(10/20/20)Kimberlee Kovach, Eric R. Galton
An interview with Kim Kovach and Eric Galton about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 20/20 Conference.
Promoting the Mediators Green Pledge is now the purpose of a new WoMACC site. It seems to be one way to commit to our future. I invite you to sign up to the Green Pledge and to promote it to those you know and work with.
(10/19/20)Jim Melamed, Clare Fowler, Colin Rule
Mediation 20/20 Complete Day 3 Video: (1) Envisioning Mediation for a New Generation - Where Should We Go? Technology and New Generational Expectations; and (2) Moving Forward - How Do We Get There?
This is a personality test, just for those in the dispute resolution field. Because mediators deserve a personality test too.
(10/16/20)Ehsan Ali, Alnoor Maherali
Conflicts impose many concealed costs in businesses, which can compound over time and damage an organization’s bottom line. While a manager or business leader may be uninterested in the good feelings that mediation can generate, they should care about mediation as a highly effective tool for improving their organization’s conflict resolution structure - and balance sheet.
This article addresses internal and external skills for mediators to use during this time of Covid-19, to raise awareness of internal biases, and shift those biases in order to skillfully mediate for our clients.
Before the pandemic, losing your internet connectivity was frustrating; now, losing connectivity can truly be detrimental to your health and safety. This article proposes a new model for redress where independent ombudspersons help consumers get fair redress for lost connections, enabling equitable outcomes and leveling the playing field.
This PDF presentation from Mediate.com CEO Colin Rule reviews available Mediate content, resources, and services to help you develop and promote your mediation services.
(10/13/20)Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Colin Rule
Mediation 20/20 Day 2 Video: The current state of the field: obstacles and opportunities.
(10/13/20)Kenneth Cloke, Joan Goldsmith
An interview with Joan Goldsmith and Ken Cloke about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 20/20 Conference.
(10/09/20)Alnoor Maherali, Ehsan Ali
To come together, sometimes we need time apart.
This paper summarizes legal and ethical reasons for accessible meditations and provides a summary of how to accomplish this goal.
(10/09/20)Shreya Sukhtankar, Jay Kakani
International mediation has become one of the most significant methods of managing cross-border conflicts. In this article, the authors have traced the emergence of mediation in international relations over the years.
(10/09/20)Ved Thakur, Yash More
Article 30 of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration encourages resolution of disputes through a settlement between parties by way of mediation.
(10/06/20)John Helie, Jim Melamed, Colin Rule
This video, developed by new Mediate.com CEO, Colin Rule, recounts the founding of Mediate.com, now more than 25 years ago by John Helie and Jim Melamed.
(10/06/20)Jim Melamed, Clare Fowler, Colin Rule
Mediation 20/20 Complete Day 1 Video - What Have We Achieved? How Did We Get Where We Are? Welcome and Celebration with Jim Melamed and John Helie plus panel.
Since a very high percentage of employment claims are resolved through mediation, skilled advocates should work with their clients to carefully plan and make strategic moves throughout the early, middle and late phases of the mediation process to achieve successful results and durable settlement agreements.
(10/02/20)Sandeep Bhalothia, Nisshant Laroia
This article will provide a brief overview of the current status of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) in India by examining the opportunity and challenges the ODR brings and faces receptively in India.
Stanley Leonard Rodbell, 86, of Columbia, Maryland, died July 29, 2020. During the latter 30 years of his career, he turned his attention to social work and counseling, providing mediation services, concentrating on divorce mediation.
(10/01/20)Colin Rule, Clare Fowler, Sharon Woodhouse
Mediate.com asked 300 dispute resolution professionals 7 questions about the field. Initial results are here.
"Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” Will mediation fall into this trap?
How we engage in conflict and resolve disputes depends on a range of factors.
This article discusses how mediation can help business, an inspiring example from The Middle East.
A blanket “no settlement” policy may not be in the best interests of the company’s bottom line. There are three instances where companies should put aside their instinct to litigate and explore mediation.
(9/21/20)ADR Institute of Canada
The ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) has an Online Dispute Task Force (ODRTF). The Task Force formed a sub-committee on Platforms. After evaluating 12 systems, the sub-committee recommends three platforms: CREKODR, Caseload Manager, and the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC).
This document will analyze a conflict scenario with respect to the conflict’s candidacy (suitability) for mediation.
Ombuds offices have elevated and unique needs for managing personal and case information and for meeting International Ombudsman Association (IOA) best practice standards.
The purpose of this paper is to consider how it is possible to improve the current mediation training in England and Wales.
They said it couldn’t be done. I said it couldn’t be done. Six months ago, this would have been unthinkable.
Pitt and Jolie's divorce has taken a long time, filed for in 2016, although divorced in 2019 their agreement regarding child custody and financial assets is still ongoing.
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Can reformers and chief justices find common ground?