For practitioners of the law, mediation is a well-known concept that became part of their lives.
As I near retirement I have had an opportunity to reflect back onto my amazing career as a mediator, to think about all the changes I have seen in the ADR area and also the people who I have helped.
While mediating, I try to support parties in making their own choices about how they participate in the conversation.
“I’ll get my day in court!” ……. “The judge won’t like what you did!” …….. “I’m going to spread your dirt all over the courtroom!”
This new study explores the idea that misconceptions are in fact a cause of conflicts. It is widely accepted that misconceptions are a root cause of conflicts, but it has not been thoroughly explored.
One of the things that I’ve noticed when I mediate is that one person in a couple is often much more financially literate than the other.
I have had such a wonderful time connecting with ADR friends across the country to learn about a wide variety of helpful and informative resources.
This article shows how mediation can be used to intervene in early or advanced stages of conflict.
Gossip in the office can be very damaging, causing hidden (and sometimes not so hidden) conflicts.
This article examines how walking may be beneficial to not only an individual, but to multiple people involved in a conflict resolution process.
This season is a time for reflection and to realize once again that not everyone sees the world the same way as we do.
The relationship between the two marital partners may be coming to an end, but what about the children?
Mediation in light of the New Technologies. A multi-geographic journey through the origins and present of conflict resolution and technological impact -- Book Review
This articles reviews Alberto Elisavetsky's new book discussing mediation and new technologies.
Esta obra dirigida magistralmente por el Dr. Alberto Elisavetsky, ha logrado reunir de modo ágil, ameno y coordinado, a referentes del tema ODR alrededor del mundo.
By creating a space for change, Louise helps people get back on track so they can work more successfully with their advisors.
The capacity for forgiveness runs deep in our genes.
What does it mean to learn the art of verbal self-defense?
This article discusses a medical diagnosis--due to bias.
This article encourages mediators with different levels of experience to work together. It uses the analogy of pacesetters in a marathon to show how mediators can support and challenge each other leading to growth and improvement in the mediation profession
If you are, as they say, a left-brained person, you may find it difficult to manage conflict in the workplace when it springs up between employees.
In October 2019, JAMS and the Arbitration Center of Mexico (CAM) jointly organized an academic event at the InterContinental Presidente Mexico City.
Conflict is something we typically try to avoid, especially when we’re talking about business environments.
A Yoruban proverb goes “Words are like spears: Once they leave your lips they can never come back.”
As we accept the reality of our own pain and struggle, and begin to recognize their universality, we open ourselves to the voice of the soul.