the process we’ve used and report on the status of the Universal Disclosure Protocol for Mediation (UDPM), but first let me address the fundamental question that prompted us to begin work in the first place: why do we need a universal protocol for disclosure in mediation?

Ron Supancic

Ronald Melin Supancic - A Memorial

Ron Supancic

Each breath we breathe is an invitation to live more fully, more consciously, more attentive, and more aware.

Jim Melamed

Paths Forward for Online Mediation - 8 Primary Recommendations

Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten

In addition to the many Committee Recommendations, the Task Force’s Executive Committee offers these 8 Primary Task Force Recommendations to support the field of mediation fully embracing online mediation and online mediation training:

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