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AAAi Podcast #4: LegalMation CEO James Lee author.

AAAi Podcast #4: LegalMation CEO James Lee

At Legalweek in New York, Bridget and Zach talk about the power and limitations of large language models with LegalMation...

By Zach Abramowitz, Bridget McCormack
ICODR Podcast 24: Dr. Fahimeh Abedi on law and artificial intelligence author.

ICODR Podcast 24: Dr. Fahimeh Abedi on law and artificial intelligence

In this episode of the ICODR podcast, Ian speaks with Dr. Fahimeh Abedi, Research Fellow at the Centre for AI...

By Ian MacDuff
Great Reads Book Club – “The Legal Singularity” by Abdi Aidid & Benjamin Alarie (video) author.

Great Reads Book Club – “The Legal Singularity” by Abdi Aidid & Benjamin Alarie (video)

(interview by ChatGPT) In this edition of the Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club, ChatGPT interviews Abdi Aidid and Benjamin Alarie,...

By Colin Rule
Developing Mediation Culture in Civil Law Systems: A Tale of Two Countries – Italy & Georgia (Part 2) author.

Developing Mediation Culture in Civil Law Systems: A Tale of Two Countries – Italy & Georgia (Part 2)

Georgia adopted its first mediation law much more recently than Italy. Previously, Georgia had only limited provisions in its Code...

By Chiara Tondini
Developing Mediation Culture in Civil Law Systems: A tale of two countries – Italy & Georgia (Part 1) author.

Developing Mediation Culture in Civil Law Systems: A tale of two countries – Italy & Georgia (Part 1)

Although modern mediation and other out-of-court settlement practices have emerged mainly from common law legal cultures, many civil law countries...

By Chiara Tondini
Reflections on Civility and Ethics author.

Reflections on Civility and Ethics

This article discusses some civility and ethical issues we experience in our professional practices. While accepting the Republican presidential nomination...

By Lee Hornberger
In Lichon, Michigan SC changed the test for the scope for Arbitration author.

In Lichon, Michigan SC changed the test for the scope for Arbitration

An age-old inquiry in ADR is under what circumstances must a party’s legal claims be dismissed from court and heard...

By William Gilbride
Chalking: Next Stop – U.S. Supreme Court? author.

Chalking: Next Stop – U.S. Supreme Court?

On three occasions in the past, I have written about a case in Saginaw, Michigan in which the issue was...

By Phyllis Pollack
The Benefits of using ADR in Resolving PI Disputes author.

The Benefits of using ADR in Resolving PI Disputes

In this podcast, JAMS neutrals Judge Sherry Klein Heitler and Judge Richard McDermott give listeners a deeper look into the...

By Sherry Klein Heitler
Mediation for Wedding Vendors and Couples in Singapore author.

Mediation for Wedding Vendors and Couples in Singapore

Ministry of Law in Singapore has provided for ‘free’ mediation for wedding couples and wedding vendors that were affected by...

By Pitamber Yadav
Not My Job… Unless… author.

Not My Job… Unless…

By the time I reach the end of this article, some reader will have already begun typing a response. To...

By Donald Cripe
Looking Back at the First 18 Months of Arbitrate.com author.

Looking Back at the First 18 Months of Arbitrate.com

Mediate.com launched its spinoff online community Arbitrate.com on March 1, 2021, and the site has made an enormous amount of...

By Indraneel Gunjal, Colin Rule
The New Nigerian Bill on Arbitration & Mediation: Lessons For The Singapore Convention? author.

The New Nigerian Bill on Arbitration & Mediation: Lessons For The Singapore Convention?

After several attempts over many years, on 10 May 2022 the Nigerian Parliament passed a new Commercial Arbitration and Mediation...

By Hiro Aragaki
A Litigator’s Dilemma author.

A Litigator’s Dilemma

A short while ago, CAMS published a short article regarding arbitration and how “forum shopping” can be a problem. Recent...

