Mediation Ethics Articles
(4/19/21)Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten
How do we best support the growth of mediation around the world? This Forum will share the perspectives of panelists from Nigeria, Argentina, Russia and India to compare and contrast the experiences of online mediation and training in developing mediation cultures.
This article identifies four approaches to environmental policy-making or problem-solving.
(4/16/21)Jakob Vinther, Thomas Todd
To understand mediation, you must examine the reason behind having a mediator.
In preparation for the next international meeting on climate change in Glasgow in November 2021, it is important to begin thinking together, not only about outcomes, but ways of improving the process of meeting, discussing, and negotiating agreements on climate change.
Some of us call it the muddy time. It’s the time in between the decision to divorce and when the actual divorce is made final.
When a friend told me how he overcame a bully, my curiosity peaked, and I asked him to show me how he defused a situation like that.
This is a haiku supporting the workers in Hungary as they work toward establishing peace.
It is likely that a large majority of clergy who serve congregations are hired, re-hired or terminated by the vote of the individual congregation.
Expectations are part of living as a human being. If we are in a relationship, we expect to be treated a certain way.
When the circumstances giving rise to the impracticality or frustration cease to exist, then Section 269 affords a party a reasonable time to resume performance.
(3/16/21)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Jim Melamed
Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Task Force Chair, and Jim Melamed, Mediate.com Board Chair, invite you to participate in five (5) open Forums seeking to further Online Mediation Training. See the Forum Schedule and Register!
As an ongoing Mediate.com Premium Membership benefit, Mediate is now hosting, on a monthly basis, an ongoing series of live online conversations with top mediators and conflict resolvers from around the world. Here is detailed description of the first 9 live conversations.
This piece on mediating workplace sexual harassment cases provides an overview of what the mediation process would entail, the advantages of mediating such cases, and a brief discussion about the Indian perspective as regards workplace sexual harassment.
I remember standing by the wall with my brothers and crying while my father was beating my mother.
If you missed the 2021 CPR Annual Meeting in January—the first free public meeting held online in the organization’s 40-year history—the videos are being posted on CPR’s YouTube Channel.
JAMS has developed a multi-pronged strategy to offer virtual ADR to its clients.
At the beginning of a new year, it seems a good time to look back on some of the common excuses, sorry, reasons, for refusing to mediate that occasionally continue to circulate especially in litigated cases.
In Stephen Covey's book "First Things First" he talks about looking at a jar as the amount of time and energy you have, and a pile of rocks as your tasks.
Fear of rejection can inhibit ones possibilities to reach full potential in life and in the mediation room. Based on an experiment of actively seeking rejection, what can a mediator learn from the connection between conflict and rejection?
Teaching mediation ethics has its good points and bad points.
Nina Meierding discusses her training on implicit bias, and what we can do to become "bias aware."
(1/23/21)Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Under the leadership of Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Mediate.com's Online Mediation Training Task Force is tackling a huge issue: "How can the mediation field now and in the future best make and maintain quality mediators?
I write this in the aftermath of yet another mediation in which the protagonists exhibited symptoms of having been seriously traumatized by the litigation process to which they had been exposed. Depression, suicidal thoughts, anger, loathing, destroyed relationships, large amounts of money spent with no discernible value.
It struck me that as we start 2021, perhaps it is a good time to “turn over a new leaf” by apologizing for our acts and/or omissions and forgiving others for their acts/omissions committed in 2020.
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When talking about domestic violence, you often hear about the cycle of abuse.