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Concerns that COVID has Escalated into a Media Conflict

(1/25/22)Mary Williams

Covid, as it stands, is a serious disease but only the over-promotion of it in the media has elevated this strain from any mutation of the flu. This is preventing the nation from having a civil discourse about it.

Peter Adler

COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War

(1/24/22)Peter Adler

A COVID Screed on What it Means and What We Can Do.

Phyllis Pollack

Hubble and Webb and Unconscious Gender Bias!

(1/24/22)Phyllis Pollack

One would think that the ability to look through either the Hubble or James Webb Space Telescope (and the other NASA major space telescopes) would not present an issue of unconscious gender bias.

Lorraine Segal

The Value of Venting

(1/24/22)Lorraine Segal

When someone or something hurts or angers you, is there a value in venting?

Gina Miller

The Power of Feedback: Keeping Client Satisfaction Front and Center

(1/24/22)Gina Miller

Most people see the new year as an opportunity to take stock and recommit to what matters most to them.

Janet Chance

COVID Mediations: Dialogue Tools Set Up Pandemic Mediations for Success

(1/24/22)Janet Chance

COVID has transformed typical workplace and family mediations to look more like emotional contentious community disputes and therefore, the tools used in a community dispute such as Reflective Structured Dialogue can help workplace and family mediations be more productive and positive.

Aaron Leakey

Covid Exasperates Issues Between Co-parents About Agency

(1/24/22)Aaron Leakey

Covid-19 certainly does exasperate the challenge of co-parenting post-separation.

Milan Slama

A Conversation with People who Don't Want to be Vaccinated

(1/20/22)Milan Slama

Our country, and the world in general, is divided. This article gives an example of how to have a conversation with someone who has a different approach to the pandemic than you.

Charlie Young

India’s Mediation Act, 2021

(1/20/22)Charlie Young

India passed its ground breaking Mediation Act, 2021 on December 15, 2021.

Laura Athens

The Blame-Shame Game in Mediation

(1/18/22)Laura Athens

Our legal system, which focuses on determining fault, liability and culpability, encourages parties to make accusations and to blame one another.

John Lande

My COVID Perceived Injurious Experiences

(1/17/22)John Lande

This article details a mediator's experience with COVID, and vocalizing feelings of anger and perceived conflict.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Document Your Wishes: Divorce & Changing Life Insurance Beneficiaries

(1/17/22)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

A surprising outcome that is noteworthy for Divorcing (or Divorced) Couples seeking to use Life Insurance Proceeds to assist their exes and or children.

Paul Rajkowski

SHOVEL 8 - Traditional Mediation and the Mirror….

(1/17/22)Paul Rajkowski

A look back: have these articles been just a series of mind jostling thoughts about a tradition in the mediation world, a stirring up of the current culture, or was it something else?

Bruce Ally

Is the Mandatory Mediation Program in Ontario Still Viable?

(1/17/22)Bruce Ally

When mandatory mediation was introduced in Ontario 27 years ago it was heralded as visionary as it offered many necessary benefits that could not be accommodated at the time, particularly a more efficient legal process. As with any reform, there is the need for revision over time.

Randa M. Trapp

Why Ethics Matter in Mediation

(1/17/22)Randa M. Trapp

Is the legal profession in fact a noble profession?

Kenneth Cloke

Married Mediators: Joan Goldsmith and Ken Cloke

(1/10/22)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.

Tim Hicks

Seven Steps for Effective Problem Solving in the Workplace

(1/10/22)Tim Hicks

Problem-solving and decision-making. Ask anyone in the workplace if these activities are part of their day and they answer 'Yes!' But how many of us have had training in problem-solving?

Bruce Derman

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

(1/10/22)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.

Colin Rule

Confronting Stigma Around Mental Illness in Mediation

(1/07/22)Colin Rule

This article discusses the impact of stereotyping mental illnesses.

John Lande

Using Stone Soup

(1/07/22)John Lande

Out of the blue, I got an email from Peter Phillips saying, “John, just a note to report how much fun Stone Soup is.

Phyllis Pollack

How To Have a Successful Mediation!

(1/07/22)Phyllis Pollack

The last mediation I conducted in 2021 did not result in a resolution.

Georgia Daniels

Exploring Agreement - Readiness for Divorce Mediation

(1/07/22)Georgia Daniels

This article describes a private reflective exercise that may be helpful in assessing your current state of readiness to mediate your divorce.

Susan Yates

Eviction Mediation Q&A w/ Christina Wright

(1/07/22)Susan Yates

This article is part of a series of perspectives on eviction mediation program development that is being supported by the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution Foundation.

Roseann Vanella

Why is the Pandemic Causing a Spike in Divorce?

(1/07/22)Roseann Vanella

At the outset of the Covid-19 outbreak, many experts predicted a sharp increase in divorce rates. This has played out a bit differently than expected.

Rohan Bangia

Changing Landscapes of Mediation

(1/01/22)Rohan Bangia

The Indian Judicial System has sought recourse to Mediation for delivering the answers to which litigation has failed to provide. In this article, a comparison with the landscapes that the time portrays throughout the different parts of the day has been made with the Journey of Mediation in India.

Paul Rajkowski

Do We Understand Traditional Mediation?

(12/31/21)Paul Rajkowski

It looks like we’re coming to the end of this dig. I can see a part of the canister holding the remains of traditional mediation.

Jim Melamed

Better Reflecting Mediation to the World

(12/28/21)Jim Melamed

While mediators often assist in the creation of near miracles behind closed doors, our miraculous work and effective approaches are still not well-understood by general society. Might a more effective way of "reaching the masses" be to take advantage of "MEDIATION ART," be that in our physical and virtual offices, on our websites, and, perhaps in time, at bus stops and on highway billboards?

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