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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
The Pandemic’s Silver Lining for the Courts author.

The Pandemic’s Silver Lining for the Courts

The coronavirus has led to inconvenience, case backlogs, and court closures across the nation. Yet thanks to Zoom and other...

By Michael Diliberto
Chemistry and the World of Mediation author.

Chemistry and the World of Mediation

I have been fortunate in the more than 25 years I have been mediating cases. I have met and worked...

By Donald Cripe
What Are the Benefits of Mediation When Getting a Divorce? author.

What Are the Benefits of Mediation When Getting a Divorce?

by Alice Garcia Divorces tend to be difficult and costly. In complicated situations, mediation can be an alternative that reduces...

By Alice Garcia
Privileged Remarks author.

Privileged Remarks

Nondisparagement clauses are commonly used in settlement agreements. Some clauses are simple one-liners such as “The parties agree not to...

By Michael Diliberto
Reducing Litigation Costs in Noncompete Litigation: Former Employer’s Perspective (Part 1 of 2) author.

Reducing Litigation Costs in Noncompete Litigation: Former Employer’s Perspective (Part 1 of 2)

By GARY FOWLER, ESQ. JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator Tightening labor markets and high demand for key employees increase pressure on...

By Gary Fowler
The Known and the Unknown author.

The Known and the Unknown

At a February 12, 2002, news briefing, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld explained the limitations of intelligence reports: “There are...

By Phyllis Pollack
[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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Essential Tips for a Successful Oil and Gas Mediation author.

Essential Tips for a Successful Oil and Gas Mediation

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleAs the oil and gas industry continues to evolve, oil and gas companies will no...

By Karen Brown Willcutts
[Podcast] CEO Leadership: A Conversation with Chris Poole on His Career and the Pathway Forward for JAMS author.

[Podcast] CEO Leadership: A Conversation with Chris Poole on His Career and the Pathway Forward for JAMS

Click here for the JAMS ADR Blog In a recent episode of Arbitrate.com’s “Arbitration Conversation,” JAMS CEO Chris Poole speaks...

By Chris Poole
Focusing on Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Conversation With Two JAMS Neutrals author.

Focusing on Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Conversation With Two JAMS Neutrals

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleHon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin (Ret.) and Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler (Ret.) served on the bench...

By Betty Weinberg Elerin, Sherry Klein Heitler
How to Work Effectively with Your In-House Counsel author.

How to Work Effectively with Your In-House Counsel

CPR Speaks BlogDuring the 2021 CPR International Conference, held online Oct. 6-7, CPR’s Young Leaders in Alternative Dispute Resolution Steering...

By Caryn Cridland, Mylene Chan
CPR International Conference Highlights: ‘Effects on Cross-Border Disputes After the Singapore Convention’ author.

CPR International Conference Highlights: ‘Effects on Cross-Border Disputes After the Singapore Convention’

CPR Speaks BlogAccording to the Singapore Convention on Mediation’s website, the Convention is a “multilateral treaty which offers a uniform and...

By Bryanna Rainwater
Court Ordered Mediation and Informed Consent author.

Court Ordered Mediation and Informed Consent

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackStandard I of the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators is entitled “Self-Determination” and...

By Phyllis Pollack
How Much Money Does Mediation Save Companies? author.

How Much Money Does Mediation Save Companies?

By turning their faces from the legal system, many companies have saved fortunes in the money and time that legal...

By John Peterson
What Would *You* Have Done? author.

What Would *You* Have Done?

Indisputably An article last week in the Wall Street Journal offered the headline, “Political Divisions in Cortez, Colorado, Got So Bitter...

By Michael Moffitt
“My Story” Featuring Cristina Pereyra-Alvarez, Retired Judge, 11th Judicial Circuit, Florida author.

“My Story” Featuring Cristina Pereyra-Alvarez, Retired Judge, 11th Judicial Circuit, Florida

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleCristina Pereyra-Alvarez started her professional journey in Mexico City, where she earned her first law...

By Cristina Pereyra-Alvarez

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