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ACR Taskforce on Safety: Recommended Guidelines -- Part 2 in Series

(11/15/19)Stephen Kotev

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 2 in the series--discussing specific safety guidelines.

Mediation vs. Arbitration vs. Litigation: The differences you need to know about in business

(11/15/19)Jamie Costello

As a business owner, it’s extremely important to familiarize yourself with dispute resolution and the processes you need to take depending on the severity of a case.

What a Himalayan Adventure Taught Me About Connection and Dialogue

(11/15/19)Henry Yamposky

Join Henry as he shares his Himalayan motorcycle adventure through pictures and video as well as what he learned about identity, connection, and dialogue.

Have Faith in Another’s Honesty!

(11/08/19)Phyllis Pollack

In any given mediation, I am often asked whether I think the other party is telling the “truth”, can she be “trusted”?

Mediation and the Principle of Emergence

(11/08/19)Greg Rooney

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.

Stephen Kotev Interview - The Future of Mediation and The Importance of Safety

(11/07/19)Stephen Kotev

This is an interview with Stephen Kotev by Clare Fowler discussing strategies for safety in mediation.

ACR Taskforce on Safety: Recommended Guidelines -- Part 1 in Series

(11/07/19)Stephen Kotev

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.

Interdisciplinarity Mediation and the Singapore Agreement

(11/04/19)Alberto Elisavetsky, María Victoria Marun

Every action of life implies a movement of the framework of human rationality, of the interdisciplinarity of things, because it is linked to countless facts and actions of life.

How to Get Your Spouse to Agree to Mediation

(11/04/19)Leah Hadley

One of the initial challenges in mediation that you may face is getting your spouse on board to give it a try.

Montana Nursing Homes and Families Receive Assistance to Resolve Disputes

(11/04/19)Kayre Chatellier

Montana Mediation Association (MtMA) received a Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Grant to prevent and delay resident discharges from Montana Nursing Homes.

Halloween Solutions for Divorced Parents: The Best Treat for Your Children

(10/28/19)Michael Aurit

Halloween may not be as meaningful as other seasonal holidays, but for divorced or separated parents and their children, feelings of “missing out” on fun times can be very challenging.

Conflict: Getting In Our Own Way

(10/25/19)Cinnie Noble

It happens, at times, that we get in our own way when a conflict erupts or is about to.

Ready to Rumble

(10/25/19)Peter Adler

These days are full of turmoil and fast moving social and political issues that quickly escalate into “identity disputes.”

Arbitration Jurisprudence Takes Strange Turn

(10/25/19)F. Peter Phillips

The twisted course of arbitration jurisprudence in New Jersey has taken yet another peculiar detour.

Mediators in Arbitration

(10/25/19)Beth Graham

In her book chapter, Professor Nolan-Haley examines the role of mediation in today’s transnational dispute system with a special focus on the convergence of arbitration and mediation.

What to Do After You Get Your Divorce Judgment

(10/25/19)Joy Rosenthal

When we submit your divorce papers to the court in order to obtain a Judgment of Divorce (JOD), the terms of the Settlement Agreement become the law.

California’s Yolo Superior Court Launches New Online Dispute Resolution Program

(10/25/19)Nicole Wilmet

California’s Yolo County Superior Court has launched a new online dispute resolution (ODR) program to resolve debt and money due cases.

Eat, Drink, and Remarry: How to Get a Divorce Worth Celebrating

(10/25/19)Amy Robertson

I was watching the news recently when a segment came on about a California couple who co-hosted a Divorce Party. Now this had my attention!

Feelings and Conflict at Work

(10/18/19)Lorraine Segal

Being prepared for feelings at work helps us to deal with them, instead of letting them escalate.

New California Law Prohibits Pre-Dispute Employment Arbitration Agreements

(10/18/19)Andrew Garcia

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.

A Teacher’s First Mediation Experience Over One Semester

(10/18/19)Joanne Kilgour Dowdy

This story unveils my initial exposure to the mediation process through the intakes done weekly for students experiencing conflict in a college setting. Over the course of a semester it becomes evident to me that learning to do intakes properly is important to successful mediation.

The Reality of Impasse: Show me the money!

(10/11/19)Phyllis Pollack

It is funny how sometimes the stars align to suddenly highlight an issue that was nowhere in my conscious brain before then.

Mandatory Minimums and Plea Bargaining

(10/11/19)Jen Reynolds

Is one of the problems with mandatory minimums is that they make police misconduct more difficult to manage?

The Anchoring Effect

(10/10/19)Maria Simpson

The anchoring effect is a form of bias in favor of the first piece of information we hear during a negotiation, often the other person’s goal.

7 Benefits of Mediation Programs in Higher Education Institutions

(10/10/19)Kayla Matthews

There are many forms of mediation and environments in which they occur, but a place that proves extremely beneficial for mediation takes place in an educational setting.

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