Category: Civil

Review: The Book of Real-World Negotiations author.

Review: The Book of Real-World Negotiations

Many of you may know Josh Weiss as the Co-Founder of the Global Negotiation Initiative at Harvard University and Senior...

By Colin Rule
APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR Co-Sponsor National Mediation Policy Act! author.

APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR Co-Sponsor National Mediation Policy Act!

The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM), National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM), Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB) and  Association for...

By James Melamed, J.D.
Canada – Different Levels of Courts Urge the Parties Before Them to Mediate Instead of Litigate author.

Canada – Different Levels of Courts Urge the Parties Before Them to Mediate Instead of Litigate

This article first appeared on Urbas Arbitral, here. In separate cases, the Court of Appeal in Iyad Al-Qishawi Professional Corporation v....

By Daniel Urbas
Virtual Mediation; An Enhanced Process or an Ephemeral Solution? author.

Virtual Mediation; An Enhanced Process or an Ephemeral Solution?

I recently conducted a Webinar interview with Sriram Panchu, one of India's leading mediators, on his experience using "virtual" mediation...

By Bruce Edwards
The Lawyerization of the Mediation Process author.

The Lawyerization of the Mediation Process

Imagine my surprise years ago when I went through North Carolina family financial mediation training and I learned that the...

By Mary Salisbury
When Three Becomes a Crowd author.

When Three Becomes a Crowd

How dispute resolution can help when the courts can’t There appears to be a gradual change from so-called “vanilla” relationships...

By Keri Morris
The Enugu State Multi-Door Courthouse (ESMDC) author.

The Enugu State Multi-Door Courthouse (ESMDC)

The journey taken by the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) from when it first started till now is a clear indication...

By Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu
Separating the People from the Problem – Colin Rule and the Rise of Online Dispute Resolution author.

Separating the People from the Problem – Colin Rule and the Rise of Online Dispute Resolution

This article from Harvard's "The Practice," shines a light on ODR and its evolution using Colin Rule’s career as a...

By Colin Rule
In an ODR World, Is the Time Right to Switch to Multiple Shorter, Staggered Mediation Sessions? author.

In an ODR World, Is the Time Right to Switch to Multiple Shorter, Staggered Mediation Sessions?

Most civil and commercial private mediators and ADR providers offer their clients a binary choice between a half day mediation...

By Frank Burke
Interview with David Hoffman author.

Interview with David Hoffman

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with David Hoffman, founder of The Boston Collaborative and former President of...

By David Hoffman
Recent Court ADA Case Review for Conflict Resolution Practitioners author.

Recent Court ADA Case Review for Conflict Resolution Practitioners

This paper was part of a directed reading assignment for California State University Dominguez Hills, with Dr. Jarrett.  INTRODUCTION It...

By Heather Kennedy
6th Key-Government: Make Mediation a Prerequisite to Civil Litigation author.

6th Key-Government: Make Mediation a Prerequisite to Civil Litigation

Editorial Note: Mediate.com has published a series of peer reviewed articles and videos under the collective title Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s...

By Constantin-Adi Gavrila, Leonardo d'Urso, Manon Schonewille
6th Key-Government: Actively Support UN Resolution 1325  on Women, Peace, & Security author.

6th Key-Government: Actively Support UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, & Security

Editorial Note: Mediate.com has published a series of peer reviewed articles and videos under the collective title Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s...

By Alicia Kuin
Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19–Voices from Seven Continents of the World: Europe author.

Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19–Voices from Seven Continents of the World: Europe

Editor's Note:  In this article series, seven leading mediators and conflict resolution practitioners share their unique voices on three pressing...

By Carla Marcucci, Gregg Relyea
To Prevent More George Floyd Tragedies, We Need Federal Peacemakers to Bring Communities and Law Enforcement Together author.

To Prevent More George Floyd Tragedies, We Need Federal Peacemakers to Bring Communities and Law Enforcement Together

We are former Directors of the Community Relations Service (CRS) of the Department of Justice (DOJ) who have served in...

