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A Style Index for Mediators author.

A Style Index for Mediators

This article is republished with the permission of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution from the December 1997 issue of...

By Barbara McAdoo, Jeffrey Krivis
When You Can’t Get Through To Them: Cultural Diversity In Mediation author.

When You Can’t Get Through To Them: Cultural Diversity In Mediation

An experienced Houston mediator recently complained about a divorce mediation that ended in an impasse. At best the husband had...

By Josefina Rendon
Mediating on the Internet: Today and Tomorrow author.

Mediating on the Internet: Today and Tomorrow

Introduction This paper will examine Internet opportunities for mediators and mediation participants. We will examine current Internet opportunities as well...

By James Melamed, J.D.
Mediating on the Internet: Today and Tomorrow (part 2 of 2) author.

Mediating on the Internet: Today and Tomorrow (part 2 of 2)

To Part 1 ~~~~~~~~~~ Subject: Online Mediation; Getting Started Hello party 1 and party 2: Thank you for using Online...

By James Melamed, J.D.

Using Technical Experts In Complex Environmental Disputes

This article originally appeared in the April 1997 issue of Consensus, a newspaper published jointly by the Consensus Building Institute...

By Edward Scher

Mediator Profile: S.Glenn Sigurdson

This article originally appeared in the July 1997 issue of Consensus, a newspaper published jointly by the Consensus Building Institute...

By Paul Katzeff
Business Planning For Mediators author.

Business Planning For Mediators

Introduction The fact that thousands of businesses fail each year,(2) and that most small business fail within their first few...

By Managing Editor

Business Performance:Financial Tools for Mediators

Introduction No mediator can realistically hope to be expert in all aspects of management, particularly financial management; there is simply...

By Robert W. Simmons

A Mediator’s View on Success

Like you, I would rather feel that I am doing a good job when I mediate. It is easy to...

By Mimi Lyster
Cultural Issues in Mediation: Individualist and Collectivist Paradigms author.

Cultural Issues in Mediation: Individualist and Collectivist Paradigms

I. Cultural Issues in Mediation: Individualist and Collectivist Paradigms A. Introduction Every mediation has a unique character influenced by the...

By Walter A. Wright
Preventing Conflict through Facilitation author.

Preventing Conflict through Facilitation

Friends and family members often ask us, "So, tell us what you do again? It has to do with big...

By Janice M. Fleischer, Zena Zumeta
What Happens In Mediation? author.

What Happens In Mediation?

"Of those that reached agreement in Mediation, two thirds of both men and women agreed that spousal support was fair;...

By Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Mediation: Did We Get It Wrong? author.

Mediation: Did We Get It Wrong?

33 Willamette Law Review 649 (Summer, 1997) (c) 1997 Willamette Law Review; Barbara A. PhillipsTable of Contents I. Introduction A....

By Barbara Ashley Phillips
Pre-Mediation Questionnaire: Dispute Clarification Tool author.

Pre-Mediation Questionnaire: Dispute Clarification Tool

Many disputes have a prior history of an amicable relationship. This is especially true in business disputes. Litigation (arbitration or...

By John Gromala
"I’m Sorry": The Power of Apology in Mediation author.

"I’m Sorry": The Power of Apology in Mediation

THE ELEMENTS OF APOLOGY: Apology involves the acknowledgement of injury with an acceptance of responsibility, affect (felt regret or shame...

By Carl Schneider
The Ten Biggest Mistakes Lawyers Make in Mediation author.

The Ten Biggest Mistakes Lawyers Make in Mediation

This article originally appeared in the Oregon State Bar Bulletin (June 1999)Effective representation of clients in mediation requires the same...

By Richard Spier
A Critique of Mediation, Challenging Misconceptions, Assessing Risks, And Weighing The Advantages author.

A Critique of Mediation, Challenging Misconceptions, Assessing Risks, And Weighing The Advantages

Only a few years ago, mediation was regularly confused with meditation, medication, or arbitration, another mode of conflict management, but...

By Robert Benjamin
Making Mediation Sessions Accessible To People With Disabilities author.

Making Mediation Sessions Accessible To People With Disabilities

Mediators have recently become aware of the need to make these mediation sessions accessible to people with disabilities. This development...

By Judith Cohen
Becoming Reflective Practitioners author.

Becoming Reflective Practitioners

This article originally appeared in the January 1998 issue of Consensus a publication of the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program.I have...

By Michael Lang

Graphic Facilitation Focuses A Group’s Thoughts

This article originally appeared in the April 1998 issue of Consensus, a newspaper published jointly by the Consensus Building Institute...

By Geoff Ball
‘Graphics’ Clients Rave Despite Potential Flaws author.

‘Graphics’ Clients Rave Despite Potential Flaws

"This article originally appeared in the April 1998 issue of Consensus, a newspaper published jointly by the Consensus Building Institute...

By Jennifer Thomas-Larmer
Metaphor and Mediation – Part Two author.

Metaphor and Mediation – Part Two

Part One - Part Three In the next case we look at the mediator's positive use of the war metaphor...

By John Haynes
Metaphors and Mediation – Part One author.

Metaphors and Mediation – Part One

Part Two - Part Three Language is the mediator's tool of the trade. Thus, we open Part 1 with a...

By John Haynes
Metaphor and Mediation – Part Three author.

Metaphor and Mediation – Part Three

Part One - Part Two OTHER USES OF METAPHORS When the mediator has an awareness of metaphors, their role in...

By John Haynes

Mediator Profile:Oregon’s Chris Maser

This article originally appeared in the April 1999 issue of Consensus, a newspaper published jointly by the Consensus Building Institute...

By Katherine Knight
Best Practices: A Participant Accuses You Of Taking Sides… author.

Best Practices: A Participant Accuses You Of Taking Sides…

This article originally appeared in the January 1999 issue of Consensus, a newspaper published jointly by the Consensus Building Institute...

By Jennifer Thomas-Larmer

On The Importance Of Criteria For Mediator Performance

This article originally appeared in the January 1999 issue of Consensus, a newspaper published jointly by the Consensus Building Institute...

By Christopher Honeyman
The Space Between the Parties: A model for understanding the magic of mediation author.

The Space Between the Parties: A model for understanding the magic of mediation

Just for a moment, let's put aside all of the talk of anger management, neutrality, opening statements, ground rules, communication...

By S. Elise Peeples

ADR Personalities and Practice Tips

Review by: The Alternative Newsletter Editor, James Boskey Published by: American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, 740 15th St. NW,...

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Online Dispute Resolution in the U.S. author.

Online Dispute Resolution in the U.S.

Introduction to:  Mediate.com; Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc. (RIS); Online Resolution, Inc. and Online Mediators John Helie and Jim Melamed founded...

By James Melamed, J.D., John Helie

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