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The Mediate.com Podcast Episode 1: Facilitating Conversations About Race author.

The Mediate.com Podcast Episode 1: Facilitating Conversations About Race

In this episode, Kwame Christian, Director of the American Negotiation Institute, discusses how mediators can facilitate respectful and productive conversations about...

By Kwame Christian, Veronica Cravener
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
Mastering Moments as Mediators author.

Mastering Moments as Mediators

“I master the moment, or the moment will master me.” ~ Gandhi  Maroon lockers line the high school hallways. I...

By Clare Fowler
The Last Question author.

The Last Question

I do a lot of interviewing, whether that’s at the beginning of a coaching relationship or during the interview process of...

By Maria Simpson
Did Will Smith Have an Amygdala Hijack? author.

Did Will Smith Have an Amygdala Hijack?

That is what psychologist Daniel Goleman has described as the fight or flight response.  The amygdala, a tiny almond shaped...

By Joy Rosenthal
Saving Myself by Saving Others author.

Saving Myself by Saving Others

INTRODUCTION Today is the 35th day of the war in our country, the 35th day of opposition to Russian aggression...

By Tatyana Bilyk
A Lesson Learned! author.

A Lesson Learned!

Last week, I conducted a lemon law mediation which highlighted a very valuable lesson. People need to be heard, acknowledged,...

By Phyllis Pollack
Negotiation 101: What Parties Should Know About Negotiations at the Mediation Table author.

Negotiation 101: What Parties Should Know About Negotiations at the Mediation Table

INTRODUCTION For many, especially those new to the process of settling legal disputes, negotiations across the mediation table are like...

By Sheldon Stark
Will Smith: For the Love of Your Spouse author.

Will Smith: For the Love of Your Spouse

By Sherry Ann Bruckner, J.D. What do you say when you feel someone disrespects your spouse?   In what some call,...

By Sherry Ann Bruckner, JD
“My Story” Featuring Patricia H. Thompson, Esq. author.

“My Story” Featuring Patricia H. Thompson, Esq.

Patricia H. Thompson, Esq., joined JAMS after 46 years of trial, arbitration and appellate practice. She uses her experience and...

By Patricia Thompson
Four Tips from my Difficult Discussion with Dad about Driving author.

Four Tips from my Difficult Discussion with Dad about Driving

I was recently nominated by my brothers to tell my 90-year-old father that it was time to stop driving. The...

By Janet Chance
[PODCAST] Reflecting on the Emotional and Psychological Dimensions of Alternative Dispute Resolution author.

[PODCAST] Reflecting on the Emotional and Psychological Dimensions of Alternative Dispute Resolution

In this podcast, JAMS neutrals Stephen Sulmeyer, J.D., Ph.D., and Hon. Lynn Duryee (Ret.) weigh in on how to differentiate...

By Lynn Duryee
What Podcasts Can Teach Us about Difficult Conversations author.

What Podcasts Can Teach Us about Difficult Conversations

Can podcasts teach us how to have better difficult conversations? Recently, I was a guest on Dr. Darian Parker’s podcast,...

By Lorraine Segal
Letter to our Colleagues about the Russian Invasion of Ukraine author.

Letter to our Colleagues about the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Letter to our Colleagues about the Russian Invasion of Ukraine  Susanne Terry Jackie Font-Guzmán Bernie Mayer  March 17, 2022 Like...

By Susanne Terry, Bernard Mayer, Jacqueline Font-Guzmán
The Importance of Workplace Appreciation (And How to Express It) author.

The Importance of Workplace Appreciation (And How to Express It)

Most of us like to feel appreciated in the workplace, though we’re not always willing to admit that praise is...

By Jeremy Pollack
Survey Data Indicates Eviction Mediation Program Offers Procedural Justice author.

Survey Data Indicates Eviction Mediation Program Offers Procedural Justice

This article is part of a series of perspectives on eviction mediation program development that is being supported by the American Arbitration...

By Jennifer Shack
No Shortcuts when it Comes to Conflict author.

No Shortcuts when it Comes to Conflict

I like this quote by Beverly Sills – it applies to just about everything! When it comes to interpersonal conflict...

By Cinnie Noble
Cookie: When Trust is Absent author.

Cookie: When Trust is Absent

In a Parable of Trust, I discussed how our dog- Buddy- has come to trust us so much that my husband...

By Phyllis Pollack
Mediation Musings author.

Mediation Musings

On Sunday I found one of my slippers upstairs on the newly adopted dog's bed. "Ohmi! No!" I said as...

By Sara Barnes
The Power of Feedback: Keeping Client Satisfaction Front and Center author.

The Power of Feedback: Keeping Client Satisfaction Front and Center

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris Poole Most people see the new year as an opportunity to take stock and recommit...

By Gina Miller
COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War author.

COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War

I.      Into the Fray   The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem....

By Peter Adler
Exploring Agreement – Readiness for Divorce Mediation author.

Exploring Agreement – Readiness for Divorce Mediation

This article describes a private reflective exercise that may be helpful in assessing your current state of readiness to mediate...

By Georgia Daniels, J.D.

Being Nice Helps

Civil and Dignified Divorce by Martin Rosenfeld, JDIn the Fall 2021 issue of “Family Lawyer Magazine”, an interview appears with...

By Martin Rosenfeld
Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club – Richard Moore, interviewed by Colm Brannigan author.

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club – Richard Moore, interviewed by Colm Brannigan

Another episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Richard Moore talking about his book "A REALISTC Framework for Enhancing Communication...

By Richard Moore
Further Reflections on the last 525,600 minutes (x 2)! author.

Further Reflections on the last 525,600 minutes (x 2)!

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackIn December 2020. I posted the following blog. Little did we all know then,...

By Phyllis Pollack
Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club – Grande Lum, interviewed by Colin Rule author.

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club – Grande Lum, interviewed by Colin Rule

Another episode from Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Grade Lum talking about his book "America's Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service...

By Grande Lum, Colin Rule
Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Howard Bellman author.

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Howard Bellman

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Howard Bellman about his chapter in the book "Evolution of a...

By Howard Bellman, Colin Rule
To Mediate or Not to Mediate Your Child Custody Case author.

To Mediate or Not to Mediate Your Child Custody Case

To Mediate or Not to Mediate Your Child Custody Case There are many benefits of using mediation in your child...

By Ben Coltrin
Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club – Susan Raines, Workplace Conflict author.

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club – Susan Raines, Workplace Conflict

Recording of the second episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club from 7/30/21 with Prof. Susan Raines talking about the new edition...

By Susan Raines
Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán author.

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán about her chapter in the book Evolution of...

By Jacqueline Font-Guzmán, Colin Rule

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