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Joan Kelly: Divorce Research Inspires Start in Mediation – Video author.

Joan Kelly: Divorce Research Inspires Start in Mediation – Video

Joan Kelly describes that her research on divorce and the effects it had on families made her want to become...

By Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Richard Salem: Process of an Effective Mediator – Video author.

Richard Salem: Process of an Effective Mediator – Video

Richard Salem explains how an effective mediator facilitates a mediation and the process used to bring understanding and agreement.

By Richard Salem
Turning Points author.

Turning Points

First presented to an AMINZ (Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand) Conference in August 2009.I wish not only that...

By David Hurley
Michael Lewis: To Admit Wrongdoing Difficult as Mediator – Video author.

Michael Lewis: To Admit Wrongdoing Difficult as Mediator – Video

Michael Lewis speaks of mediators' willingess (and lack of) to admitting when they're wrong or that they should have tried...

By Michael Lewis
Marilyn McKnight: Concern About Splintering of Mediation – Eclectic Mediation – Video author.

Marilyn McKnight: Concern About Splintering of Mediation – Eclectic Mediation – Video

Marilyn McKnight shares her concern with the ongoing argument over the different mediation approaches. She emphasizes the eclectic quality of...

By Marilyn McKnight
Susskind, Larry: Importance of Neutrality/Non-Partisanship – Video author.

Susskind, Larry: Importance of Neutrality/Non-Partisanship – Video

Larry Susskind talks about the importance of non-partisanship in a dispute, comparing it to being a referee for your home-town...

By Larry Susskind
Joe Folger: Conflict in the Field – Video author.

Joe Folger: Conflict in the Field – Video

The most widely used mediation model places an emphasis on helping people find common ground. His model is different. Transformative...

By Joseph P. Folger
Randy Lowry: Growing Popularity of Mediation in Court System – Video author.

Randy Lowry: Growing Popularity of Mediation in Court System – Video

Randy Lowry describes the growth and integration of mediation and negotiation into the court system to where judges want to...

By L. Randolph Lowry
ABA 2010 Mediation Video Contest Winner – Considering Mediation author.

ABA 2010 Mediation Video Contest Winner – Considering Mediation

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution announced the 2010 winners of its First Annual Mediation Video Contest. The First Prize...

By ABA Section of Dispute Resolution ABA DR Section
Attorneys’ Fees author.

Attorneys’ Fees

From the Blog of Phyllis G. Pollack. The California Supreme Court issued an interesting opinion in January 2010 on attorneys’...

By Phyllis Pollack
ABA 2010 Mediation Video Contest 2nd Place – Mediation: A Better Way to Resolve Disputes author.

ABA 2010 Mediation Video Contest 2nd Place – Mediation: A Better Way to Resolve Disputes

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution announced the 2010 winners of its First Annual Mediation Video Contest. The Second Prize...

By ABA Section of Dispute Resolution ABA DR Section
ABA 2010 Mediation Video Contest Honorable Mention Videos author.

ABA 2010 Mediation Video Contest Honorable Mention Videos

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution announced the 2010 winners of its First Annual Mediation Video Contest. Honorable Mention was...

By ABA Section of Dispute Resolution ABA DR Section
Further Beyond Reason: Emotions, the Core Concerns, and Mindfulness in Negotiation author.

Further Beyond Reason: Emotions, the Core Concerns, and Mindfulness in Negotiation

This article will appear as the centerpiece of a symposium in the Nevada Law Journal to be published in May...

By Leonard Riskin
Singer, Linda: Mediation Becoming Mechanized – Video author.

Singer, Linda: Mediation Becoming Mechanized – Video

Linda Singer explains two concerns she has in the field: in certain contexts, she is afraid the process is/will become...

By Linda Singer
Yarn, Doug: Using Biological Knowledge to Mediator’s Advantage – Video author.

Yarn, Doug: Using Biological Knowledge to Mediator’s Advantage – Video

Doug Yarn talks about people biologically having both a taste for cooperation and competition, and how as a mediator, one...

By Doug Yarn
Larry Fong: Personal Background Influenced Choice of Occupation – Video author.