By Grace Flores-Hughes, Grande Lum
Online Dispute Resolution Pioneer Colin Rule Named Mediate.com CEO author.

Online Dispute Resolution Pioneer Colin Rule Named Mediate.com CEO

Online Dispute Resolution Pioneer Colin Rule Named Mediate.com CEO Former eBay and PayPal Exec to Focus on Global Expansion and...

By James Melamed, J.D., Colin Rule
Congress Awakes! author.

Congress Awakes!

This is an opinion piece about the country's response to the pandemic.The Nation is facing the triple challenges of the...

By Joshua Javits
Fostering Mediation in the Middle East Construction Industry author.

Fostering Mediation in the Middle East Construction Industry

Whilst the construction industry worldwide is plagued by disputes, construction disputes in the Middle East have two distinct characteristics. The...

By Rafat Sweileh
What Is Your Mediation Background? author.

What Is Your Mediation Background?

The "digitization of mediation," now on steroids with the Covid-19 pandemic, has resulted in dramatic changes and new opportunities for...

By James Melamed, J.D.
How COVID-19 is Impacting Court ADR Programs author.

How COVID-19 is Impacting Court ADR Programs

Just Court ADR by Susan M. Yates, Jennifer Shack, Heather Scheiwe Kulp, and Jessica Glowinski.It is without a doubt an...

By Nicole Wilmet
Family Mediation 2.0 – Integrating Online Capacities author.

Family Mediation 2.0 – Integrating Online Capacities

Family Mediation 2.0 – Integrating Online Capacities by Jim Melamed, CEO Mediate.com Dramatic changes are coming to family mediation programs...

By James Melamed, J.D.
March, A Month to Celebrate California Mediation Week author.

March, A Month to Celebrate California Mediation Week

In 2009 the California Judicial Council adopted a standing resolution recognizing the third week of March as Mediation Week (Proclamation)....

By Yvette Durazo
My Favorite Resource Featuring Joel Shapiro author.

My Favorite Resource Featuring Joel Shapiro

Just Court ADR by Susan M. Yates, Jennifer Shack, Heather Scheiwe Kulp, and Jessica Glowinski.Our series, My Favorite Resource, features...

By Nicole Wilmet
Statistics from Franklin County, Ohio’s ODR Program author.

Statistics from Franklin County, Ohio’s ODR Program

Great set of comprehensive statistics around Franklin County’s ODR program have now been released. Two results that stood out: Would...

By James Melamed, J.D.
Negotiating With My Client author.

Negotiating With My Client

As a freshly minted lawyer, I came to a realization within a few months of joining the workforce- my very...

By Varsha Manoj
Ninth Circuit, Overturning an Award, Backs More Arbitrator Disclosure author.

Ninth Circuit, Overturning an Award, Backs More Arbitrator Disclosure

CPR Speaks Blog The Ninth U.S. Court of Appeals ruled this week that arbitrators are required to disclose their ownership interests...

By Daniel Bornstein
California’s Yolo Superior Court Launches New Online Dispute Resolution Program author.

California’s Yolo Superior Court Launches New Online Dispute Resolution Program

Just Court ADR by Susan M. Yates, Jennifer Shack, Heather Scheiwe Kulp, and Jessica Glowinski.

By Nicole Wilmet
Arbitration Jurisprudence Takes Strange Turn author.

Arbitration Jurisprudence Takes Strange Turn

Business Conflict Blog by Peter PhillipsThe twisted course of arbitration jurisprudence in New Jersey has taken yet another peculiar detour....

By F. Peter Phillips
New California Law Prohibits Pre-Dispute Employment Arbitration Agreements author.

New California Law Prohibits Pre-Dispute Employment Arbitration Agreements

CPR Speaks Blog California last week enacted a new law that prohibits employers from requiring job applicants, or any existing employee,...

By CPR Institute CPR
Mandatory Minimums and Plea Bargaining author.

Mandatory Minimums and Plea Bargaining

Indisputably Scott Hechinger, attorney and policy director for the Brooklyn Defender Services, has a fascinating op-ed in today’s New York...

By Jen Reynolds

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