On June 22, 2017, the California Law Revision Commission issued its Tentative Recommendation following its study to create an exception to mediation confidentiality (Study K-402).
I have a problem with a story that we in the conflict resolution field use and I’m hoping we can find a replacement for it.
“It’s important to set ground rules at the start of a mediation, and then you can remind the parties of those rules if they get off track later,” said a trainee in one of my mediation courses.
Elizabeth Chika Tippett, Associate Professor and Conflict & Dispute Resolution Program Faculty Co-Director at the University of Oregon School of Law, and Bridget Schaaff, University of Oregon School of Law, have published “Misclassification in the Sharing Economy: It’s the Arbitration Agreements.”
Nowadays, there are two recurring questions regarding Artificial Intelligence that are very difficult to be answered: How far will humans interact with machines? And until what point humans can be replaced?
I am travelling back from a couple of days in and around Dublin, discussing an initiative on respectful political dialogue with politicians, academics and conflict resolution professionals.
In my role as a counselor for children of divorce, my focus is the children. The question about dating arises in every session of “Co-parenting Through Your Divorce” that I facilitate. This article addresses this question for parents of divorce and for those who are dating others who are divorced with children.
Peacebuilders are trained professionals who deal with conflict inside organizations and between individuals, groups and organizations (including countries).
Student welfare at the University of Cambridge received a funding boost today as part of a sector-wide drive to embed a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of harassment on campus.
Morton Deutsch, the great social psychologist of common sense, explained the difference between competition and cooperation thus: “if you’re positively linked with another, then you sink or swim together."
Many conflicts at work and everywhere expand and linger because people believe there is only one right answer or one way to see or do things.
We transition from the family we were born into to the ones we create.
Have you ever asked yourself, “What if I had taken a different route? Then I would not have been involved in the auto accident?”
One of the most conflict-ridden situations is that moment when our emotions take over our ability to respond thoughtfully, especially to a disagreement with a colleague.
It’s better to be transparent and tell the person how the proposed solution could benefit everyone involved.
When a significant change in our life suddenly occurs, we experience a jolt. What’s going to happen next?
If passed by the legislature, new Evidence Code section 1120.5 would allow parties to pursue claims against counsel for “legal malpractice” occurring in a mediation context.
The mediation field now has more information in our push to unlock the black box of mediation.
Mark Twain once wrote that a person with a new idea “is a crank until the idea succeeds.”
No one begins a dispute thinking they might be wrong.
On July 6, 2017 a diverse group from the dispute resolution community—lawyers, judges, academics, arbitrators, mediators, policy makers, among others—gathered in London for the latest event in the Global Pound Conferences Series.
Conflict resolution skills alone will only get you so far.
Michael Leathes has written a book on negotiation that is aimed at corporate counsel.
Before we talk about mediation and the value of early mediation, let’s start with two key questions to ask yourself about your dispute.
When discussing different forms of conflict intervention, the various processes are sometimes listed in order of increasing party control.