Larry Fong: Personal Background Influenced Choice of Occupation – Video

Larry Fong talks about his cultural history as a Chinese Canadian which he believes has affected his decision to mediate...

By Larry Fong
McAdoo, Barbara: Ethical Issues with Judge – Video author.

McAdoo, Barbara: Ethical Issues with Judge – Video

Barbara McAdoo shares an anecdote about a judge who revealed to her that he mediates all his cases before he...

By Barbara McAdoo

Oregon Mediation Association Model Guidelines for Private Practitioners – Mediator Education Training and Experience

In Oregon, most of the mediation community's practice areas (court annexed, family, government, and community) have standards or requirements, which...

By OMA
Stephen Erickson: Lack of Acceptance of Mediation – Video author.

Stephen Erickson: Lack of Acceptance of Mediation – Video

Stephen Erickson expresses his concerns about other professionals feeling "threatened" by mediation in addition to the labeling that occurs for...

By Stephen Erickson
John Paul Lederach: Understanding Violent Conflict – Video author.

John Paul Lederach: Understanding Violent Conflict – Video

John Paul Lederach talks about trying to understand the position of people who wanted to achieve social change and overcome...

By John Paul Lederach
Lisa Parkinson: Divorce Cases that Perhaps Should Not Be Mediated – Video author.

Lisa Parkinson: Divorce Cases that Perhaps Should Not Be Mediated – Video

Lisa Parkinson gives three contexts in which divorcing couples should not mediate.

By Lisa Parkinson
Wheeler, Terry: Training Children in Negotiation Skills – Video author.

Wheeler, Terry: Training Children in Negotiation Skills – Video

Terry Wheeler discusses research that shows mediation training for children can be effective, though a trainer must impart a comprehensive...

By Terry Wheeler
Stipanowich, Tom: Teach Law Students to Advise Clients – Video author.

Stipanowich, Tom: Teach Law Students to Advise Clients – Video

Tom Stipanowich explains his hope of training law students to be more thoughtful negotiatiors and ultimately, changing the way the...

By Tom Stipanowich
On Becoming A Rationally Irrational Negotiator/Mediator – Part 2: The Grip of Rationalism and the Myth of Rationality author.

On Becoming A Rationally Irrational Negotiator/Mediator – Part 2: The Grip of Rationalism and the Myth of Rationality

Links to the entire series Part 1 of 5 Part 2 of 5 PART TWO: The Grip of Rationalism and...

By Robert Benjamin
Stulberg, Joe: Negotiable Issues in Mediation – Video author.

Stulberg, Joe: Negotiable Issues in Mediation – Video

Joe Stulberg points out examples of what negotiable issues are in a mediation as opposed to mediating parties' emotions and...

By Joseph Stulberg
Susskind, Larry: Expectations in Mediation Process – Video author.

Susskind, Larry: Expectations in Mediation Process – Video

Larry Susskind speaks of the importance of being transparent and honest with participants and the elected officials in a public...

By Larry Susskind
Susskind, Larry: Advice: Humility – Video author.

Susskind, Larry: Advice: Humility – Video

Larry Susskind's gives basic advice to those coming into the field.

By Larry Susskind
Wakeen, Terry: Cultural Differences in Conflict Resolution – Video author.

Wakeen, Terry: Cultural Differences in Conflict Resolution – Video

Theresa Wakeen describes a case she had that involved a Korean mother and a bus-driver who had hit and killed...

By Teresa Wakeen
Howard Gadlin: Dealing with Different Value Systems – Video author.

Howard Gadlin: Dealing with Different Value Systems – Video

Howard Gadlin discusses the challenges of working with people who are authoritarian, oppressive, racist, unethical, exploitive. His first technique in...

By Howard Gadlin
Wakeen, Terry: Challenges and Concerns in the Mediation Field – Video author.

Wakeen, Terry: Challenges and Concerns in the Mediation Field – Video

Terry Wakeen talks about challenges and her concerns about the field of mediation, including how some mediators are concerned with...

By Teresa Wakeen

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