You have met them if you have been mediating for any length of time: High Conflict People.
You hope to never negotiate or engage a subject with anti-social personality disorder but if you do, you better know about their common traits and symptoms.
I thought that teaching the Kavanaugh hearings in a careful and respectful manner a few weeks ago would be the biggest teaching challenge of the semester. I was wrong.
(11/01/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian
Emotional due process. What is that, exactly?
I travel all the time for my job--and part of the traveling experience is vulnerability.
(10/26/18)Michelle Brenner, Julie Brams
It does seem, as we move comfortably into the 21st century, that the earth and the inhabitants within are in constant process of adaption.
(10/26/18)F. Peter Phillips
It’s not often that an excellent court simply misconstrues — or worse ignores — relevant state statutes and superseding federal law.
Over the past year, we have witnessed growing evidence of the massive failures of our legal system to deal properly with a rampant system in which powerful men sexually dominate others, especially women.
In a recent article, Kim Taylor, senior vice president and chief legal and operating officer at JAMS, discusses the importance of inclusion and diversity as it relates to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and specifically arbitration.
(10/05/18)María Victoria Marun, Maria Eugenia Sole
It is currently common to use expressions such as "polarization" or "crack" to describe the attitudes with which the inhabitants, politicians and governments in different countries raise or debate their problems.
What do garden snails, lizards and humans all have in common?
There has been upsurge literature on third party intervention in recent years, and still a significant gap in the field of mediation.
(9/24/18)Jan Frankel Schau
Follow, if you will, the mediation of a sexual harassment claim to learn the basic principles of mediation.
This article looks at mandatory pre-institution commercial mediation in India and asks is this a premature step in the right direction?
In the past few decades, California has led a national shift in paradigms for family conflict resolution that has freed trial courts to do what they do best—ensure due process of law and serve as the court of last resort.
Es articulo es un Descripcion de objetivos e identificacion de la institucion.
This article covers Restoring Community Day held in 2017, including plans for the upcoming Community Day to be held in October 2018.
By following some simple tips and committing yourself to being the best co-parent possible, you can help to ensure your children thrive during and after the divorce.
Labels are increasingly being used to leverage support for group identities and ideals.
Interestingly, since beginning of this series of posts several months back, the topic of seeking greater respect and civility in our political and social interactions has ratcheted up significantly, even becoming mainstream!
This article discusses how cooperation can be enhanced through a transdisciplinary approach to water negotiations, refusing to accept tired cliches and really talking.
This article illustrates how a mediator can assist parties to move from their positions to their underlying interests.
Dispute Resolution leader Kenneth Cloke discusses how we can discuss politics to bring about change instead of division.
The mediation in the United States has long been used as an Alternative Dispute Resolution throughout the Court Systems around the country significantly reducing the court backlog.
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There are many keys to reaching possible agreement. The list includes, among others, discovering not incompatible interests, soothing a hurt relationship, or finding a common enemy. Uncovering a transcending vision can accelerate and amplify the coming together of contending parties. Vision helps achieve agreement.