By Donald Cripe
New Michigan Mediation Mental Health Program a Nationwide Success Model author.

New Michigan Mediation Mental Health Program a Nationwide Success Model

"Resolution through Mediation for Community Mental Health." Please consider joining us to hear more about this and many other mental...

By Charity Burke
Judges as Mediators, and the Issues that Won’t Go Away author.

Judges as Mediators, and the Issues that Won’t Go Away

If you were to ask a layman what mediation is, the answer would probably be something along the lines of,...

By Mnotho Ngcobo
William Ury’s ‘The Art of Saying ‘No,’ and How it Applies in the Mediation Room author.

William Ury’s ‘The Art of Saying ‘No,’ and How it Applies in the Mediation Room

A Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation seminar taught late last year by William Ury picked up on his legendary negotiation practice and theory...

By Mylene Chan
Ethical Fading author.

Ethical Fading

The American Bar Association recently posted an article in its ABA Weekly Newsletter (May 27,2022)  about a patient signing an agreement with a hospital...

By Phyllis Pollack
LGBTQ Couples And Divorce Trends author.

LGBTQ Couples And Divorce Trends

As the number of LGBTQ marriages has significantly increased in recent years, the number of divorces has also gone up....

By Carmela DeNicola
Justice and Fairness author.

Justice and Fairness

For an upcoming book club discussion, I am reading Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East...

By Phyllis Pollack
Mediation Evangelism and Other Bubbe-Meises author.

Mediation Evangelism and Other Bubbe-Meises

What is a bubbe-meise? It’s a myth, a fairy tale, an urban legend. Translated from Yiddish, it is literally “a grandmother’s...

By Gary Birnberg
Mediation at the Grassroots: Kenya author.

Mediation at the Grassroots: Kenya

Mediation is not a new concept in the Kenyan culture.  It was traditionally used to settle disputes.  It was used...

By Njoki Nyanjui
Introversion, the Legal Profession, and Dispute Resolution author.

Introversion, the Legal Profession, and Dispute Resolution

Do you often feel introverted, generally preferring to be in a small group of trusted friends than in a large...

By John Lande
Proposal for A User Friendlier CCP Section 664.6 author.

Proposal for A User Friendlier CCP Section 664.6

Most settlement agreements provide that the entire action shall be dismissed and the court shall retain jurisdiction under Code of...

By Michael Diliberto
Three Alternatives to Custody Mediation author.

Three Alternatives to Custody Mediation

When you are deciding whether to use mediation to resolve your custody dispute, consider these alternatives. If you already have...

By Ben Coltrin
How to Diffuse the Commercial Cost of Workplace Conflict author.

How to Diffuse the Commercial Cost of Workplace Conflict

It is often assumed by businesses that there is a good and positive working atmosphere. Indeed, the feelings of employees...

By Dakota Murphey
3 Strategies to Minimize And Resolve Business Partnership Disputes author.

3 Strategies to Minimize And Resolve Business Partnership Disputes

Business partnerships are often stronger than sole proprietorships because two or more partners can bring diverse strengths to the table...

By Carmela DeNicola
Confidence in Conflict: Three Methods to Resolving Conflict Without Losing Your Cool author.

Confidence in Conflict: Three Methods to Resolving Conflict Without Losing Your Cool

In coaching we often suggest clients that they “keep Amy in the backseat” when you’re in a conflict. We are...

By Denise French, MAFF, CVA, CDFA, CRPC
Proposal for A User Friendlier CCP Section 664.6 author.

Proposal for A User Friendlier CCP Section 664.6

Most settlement agreements provide that the entire action shall be dismissed and the court shall retain jurisdiction under Code of...

By Michael Diliberto
On Grief and Grace author.

On Grief and Grace

We lost so much when COVID came to town.  We lost a sense of normal.  We lost jobs. We lost...

By Kimberly Best

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