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Your Student is Headed Back to In-person Learning – and There May be Things to Fear that Have Nothing to do with COVID-19 author.

Your Student is Headed Back to In-person Learning – and There May be Things to Fear that Have Nothing to do with COVID-19

After an unprecedented year of catch-as-catch-can learning, most students will feel a tad behind the eightball, which is expected. That's...

By Veera Mahajan
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
Ronald Melin Supancic – A Memorial author.

Ronald Melin Supancic – A Memorial

“Birth is involuntary. Death is inevitable. Such is life. It begins with a single inhalation. It ends with a single exhalation. In between, we...

By Ron Supancic
Why Have a Disclosure Protocol for Mediation? author.

Why Have a Disclosure Protocol for Mediation?

My colleague, Ana Maria Maia Goncalves, and I have been working for the past year and a half on the...

By Daniel Rainey
Eight Tips for Mediating High-Profile Construction Disputes author.

Eight Tips for Mediating High-Profile Construction Disputes

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleLarge-scale global construction disputes often present a complicated mix of factors, such as publicity-associated risks,...

By Patricia Thompson
Q&A with Hon. Irma E. Gonzalez (Ret.) author.

Q&A with Hon. Irma E. Gonzalez (Ret.)

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleJudge Irma Gonzalez has spent the last eight years at JAMS as a mediator, arbitrator,...

By Irma Gonzalez
Preparing and Paying for QDROs in Divorce author.

Preparing and Paying for QDROs in Divorce

When an employer offers a 401(k) plan, along with that goes the long list of responsibilities and liability risks.  This...

By Mary Salisbury
Conflict in the Workplace – Mediation Can Make Your Team More Efficient author.

Conflict in the Workplace – Mediation Can Make Your Team More Efficient

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable when people with different values and opinions come together. That is not always a...

By Naveed Khan
High-Tech Dispute Resolution author.

High-Tech Dispute Resolution

Disputing Blog by Karl Bayer, Victoria VanBuren, and Holly HayesJean R. Sternlight, Founding Director of the Saltman Center for Conflict...

By Beth Graham
The Limits of Mediation author.

The Limits of Mediation

“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.”   Arthur Schopenhauer  “To...

By Kenneth Cloke
Don’t Chalk My Tires, Or Why Mediation is Not Appropriate author.

Don’t Chalk My Tires, Or Why Mediation is Not Appropriate

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackIn May 2019, I posted a blog discussing the creativity of lawyers and “out of the...

By Phyllis Pollack
Helicopter Conflict author.

Helicopter Conflict

Mediation and Business Consulting by Kathleen Kauth.What do helicopters do best?  They hover.  There is a term for over zealous...

By Kathleen Kauth
Mediation and the Language and Culture of Politics author.

Mediation and the Language and Culture of Politics

“In our age there is no such thing as “keeping out of politics.”  All issues are political issues, and politics...

By Kenneth Cloke
Suffering From Bipolar Disorder While Striving for Peace author.

Suffering From Bipolar Disorder While Striving for Peace

Bipolar disorder hasn’t been easy.  I’ve been hospitalized five times, lost important  relationships, and endured life interruptions due to the...

By Dan Berstein
Yes and No are Powerful Words author.

Yes and No are Powerful Words

Yes and No are powerful words. What impact does saying each of them have on your body and nervous system?...

By Sarah Peyton
The Customer Isn’t Always Right– But They’re Causing More Conflict Than Ever author.

The Customer Isn’t Always Right– But They’re Causing More Conflict Than Ever

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused tensions to rise in all parts of life, making customer service, especially in restaurants, more...

By Yvette Durazo
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
How to Resolve a Dispute with Someone Who Doesn’t Know Your Language author.

How to Resolve a Dispute with Someone Who Doesn’t Know Your Language

As the international business environment is quickly expanding, companies are merging and are therefore helping create a global workplace setting....

By John Peterson
Eating Our Words author.

Eating Our Words

Conflict Management Coaching Blog by Cinnie NobleAdlai Stevenson once said, “Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact...

By Cinnie Noble
[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
Why I Don’t Caucus author.

Why I Don’t Caucus

One of the things to think about when you are looking for a divorce mediator is whether they will meet...

By Joy Rosenthal
Vulnerability for the WIN! author.

Vulnerability for the WIN!

By Lydia Ray's Guided Mediation,  www.guidedmediationllc.com/blog Do you have moments where you know if you changed your tune or listened...

By Lydia Ray
Ireland’s Mediation Adventure – A practitioner flying on “mutinous winds” author.

Ireland’s Mediation Adventure – A practitioner flying on “mutinous winds”

In referencing Shakespeare’s The Tempest throughout this piece, we acknowledge that there has always been a “rough magic” to the...

By Sinéad Coneely
Exemplifications of Typical Topics: Mediator as a Playwright (Part I) author.

Exemplifications of Typical Topics: Mediator as a Playwright (Part I)

Exemplifications of Typical Topics: Mediator as a Playwright (Part I) There are certain reoccurring themes, which frequently surface and resurface...

By Milan Slama
The 5 Phases of Speaking Your Truth author.

The 5 Phases of Speaking Your Truth

You were created to Speak Your Truth.  Spiritually. Emotionally. Even Neurologically.   When you don't Speak Your Truth, you tend to...

By Michael Norwood
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
‘Understanding’ Mediator Gary Friedman on His Adventure in Politics author.

‘Understanding’ Mediator Gary Friedman on His Adventure in Politics

CPR Speaks BlogEarlier this month, Gary Friedman, co-founder of the Center for Understanding in Conflict, of Santa Rosa, Calif., conducted a...

By Mylene Chan

Should Tribunals Stand up to Employee ‘Hypersensitivity’?

CMP Resolution Blog by Lesley Allport and Katherine Graham. Recent years have seen a strong tide towards protection of employee...

By Katherine Graham

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