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Lisa Taylor

Why You Should Mediate Your Divorce Instead of Litigating It

(12/12/19)Lisa Taylor

This article shows a clear timeline for mediating your divorce. The purpose of mediation is to get you talking about how to settle every issue right away, so the process is usually much faster, much less expensive, much less stressful and overall much more satisfying than litigation.

Kathleen Kauth

Conflicts in the 'Family' Work Environment

(12/12/19)Kathleen Kauth

What do you do when work treats you “like family”?

Natalie J. Armstrong

Building Breakthroughs: Video Interview with Louise Phipps Senft

(12/12/19)Natalie J. Armstrong, Louise Phipps Senft

By creating a space for change, Louise helps people get back on track so they can work more successfully with their advisors.

Roseann Vanella

Holiday Gift Giving Guidelines for Divorced Parents

(12/12/19)Roseann Vanella

Recently, a divorced parent asked me my opinion on how to go about giving holiday gifts to her children.

Ranse Howell

The Business of Disputes in Sports: A Chinese Perspective

(12/12/19)Ranse Howell

As part of a broader commitment to expand JAMS’ global footprint, the JAMS International Operations group recently organized an event in Beijing, China.

Dan Simon

The Forgiveness Instinct and Transformative Mediation

(12/12/19)Dan Simon

The capacity for forgiveness runs deep in our genes.

I. Jay Safier

Divorce and Social Security

(12/11/19)I. Jay Safier

This article will discuss how benefits are distributed to two people who are now divorced.

Charity Burke

Don’t Rely on Peer Mediation to Resolve Bullying in Schools

(12/06/19)Charity Burke

One way schools can equip students with the skills to address conflict is through peer mediation.

Eric Anderson

This I Believe

(12/06/19)Eric Anderson

I am willing to respect you even though I might not admire or look up to you for the accomplishments you are credited with.

Sarah Ater

Pacesetting in Mediation

(12/06/19)Sarah Ater

This article encourages mediators with different levels of experience to work together. It uses the analogy of pacesetters in a marathon to show how mediators can support and challenge each other leading to growth and improvement in the mediation profession

Stanley Santire

New Horizon for International Commercial Mediation: The Singapore Convention

(12/06/19)Stanley Santire

The fundamental concept of the Convention began in 1958 with the signing of the New York Convention. That concept is the obligation of contracting nation states to give effect to private agreements emerging from alternative dispute resolution.

Daniel Rainey

Thoughts on the Singapore Convention

(12/06/19)Daniel Rainey

The Singapore Convention parallels the New York Convention for Arbitration by legitimizing mediation as a dispute resolution method for international commercial transactions.

Phyllis Pollack

Implicit Bias is Everywhere: Even in the ER!

(12/06/19)Phyllis Pollack

This article discusses a medical diagnosis--due to bias.

Emma Hartman

How to Manage Conflict at Work: The Argument for Utilizing Emotional Intelligence

(12/06/19)Emma Hartman

If you are, as they say, a left-brained person, you may find it difficult to manage conflict in the workplace when it springs up between employees.

Patricia Porter

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

(12/06/19)Patricia Porter

What does it mean to learn the art of verbal self-defense?

Dakota Murphey

Mediating Your Divorce: How to Split Your Retirement Savings

(11/29/19)Dakota Murphey

As well as working with a skilled divorce lawyer, it can be in your interest to take advice from an experienced pension planner in order to achieve good solutions to these sorts of issues.

Amy Robertson

Four Ways to Sidestep Conflict and Enjoy Your Holidays

(11/29/19)Amy Robertson

If the thought of enduring a meal—let alone an entire weekend—with your family or in-laws has you tensing up then you might want to keep reading.

John Sturrock

It Takes Just One Moment to Change, For Good or Bad

(11/29/19)John Sturrock

It took just a moment in time: 6 August 1945 at 8:15am.

Alia Ismail

Conflict Prevention: Utilizing the Historical Reasonable Person of Common Law

(11/29/19)Alia Ismail

Commitment to the reasonable man theory, a building block to many constitutions, is a commitment to one’s higher self, rather than to one’s instinct. Training individuals to act in a way that’s reasonable, creates internal checks and balances.

Kayla Matthews

Pursuing a Mediation Career Without a Law Degree

(11/29/19)Kayla Matthews

A career in mediation can be a reasonably lucrative choice that delivers challenges and rewards for those who are suited.

Joy Rosenthal

What to Do After You Get Your Divorce Judgment

(11/29/19)Joy Rosenthal

When we submit your divorce papers to the court in order to obtain a Judgment of Divorce (JOD), the terms of the Settlement Agreement become the law.

The In-House Perspective on ADR in Mexico

(11/29/19)Martin Navarro Sanchez

In October 2019, JAMS and the Arbitration Center of Mexico (CAM) jointly organized an academic event at the InterContinental Presidente Mexico City.

Positive Conflict in the Workplace: When Disputes Have Business Perks

(11/29/19)Vanessa Rose

Conflict is something we typically try to avoid, especially when we’re talking about business environments.

Michael Aurit

Thanksgiving After Divorce: New Turkey Time Traditions

(11/26/19)Michael Aurit

Thanksgiving can be a particularly difficult holiday to plan for and experience for parents and children after divorce.

Lesley Cook

Lesley Cook Interview - Neurodiversity in Mediation

(11/26/19)Lesley Cook

This is an interview with Dr. Lesley Cook discussing the importance of understanding your neurodiverse clients in the educational, family, and workplace fields.

Stephen Kotev

ACR Taskforce on Safety: Recommended Guidelines -- Final Part 3 in Series

(11/22/19)Stephen Kotev

The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 3 in the series--discussing what mediators can do in cases of extreme violence.

