Community Mediation Articles
In previous blogs, I’ve examined such inner reflections as who determines your self-worth (you or others) and how you resolve the conflict between your ego and your soul.
Experiences and relationships of the past form us to be the people that we are. There are lessons, treasured moments, and fond experiences. Don’t discard the rearview mirror.
We are all taught that before entering into any negotiation, we should give some thought to what our best alternative is if we do not settle (that is, our Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement or BATNA.)
In various blogs throughout the years, I have discussed the unreliability of eyewitness testimony and of misidentification. But I am realizing the issue is more complex.
(4/17/22)Bruce Edwards, Patricia Thompson
A podcast from JAMS featuring neutrals Patricia H. Thompson, Esq., FCIArb, and Bruce A. Edwards, Esq., on some of the top myths on ADR within the construction industry.
(4/11/22)Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Now that online mediation, and online mediation training, have so substantially impacted (if not taken over) the mediation field, Mediate.com again here offers our Online Mediation Task Force's Final Report and Recommendations.
This seminal compilation of "Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation's Golden Age" is now available for FREE! This is a work by 40 authors from around the world brought together for Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference.
In international contracts, cultural differences and working styles are most often the potential aspects of disputes.
(3/31/22)Jacqueline Font-Guzmán, Michelle LeBaron, Bernard Mayer
Recording of the tenth episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Bernard S. Mayer and Jacqueline Font-Guzman talking about their book "The Neutrality Trap: Disrupting and Connecting for Social Change," hosted by Michelle LeBaron.
Today is the 35th day of the war in our country, the 35th day of opposition to Russian aggression and the struggle for our freedom and independence. We are fighting for our Ukraine, we want to live in our own country.
(3/28/22)Sherry Ann Bruckner
What do you say when you feel someone disrespects your spouse?
While it is true that lawyers are eminently trained in the art of negotiating by virtue of the rigors of their profession, arguably some have suggested that these skill sets and the competence achieved provide them with a sound basis to act as mediators.
(3/04/22)Dawn Bedlivy, Kim Faircloth
Despite many well-intentioned training and intervention efforts to help leaders deal with conflict, a vital piece is missing: how to take useful notes and still be present as you listen.
(2/25/22)Lynn O'Malley Taylor, Rachel Gupta
Mediation is often a grueling and exhausting process. The right mediator should be instrumental in helping the parties reach a resolution.
Organizational psychologists have found that mediation can decrease tension in the office.
A COVID Screed on What it Means and What We Can Do.
Most people see the new year as an opportunity to take stock and recommit to what matters most to them.
This article describes a private reflective exercise that may be helpful in assessing your current state of readiness to mediate your divorce.
While mediators often assist in the creation of near miracles behind closed doors, our miraculous work and effective approaches are still not well-understood by general society. Might a more effective way of "reaching the masses" be to take advantage of "MEDIATION ART," be that in our physical and virtual offices, on our websites, and, perhaps in time, at bus stops and on highway billboards?
This brief article looks at the need to engender good will in a contested divorce.
What has the last 21 months taught me?
Another episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Richard Moore talking about his book "A REALISTC Framework for Enhancing Communication Relationship-building & De-escalation Skills," hosted by Colm Brannigan.
(12/14/21)Howard Bellman, Colin Rule
From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Howard Bellman about his chapter in the book "Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution."
(12/14/21)Grande Lum, Colin Rule
Another episode from Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Grade Lum talking about his book "America's Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights," hosted by Colin Rule.
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There are many benefits of using mediation in your child custody case. Mediation gives you the final say over the type of custody you get and the other terms of your parenting plan.