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[PODCAST] Demystifying Mediation Myths in the Construction Industry author.

[PODCAST] Demystifying Mediation Myths in the Construction Industry

In this podcast, JAMS neutrals Patricia Thompson and Bruce Edwards leverage their alternative dispute resolution (ADR) experience within the construction...

By Bruce Edwards, Patricia Thompson
Know Your Worth author.

Know Your Worth

“Know your worth. You must find the courage to leave the table if respect is no longer being served.” Tene Edwards...

By Cinnie Noble
Survival Tips for Cohabitating During Divorce author.

Survival Tips for Cohabitating During Divorce

Survival Tips for Cohabitating During Divorce When a couple is faced with separation, one of the most challenging decisions is...

By Marian Grande
Mastering Moments as Mediators author.

Mastering Moments as Mediators

“I master the moment, or the moment will master me.” ~ Gandhi  Maroon lockers line the high school hallways. I...

By Clare Fowler
The Last Question author.

The Last Question

I do a lot of interviewing, whether that’s at the beginning of a coaching relationship or during the interview process of...

By Maria Simpson
An Apology: Was It Really? author.

An Apology: Was It Really?

The Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 27, 2022, was more than just entertaining: it provided an important lesson on...

By Phyllis Pollack
Guest Author: Stefano Pavletic on Lessons Ukraine Teaches About Neutrality author.

Guest Author: Stefano Pavletic on Lessons Ukraine Teaches About Neutrality

A strange idea of neutrality It is well known that “third party status” of the mediator with respect to the...

By F. Peter Phillips
Did Will Smith Have an Amygdala Hijack? author.

Did Will Smith Have an Amygdala Hijack?

That is what psychologist Daniel Goleman has described as the fight or flight response.  The amygdala, a tiny almond shaped...

By Joy Rosenthal
A Lesson Learned! author.

A Lesson Learned!

Last week, I conducted a lemon law mediation which highlighted a very valuable lesson. People need to be heard, acknowledged,...

By Phyllis Pollack
Smith. Rock. Slap. Play safe, in conflict. author.

Smith. Rock. Slap. Play safe, in conflict.

Australia in the 1980s raised awareness of the importance of sun protection through a campaign of Slip, Slop, Slap -...

By Peter Singer
Negotiation 101: What Parties Should Know About Negotiations at the Mediation Table author.

Negotiation 101: What Parties Should Know About Negotiations at the Mediation Table

INTRODUCTION For many, especially those new to the process of settling legal disputes, negotiations across the mediation table are like...

By Sheldon Stark
Four Tips from my Difficult Discussion with Dad about Driving author.

Four Tips from my Difficult Discussion with Dad about Driving

I was recently nominated by my brothers to tell my 90-year-old father that it was time to stop driving. The...

By Janet Chance
Organizational or Interpersonal Conflict? author.

Organizational or Interpersonal Conflict?

If there’s a disagreement at work, what difference does it make whether it’s organizational or interpersonal? And what’s the difference...

By Maria Simpson
Write Your Own Script author.

Write Your Own Script

The woman was distraught. Her son had set out to that place called America, where the streets were “paved with...

By Mordechai Rhine
Lawyers’ Math and Mediation author.

Lawyers’ Math and Mediation

Legend has it that a judge once stated aloud, “the older a case gets the less valuable it becomes” (to...

By Donald Cripe
[PODCAST] Reflecting on the Emotional and Psychological Dimensions of Alternative Dispute Resolution author.

[PODCAST] Reflecting on the Emotional and Psychological Dimensions of Alternative Dispute Resolution

In this podcast, JAMS neutrals Stephen Sulmeyer, J.D., Ph.D., and Hon. Lynn Duryee (Ret.) weigh in on how to differentiate...

By Lynn Duryee
Survey Data Indicates Eviction Mediation Program Offers Procedural Justice author.

Survey Data Indicates Eviction Mediation Program Offers Procedural Justice

This article is part of a series of perspectives on eviction mediation program development that is being supported by the American Arbitration...

By Jennifer Shack
Cookie: When Trust is Absent author.

Cookie: When Trust is Absent

In a Parable of Trust, I discussed how our dog- Buddy- has come to trust us so much that my husband...

By Phyllis Pollack
How Was Your Mediation Experience? Reflections from Clients author.

How Was Your Mediation Experience? Reflections from Clients

Periodically we want you to hear directly from our clients about their mediation experience. Did it “work”? Well, yes the...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Mediation is about Necessary Endings- Constructal Law author.

Mediation is about Necessary Endings- Constructal Law

Every ending is just a new beginning. We just don’t know it at the time.  Mediators inhabit this strange world...

By Greg Rooney
India’s Mediation Act, 2021 author.

India’s Mediation Act, 2021

India passed its ground breaking Mediation Act, 2021 on December 15, 2021. It’s based on a national decision for mediation...

By Charlie Young
A Conversation with People who Don’t Want to be Vaccinated author.

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

Our country, and the world in general, is divided. There are many lines of division and the fragmentation is becoming...

By Milan Slama
Why Ethics Matter in Mediation author.

Why Ethics Matter in Mediation

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris Poole Is the legal profession in fact a noble profession? Some may even wonder if...

By Randa M. Trapp
Eviction Mediation Q&A w/ Christina Wright author.

Eviction Mediation Q&A w/ Christina Wright

Just Court ADR by Susan M. Yates, Jennifer Shack, Heather Scheiwe Kulp, and Jessica Glowinski.This article is part of a series...

By Susan Yates
How To Have a Successful Mediation! author.

How To Have a Successful Mediation!

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackThe last mediation I conducted in 2021 did not result in a resolution. There...

By Phyllis Pollack
Why is the Pandemic Causing a Spike in Divorce? author.

Why is the Pandemic Causing a Spike in Divorce?

Published by Advanced Mediation Solutions.At the outset of the Covid-19 outbreak, many experts predicted a sharp increase in divorce rates....

By Roseann Vanella
Wanted: Public Officials with Emotional Intelligence author.

Wanted: Public Officials with Emotional Intelligence

breaking, news, encounter, government, emotion, communication, credentials It was front-page news in the New York Times that NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams said...

By John Lande
How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation – Video author.

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation – Video

Have you been wanting to up-level your negotiation skills and wondering how to control your emotions during a difficult conversation...

By Bob Bordone
Interviewer or Volunteer? The best mix for difficult conversations author.

Interviewer or Volunteer? The best mix for difficult conversations

Conflict Remedy Blog by Lorraine SegalI read an article recently by McKinley Valentine about conversational styles for first dates or...

By Lorraine Segal

Being Nice Helps

Civil and Dignified Divorce by Martin Rosenfeld, JDIn the Fall 2021 issue of “Family Lawyer Magazine”, an interview appears with...

By Martin Rosenfeld

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