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Carl Schneider

Married Mediators: Audrey Yowell and Carl Schneider

(1/25/22)Carl Schneider, Audrey Yowell

An interview with Carl Schneider and Audrey Yowell about how they integrate their mediation carriers and their marriage. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 2020 Conference.

Concerns that COVID has Escalated into a Media Conflict

(1/25/22)Mary Williams

Covid, as it stands, is a serious disease but only the over-promotion of it in the media has elevated this strain from any mutation of the flu. This is preventing the nation from having a civil discourse about it.

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.

Peter Adler

COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War

(1/24/22)Peter Adler

A COVID Screed on What it Means and What We Can Do.

Janet Chance

COVID Mediations: Dialogue Tools Set Up Pandemic Mediations for Success

(1/24/22)Janet Chance

COVID has transformed typical workplace and family mediations to look more like emotional contentious community disputes and therefore, the tools used in a community dispute such as Reflective Structured Dialogue can help workplace and family mediations be more productive and positive.

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.

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.

Ben Coltrin

3 Oft-Forgotten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Family Mediation

(1/21/22)Ben Coltrin

This article discusses 4 important questions that parents often forget to ask themselves before going to mediation. These questions are often forgotten because they are tough subjects to discuss like whether parents will appoint a guardian in the event neither is able to care for the child.

John Lande

More COVID PIEs and the Alice-in-Wonderland Supreme Court Decision Endangering Workers

(1/20/22)John Lande

This is a sequel to the post last week, My Covid Perceived Injurious Experiences (PIE). This is one author articulating their concerns and their approach to resolving a personal conflict with their COVID experience. While Mediate.com does not take a stance on the pandemic, we encourage authors to write in with their approach to resolving interpersonal pandemic conflicts.

Milan Slama

A Conversation with People who Don't Want to be Vaccinated

(1/20/22)Milan Slama

Our country, and the world in general, is divided. This article gives an example of how to have a conversation with someone who has a different approach to the pandemic than you.

Charlie Young

India’s Mediation Act, 2021

(1/20/22)Charlie Young

India passed its ground breaking Mediation Act, 2021 on December 15, 2021.

Daniel Rainey

Dan Rainey on the Universal Disclosure Protocol for Mediation

(1/18/22)Daniel Rainey

Dan Rainey speaking about the launch of the Universal Disclosure Protocol for Mediation (UDPM).

Laura Athens

The Blame-Shame Game in Mediation

(1/18/22)Laura Athens

Our legal system, which focuses on determining fault, liability and culpability, encourages parties to make accusations and to blame one another.

Kimberlee Kovach

Married Mediators: Kim Kovach and Eric Galton

(1/18/22)Kimberlee Kovach, Eric R. Galton

An interview with Kim Kovach and Eric Galton about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 20/20 Conference.

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.

John Lande

My COVID Perceived Injurious Experiences

(1/17/22)John Lande

This article details a mediator's experience with COVID, and vocalizing feelings of anger and perceived conflict.

Randa M. Trapp

Why Ethics Matter in Mediation

(1/17/22)Randa M. Trapp

Is the legal profession in fact a noble profession?

Ron Ravikoff

A Q&A Session With Ron Ravikoff on Health Systems and the Benefits of ADR

(1/17/22)Ron Ravikoff

Ronald Ravikoff, Esq., has been a JAMS neutral since 2012 and has been on the American Healthcare Lawyers Association panel of neutrals since 2014. We spoke with Ron Ravikoff about his extensive experience in health care mediation and arbitration and the advantages alternate dispute resolution (ADR) brings to the health care industry at large.

Denise French

Ending a Marriage? Don't Get Divorced from Financial Reality in the Process

(1/17/22)Denise French

Sound financial planning may be the last thing on your mind when divorcing but it may never be more valuable.

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.

Kenneth Cloke

Married Mediators: Joan Goldsmith and Ken Cloke

(1/10/22)Kenneth Cloke, Joan Goldsmith

An interview with Joan Goldsmith and Ken Cloke about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 20/20 Conference.

Tim Hicks

Seven Steps for Effective Problem Solving in the Workplace

(1/10/22)Tim Hicks

Problem-solving and decision-making. Ask anyone in the workplace if these activities are part of their day and they answer 'Yes!' But how many of us have had training in problem-solving?

Bruce Derman

Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask

(1/10/22)Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson

This article outlines what couples need to do in order to consider and face the numerous dilemmas that are inherent in divorce.

Bob Bordone

How Does a Mediator Help Families Resolve Conflict? - Video

(1/07/22)Bob Bordone

Is your family or someone you know going through a rough patch and wondering when might it be necessary to bring in a mediator? Watch this video if you'd like to know how a mediator helps families resolve conflicts and what the qualities of a good mediator are.

Colin Rule

Confronting Stigma Around Mental Illness in Mediation

(1/07/22)Colin Rule

This article discusses the impact of stereotyping mental illnesses.

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.

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.

Phyllis Pollack

How To Have a Successful Mediation!

(1/07/22)Phyllis Pollack

The last mediation I conducted in 2021 did not result in a resolution.

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.

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.

John Lande

Wanted: Public Officials with Emotional Intelligence

(1/04/22)John Lande

It was front-page news in the New York Times that NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams said that emotional intelligence is his “No. 1 criteria” for selecting top officials in his administration.

Dan Simon

Transformative Mediation Described Accurately in New Book

(1/04/22)Dan Simon

Tara West has studied all of the approaches to mediation.

Amanda Rumsey

Conflict Resolution and Religion

(1/01/22)Amanda Rumsey

This article discusses the power of respectful communication and appreciation of different values for working through value-based conflicts. Understanding other people’s personal journeys, which led them to make their religious decisions, can resolve conflict by exposing shared interests.

Rohan Bangia

Changing Landscapes of Mediation

(1/01/22)Rohan Bangia

The Indian Judicial System has sought recourse to Mediation for delivering the answers to which litigation has failed to provide. In this article, a comparison with the landscapes that the time portrays throughout the different parts of the day has been made with the Journey of Mediation in India.

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.

Tony Guise

Previews of 2022: The Past, Present, and Future of (A)DR in England and Wales

(12/28/21)Tony Guise

For years jurisdictions around the world have embraced Cloud-based platforms to deliver Court services and ADR solutions. Meanwhile those of us in England and Wales (E&W) have looked on seeming helpless as initiative after initiative in the UK failed to deliver the benefits of that stalwart of 20th century technology: e-filing.

Howard Gadlin

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Howard Gadlin

(12/28/21)Howard Gadlin, Colin Rule

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

Jim Melamed

Better Reflecting Mediation to the World

(12/28/21)Jim Melamed

While mediators often assist in the creation of near miracles behind closed doors, our miraculous work and effective approaches are still not well-understood by general society. Might a more effective way of "reaching the masses" be to take advantage of "MEDIATION ART," be that in our physical and virtual offices, on our websites, and, perhaps in time, at bus stops and on highway billboards?

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?

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.

Cinnie Noble

Conflict Resolutions for 2022

(12/27/21)Cinnie Noble

These are my resolutions for 2022--some recycled that I'm still working on.

Martin Rosenfeld

Being Nice Helps

(12/27/21)Martin Rosenfeld

This brief article looks at the need to engender good will in a contested divorce.

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.

Lela Love

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Lela Love

(12/20/21)Lela Love

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

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.

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.

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