Category: Public Policy

Why is the Pandemic Causing a Spike in Divorce? author.

Why is the Pandemic Causing a Spike in Divorce?

Published by Advanced Mediation Solutions.At the outset of the Covid-19 outbreak, many experts predicted a sharp increase in divorce rates....

By Roseann Vanella
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
Better Reflecting Mediation to the World author.

Better Reflecting Mediation to the World

While mediators often assist in the creation of near miracles behind closed doors, our miraculous work and effective approaches are...

By James Melamed, J.D.
The Law of Conformity – Conflict Lessons from 2021 author.

The Law of Conformity – Conflict Lessons from 2021

Also known as the 95 percent law, Peter Sage calls it the law of conformity.  If you hang out with...

By Lucia Kanter St Amour
Conflict Assessment and Management – Systemic Mediation author.

Conflict Assessment and Management – Systemic Mediation

This article looks at how to address unconscious biases in order to tackle miscommunication and misbehavior. It begins with an...

By Uma Ramanathan
How To Prepare For Your First Divorce Mediation Session author.

How To Prepare For Your First Divorce Mediation Session

The decision to get divorced is often not an easy one. But what happens when you don’t want a full-blown...

By Greg Enos
Essential Tips for a Successful Oil and Gas Mediation author.

Essential Tips for a Successful Oil and Gas Mediation

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleAs the oil and gas industry continues to evolve, oil and gas companies will no...

By Karen Brown Willcutts
Your Gut Instincts and Conflict author.

Your Gut Instincts and Conflict

Conflict Management Coaching Blog by Cinnie NobleMany of us have fine-tuned instincts that help guide us through challenges we face...

By Cinnie Noble
Changing Hearts, Minds, and Behavior around Conflict author.

Changing Hearts, Minds, and Behavior around Conflict

Conflict Remedy Blog by Lorraine Segal Before I start teaching a course or workshop about conflict management, I always tell...

By Lorraine Segal
CPR International Conference Highlights: ‘Effects on Cross-Border Disputes After the Singapore Convention’ author.

CPR International Conference Highlights: ‘Effects on Cross-Border Disputes After the Singapore Convention’

CPR Speaks BlogAccording to the Singapore Convention on Mediation’s website, the Convention is a “multilateral treaty which offers a uniform and...

By Bryanna Rainwater
How Can We Evolve From Our Unresolved Conflicts? author.

How Can We Evolve From Our Unresolved Conflicts?

Article originally published in the Honolulu Civil BeatNeal Milner wrote a fine piece on getting past our escalating national polarization...

By Peter Adler
“When Patterns are Broken, New Worlds Emerge” author.

“When Patterns are Broken, New Worlds Emerge”

Conflict Management Coaching Blog by Cinnie NobleThe relevance of this quote by Tuli Kupferberg to interpersonal conflict may not be...

By Cinnie Noble
Book Review of Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution author.

Book Review of Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution

Originally published in: FAMILY COURT REVIEW, Vol. 59 No. 4, October 2021 831–839, doi: 10.1111/fcre.12612 © 2021 Association of Family...

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
Working with Financial Neutrals author.

Working with Financial Neutrals

Joy Rosenthal's Mediation BlogOne of the hardest problems that a divorcing couple may face is how to divide up marital...

By Joy Rosenthal
Do You Love Yourself Enough So No One Dares to Hurt You? author.

Do You Love Yourself Enough So No One Dares to Hurt You?

This article is a mantra for those who are navigating difficult conflicts. _________ Did you know that I didn’t always...

By Veera Mahajan
The Mediator as a Choice Architect author.

The Mediator as a Choice Architect

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackOne of the most important aspects of mediation is self-determination. Standard 1 of the...

By Phyllis Pollack
Bring Five Percent more Compassion to Conflicts author.

Bring Five Percent more Compassion to Conflicts

Conflict Remedy Blog by Lorraine SegalBringing five percent more compassion can really make a difference in conflicts. What would happen...

By Lorraine Segal
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 – 8 Primary Recommendations author.

Paths Forward for Online Mediation – 8 Primary Recommendations

Task Force’s 8 Primary Recommendations In addition to the many Committee Recommendations, the Task Force’s Executive Committee offers these 8...

By James Melamed, J.D., Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Paths Forward for Online Mediation – Index of Resources author.

Paths Forward for Online Mediation – Index of Resources

This index of resources is intended to assist readers to conveniently identify and access specific portions of the Mediate.com Online...

By Clare Fowler, Colin Rule, James Melamed, J.D., Forrest (Woody) Mosten
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mediation Advocacy: A must for law students in India author.

Mediation Advocacy: A must for law students in India

“Advocacy is a conscious act of support, expressed by speaking or writing on behalf of another person, an idea, a...

By Shantha Chellappa

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