Mediation Ethics Articles
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.
Whilst the construction industry worldwide is plagued by disputes, construction disputes in the Middle East have two distinct characteristics.
This was conflict resolution blasphemy.
Impatience can be a big contributor to conflict, and an obstacle to effective conflict resolution.
“I have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God has
given you one face, and you make yourself another.”
We need to keep in mind that everyone is having a tough time and treat them with kindness.
"But how did you flunk the test? We studied together! I know you were prepared!”
So far, we’ve been lucky. None of the health emergencies or potential pandemics we have been through in recent years has achieved its deadliest potential.
The emails have been flying, phone and Zoom conversations everywhere asking “how do we move this meeting, event, workshop, whatever online in response to the novel Corona virus outbreak?”
(3/13/20)K Kannan, Shantha Chellappa
An insurance contract is a contract wherein the insurer accepts insurance risk from the policyholder, by agreeing to compensate him/her on payment of a specified amount called premium, if a specified uncertain future event that adversely affects the policyholder takes place.
One of the latest blog posts from the Harvard Negotiation Project notes the importance of understanding body language in negotiations.
A core belief in many traditions holds that the human condition is "dynamic" i.e., not a "static state".
(2/11/20) Emma-May Litchfield and Danielle Hutchinson, Resolution Resources, Australia
The International Mediation Institute is delighted to present the GPC North America Report—a comparative analysis and recommendations based on open text questions asked at GPC events in the USA and Canada.
This article encourages mediators with different levels of experience to work together. It uses the analogy of pacesetters in a marathon to show how mediators can support and challenge each other leading to growth and improvement in the mediation profession
The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 3 in the series--discussing what mediators can do in cases of extreme violence.
In cases where discrimination has occurred, mediation becomes trickier and sometimes it seems the only way to bring reconciliation is through a trial.
(11/08/19)Ronald S. Kraybill
On September 11, 2019, President Trump warned about what America would do if attacked again.
In any given mediation, I am often asked whether I think the other party is telling the “truth”, can she be “trusted”?
Charlie Irvine in his recent Kluwer blog (Mediation Values: Still Searching) suggested it is our values that determine what we do or say in a mediation rather than any techniques we learn as mediators.
The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 1 in the series--discussing the ideology and process approach of the Taskforce.
(10/25/19)F. Peter Phillips
The twisted course of arbitration jurisprudence in New Jersey has taken yet another peculiar detour.
California’s Yolo County Superior Court has launched a new online dispute resolution (ODR) program to resolve debt and money due cases.
Having mature, self-aware conversations takes a good level of skills – what we call Conversational Intelligence.
California last week enacted a new law that prohibits employers from requiring job applicants, or any existing employee, to enter into pre-dispute arbitration agreements as a condition of employment.
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A few months ago, I posted a quote on Twitter that a colleague sent me because she thought I’d like it. And I do.