Domestic violence is a prevalent problem in Canada. Unfortunately, family violence is a genuine reality for many families.
Handling remote teams can become quite a challenging task at times, especially when a conflict arises.
(10/11/21)Charlie Irvine, Jonathan Rodrigues
The Mediation Clinic attached to the University of Strathclyde (“The Mediation Clinic”) in Glasgow, Scotland, recently won the ‘Community Contribution Award’ at the Scottish Legal Awards 2021. This is an article discussing the program.
One of the first questions a mediator must ask herself is whether she should take a specific case?
I’ve been fortunate to be a part of mediations where there have been healings and complete changes of heart among the parties. What are the commonalities?
Have you ever asked yourself, what are the qualities of a good mediator?
Being retired from teaching and faculty meetings leaves time to do other things. Here are the books I've been enjoying.
Helping People Become Special Masters and Special Masters Assist the Administration of Justice: The New Plan for the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters.
On August 25, 2021, Law decree 118/2021 came into force concerning the prevention/management of business crisis. A crucial aspect has been neglected, the training in negotiation and mediation techniques.
Conceptually, the goal of bellwether mediations is the same as that of its counterpart (a trial): to develop an objective way to value a disparate set of cases to facilitate settlement.
(9/28/21)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Colin Rule
This is a 90 minute video from the September 24, 2021 Forum sharing the Final Report of Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation. This video features Woody Mosten, Colin Rule, Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Tara Ollapally, Bruce Edwards, Donna Silverberg, Susan Guthrie, Angelia Tolbert, Michael Aurit, Tricia Jones, Michael Lang and John Sturrock.
This quote by Kimberly Johnson is a good one to consider when it comes to asking forgiveness, giving an apology, and otherwise trying to make amends.
One of the most important aspects of mediation is self-determination. Standard 1 of the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediation is entitled “Self-Determination.”
Bringing five percent more compassion can really make a difference in conflicts.
"I’ve spent over $300,000 in legal fees and two years of my life to get here. Obviously, my lawsuit must be worth more than my investment in money, time, energy, stress, and opportunity costs."
Somewhere along the mediation trail, process change appeared. This change became a big drift from traditional mediation and led to the shuttle system.
(9/21/21)Colin Rule, Jim Melamed
One of the Primary Recommendations of the Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation is to update mediation practice and ethical standards to fully embrace online mediation. In response, Mediate.com has now formally adopted the Task Force's Recommended Practice Standards for Online Mediation effective January 1. 2022.
I’ll describe the process we’ve used and report on the status of the Universal Disclosure Protocol for Mediation (UDPM), but first let me address the fundamental question that prompted us to begin work in the first place: why do we need a universal protocol for disclosure in mediation?
Each breath we breathe is an invitation to live more fully, more consciously, more attentive, and more aware.
(9/20/21)Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Mediate.com’s Online Mediation Training Task Force here presents our Final Report and Recommendations, along with our Committee recommendations and resources, with humility, knowing that the ideas contained herein are intended to stimulate additional and continuing consideration, discussion and research.
(9/20/21)Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten
In addition to the many Committee Recommendations, the Task Force’s Executive Committee offers these 8 Primary Task Force Recommendations to support the field of mediation fully embracing online mediation and online mediation training:
(9/20/21)Clare Fowler, Colin Rule
This index of resources is intended to assist readers to conveniently identify and access specific portions of the Mediate.com Online Mediation Task Force Report that are of the greatest interest.
(9/19/21)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Jim Melamed
Here are Committee Reports, Recommendations and Resources from the Mediate.com Online Mediation Task Force Final Report.
The responsibilities of a plan administrator include reviewing QDROs or DROs and then distributing the funds to the non-plan participant spouse once they have approved the order--which become difficult in a separation.
Conflict in the workplace is inevitable when people with different values and opinions come together.
Recently, the Supreme Court of India, admitting that there is ‘a dire need to enact Indian Mediation Act..’ created a Committee to draft a separate legislation for administration of mediation proceedings across the country.
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