This is an interview with Charlie Young by Clare Fowler discussing how mediation principles can be applied in schools and prisons.
Mediators also have a range of powers, and I believe that “reframing” is our equivalent of flying.
As a legal professional, it’s your job to pick sides. Whether you’re a lawyer fighting a case or a paralegal gathering the evidence to back it up, your aim is to make a strong argument for your client.
In some research I did a few years ago, I found that the initial altercation or even a set of circumstances that started tension between many people can begin a trajectory that escalates over time (even if no external conflict occurs).
Are you waiting until relationships are broken to deal with workplace conflict? Tip: this is not the most effective way to deal with disagreements and problems!
Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) is not a new concept and has received significant scholarly attention.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The law can be a very dangerous thing.
Have you ever worked with someone who talked about experiences that seemed far-fetched, but you couldn't pin down what was off?
One of the latest blog posts from the Harvard Negotiation Project notes the importance of understanding body language in negotiations.
Managers might scoff at the amount of time they have to put toward mitigating workplace interpersonal conflict instead of managing productivity, overseeing innovation, attending important meetings, and networking for individual or team growth.
The purpose of this article is to review relevant literature on measuring success in mediations with the intent to offer recommendations for the improvement of mediation practice and to provide information to ADR program design professionals.
A core belief in many traditions holds that the human condition is "dynamic" i.e., not a "static state".
Kathleen Wells, lead partner at Wells Family Law shares how to identify a high conflict personality, the characteristics of a typical high conflict divorce file, and suggestions on how clients can best manage both.
The Oscar-nominated film, Marriage Story, by Noah Baumbach, is really a divorce story. It centers on the relationships between Nicole, an actor, her husband, Charlie, a Broadway director, and their eight-year-old son, Henry.
(2/11/20) Emma-May Litchfield and Danielle Hutchinson, Resolution Resources, Australia
The International Mediation Institute is delighted to present the GPC North America Report—a comparative analysis and recommendations based on open text questions asked at GPC events in the USA and Canada.
Schools need to manage conflicts effectively, maintaining a positive environment for students, and enabling the involved sides to learn from their conflict.
Getting divorced can be one of the most stressful and difficult life situations a person can find themselves in. When confronted with how to best move forward in a divorce, and what to do about an attorney, there is no one clear answer.
Is there then something that can be said to be a ‘Right Education?’
So what happens when an older adult experiences a health crisis that takes them away for a time, or becomes unable to live independently?
This month, I spoke with Howard Herman, Director of the ADR Program for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, to learn about his favorite ADR resource.
Judge Danny (as he prefers to be addressed) received the Peacemaker Award and took part in an inspiring conversation that highlighted his commitment to creating peace, resolving conflict and empowering others to do incredible things.
Your wait for the Theory-of-Change book is over.
The improvisational orientation and approach to negotiation is characterized by adapting to a set of circumstances in a strategic yet unconventional way.
Upon its ratification and coming into effect, the Singapore Convention is expected to provide impetus to mediation as a method of resolving commercial disputes.
One of the first things a mediator in training is taught is to listen, really listen what the parties are saying.
How do you handle talking with other family members about serious issues when they don't think anything is wrong?
Everyone talks about knowing one’s BATNA in negotiation and mediation. But that’s a lot easier said than done.
Whether it is a minor slip of the tongue or an entire foot in the mouth, either can lead to some uncomfortable moments followed by the instinct to explain what was “really meant.”
Separation is one of the most difficult processes people can go through, but the situation is even more shocking for kids who need to adapt to such a huge change in life.
Online negotiation offers negotiators and their organizations convenience, speed, and cost savings. But negotiating via email and videoconferencing, in particular, poses challenges that need to be overcome.
Great set of comprehensive statistics about Franklin County’s ODR program have now been released. Two results stood out.
In India, where courts are overburdened and the backlog of cases runs into lakhs, the argument for online dispute resolution is strong.
“That was a poor landing by the captain,” grumbled an unamused passenger to a stranger across the aisle. “Every flight is a risk. We must not take for granted that we are alive to complain,” the other responded.
In my role as mediator one of the questions I am asked most often by parents, community groups, and interested parties is if an agreement reached at Family Dispute Resolution is legally binding and enforceable through the family court.
(1/24/20)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
There’s an interesting dichotomy between married couples’ view of life insurance.
This jumbo-size post is the last part in the Theory of Change Symposium.
Reports show that numerous interruptions occur throughout the course of most of our workdays.
Are you feeling angry and put upon at work? Are you having negative interactions and conflict over relatively small matters? Overwork may be the culprit.
(1/24/20)F. Peter Phillips
Two experts in the Milan UIA Mediation Forum addressed “Abuse in the Mediation Process.”
“By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail,” Benjamin Franklin.
By understanding the relationship between personality types and conflict management styles we can achieve more productive dispute resolution discussions and increase the potential for mutually satisfactory resolutions.
Balancing power is an important part of mediation. I did a mediation recently in which the levels of power of each party played a very important role.
For practitioners of the law, mediation is a well-known concept that became part of their lives.
This article addresses an often overlooked asset in divorce, the burial plot, and the surprising negative consequences of failing to address this asset in the divorce decree.
Conflict in the workplace is extremely costly.
“It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”
As a freshly minted lawyer, I came to a realization within a few months of joining the workforce - my very expensive university education prepared me for only half the battle.
As I near retirement I have had an opportunity to reflect back onto my amazing career as a mediator, to think about all the changes I have seen in the ADR area and also the people who I have helped.
For anyone going through a litigated or high conflict divorce which can be very expensive, Kathleen Wells, lead partner at Wells Family Law shares her top 5 tips for keeping costs down.
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Here are my conflict resolutions for 2020. What are yours?