Joy Rosenthal

Being a Guide

(11/22/19)Joy Rosenthal

This weekend, I saw the movie, Harriet, a riveting film about Harriet Tubman. I learned about how to guide people through conflict.

Lorraine Segal

Culture Clash in Conversations at Work

(11/22/19)Lorraine Segal

Is it an interruption or a cultural difference?

Cinnie Noble

Words Are Like Spears

(11/22/19)Cinnie Noble

A Yoruban proverb goes “Words are like spears: Once they leave your lips they can never come back.”

Emma Hartman

Food Demonstrator Provider to Pay $2.65 Million to Settle EEOC Disability Suit

(11/22/19)Emma Hartman

In cases where discrimination has occurred, mediation becomes trickier and sometimes it seems the only way to bring reconciliation is through a trial.

Phyllis Pollack

Happy Thanksgiving !!!!

(11/22/19)Phyllis Pollack

Thanksgiving is in a few days, and I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Turkey Day!

Ronald S. Kraybill

Healers Call Others-III

(11/22/19)Ronald S. Kraybill

As we accept the reality of our own pain and struggle, and begin to recognize their universality, we open ourselves to the voice of the soul.

Stephen Kotev

ACR Taskforce on Safety: Recommended Guidelines -- Part 2 in Series

(11/18/19)Stephen Kotev

The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 2 in the series--discussing mediators can do in cases of violence.

Jamie Costello

Mediation vs. Arbitration vs. Litigation: The differences you need to know about in business

(11/15/19)Jamie Costello

As a business owner, it’s extremely important to familiarize yourself with dispute resolution and the processes you need to take depending on the severity of a case.

What a Himalayan Adventure Taught Me About Connection and Dialogue

(11/15/19)Henry Yamposky

Join Henry as he shares his Himalayan motorcycle adventure through pictures and video as well as what he learned about identity, connection, and dialogue.

Arran Heal

Why Mediation Should be Part of Health and Wellness

(11/15/19)Arran Heal

By the time workplace disputes have reached the attention of Employee Relations, mediation starts to look like a last chance saloon for informal resolution.

Cinnie Noble

Peace Within

(11/15/19)Cinnie Noble

Being at peace within ourselves, interacting peacefully, caring about peace, looking peaceful and engendering peace.

Greg Rooney

Mediation and the Principle of Emergence

(11/08/19)Greg Rooney

Charlie Irvine in his recent Kluwer blog (Mediation Values: Still Searching) suggested it is our values that determine what we do or say in a mediation rather than any techniques we learn as mediators.

Phyllis Pollack

Have Faith in Another’s Honesty!

(11/08/19)Phyllis Pollack

In any given mediation, I am often asked whether I think the other party is telling the “truth”, can she be “trusted”?

Ronald S. Kraybill

Worry About Hornets

(11/08/19)Ronald S. Kraybill

On September 11, 2019, President Trump warned about what America would do if attacked again.

Eric Slepak

RSI Publishes Report on Improving Pre-Mediation Screening for Intimate Partner Violence through Proposed Online Tool

(11/08/19)Eric Slepak

Over the past year, RSI has been working on a project researching and exploring whether and how an online tool could improve the frequency and competency with which mediators screen for intimate partner violence (IPV) prior to mediation.

Stephen Kotev

Stephen Kotev Interview - The Future of Mediation and The Importance of Safety

(11/07/19)Stephen Kotev

This is an interview with Stephen Kotev by Clare Fowler discussing strategies for safety in mediation.

Stephen Kotev

ACR Taskforce on Safety: Recommended Guidelines -- Part 1 in Series

(11/07/19)Stephen Kotev

The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 1 in the series--discussing the ideology and process approach of the Taskforce.

Hilary Linton

Interview with Jim Melamed, CEO of Mediate.com

(11/04/19)Hilary Linton

Jim began mediating in 1983 and was the first President and Executive Director of the Oregon Mediation Association. Jim then served for 6 years as Executive Director of the Academy of Family Mediators (1987-93) and then co-founded Mediate.com with John Helie in 1995. Jim has been CEO of Mediate.com ever since.

Interdisciplinarity Mediation and the Singapore Agreement

(11/04/19)Alberto Elisavetsky, María Victoria Marun

Every action of life implies a movement of the framework of human rationality, of the interdisciplinarity of things, because it is linked to countless facts and actions of life.

Leah Hadley

How to Get Your Spouse to Agree to Mediation

(11/04/19)Leah Hadley

One of the initial challenges in mediation that you may face is getting your spouse on board to give it a try.

Kathleen Kauth

People are Like Icebergs

(11/04/19)Kathleen Kauth

The iceberg principle states that while you may see the tip of an iceberg (usually about 1/10th of it), the vast majority of it (9/10ths) is deep beneath the water, hidden from view.

Kayre Chatellier

Montana Nursing Homes and Families Receive Assistance to Resolve Disputes

(11/04/19)Kayre Chatellier

Montana Mediation Association (MtMA) received a Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Grant to prevent and delay resident discharges from Montana Nursing Homes.

Maria Simpson

Suggestions for Team Leaders

(11/04/19)Maria Simpson

Whether you’ve just received your first team leadership assignment or have been doing this for a while, it can be helpful to remind yourself – or become aware of – some guidelines for team leaders that can make your job easier.

Ninth Circuit, Overturning an Award, Backs More Arbitrator Disclosure

(11/04/19)Daniel Bornstein

The Ninth U.S. Court of Appeals ruled this week that arbitrators are required to disclose their ownership interests in the organizations they are affiliated with and the organizations’ business dealings with the arbitration parties.

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