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What Mediators Must Consider as They Work

(5/22/20)Sarah Ater

This article highlights the impact of COVID-19 on face to face mediation as social distancing is encouraged. It also discusses other instances when mediators need to stay away from the mediation process such as when they are physically tired or when they face psychological or mental issues.

Fostering Mediation in the Middle East Construction Industry

(5/22/20)Rafat Sweileh

Whilst the construction industry worldwide is plagued by disputes, construction disputes in the Middle East have two distinct characteristics.

To Mediate (out of) Corona

(5/22/20)Orit Asnin

What can be learnt from mediation practices, towards handling the Corona challenges?

ODR Tips and Tricks

(5/22/20)Giovanni Matteucci

With the COVID-19 pandemic and everybody home, Internet becomes the highway of contact with the world. And, in mediation, mass transmigration to ODR.

Bold Moves

(5/08/20)Christopher Sheesley

This was conflict resolution blasphemy.

10 Co-parenting Recommendations for the COVID-19 Crisis, A Mediator’s Perspective

(5/08/20)Anju D. Jessani

Courts look to prior events or precedents in establishing policy, and also in measuring reasonableness, when parties are in a dispute.

Lessons from Teaching Facilitation Online

(5/08/20)David Smith

What a dispute resolution teacher has learned about connecting online.

Mediating Amidst a Crisis: Is Online Mediation a Solution for India?

(5/08/20)Sandhya Swaminathan, Kartiyeka Singh

Dispute resolution mechanisms in India on the other hand, have not kept up with time and technology.

Violence Against Women and Girls Pandemic and Gendered Dimension of COVID-19

(5/08/20)Elahe Amani

Imagine there was a pandemic that globally impacted close to 1.3 billion women and girls at some point in their lives.

Will Your Relationship Survive the Coronavirus Lockdown?

(5/08/20)Rachael Pace

6 Tips to Strengthen your Relationship during Covid-19 Lockdowns

Post Coronavirus Dispute Resolution: To Sue or to Survive

(5/08/20)David Shimoni

The Coronavirus will be followed by a plague of lawsuits due to the inability of individuals and companies to honor contractual obligations.

What Is Your Mediation Background?

(5/05/20)Jim Melamed

The "digitization of mediation," now on steroids with the Covid-19 pandemic, has resulted in dramatic changes and new opportunities for mediators and the mediation field. A part of this includes new meanings for old words.

The Space Between Unpeace and Peace

(5/04/20)Cinnie Noble

Honor the space between no longer and not yet, Nancy Levin.

The Coronavirus Crisis Provides an Opportunity to Adopt Better Systems for Licensing Lawyers than the Bar Exam

(5/04/20)John Lande

At one point, 34 states had diploma privilege rules but then the “ABA Code of Recommended Standards for Bar Examiners stated individuals should not be admitted to practice without passing a written bar exam.”

Getting Started in Mediation

(5/04/20)Gregg Relyea

Mediation is a young, exciting, and expanding field of practice.

Impatience, Conflict, and Covid-19

(5/04/20)Lorraine Segal

Impatience can be a big contributor to conflict, and an obstacle to effective conflict resolution.

Five Reasons Why You Must Listen at Mediation

(5/03/20)Sarah Ater

This article explains the importance of active listening at mediation. It uses five points to illustrate what can be achieved when both the mediator and the parties actively listen to each other.

Are Demographics Destiny for Technology in Mediation?

(5/03/20)Gary Doernhoefer

The age demographics of consumers of mediation services and mediators themselves will likely drive the adoption of technology to assist in the delivery of mediation services in the very near future.

Mediators Are Society’s PPE for Conflict and Difficult Decisions

(4/29/20)Forrest (Woody) Mosten

As their own practices slow down, some mediators are volunteering to offer free consultations and negotiation sessions to try and find solutions and some emotional comfort for people who are riddled with anxiety and a lack of knowledge.

You Can Lead Trainings

(4/24/20)Ronald S. Kraybill

Do you want to help a team or group improve patterns of dealing with conflict? This article includes resources to help you lead a rich learning experience on conflict styles.

Helping Not Hoarding

(4/24/20)Bernard Morrow

The uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has hit us all like a ton of bricks, particularly over the past week, as each day brings a new development.

Cutback Planning: Consultation in a Time of Retrenchment

(4/21/20)Peter Adler, Kem Lowry

Unexpected belt-tightening is unpleasant. It unravels expectations and invokes fear. The more severe the shock, the more severe the manifestations can be. If you are a leader, you are also suddenly thrust into “crisis management” mode, which raises questions. What is your strategy?

Negotiating Among Workplace Dictators

(4/17/20)Christopher Sheesley

“You wouldn’t negotiate with Hitler, would you?”

Courts Mediating Online with Zoom

(4/17/20)Jacques Joubert

It is hard to imagine for many, especially for the baby boomer generation, what a digital court is, because most of us are unfamiliar and resistant to the digital world of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Introducing a New Definition of Mediation

(4/17/20)Greg Rooney

Some say mediation is “The insertion of a human buffer between people who need assistance to interact with each other.”

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