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Sarah Ater

What Mediators Must Consider as They Work

(5/22/20)Sarah Ater

This article highlights the impact of COVID-19 on face to face mediation as social distancing is encouraged. It also discusses other instances when mediators need to stay away from the mediation process such as when they are physically tired or when they face psychological or mental issues.

Rafat Sweileh

Fostering Mediation in the Middle East Construction Industry

(5/22/20)Rafat Sweileh

Whilst the construction industry worldwide is plagued by disputes, construction disputes in the Middle East have two distinct characteristics.

Orit Asnin

To Mediate (out of) Corona

(5/22/20)Orit Asnin

What can be learnt from mediation practices, towards handling the Corona challenges?

Giovanni Matteucci

ODR Tips and Tricks

(5/22/20)Giovanni Matteucci

With the COVID-19 pandemic and everybody home, Internet becomes the highway of contact with the world. And, in mediation, mass transmigration to ODR.

Paul Rajkowski

The Death of Traditional Mediation - An Obituary

(5/18/20)Paul Rajkowski

Traditional mediation was not a "one size fits all."

Giuseppe Leone

4 Things You Definitely Need to Become an Accomplished Online Mediator

(5/18/20)Giuseppe Leone

The success of online mediation depends 95% on your mediation experience and skills.

Roseann Vanella

Divorce & Managing Anxiety during COVID-19 - Video

(5/18/20)Roseann Vanella

We decided to bring experts together who can provide some tips on how to deal with the stress of not only COVID-19 but the stress of going through a divorce or separation during these unprecedented times.

Michael Lang

Surviving the Pandemic - Advice from 74 Family Experts

(5/17/20)Michael Lang

In this outstanding collection of essays, there are tips for managing disagreements, guidelines for handling children’s needs, information about finances, and even a recipe for Quarantine Cookies.

COVID-19 World Disorder and Reflection for Conflict Management with the Use of ODR Platforms

(5/17/20)Celeida Maria Celentano Laporta

A new order of social coexistence, consumption, work, family model, resulting from a revolution caused by the invisible enemy COVID-19.

Sarathi Susheela

Empathy in Mediation

(5/17/20)Sarathi Susheela

Empathy is considered as the “Soul of Mediation.”

Kristyn Carmichael

Who Gets the COVID-19 Stimulus Check in the Divorce?

(5/11/20)Kristyn Carmichael

During this challenging time, many separated spouses are experiencing unexpected confusion and conflict around the Stimulus Check, which was intended to provide financial relief, as authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

Anju D. Jessani

10 Co-parenting Recommendations for the COVID-19 Crisis, A Mediator’s Perspective

(5/08/20)Anju D. Jessani

Courts look to prior events or precedents in establishing policy, and also in measuring reasonableness, when parties are in a dispute.

Mediating Amidst a Crisis: Is Online Mediation a Solution for India?

(5/08/20)Sandhya Swaminathan, Kartiyeka Singh

Dispute resolution mechanisms in India on the other hand, have not kept up with time and technology.

Christopher Sheesley

Bold Moves

(5/08/20)Christopher Sheesley

This was conflict resolution blasphemy.

Tara Ollapally

Making Sense of COVID Through the Lens of Mediation

(5/08/20)Tara Ollapally

As I look out of the window of my home office and take in the stillness of a complete lockdown that has been imposed in the wake of COVID-19, I am struck by the sense of balance that exists amidst the chaos and panic that also overwhelms me.

David Smith

Lessons from Teaching Facilitation Online

(5/08/20)David Smith

What a dispute resolution teacher has learned about connecting online.

Violence Against Women and Girls Pandemic and Gendered Dimension of COVID-19

(5/08/20)Elahe Amani

Imagine there was a pandemic that globally impacted close to 1.3 billion women and girls at some point in their lives.

Rachael Pace

Will Your Relationship Survive the Coronavirus Lockdown?

(5/08/20)Rachael Pace

6 Tips to Strengthen your Relationship during Covid-19 Lockdowns

David Shimoni

Post Coronavirus Dispute Resolution: To Sue or to Survive

(5/08/20)David Shimoni

The Coronavirus will be followed by a plague of lawsuits due to the inability of individuals and companies to honor contractual obligations.

Jim Melamed

What Is Your Mediation Background?

(5/05/20)Jim Melamed

The "digitization of mediation," now on steroids with the Covid-19 pandemic, has resulted in dramatic changes and new opportunities for mediators and the mediation field. A part of this includes new meanings for old words.

Gregg Relyea

Getting Started in Mediation

(5/04/20)Gregg Relyea

Mediation is a young, exciting, and expanding field of practice.

John Lande

The Coronavirus Crisis Provides an Opportunity to Adopt Better Systems for Licensing Lawyers than the Bar Exam

(5/04/20)John Lande

At one point, 34 states had diploma privilege rules but then the “ABA Code of Recommended Standards for Bar Examiners stated individuals should not be admitted to practice without passing a written bar exam.”

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Arbitration Case on ‘Equal Footing’

(5/04/20)

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning declined to hear an appeal in an Oklahoma arbitration case on the so-called equal-footing principle—the idea that the Federal Arbitration Act prevents courts and legislatures from targeting rulings and laws to arbitration agreements.

Lorraine Segal

Impatience, Conflict, and Covid-19

(5/04/20)Lorraine Segal

Impatience can be a big contributor to conflict, and an obstacle to effective conflict resolution.

Cinnie Noble

The Space Between Unpeace and Peace

(5/04/20)Cinnie Noble

Honor the space between no longer and not yet, Nancy Levin.

