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RSI Publishes Report on Improving Pre-Mediation Screening for Intimate Partner Violence through Proposed Online Tool

(11/08/19)Eric Slepak

Over the past year, RSI has been working on a project researching and exploring whether and how an online tool could improve the frequency and competency with which mediators screen for intimate partner violence (IPV) prior to mediation.

Disputing at a Panchayat Meeting

(9/14/19)Peter Adler

When I was twenty-two years old, I did a two-year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Here is a brief account of a dispute resolution meeting with a local governing council called the panchayat.

New Interview with Peter Adler - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(8/14/19)Peter Adler

This is a new interview with public policy mediation leader Peter Adler by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Mediation in a Changing Climate? - From Consensus to Confrontation?

(6/17/19)John Sturrock

It is a privilege to speak here at the Salzburg Global Seminar. I'd like to start with some provocation. Imagine these alternatives to the usual headlines.

How to Explain Divorce to Your Children

(6/06/19)Leyla Balakhane

When creating a plan in which you will explain your divorce, it is best to keep certain guidelines in mind.

Comparing Mediation Websites

(5/24/19)Jim Melamed

According to brand new 5/22/19 data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website, by far!

Cognitive Bias' in the Workplace

(5/09/19)Monica Brown-Coleman

A change manager candidly discusses her experience in a company.

The Linctus of Choosing a Mediator

(4/26/19)Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the European Union.

Should Therapists Mediate? -- A Look at UK therapists

(4/12/19)Hadassah Fidler

Mediators come from a number of professional backgrounds, but lawyers and therapists are seemingly the most highly represented within their ranks.

5 Tips for Coping With Divorce And Child Custody With a High-Conflict Ex

(4/08/19)Ann Cerney

‘Child Custody’ is becoming an outdated concept.

Community Mediation Funding

(3/08/19)Brennan Frazier

NAFCM announces new funding agreement with JAMS.

Maybe, It’s Not As Bad As You Think

(3/01/19)Cinnie Noble

There are times when I’ve found myself reacting poorly to something another person says or does and then, discover I misinterpreted their intent.

Why Everyone Should Take Mediation Training

(1/07/19)Kari Boyle

Over the years I have been asked many times, by lawyers, Canadian law students and others, whether they should take mediation training. Most were interested in mediation, many participated as counsel at mediation but few planned to be full-time mediators.

Peacemaking: The Fulfillment of the Legal Profession

(12/23/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian

"If you want to make peace with your enemy then work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner." ~ Nelson Mandela

Where To, MeToo?

(12/23/18)Beth Graham

In her journal article, Professor Sternlight discusses her views on the potentially negative consequences of mandatory arbitration in the employment context as well as the waning impact of social movements such as MeToo.

Mediation Certification: The Sparrow and the Peacock

(12/07/18)Bruce Edwards

Having taught mediation skills for over twenty-five years and, more recently, having developed an online mediation training curriculum, it’s only natural that I stand as a zealous proponent of mediation training.

Legal Stress

(11/30/18)John Lande

This post provides excerpts from my research summarizing significant stresses affecting each of these groups and notes resources and ideas for dealing with them.

Every Dispute is Two Disputes

(11/30/18)Phyllis Pollack

The theme of the session was that while being intelligent is good, it is also very important to have emotional intelligence; the ability to tap into the emotions of others, or to read people.

Interruption and Self-Determination

(11/30/18)Dan Simon

Chaos? A mediation out of control? A weak mediator? I don’t think so.

Mediation Dance-Writing

(11/28/18)Peter Adler

Sometime between 480 and 221 BC during China’s Warring States Period, a general named Wu wrote a short and now widely read treatise on how to win a big fight. The highest excellence, he said, is the “sheathed sword,” achieving your goal without fighting.

7 Traits of the Modern Sociopath and Psychopath

(11/12/18)Jeff Thompson

You hope to never negotiate or engage a subject with anti-social personality disorder but if you do, you better know about their common traits and symptoms.

Heartbroken in Pittsburgh

(11/01/18)Andrea Schneider

I thought that teaching the Kavanaugh hearings in a careful and respectful manner a few weeks ago would be the biggest teaching challenge of the semester. I was wrong.

Satisfying Our Clients’ Emotional Due Process Needs

(11/01/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian

Emotional due process. What is that, exactly?

10 Do’s and Don’ts of Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce

(10/19/18)Diane Kramer

Are you struggling with Co-Parenting after divorce? If you are, it is no surprise.

My Favorite Resource Featuring Catherine Geyer

(10/05/18)Susan Yates

Our series, My Favorite Resource, features interviews with our court ADR friends across the country to learn about their favorite resource.

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