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Homeowner Mediator Association Primer author.

Homeowner Mediator Association Primer

Mediation can best be described as a “facilitated negotiation” in which parties attempt to resolve a conflict between themselves.  It...

By James Lingl
Persuasion in Mediation: Try Storytelling author.

Persuasion in Mediation: Try Storytelling

Civil Negotiation and Mediation by Nancy Hudgins Check out the little boy’s face. Remember when you were a little kid...

By Nancy Hudgins
Why Is Everyone So Competitive? It’s Not Them, It’s Us! author.

Why Is Everyone So Competitive? It’s Not Them, It’s Us!

International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution Generally speaking, there are two types of people in this world – competitors...

By Regina Kim
Order Or Chaos – What Is Your Preference? author.

Order Or Chaos – What Is Your Preference?

Kluwer Meditation Blog.I recently came across a new word – new to me, at least, which was irritating because I...

By Bill Marsh

Emotional Involvement in a Fairly Legal Resolution

When I first set out to write this piece, it was meant to be a follow up to my previous...

By Alex Dukhovny
Distinguishing Between Compromising and Collaborating author.

Distinguishing Between Compromising and Collaborating

People often ask me to clarify the difference between compromising and collaborating, especially since these two modes involve both people...

By Ralph Kilmann
We Each Have Something Different to Offer author.

We Each Have Something Different to Offer

Mediation Blog by Diane CohenIt is no secret that there are many different approaches to mediation. In the world of...

By Diane Cohen
One Key Difference Between Mediation and Collaborative Law is Often Overlooked author.

One Key Difference Between Mediation and Collaborative Law is Often Overlooked

Dispute Settlement Counsel by Michael Zeytoonian. As a mediator and a collaborative lawyer, I often get asked: “What is the...

By Michael A. Zeytoonian
Part 1: 8 Simple Keys to Building and Growing a Successful Practice author.

Part 1: 8 Simple Keys to Building and Growing a Successful Practice

You know you need a marketing plan—and plan of action--for your Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice but how do you...

By Diana Mercer, James Michael Davis
Tips for New Mediators author.

Tips for New Mediators

On the occasion of the New Year, I reflected back on my nascent mediation practice.  With about 100 child custody...

By Paul Stenzel
Mediator – Subpoenaed? author.

Mediator – Subpoenaed?

“Mr. Lang, my name is Chris Adams.  I am a process server and have some papers for you.”  With as...

By Michael Lang

Making Sense of Collaborative Law

To most attorneys including this one, on the first hearing "collaborative law" sounds like a contradiction in terms. Lawyers go...

By Robert Wildau

The Reaction Cycle: What Happens When We React?

The other day I came home after a long day of work and put my bag down and said hi...

By Jason Dykstra
The Role of Victory and Place in Conflict author.

The Role of Victory and Place in Conflict

My personal philosophy is that in order to truly perform our work at our best we’re required to be on...

By Ann Begler
Collaborating: The Most Complex and Least Understood Mode author.

Collaborating: The Most Complex and Least Understood Mode

The collaborating mode is positioned at the upper-right corner of the TKI Conflict Model along the integrative dimension. Even though...

By Ralph Kilmann
Collaborative Law: High Energy, Out of the Box Legal Creativity author.

Collaborative Law: High Energy, Out of the Box Legal Creativity

Dispute Settlement Counsel by Michael Zeytoonian. The largest annual gathering of Collaborative lawyers and professionals just took place in San...

By Michael A. Zeytoonian
Occupy Wall Street Protest: Collaborators in Peace- Not Against It author.

Occupy Wall Street Protest: Collaborators in Peace- Not Against It

This post and all posts by Jeff Thompson represent my personal reflections and opinions as a mediator and not that...

By Jeff Thompson
Why Don’t More People Use Collaborative Law? author.

Why Don’t More People Use Collaborative Law?

Dispute Settlement Counsel by Michael Zeytoonian. Lately some of us lawyers who use Collaborative Law (“CL”) in civil disputes other...

By Michael A. Zeytoonian
Tips for Talking to the Media about Collaborative Practice author.

Tips for Talking to the Media about Collaborative Practice

You have been trained in collaborative practice, you know it can benefit clients and their families and you want to...

By Elizabeth Ferris
Today Show on Collaborative Practice – Video author.

Today Show on Collaborative Practice – Video

The Today Show aired a segment on Collaborative Practice. They discussed the collaborative practice and they also brought in a...

By Managing Editor
Creating A Message That Helps You Attract Clients To Your Collaborative Practice author.

Creating A Message That Helps You Attract Clients To Your Collaborative Practice

One of the most important strategies to grow your Collaborative Practice is to master how you communicate the value of...

By Elizabeth Ferris
Building Bridges: The Vital Role of Professional Relationships in the Collaborative Law Process author.

Building Bridges: The Vital Role of Professional Relationships in the Collaborative Law Process

In the twenty years since the practice of Collaborative Law began, professionals have found that the strength of their working...

By David Hoffman, Dawn Ash
How the Choices You Make Will Impact Your Success in Transforming Your Practice author.

How the Choices You Make Will Impact Your Success in Transforming Your Practice

One of the biggest challenges for growing a collaborative practice is finding the time to learn new skills, attend meetings...

By Elizabeth Ferris
ABA’s Public Civility Initiative author.

ABA’s Public Civility Initiative

From the Business Conflict Blog of Peter Phillips.It is curious that, as formal training in private negotiation increases, the quality...

By F. Peter Phillips
Article: An Empirical Analysis of Collaborative Practice author.

Article: An Empirical Analysis of Collaborative Practice

From the Disputing Blog of Karl Bayer, Victoria VanBuren, and Holly Hayes.John Lande, Director of the LLM Program in Dispute...

By Beth Graham
Is There a Magic Bullet for Growing Your Collaborative Practice? author.

Is There a Magic Bullet for Growing Your Collaborative Practice?

You have made the decision that you want to grow your mediation and/or collaborative practice. You want to attract more...

By Elizabeth Ferris
An Empirical Analysis of Collaborative Practice author.

An Empirical Analysis of Collaborative Practice

Originally published in Family Court Review, Vol. 49, pp. 257-281, April 2011 - republished with permissionThis article summarizes empirical research...

By John Lande
The Value of a Psychologist Mediator author.

The Value of a Psychologist Mediator

Consumers of mediation services have a range of options when it comes to choosing a mediator. For many, especially in...

By Ilene Diamond
Michael Coyne: A Lawyer’s View of ADR – Video author.

Michael Coyne: A Lawyer’s View of ADR – Video

Michael Coyne, Associate Dean of the Massachusetts School of Law hosts a Question of Law, with the topic being Dispute...

By Michael Coyne
Collaboration Needed To Improve Health Care Delivery System author.

Collaboration Needed To Improve Health Care Delivery System

From the Disputing Blog of Karl Bayer, Victoria VanBuren, and Holly Hayes.According to an American Hospital Association (AHA) News report,...

By Holly Hayes

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