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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
Dan Rainey on the Universal Disclosure Protocol for Mediation author.

Dan Rainey on the Universal Disclosure Protocol for Mediation

Sponsored by The International Council for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR) Dan Rainey speaking about the launch of the Universal Disclosure...

By Daniel Rainey
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
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
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
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
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
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
[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
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
ADA Mediation Refresher author.

ADA Mediation Refresher

This is a collection of listserv posts (May 2 – July 28, 2021) that were part of a weekly refresher...

By Judith Cohen
Book Review of Mediation and Popular Culture by Jennifer L Schulz, (2020) author.

Book Review of Mediation and Popular Culture by Jennifer L Schulz, (2020)

What a fun, dense and important read about mediation! We are deceived at first by the slimness of Dr. Schulz’...

By Jennifer Schulz, Patricia Bragg
Learning from Every Mediation author.

Learning from Every Mediation

Learning from Every Mediation  I have been mediating for over twenty-five years. During this time, I have had many different...

By Laurie Israel
Sulha, Community Mediation ? author.

Sulha, Community Mediation ?

Sulha, Community Mediation “Once a wound has healed, it cannot bleed again.”  By Elahe Amani, NAFCM Associate Member and member...

By Elahe Amani
Southern Maryland CMC’s Support Conversations on Race and Privilege author.

Southern Maryland CMC’s Support Conversations on Race and Privilege

Guest bloggers, Vicki and Dusty Rhoades are Mediators and Trainers for the Community Mediation Centers of Calvert and St. Mary’s...

By Dan Simon, Dusty and Vicky Rhoades
Immigration and Conflict Resolution author.

Immigration and Conflict Resolution

This article examines this author's perspective on immigration from a conflict resolution perspective. Immigration has been a controversial topic in...

By Yuli Martinez
Things fall apart. How to respond? author.

Things fall apart. How to respond?

These are scary times, and it’s not just COVID19.  Polarization is rooted now in ways not experienced in living memory. ...

By Ronald S. Kraybill
Mediation in the Field of Business and Human Rights author.

Mediation in the Field of Business and Human Rights

In this article, I describe the mediation of a human rights dispute alleging abusive work conditions and labor practices in...

By Elise Groulx

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