Category: Ethics

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
Business vs Values in Negotiation: FIFA and Qatar author.

Business vs Values in Negotiation: FIFA and Qatar

What is the balance in business vs. values in negotiation? Watching this years World Cup has been different but the...

By Bob Bordone
Mediate.com Podcast Episode 30: Using Caucus in Family Mediations with LaTanya Moss author.

Mediate.com Podcast Episode 30: Using Caucus in Family Mediations with LaTanya Moss

There are different perspectives on the use of caucus in mediation. Maybe you use caucus early and often in your...

By Veronica Cravener
Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Masterclass with Colin Rule in Jan/Feb – Last Week to Register! author.

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Masterclass with Colin Rule in Jan/Feb – Last Week to Register!

Join "the Godfather of ODR," Colin Rule, for a dynamic six week intensive course that covers the both the basics...

By Colin Rule
When Mediation Conduct Goes Wrong author.

When Mediation Conduct Goes Wrong

By Deborah S Ballati, Esq. and Patricia H. Thompson Esq. FCIARB While most mediation participants act professionally, with courtesy and...

By Patricia Thompson
Deception or B.S.? author.

Deception or B.S.?

The Harvard Program on Negotiation (PON)  blog posted an article about deception in negotiations.  Entitled, “Ethics In Negotiation: How tthe...

By Phyllis Pollack
Mediate University Course Bundles author.

Mediate University Course Bundles

Here are Mediate University's Mediation Course "Bundles" to help you best and most affordably accomplish your mediation basic and advanced training...

By James Melamed, J.D.
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
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
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
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
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
Is the Mandatory Mediation Program in Ontario Still Viable? author.

Is the Mandatory Mediation Program in Ontario Still Viable?

When mandatory mediation was introduced in Ontario 27 years ago it was heralded as visionary as it offered many necessary...

By Bruce Ally
Confronting Stigma Around Mental Illness in Mediation author.

Confronting Stigma Around Mental Illness in Mediation

Recently I have been thinking more about the social stigma around mental illness.  I have a close family member who...

By Colin Rule
Conflict Resolution and Religion author.

Conflict Resolution and Religion

This article discusses the power of respectful communication and appreciation of different values for working through value-based conflicts. Understanding other...

By Amanda Rumsey
Interviewer or Volunteer? The best mix for difficult conversations author.

Interviewer or Volunteer? The best mix for difficult conversations

Conflict Remedy Blog by Lorraine SegalI read an article recently by McKinley Valentine about conversational styles for first dates or...

By Lorraine Segal
Manage Your Storm Shift author.

Manage Your Storm Shift

RiverHouse Press Blog by Ron KraybillDoes your behavior in conflict change sharply when you get upset?  Does your normally collaborative...

By Ronald S. Kraybill
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
Mediation and Business Crisis in Italy, 2021. Where’s the training? author.

Mediation and Business Crisis in Italy, 2021. Where’s the training?

Introduction On August 25, 2021, Law decree 118/2021 came into force, introducing a new proceeding in the Italian legal system,...

By Giovanni Matteucci
SHOVEL 5 – Whose Fear is it Anyway author.

SHOVEL 5 – Whose Fear is it Anyway

Somewhere along the mediation trail, process change appeared.  This change became a big drift from traditional mediation and led to...

By Paul Rajkowski
Mediate.com Adopts Online Mediation Practice and Ethical Standards author.

Mediate.com Adopts Online Mediation Practice and Ethical Standards

One of the Primary Recommendations of the Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation is to update mediation practice and ethical...

By James Melamed, J.D., Colin Rule
Paths Forward for Online Mediation – Committee Reports, Recommendations & Resources author.

Paths Forward for Online Mediation – Committee Reports, Recommendations & Resources

Committee Reports, Recommendations & Resources Community Mediation Committee Chair: D.G. Mawn Members: Arron Addison, Kabrina Bass, Brandon Brown, Sara Campos, Corinne “Cookie” Levitz, Charles A. Lieske, Norma...

By James Melamed, J.D., Forrest (Woody) Mosten
What Challenges Should the Proposed Mediation Act of India Address? author.

What Challenges Should the Proposed Mediation Act of India Address?

Recently, the Supreme Court of India, admitting that there is ‘a dire need to enact Indian Mediation Act..’ directed constitution...

By Sneha Vardhani
The Civil Rights Act of 1964: The Right to Bilingual Mediation author.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: The Right to Bilingual Mediation

The Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee (MEAC) provides written advisory opinions to mediators concerning interpretations of the Florida Rules for Certified...

By Patrick Mastronardo
[Podcast] Where Does the Insurance Industry Sit Now on Racial Issues? author.

[Podcast] Where Does the Insurance Industry Sit Now on Racial Issues?

In a recent episode of Insurance Business Talk, JAMS neutral Rebekah Ratliff speaks with host Paul Lucas on her experience...

By Rebekah Ratliff
How Do You Define “Ethics?” author.

How Do You Define “Ethics?”

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackIn a recent post, I discussed a book I just finished reading, The Power of...

By Phyllis Pollack
Making Ethical Decisions author.

Making Ethical Decisions

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackA few weeks ago, I went into a bookstore to look around and possibly...

By Phyllis Pollack
Mediator Ethics: Should You Ask for a Waiver of Liability? author.

Mediator Ethics: Should You Ask for a Waiver of Liability?

I read a “recommended” form of Mediation Agreement and stopped when I saw this sentence: “The Mediator will have no...

By Bill Quatman
[PODCAST] JAMS Foundation & Hands of Peace: Empowering American, Israeli & Palestinian Youth to Be Peacemakers, Agents of Change author.

[PODCAST] JAMS Foundation & Hands of Peace: Empowering American, Israeli & Palestinian Youth to Be Peacemakers, Agents of Change

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleIn this podcast, The JAMS Foundation managing director David Brandon introduces the recipient of The JAMS Foundation’s 13th Annual Warren...

By David Brandon
When the World is Too Much, How to Release Overwhelm with Resonance author.

When the World is Too Much, How to Release Overwhelm with Resonance

As our collective world seems to spin from one traumatic crisis to the next, an incredibly tender question along the...

By Sarah Peyton

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