Sarah Ater

Five Reasons Why You Must Listen at Mediation

(5/03/20)Sarah Ater

This article explains the importance of active listening at mediation. It uses five points to illustrate what can be achieved when both the mediator and the parties actively listen to each other.

Gary Doernhoefer

Are Demographics Destiny for Technology in Mediation?

(5/03/20)Gary Doernhoefer

The age demographics of consumers of mediation services and mediators themselves will likely drive the adoption of technology to assist in the delivery of mediation services in the very near future.

Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Mediators Are Society’s PPE for Conflict and Difficult Decisions

(4/29/20)Forrest (Woody) Mosten

As their own practices slow down, some mediators are volunteering to offer free consultations and negotiation sessions to try and find solutions and some emotional comfort for people who are riddled with anxiety and a lack of knowledge.

Natalie Davis

Research Shows We Can Work Toward Peace Through Understanding

(4/24/20)Natalie Davis

This article addresses how our brain reacts when we feel understood versus when we don’t feel understood.

Ronald S. Kraybill

You Can Lead Trainings

(4/24/20)Ronald S. Kraybill

Do you want to help a team or group improve patterns of dealing with conflict? This article includes resources to help you lead a rich learning experience on conflict styles.

Bernard Morrow

Helping Not Hoarding

(4/24/20)Bernard Morrow

The uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has hit us all like a ton of bricks, particularly over the past week, as each day brings a new development.

Patricia Porter

Verbal Self-Defense Begins with a Mindset of Compassion and Empathy

(4/24/20)Patricia Porter

What does it mean to learn the art of verbal self-defense? First, it means understanding the purpose and establishing a mindset behind this approach.

Brendan Schutte

Using MagicEye to Teach the Art of Reframing

(4/23/20)Brendan Schutte

“I have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.”

Bina Patel

The Brain Under Conflict

(4/23/20)Bina Patel

Think "I Can" like it's your first day on the job, everyday.

Peter Adler

Cutback Planning: Consultation in a Time of Retrenchment

(4/21/20)Peter Adler, Kem Lowry

Unexpected belt-tightening is unpleasant. It unravels expectations and invokes fear. The more severe the shock, the more severe the manifestations can be. If you are a leader, you are also suddenly thrust into “crisis management” mode, which raises questions. What is your strategy?

Greg Rooney

Introducing a New Definition of Mediation

(4/17/20)Greg Rooney

Some say mediation is “The insertion of a human buffer between people who need assistance to interact with each other.”

Christopher Sheesley

Negotiating Among Workplace Dictators

(4/17/20)Christopher Sheesley

“You wouldn’t negotiate with Hitler, would you?”

Jacques Joubert

Courts Mediating Online with Zoom

(4/17/20)Jacques Joubert

It is hard to imagine for many, especially for the baby boomer generation, what a digital court is, because most of us are unfamiliar and resistant to the digital world of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Morenike Obi-Farinde

ODR in Africa: The Emergent Face of Dispute Resolution Post COVID 19

(4/17/20)Morenike Obi-Farinde

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore what most people in emerging economies particularly in some countries in sub-Africa have never really given a thought to - working from home.

John Lande

The Next New Normal in Law, Dispute Resolution, and Legal Education

(4/17/20)John Lande

A recent post anticipates that as we go through the current crisis, we will develop a “crisis new normal” and, after we recover from the crisis, a “normal new normal” (NNN).

Phyllis Pollack

Why?

(4/17/20)Phyllis Pollack

I just finished reading a book entitled, Start With Why? By Simon Sinek (Penguin Group, New York, 2009) which posits a simple thesis on why some organizations are very successful and others are not.

Kathleen Kauth

It's Time to Talk....

(4/17/20)Kathleen Kauth

Talking about end of life wishes is never fun, and seldom easy.

Janet Mueller

Be Kind

(4/17/20)Janet Mueller

We need to keep in mind that everyone is having a tough time and treat them with kindness.

Jonathan Rodrigues

Crisis Communication & Covid-19: Did our politicians test positive for ‘empathy’?

(4/13/20)Jonathan Rodrigues

This article is an opinion piece by one reader and examines if our world leaders responded to the COVID-19 crisis with empathy.

John Lande

Early Dispute Resolution Processes

(4/10/20)John Lande

This article describes various early dispute resolution processes and highlights presentations by Duncan MacKay, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer of Eversource Energy, and Conna Weiner, a mediator and arbitrator at JAMS and CPR.

David Huebner

Expedited Arbitration and Party Autonomy Are Key Solutions to Resolving COVID-19-Related Supply Chain Disruptions

(4/10/20)David Huebner

The equation is immutable: disruption of supply chains + intervention by governments to manage noncommercial priorities = dramatic increase in disputes among private business entities. COVID-19 has brought much production, transport and commercial activity to a near halt.

Kathleen Kauth

Pulling Together

(4/10/20)Kathleen Kauth

The perfect time for there to be conflicting ideas within an organization or team is when information is being processed and decisions are being made about the direction of the company or project.

Phyllis Pollack

Being Transparent

(4/10/20)Phyllis Pollack

We are all facing a “new normal.”

Natalie Davis

Research Concludes Regional International Organizations are Critical Mediators

(4/10/20)Natalie Davis

The author discusses the critical need of regional international organizations (RIOs) to intervene in ethnic conflicts, but notes some of the surrounding limitations to creating sustainable peace, such as the level of violence or the restrictions an organization might face in their very design.

Susan Raines

CV-19 Crisis Brings Heightened Need for Community-based Conflict Resolution

(4/10/20)Susan Raines

Crisis breeds conflict. The stress of economic uncertainty and dislocation caused by CV-19 are only outpaced by the anxiety many feel for the safety of their loved ones.

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