Mediation Ethics Articles
Adapted from Prof Tania Sourdin, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 5th ed, 2016, Thomson Reuters. ADRAC gratefully acknowledges the authorship of Professor Sourdin, who kindly prepared this paper.
This article illustrates the power of the mediation process to transform conflict into common ground.
An unforgettable experience that facilitative mediators encounter is the experience of being part of a truly transformative mediation.
Many people resort to retaliation to protect their own authority. Yet, conduct in such situations rarely happens within ethical means.
It is important to Praise Publicly & Quadrate Privately.
A hot button or trigger word can be words, a tone of voice, or a particular way someone conveys body language that sets you off.
When I was in fourth grade, a few millennia ago, our teacher established a system so we could settle a lot of our own disputes.
A group of protesting NFL players recently submitted a request to enter formal mediation with the NFL owners and management. They are absolutely correct – this situation screams out for mediation!
This article describes the different cultural aspects to take into account when negotiating in Saudi Arabia or the US.
What does ADR mean in the criminal justice context?
It’s hard to get fresh perspective about our situation or the other person when we’re trapped inside a conflict.
The Lebanese: Heading into an Authentic Reconciliation, and Creating a Potential Reconciliatory Force in a Volcanic Region
In the midst of an unstable Middle East, occupied with a combination of authentic civil protests, and illegitimate ISIS attacks, Lebanon seems to be a promising spot to true reconciliation.
John Keith wrote the following: “It is inherent in our role that we fight other peoples’ battles, but this duty encourages us to identify with our clients and view their battles as our own.”
When we become too wedded to our own solutions, conflict resolution conversations can get pretty stuck.
One tradition on Crete is the persistence of blood feuds, conflicts between clans that go for generations, involving armed violence and bloodshed.
Remember, we are not just developing an individual practice. We are reshaping a legal culture, while building an industry.
In response to my question, “Do you use “BATNA” wrong?,” I plead guilty, with an explanation.
The idea of our bus tour was to engage local communities in conversations about what was important to them in their area and explore how effective dialogue can aid problem-solving, help resolve contentious issues and reduce conflict.
This article discusses the decision holding that disputes between a putative criminal defendant and a private company contracted by a prosecutor pursuant to a criminal diversion process are not subject to arbitration.
The profound apology has been an essential part of abuse redress schemes adopted by a number of religious institutions in Australia for supporting victims of abuse within their organisations.
This article will explain why the First Department was wrong in 2015 when it unanimously affirmed a lower court’s arbitration decision.
The other day a coaching client told me that she became angry at a man she works with who criticized how she managed a situation.
This topic is a sizable one which raises many sensitive and complex issues well beyond the scope of any snapshot overview.
A whole day of mediation without a “joint meeting”.