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John Lande

Reflections on Our Field and Possibilities for Improvement

(8/16/19)John Lande

This article discusses reactions to the huge scope of our field.

Dan Simon

Czech Transformative Mediators Empower Parents and Kids

(8/16/19)Dan Simon

Transformative mediation is thriving in Brno, Czech Republic.

Jan Schau

Watch Your Language!

(8/16/19)Jan Schau

The objectives in a mediation are much different than in litigation; but often the differences are overlooked.

Mark Kantor

Henry Schein Redux – The Appeals Court Decides “The Placement of the Carve-Out is Dispositive”

(8/16/19)Mark Kantor

You may recall that the US Supreme Court last term in Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer and White Sales, Inc. rejected a “wholly groundless” exception to its general principles allocating arbitrability issues between court and arbitrator.

Patricia Porter

Verbal Self-Defense Begins with a Mindset of Compassion and Empathy

(8/02/19)Patricia Porter

With Aikido, practitioners learn how to defend without harm to themselves and the attacker.

Phyllis Pollack

Process Before Substance

(8/02/19)Phyllis Pollack

Framing is how to present a proposal. Is it presented in a positive fashion or in a negative fashion?

Arran Heal

What Happens if Employers Have to Prove They're Not Discriminating?

(8/02/19)Arran Heal

Legal recriminations and punishments usually only limit the conversation.

Ann Cerney

3 Things To Try If You Think Your Spouse Is Contemplating Divorce

(7/30/19)Ann Cerney

How are we supposed to know, 100%, that our marriage, or significant relationship, is secure?

Denise French

An Alternative for the Small Business Owner

(7/30/19)Denise French

The small business owner in divorce faces unique challenges that other, regular W2 employees don’t.

Lorraine Segal

Follow the Platinum Rule in Diverse Workplaces

(7/19/19)Lorraine Segal

The Platinum Rule is better than the Golden Rule at work, because not everyone is the same.

Sarah Ater

Time-bound Mediation: Good or Bad

(7/19/19)Sarah Ater

The article questions whether allocating a specific amount of time for mediation sessions or limiting the entire period within which to complete the mediation process is a good or bad thing.

Jeremy Pollack

Best Conditions for Workplace Conflict Resolution: When Can it Work?

(7/19/19)Jeremy Pollack

In workplace conflict resolution, just as in any peacebuilding effort, much of the success lies in the parties’ motivation to resolve the dispute.

Joy Rosenthal

What Happens in the Mediation Room?

(7/12/19)Joy Rosenthal

I ask both parties to come in for an introductory meeting when they inquire about divorce mediation.

Cinnie Noble

At the End of Our Rope

(7/05/19)Cinnie Noble

There are times we become so frustrated with a conflict that we feel spent – that the dynamic and its resolution are insurmountable.

Greg Bond

We Can Work It Out / You Can’t Always Get What You Want

(7/05/19)Greg Bond

This article looks at musical greats and what their lyrics can teach us about mediation.

John Lande

Letting Go and Forgiving

(6/28/19)John Lande

The New York Times “smarter living” column has an interesting piece about letting go of grudges and forgiving others.

Phyllis Pollack

May I Talk to the Other Party ?

(6/28/19)Phyllis Pollack

I have said this before and will say it again: talking to the other party does wonders.

Mark Kantor

US Sup Ct Grants Review to Decide Whether New York Convention Permits Non-Signatory to Compel International Arbitration on Equitable Estoppel Grounds

(6/28/19)Mark Kantor

The dispute addresses whether, under the New York Convention, a non-signatory can compel arbitration.

Alfred Ramos

Mediating Custody in Highly Contested Divorce Cases

(6/27/19)Alfred Ramos

Child custody is often the most contentious aspect of divorce proceedings.

Phyllis Pollack

Starting With the Small Stuff

(6/24/19)Phyllis Pollack

In my early training to be a mediator, the trainer often suggested that to help the parties reach an agreement on the really big issues, start with the small ones.

Denise French

My Divorce is Over… Now What?

(6/24/19)Denise French

Whether your divorce was a high conflict or fairly co-operative experience, you will cross the finish line and look up at some point wondering what the next step is.

Cinnie Noble

“Being” in Conflict

(6/14/19)Cinnie Noble

In response to a questions about what compelled me to create a conflict management coaching model, I explained that in my work as a workplace mediator it became evident that many leaders do not know how to “be” in conflict.

Jeremy Pollack

Best Conditions for Workplace Conflict Resolution: When Can it Work?

(6/14/19)Jeremy Pollack

In workplace conflict resolution, just as in any peacebuilding effort, much of the success lies in the parties’ motivation to resolve the dispute.

Bill Marsh

Don’t Sit On Your Ass[ets] – Part 2: The Arguments

(6/06/19)Bill Marsh

This article is on using your assets well in a mediation.

Joy Rosenthal

Hold Your Grudges!

(6/06/19)Joy Rosenthal

Are grudges useful in negotiation?

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