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"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
Mediation as a Subversive Activity author.

Mediation as a Subversive Activity

Republished with permission from "THE BRIEF", DuPage Co. (Illinois) Bar Journal.Remembrances of Times Past--A Brief History and The Origins of...

By Robert Benjamin
Building a Successful Mediation Practice author.

Building a Successful Mediation Practice

The purpose of this article is to provide some suggestions with regard to building a successful mediation practice from a...

By James Melamed, J.D.
Eleven Questions Most Commonly Asked About Mediation author.

Eleven Questions Most Commonly Asked About Mediation

Most lists contain numbers of items that have a traditional context -- 7, 10, or 20. A list of twelve...

By Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Spirit of Friend to Family Alive author.

Spirit of Friend to Family Alive

Permission to publish by Eugene Register Guard and Author September 26, 1998 We've lost a peacemaker. Not the headline-making, Nobel...

By Karen McGowan , Kathleen O'Connell Corcoran
Getting Reluctant Stakeholders To The Table: Experienced Mediators Share Insights author.

Getting Reluctant Stakeholders To The Table: Experienced Mediators Share Insights

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

By Jennifer Thomas-Larmer
From Involuntary To Voluntary Mediation<Br>Or, The Art Of Gentle Arm Twisting author.

From Involuntary To Voluntary Mediation<Br>Or, The Art Of Gentle Arm Twisting

"....and one reason that mediation is so effective is that it is a voluntary process." How often have you heard...

By Elisabeth Seaman
Steep Path Awaits New Practitioners In Field author.

Steep Path Awaits New Practitioners In Field

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

By Jennifer Thomas-Larmer

ADR 101: Finding a course that suits your needs

People who work in fields unrelated to alternative dispute resolution often have rudimentary skill as conflict resolvers, perhaps without realizing...

By Ole Amundsen

Mediator Profile: Colorado’s Chris Moore

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

By Paul Katzeff

Conflict Assessment: A Preliminary Step That Enhances Chances Of Success

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

By Sarah McKearnan

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