Conflict Systems Articles
ODR is More Than Zoom
This article from Harvard's "The Practice," shines a light on ODR and its evolution using Colin Rule’s career as a guide. In building ODR systems for the world’s largest online marketplace and for court systems across the country, Rule’s career offers a window through which to observe and understand the larger ODR movement—a movement that is all the more important as the world grapples with the continued impacts of COVID-19.
Frank Sander reflects on his concerns within the field, which include the tension of quality vs. quantity of the practice, the lack of studies of cost effectiveness, disappointments with the court system fees, and the difficulty of getting more young people/apprentices into the field. However, he's optimistic about the future of mediation.
(7/28/20)Emma-May Litchfield, Danielle Hutchinson
As insights and priorities continue to emerge from the data from the 2016-17 Global Pound Conference, its unique value becomes increasingly apparent.
Margaret Shaw talks about what she hopes to see in the future for mediation: that mediation in schools will make a difference; certification regulations will form slowly, so as not to lose the flexibility of the field; that there will be an increased emphasis on collaboration in society.
(7/20/20)Pierrick Le Goff
This article discusses the importance of professionalism to ensure that mediation is being taken seriously.
Mediate.com has launched an affordable and confidential online mediation service for property, eCommerce and workplace disputes. Participants keep full decision-making control and can get started for only $99.
Joe Stulberg shares how great mediators he's observed are very analytical and have a sense of pragmatic creativity.
Mediate.com announced today that Colin Rule has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Jim Melamed, the company’s co-founder and CEO for 25 years, is now chair of the board and general counsel.
There are a wide range of concepts which fall within ODR.
(5/29/20)Alberto Elisavetsky, Maria Victoria Marun
Those of us who have been working for many years, not only in the academic field, but also in a practical way in On Line Dispute Resolution (ODR), that we call on line or electronic, feel that in these times "the future is here ”
Mediation is a young, exciting, and expanding field of practice.
The success of online mediation depends 95% on your mediation experience and skills.
The "digitization of mediation," now on steroids with the Covid-19 pandemic, has resulted in dramatic changes and new opportunities for mediators and the mediation field. A part of this includes new meanings for old words.
Richard Salem describes agency cutbacks as Community Relations Service was preventing violence in the Battle of Wounded Knee.
“I have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God has
given you one face, and you make yourself another.”
It is hard to imagine for many, especially for the baby boomer generation, what a digital court is, because most of us are unfamiliar and resistant to the digital world of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore what most people in emerging economies particularly in some countries in sub-Africa have never really given a thought to - working from home.
Are your clients asking you to meet online? Here are some suggestions for getting started.
Nowadays, with the Corona-virus taking precedent over our businesses, professional and personal lives, leaders are facing high levels of stress.
This is a new interview of Howard Gadlin, long-time leading Ombudsman at UCLA and the National Institute of Health (NIH), by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's video series "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society."
Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) is not a new concept and has received significant scholarly attention.
Frank Sander talks about the challenges institutionalization presents: trying to build on what's good without impairing the quality of the practice, becoming part of the court system without courts taking over mediation.
(2/11/20) Emma-May Litchfield and Danielle Hutchinson, Resolution Resources, Australia
The International Mediation Institute is delighted to present the GPC North America Report—a comparative analysis and recommendations based on open text questions asked at GPC events in the USA and Canada.
(2/05/20)John Paul Lederach
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John Paul Lederach speaks of the importance of authenticity when building relationships with parties. In his book, he poses a challenge to those who respond "we don't have a voice" in answering the question of why the peace process has been inauthentic.