Conflict Systems Articles
(4/19/21)Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten
How do we best support the growth of mediation around the world? This Forum will share the perspectives of panelists from Nigeria, Argentina, Russia and India to compare and contrast the experiences of online mediation and training in developing mediation cultures.
This article identifies four approaches to environmental policy-making or problem-solving.
(4/16/21)Saasha Milpani, Chakrapani Mishra
Mediation, in general, is a more informal and less widely used procedure than arbitration.
A guide on best practices related to the collection and use mobile evidence and the software options available best suited to assist.
In preparation for the next international meeting on climate change in Glasgow in November 2021, it is important to begin thinking together, not only about outcomes, but ways of improving the process of meeting, discussing, and negotiating agreements on climate change.
This article focuses on creativity and negotiation role models.
Why do you think so many people do not feel gratitude? How would you articulate why a simple emotion can be so elusive?
Protecting client confidentiality is critical, not only to protect your business’ reputation but also to adhere to strict legislation around safeguarding data.
Almost one year ago, life for most of us changed irrevocably: we went from commuting to and from our offices and fighting traffic to commuting between our bedrooms and “home” offices and fighting over internet access.
As an ongoing Mediate.com Premium Membership benefit, Mediate is now hosting, on a monthly basis, an ongoing series of live online conversations with top mediators and conflict resolvers from around the world. Here is detailed description of the first 9 live conversations.
(2/25/21)LaDawn Whiteside, Temple McLean, Chandler Rowling
The effect of COVID 19 is broader than paying for rent. We looked for options.
The COVID-19 pandemic and a series of government shutdown orders have negatively impacted many contracts and commercial leases, either preventing or slowing performance and upending the expectations of contracting parties.
On the last day I was physically present in the office in March 2020, I completed a multi-party mediation with two parties appearing by Zoom at the last minute due to health concerns. How things have changed since that meeting.
(1/23/21)Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Under the leadership of Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Mediate.com's Online Mediation Training Task Force is tackling a huge issue: "How can the mediation field now and in the future best make and maintain quality mediators?
During the pandemic, business leaders can learn from educators about overcoming the communication challenges that video conferencing platforms present.
FUBAR Zoom mediation: A Field Guide for Mediators. FUBAR = Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition
(12/27/20)Veronica Cravener, Jessica Kavinsky
The Franklin County Municipal Court (FCMC), located in Columbus, Ohio offers online, text-message mediation. This article highlights the data from mediations completed entirely online, by text message, in one of FCMC’s mediations programs.
I was recently reminded of the difference in the depth of information and subsequently the analysis that I perform when I do my financial analysis versus what information is provided by clients when they are asked to fill out a Financial Affidavit.
Technology continues to create new conflict, and with that, find new ways to resolve that conflict.
With the advent of COVID-19, workplace conflict and stress have become front of mind problems for many organizations.
(9/21/20)ADR Institute of Canada
The ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) has an Online Dispute Task Force (ODRTF). The Task Force formed a sub-committee on Platforms. After evaluating 12 systems, the sub-committee recommends three platforms: CREKODR, Caseload Manager, and the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC).
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
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