Civil Mediation Articles
This article discusses important conversations to have before a marriage to prevent conflict.
(3/18/22)Colin Rule, Brittany Munn, Brian Farkas, Julie Macfarlane, Amy Schmitz, Jody Newman, Nancy Welsh
This video and article look at important NDA questions for dispute resolution professionals to consider.
(2/18/22)Randa M. Trapp
Judge Trapp joined JAMS after serving 18 years on the San Diego Superior Court, including 10 years in the civil division, where she presided over all aspects of civil litigation.
For years jurisdictions around the world have embraced Cloud-based platforms to deliver Court services and ADR solutions. Meanwhile those of us in England and Wales (E&W) have looked on seeming helpless as initiative after initiative in the UK failed to deliver the benefits of that stalwart of 20th century technology: e-filing.
Professor Ian Macduff's interview as part of the Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution interview series offered by Mediate.com.
In our time pressured society in North America, most people feel that they are on a treadmill running as quickly as they can to keep up with the demands placed on them.
(11/16/21)Andrea Schneider, Colin Rule
From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Andrea Schneider about her chapter in the book Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution.
(11/16/21)Caryn Cridland, Mylene Chan
During the 2021 CPR International Conference, held online Oct. 6-7, CPR’s Young Leaders in Alternative Dispute Resolution Steering Committee presented “How to Work Effectively with Your In-House Counsel.”
Standard I of the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators is entitled "Self-Determination" and admonishes us that "a mediator shall conduct a mediation on the principle of party self-determination."
Helping People Become Special Masters and Special Masters Assist the Administration of Justice: The New Plan for the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters.
This discussion exemplifies one of those very few circumstances in which mediation may not be appropriate because a public policy is at stake.
With an increase in remote mediation, many mediators are managing caseloads that have a multi-jurisdictional element (at times, unintentionally). This paper will define what issues may arise in a multi-jurisdictional mediation process, and focus on the necessary training elements to handle these multi-jurisdictional implications.
A common question at my initial free consultation with clients is, “Will I need to have a lawyer?” or, “Am I going to have to hire a lawyer?”
Conflict Coaching, Conflict Consulting, Counseling or Mediation, what is the difference?
I wrote this article growing out of the lively discussion in a program on fairness.
In the past, I have discussed studies on the unreliability of witness identification of suspects in criminal proceedings.
RSI’s Director of Research, Jennifer Shack, and Professor Shestowsky are working with the Pew Charitable Trusts to evaluate online platforms that courts are using to assist parties in engaging in mediation and negotiation.
After years of working with those going through divorce, we have found individuals with two factors really thrive during divorce.
(6/11/21)Lydia Vanderkaay, Dan Simon
"I know much of our work is done privately in mediation rooms or with groups and we rarely get this level of public acknowledgement so I thought it was important to share!"
I learned a new term recently: noise. Not “noise” as in a room full of people talking loudly, but “noise” as opposed to “bias”.
Mediators may encounter a reluctance to settle by one or both parties during the course of a mediation session, but understanding the underlying realities of each party’s position may help break logjams.
(5/16/21)Bongkiyi John Paul
Legal systems around the globe are grounded in the rule of law and in theory, justice is available readily and equally to all. In practice, however, access to justice is easier for some than for others, and for those unable to afford legal services, justice may be difficult to obtain.
Mediate.com is ranked the top mediation website by Alexa in its April 14, 2021 global website rankings. In business since 1996, Mediate.com has over 25,000 searchable mediation articles, blog posts, news items and videos and hosts the most utilized mediator directory in the world.
(3/09/21)Amy Schmitz, Colin Rule
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