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Marian Grande

Domestic Violence and Family Mediation

(10/14/21)Marian Grande

Domestic violence is a prevalent problem in Canada. Unfortunately, family violence is a genuine reality for many families.

Xavier James

Managing and Resolving Conflicts in Remote Teams

(10/14/21)Xavier James

Handling remote teams can become quite a challenging task at times, especially when a conflict arises.

Strathclyde Mediation Clinic: A decade of dedication to mediation in Scotland

(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.

Phyllis Pollack

Difficult People

(10/11/21)Phyllis Pollack

One of the first questions a mediator must ask herself is whether she should take a specific case?

Charlie Young

Transcendent

(10/08/21)Charlie Young

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?

Bob Bordone

What are the Qualities of a Good Mediator? - video

(10/07/21)Bob Bordone

Have you ever asked yourself, what are the qualities of a good mediator?

John Lande

What I'm Reading

(10/02/21)John Lande

Being retired from teaching and faculty meetings leaves time to do other things. Here are the books I've been enjoying.

The New Plan for the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters

(10/01/21)Merrill Hirsh

Helping People Become Special Masters and Special Masters Assist the Administration of Justice: The New Plan for the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters.

Giovanni Matteucci

Mediation and Business Crisis in Italy, 2021. Where's the training?

(10/01/21)Giovanni Matteucci

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.

Bellwether Mediations As An Alternative To Bellwether Trials

(10/01/21)Diane Welsh

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.

Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Forum Video: Final Report of Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation

(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.

Cinnie Noble

"Never Ruin an Apology with an Excuse"

(9/27/21)Cinnie Noble

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.

Phyllis Pollack

The Mediator as a Choice Architect

(9/27/21)Phyllis Pollack

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.”

Lorraine Segal

Bring Five Percent more Compassion to Conflicts

(9/27/21)Lorraine Segal

Bringing five percent more compassion can really make a difference in conflicts.

Christopher Nolland

Overcoming The Sunk Cost Fallacy and Its Untoward Impact on Settlement Dynamics

(9/27/21)Christopher Nolland

"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."

Paul Rajkowski

SHOVEL 5 - Whose Fear is it Anyway

(9/22/21)Paul Rajkowski

Somewhere along the mediation trail, process change appeared. This change became a big drift from traditional mediation and led to the shuttle system.

Colin Rule

Mediate.com Adopts Online Mediation Practice and Ethical Standards

(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.

Daniel Rainey

Why Have a Disclosure Protocol for Mediation?

(9/21/21)Daniel Rainey

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?

Ron Supancic

Ronald Melin Supancic - A Memorial

(9/21/21)Ron Supancic

Each breath we breathe is an invitation to live more fully, more consciously, more attentive, and more aware.

Jim Melamed

Paths Forward for Online Mediation: Final Report of Online Mediation Training Task Force - Introduction

(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.

Jim Melamed

Paths Forward for Online Mediation - 8 Primary Recommendations

(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:

Clare Fowler

Paths Forward for Online Mediation - Index of Resources

(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.

Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Paths Forward for Online Mediation - Committee Reports, Recommendations & Resources

(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.

Mary Salisbury

Preparing and Paying for QDROs in Divorce

(9/17/21)Mary Salisbury

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.

Naveed Khan

Conflict in the Workplace – Mediation Can Make Your Team More Efficient

(9/17/21)Naveed Khan

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable when people with different values and opinions come together.

Sneha Vardhani

What Challenges Should the Proposed Mediation Act of India Address?

(9/15/21)Sneha Vardhani

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.

Kenneth Cloke

The Limits of Mediation

(9/13/21)Kenneth Cloke

It is difficult to understand anything fully until we recognize its limits -- the places where it falls apart, or miraculously comes together -- where it begins and ends, or transforms into something entirely different.

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