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Can Assertive Behaviors in Negotiation be Viewed as Feminine? author.

Can Assertive Behaviors in Negotiation be Viewed as Feminine?

International Center for Cooperation and Conflict ResolutionAre female negotiators penalized for asserting too much? Our experiences and past research seem...

By Regina Kim
As Marriage Equality Disputes Arise, so Does Opportunity for ADR author.

As Marriage Equality Disputes Arise, so Does Opportunity for ADR

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleRecently the United States Supreme Court issued long anticipated rulings in the first marriage cases...

By Patrick Mahoney
The Present and Future of ADR author.

The Present and Future of ADR

At the recent ABA Dispute Resolution Section conference in Chicago a panel that included myself, Debbie Masucci, past president of...

By Chris Poole
Negotiation in the Shadows:  A Book Review of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl Sandberg author.

Negotiation in the Shadows: A Book Review of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg is the current Chief Operating Officer of Facebook.  Her book is intended as a practical guide to the...

By Robert Benjamin
On Spin Cycle author.

On Spin Cycle

Conflicts of Interest Blog by Vivian Scott Here we go; round and round. That’s the sound of the all-too-familiar family...

By Vivian Scott
Informative Mediation — A New Model for Tough Economic Times (Part 1) author.

Informative Mediation — A New Model for Tough Economic Times (Part 1)

(This is Part 1 of 2. Read Part 2 here.)  Some couples going through a divorce are rational, intelligent, honorable,...

By Rachel Virk
Romantic Negotiations: The Prenuptial Agreement author.

Romantic Negotiations: The Prenuptial Agreement

Pre-marital negotiations and prenuptial agreements remain necessary and useful, useful, and far from seeding distrust, counter-intuitively, can create a greater...

By Robert Benjamin
The State of Gender Equity in ADR author.

The State of Gender Equity in ADR

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleIn a recent opinion piece in the New York Times Sunday Review, writer Stephanie Coontz...

By Carol Cope
Support for Men in Divorce author.

Support for Men in Divorce

San Francisco Mediation: A Better SolutionA while back, I posted a link to a support group which focuses on helping...

By Paula Lawhon
Wal-Mart Women Get Their Day In Court author.

Wal-Mart Women Get Their Day In Court

On September 25, 2012, a trial level federal court in Northern California denied Wal-Mart’s motion to dismiss a statewide class...

By Victoria Pynchon
Gender and Culture Communication Differences author.

Gender and Culture Communication Differences

In my seminars on interpersonal negotiation skills, communication, conflict management and mediation skills, we often speak about cultural and gender...

By Gregorio Billikopf
Workplace Sexual Harassment:  A Problem for Management author.

Workplace Sexual Harassment: A Problem for Management

I came across an excellent example of how not to handle a sexual harassment complaint in a newspaper report on...

By Jeanette Bicknell
Men’s Sexual Harassment Claim Against Woman Boss Headed to Mediation author.

Men’s Sexual Harassment Claim Against Woman Boss Headed to Mediation

Yes, Virginia, women as well as men can act the role of the sexually bullying boss. We tend to be...

By Victoria Pynchon
AudioBlog: Women Don’t Ask: Why They Don’t, What They Lose author.

AudioBlog: Women Don’t Ask: Why They Don’t, What They Lose

Texas Conflict Coach Audio Blog by Pattie PorterWhether they want higher salaries, better career opportunities or more help at home,...

By Patricia Porter
Business Gurus Bet on Women author.

Business Gurus Bet on Women

Now that the Paycheck Fairness Act has been blocked by the GOP, sending federal funding for women’s negotiation training to...

By Victoria Pynchon
Thoughts on Gender Bias in Co-Parenting Mediation author.

Thoughts on Gender Bias in Co-Parenting Mediation

Our office received a number of compelling comments in response to the May 2011 article, “Thoughts on Mediating Custody.” Many...

By Cassi Vick, Jeffrey J. Beaton
What Women’s Initiatives Need author.

What Women’s Initiatives Need

It’s not at all surprising that most women’s initiatives at most AmLaw200 law firms have been dismal failures. They failed...

By Victoria Pynchon
The Necessity of Women-Only Networks author.

The Necessity of Women-Only Networks

This is a guest post by financial advisor Stacey Gordon, Managing Principal of The Gordon Group, a financial and HR...

By Victoria Pynchon
The Revolution in Family Law Dispute Resolution author.

The Revolution in Family Law Dispute Resolution

Originally published in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Vol. 24, p. 411, 2012 In the past...

By John Lande
Introducing the Academy of Professional Family Mediators author.

Introducing the Academy of Professional Family Mediators

Academy of Professional Family Mediators 3600 American Blvd West, Suite 105 Minneapolis, MN 55431 March 13, 2012 Dear Professional Family...

By Academy of Professional Family Mediators
Prenups – Don’t Lawyer Up, Mediate! author.

Prenups – Don’t Lawyer Up, Mediate!

There have been many articles on The Huffington Post and elsewhere touting the benefits of prenuptial agreements, such as,  “...

By Laurie Israel
Family Law Council Files Rare Amicus Over Mediation Issue author.

Family Law Council Files Rare Amicus Over Mediation Issue

Disputing Blog by Karl Bayer, Victoria VanBuren, and Holly Hayes For the first time in 25 years, the State Bar...

By Victoria VanBuren
Sure You Want to do This? A 2nd Marriage-Hope v. Experience author.

Sure You Want to do This? A 2nd Marriage-Hope v. Experience

From Jeff Murphy's Kalamazoo Divorce Lawyer BlogNineteen percent of all marriages in 2008 were a second go-round for at least...

By Jeff Murphy
Taking the “Me” Out of Mediation author.

Taking the “Me” Out of Mediation

As mediators, whether we practice the evaluative, transformative, or facilitative type of mediation we must remember to remove “Me” from...

By Delores Manwar
When Negotiating Salary, Women are also Negotiating Social Approval author.

When Negotiating Salary, Women are also Negotiating Social Approval

Women, when you’re negotiating salary, business contracts, departmental budgets, auto purchases and the like, figure out a way to imagine...

By Tammy Lenski
“Equality” Matters author.

“Equality” Matters

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. Pollack Recently, Daniel Druckman sent me an article he co-authored with Cecilia Albin entitled...

By Phyllis Pollack
Negotiation – It’s Not About Gender – It’s About Power author.

Negotiation – It’s Not About Gender – It’s About Power

I've got two posts over at ForbesWoman about negotiation advice routinely being given to women these days - that they...

By Victoria Pynchon
The Influence of Cultural Diversity in Mediating Complex Multi-Party and Catastrophic Loss Conflict author.

The Influence of Cultural Diversity in Mediating Complex Multi-Party and Catastrophic Loss Conflict

To Americans, “cultural diversity” means experiences derived from the differences in race, religion, gender, age, ethnicity and more recently, sexual...

By Joe Epstein, Robyn McDonald
Why the Federal Budget Negotiations Matter to Women author.

Why the Federal Budget Negotiations Matter to Women

As Bill Maher so hilariously explained, the three primary servings on America’s debt plate are social security, medicare/medicaid and defense....

By Victoria Pynchon
How Inclusivity Can Save the AmLaw 100 author.

How Inclusivity Can Save the AmLaw 100

Let’s start with a statement about which there can be no controversy. The healthiest law firm is one that uses...

By Victoria Pynchon

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