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The Mediation Advocate’s Alphabet

(10/19/18)Jonathan Rodrigues

From limited experiences, learning from mistakes, compliments from clients, advise from mentors and suggestions from peers, here is a guidebook with some cheat codes for any amateur lawyer looking to rehearse before a Mediation.

Mediation Power Imbalances: Weighing the Arguments

(10/12/18)Nigel Dunlop

It is commonly said that power imbalances in mediation render it unfair.

Like the Fireflies Generating Light

(10/05/18)María Victoria Marun, Maria Eugenia Sole

It is currently common to use expressions such as "polarization" or "crack" to describe the attitudes with which the inhabitants, politicians and governments in different countries raise or debate their problems.

Family Mediation and Domestic Abuse

(10/05/18)Ryan Compton

Mediation in Worcester, Gloucester and the surrounding areas is increasingly the default option when it comes to family dispute resolution.

Conflict Assumptions

(9/28/18)Cinnie Noble

When we are in conflict with another it is often the case that we make assumptions about her or him.

Power, Impartiality, and Timing: Third Party Mediation in the Middle East

(9/28/18)Armita Azad

There has been upsurge literature on third party intervention in recent years, and still a significant gap in the field of mediation.

The Science of Negotiation

(9/24/18)Jan Frankel Schau

Follow, if you will, the mediation of a sexual harassment claim to learn the basic principles of mediation.

The Mediation Miracle

(9/21/18)Leonard Edwards

In the past few decades, California has led a national shift in paradigms for family conflict resolution that has freed trial courts to do what they do best—ensure due process of law and serve as the court of last resort.

Building Coalitions and Story Telling

(9/18/18)Jeffrey Krivis

In order to be more effective in mediation, the story of the case must be told just like the unfolding of a movie or book. Like any story, there is a common structure that has a beginning, middle and end and is broken down into three acts.

Peacemakers of All Faiths Gather at Ismaili Jamatkhana Plano for Restoring Community Day

(9/17/18)Akbar Kabani

This article covers Restoring Community Day held in 2017, including plans for the upcoming Community Day to be held in October 2018.

New California Law Requires Informed Consent to Mediation

(9/14/18)Ron Kelly

On January 1, a new California law will take effect; it will require a lawyer to make sure their client understands the implications of California's legal protections for mediation communication.

Stop Giving Others Insult Power

(9/06/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Do you know people who get upset and insulted easily?

3 Ways to Turn Adversaries into Problem-Solving Partners

(9/06/18)Tammy Lenski

Most people don’t want to be wrangled into doing something you want but they don’t. Here are three ways to turn them into your problem-solving partners and dissolve resistance.

Self-Restraint: A Door to True Liberty

(9/06/18)Alia Ismail

When one ignores one’s own emotions, to maintain face, or to increase hopes for immature peace, the likelihood for an unexpected emotional burst, by oneself, or by the other, increases.

Paying Forward Conflict Lessons

(8/31/18)Cinnie Noble

"Thank you for listening to me and my side of our dispute and for disagreeing with me in the gracious way you did--" I learned so much from those words.

How to Express a Concern Without Making Things Worse

(8/31/18)Tammy Lenski

When I ask clients why they let a problem go on for so long before addressing it, a common reply is, “I was afraid I’d create more conflict by raising it.”

How Avoidance Can Help You with Workplace Conflict

(8/31/18)Lorraine Segal

It sounds counter intuitive, but Inaction or avoidance can be a viable way of dealing with workplace conflict.

The Importance of Trust in the Mediator

(8/31/18)Arthur Pressman

In franchise disputes, lawyers and parties who search for mediators drill down on mediators’ professional backgrounds, often paying the most attention to whether potential mediators have previously represented franchisors or franchisees.

Co-Parenting Tips During a Divorce

(8/31/18)Mitch Cohen

By following some simple tips and committing yourself to being the best co-parent possible, you can help to ensure your children thrive during and after the divorce.

Revenge as a Learning Experience

(8/24/18)Phyllis Pollack

No doubt, at some point in your life, you have wanted to take revenge against someone who “did you wrong”.

Finale of Birbrower

(8/24/18)Dixon Dern

This is a brief article covering the background of the Birbrower case and the adoption of new legislation in California which will allow foreign attorneys to appear in international arbitrations.

Mediation and Conciliation in UAE

(8/24/18)Sandeep Bhalothia, Vizita Singh

Sulh or amicable settlement has a long history within Arab and Islamic societies and have their roots in pre-Islamic Arabia.

Feel The Earth Move – Shifts In The International Dispute Resolution Landscape

(8/24/18)Eunice Chua

Two common themes emerged from a recent panel discussion. First, the idea of a growing ecosystem; and, second, a changing culture.

Conflict Styles: Digital vs Paper

(8/15/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

In training with the Thomas Kilmann or my Style Matters conflict style inventories, you have an option to use either a paper or online version. I used to be ambivalent about this choice, but no more.

Italian Mediation Model - Video

(8/15/18)Leonardo d'Urso

This article discusses how Italy has approached the initial mediation session.

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