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Oran Kaufman

Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

(8/16/19)Oran Kaufman

What can mediators learn from dog training?

John Lande

Reflections on Our Field and Possibilities for Improvement

(8/16/19)John Lande

This article discusses reactions to the huge scope of our field.

Dan Simon

Czech Transformative Mediators Empower Parents and Kids

(8/16/19)Dan Simon

Transformative mediation is thriving in Brno, Czech Republic.

Jan Schau

Watch Your Language!

(8/16/19)Jan Schau

The objectives in a mediation are much different than in litigation; but often the differences are overlooked.

Bruce Edwards

A Dent in the Universe

(8/16/19)Bruce Edwards

What have we learned from the mediators working tirelessly to promote the institutional and cultural changes necessary to implement mediation within their home countries?

Dakota Murphey

7 Signs You May Need Marriage Mediation

(8/16/19)Dakota Murphey

Every marriage goes through some rough patches, and unfortunately, trying to figure it out on your own can often lead to crucial things being left unsaid and strong relationships ending up on the rocks.

Mark Kantor

Henry Schein Redux – The Appeals Court Decides “The Placement of the Carve-Out is Dispositive”

(8/16/19)Mark Kantor

You may recall that the US Supreme Court last term in Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer and White Sales, Inc. rejected a “wholly groundless” exception to its general principles allocating arbitrability issues between court and arbitrator.

Michael P. Carbone

Mediation Strategies: A Lawyer’s Guide To Successful Negotiation

(8/09/19)Michael P. Carbone

Every successful negotiation requires that you have a sound strategy. In this article I will explain the steps that I believe you should follow when developing a mediation strategy.

F. Peter Phillips

New Swiss Rules of Mediation

(8/09/19)F. Peter Phillips

The Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI) has revised its Rules of Mediation, effective July 1, 2019.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Re-imagining Collaborative Law, as well as dispute resolution itself

(8/09/19)Michael A. Zeytoonian

I first heard about Collaborative Law (CL) in 2002 as it began to spread around Massachusetts.

Beth Graham

CMS Issues Final Rule Allowing Pre-Dispute Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements

(8/09/19)Beth Graham

Nursing homes are now able to have protection and a clear plan with arbitration agreements.

Leah Hadley

5 Mediation Strategies for a Successful Divorce Agreement

(8/09/19)Leah Hadley

There are many benefits to choosing mediation for your divorce, but it’s also important to understand and prepare for the challenges.

Lori Goldstein

Interim Agreements

(8/09/19)Lori Goldstein

Are you considering a change in your marriage, but a divorce or a formal separation seems premature?

Gregg Relyea

Educating the Next Generation in Resolving Social Media Disputes

(8/05/19)Gregg Relyea

Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.

Robert A. Berlin

Sample Mediator’s Opening Statement

(8/05/19)Robert A. Berlin

How many of us have fumbled through an opening statement? In our view, the following is an example of a COMPLETE opening statement.

Patricia Porter

Verbal Self-Defense Begins with a Mindset of Compassion and Empathy

(8/02/19)Patricia Porter

With Aikido, practitioners learn how to defend without harm to themselves and the attacker.

Phyllis Pollack

Process Before Substance

(8/02/19)Phyllis Pollack

Framing is how to present a proposal. Is it presented in a positive fashion or in a negative fashion?

Jason Dykstra

The Best Ten Minutes You’ll Spend All Day

(8/02/19)Jason Dykstra

Researchers spent some time in a knowledge-based customer support and back-office service company (i.e. call centre) and conducted an experiment with a portion of its employees.

Michael Diliberto

Got A Final Award? It Ain’t Necessarily So

(8/02/19)Michael Diliberto

The California Supreme Court recently said it is timely to submit a request for costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 998 to the arbitrator after a final award on the merits has been issued.

Richard Barbieri

Power as Role and Reality in Mediation

(8/02/19)Richard Barbieri

The most valuable lesson I learned from the book, and the teacher, was the importance of power in any discussion.

Arran Heal

What Happens if Employers Have to Prove They're Not Discriminating?

(8/02/19)Arran Heal

Legal recriminations and punishments usually only limit the conversation.

Robert Hamparyan

5 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Clients

(8/02/19)Robert Hamparyan

If you’ve been in practice for more than a few months, there’s no doubt you’ve encountered a difficult client. It comes with the territory, and so as a lawyer, it’s important to learn how to handle difficult situations.

John Sturrock

A Negotiation Emergency?

(7/31/19)John Sturrock

The need for a “Conflict Revolution” is clear. We have a Negotiation Emergency at the same time as we have a Climate Emergency.

Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask

(7/30/19)Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson

This article outlines what couples need to do in order to consider and face the numerous dilemmas that are inherent in divorce.

Cinnie Noble

The “Flip Side” in Conflict

(7/30/19)Cinnie Noble

It is common that we get so caught up in our conflicts that we only see our side.

Judy Ringer

We Have to Talk: A Step-By-Step Checklist for Difficult Conversations

(7/30/19)Judy Ringer

What you have here is a brief synopsis of best practice strategies: a checklist of action items to think about before going into the conversation.

Robert Bergman

Revolutionizing Mediation through Technology

(7/30/19)Robert Bergman

In recent years, as the world has migrated toward a reliance on social networks, the internet of things, and digital transactions, disputes have grown exponentially in terms of number and complexity.

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