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This Week in Mediation #1031

April 10, 2024 – OUR 29TH YEAR!
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In This Issue:
Ombuds and AI • AAAi Podcast Episode #3: Clearbrief Founder & CEO Jacqueline Schafer • Making Money Mediating Podcast: Transforming Conferences into Marketing Goldmines • Mediator/Party Relationships: Creating The Foundation for a Successful Process • Genuine Question or Disguised Judgment?–Take this simple test to find out • The Advocacy, Avoidance, and Collaboration Parts in Conflict: Applying Len Riskin’s Mindfulness Tactics to Mental Health Advocacy Conflicts • Mediation in the News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs

2024 ABA Dispute Resolution Section Conference in San Diego – April 10-13

Attend Mediate.com’s Caseload Manager Demo at the ABA DR Conference 
(From the Mediate.com Booth at the ABA-DR Conference – in person or virtual – April 12 at 8am PST/11am EST)
Manage Your Dispute Resolution Caseload Online “
with Colin Rule and Clare Fowler
Mediate.com’s Caseload Manager is the premiere platform for managing your professional and organizational caseload in the cloud, with accessibility, reporting, and security. Register to receive instructions and additional information.

Ombuds and AI
with Colin Rule & Clare Fowler
As AI is encroaching on the ombuds world, we have to ask ourselves: Are we protecting our visitor’s data? Should we incorporate certain AI tools? Which tools are safe? What are the concerns? 

AAAi Podcast Episode #3: Clearbrief Founder & CEO Jacqueline Schafer
with Bridget McCormack and Zach Abramowitz
At Legalweek in New York, Bridget and Zach talk with ex-litigator and Clearbrief founder Jacqueline Schafer about how large language models are changing the game for legal tech.

Making Money Mediating Podcast: Transforming Conferences into Marketing Goldmines
with Susan Guthrie
In this episode of the Make Money Mediating podcast, host Susan Guthrie introduces guest Murphy Funkhouser, a business and brand strategist with over 20 years of experience and owner of BrandStage Consulting. They discuss the importance of effective branding and marketing for dispute resolution professionals and share tips on transforming conference appearances into marketing opportunities.

Mediator/Party Relationships: Creating The Foundation for a Successful Process
By Shel Stark
When mediators build a relationship with party decision-makers, gaining their trust and promoting their confidence in the mediator and her process, they create the foundation for a successful mediation process.

Genuine Question or Disguised Judgment?–Take this simple test to find out
By Lorraine Segal
Asking genuine curious questions is a powerful tool to improve listening, get through road blocks in difficult conversations, and gain compassionate understanding of another person’s perspective. But even when you’re trying to be authentic and genuine, you might fall into the trap of asking rhetorical questions. They are not real questions (even if they look like it) but disguised judgments. How can you be sure your questions are helpful?

The Advocacy, Avoidance, and Collaboration Parts in Conflict: Applying Len Riskin’s Mindfulness Tactics to Mental Health Advocacy Conflicts
By Dan Berstein
When I was twenty-one, I was anonymously attacked in my college newspaper.  Each semester there was a “shoutouts” section where people wrote mean messages without accountability, and without naming names.  The one about me read, “To the kid who went crazy last year and now holds all of these ‘mental health awareness’ events: You are insane and the things you did can’t be made up for by saying ‘I was a little bipolar at the time.’ Go to the nuthouse, immediately.” 

AFCC 61st Annual Conference, Coping with Transition: Individual, Family and Beyond, June 5-8, 2024 in Boston
Join AFCC in Boston for the 61st Annual Conference, Coping with Transition: Individual, Family and Beyond. The conference will examine how family law professionals assist families in a variety of transitions: from an intact family to one that lives in two homes; children’s transition between developmental stages; transitioning gender; or transitioning to new statutes, processes, and professional roles. Register and reserve your hotel today!

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