Judy Gordon Mediation Services
2525 Golden Rain Road, Suite 9 Walnut Creek, CA 94595

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Diversity Articles

Diversity Articles


Culture Differences

(9/20/19)Phyllis Pollack

During a recent discussion of ethics, I asked whether it would be proper to hide information.

Talking About Conflict

(9/20/19)Maria Simpson

Why would team members want to discuss a sensitive member with someone they don't know?

Effective Communication Makes for Optimal Mediation - Part 2

(9/20/19)Laura Tarcea

This article discusses why communication matters during family separation.

Mediation in India

(9/16/19) D .K. Sampath

D .K. Sampath provided mediation services through the Tamil Nadu State Legal Aid & Advice Board in India. In this article he reflects on the use of mediation to resolve workplace disputes in the banking and insurance industry.

A Dent in the Universe

(9/16/19)Bruce Edwards

What have we learned from the mediators working tirelessly to promote the institutional and cultural changes necessary to implement mediation within their home countries?

Disputing at a Panchayat Meeting

(9/14/19)Peter Adler

When I was twenty-two years old, I did a two-year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Here is a brief account of a dispute resolution meeting with a local governing council called the panchayat.

How to Really Stop Discrimination by Class

(9/12/19)Arran Heal

Discrimination is a tightening net of issues and demands around HR.

Framing, Process, and Empathy: How important they really are!

(9/06/19)Phyllis Pollack

"Although the mediation lasted an entire day, it did not settle. Why? There was no framing, process or empathy."

Mediation-A Resource of the Rural Poor in India

(8/26/19) D .K. Sampath

This article has taken for its theme, the legal services to the rural poor and other disadvantaged groups. Particular reference is made to the role of law schools in delivery of such services. What follows is a report on an attempt to deliver mediation as a dispute resolution resource under the leadership of the Tamil Nadu State Legal Aid & Advice Board of Madras with Justice Sri.N .Krishnaswamy Reddiar as Chairman.

Safeguarding the Pillars of Mediation in India

(8/26/19)Jonathan Rodrigues

When mediating in India, adhering to the ‘four pillars’ is key.

Apologies Are Not for Everyone!

(8/23/19)Phyllis Pollack

In my various mediator trainings, the use of an apology as a means of resolving a dispute has often been discussed and advocated.

Is Racial Discrimination the Next MeToo?

(8/23/19)Arran Heal

Racial discrimination is a problem that’s bubbling under the surface of workplaces.

Czech Transformative Mediators Empower Parents and Kids

(8/16/19)Dan Simon

Transformative mediation is thriving in Brno, Czech Republic.

Re-imagining Collaborative Law, as well as dispute resolution itself

(8/09/19)Michael A. Zeytoonian

I first heard about Collaborative Law (CL) in 2002 as it began to spread around Massachusetts.

Educating the Next Generation in Resolving Social Media Disputes

(8/05/19)Gregg Relyea

Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.

Got A Final Award? It Ain’t Necessarily So

(8/02/19)Michael Diliberto

The California Supreme Court recently said it is timely to submit a request for costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 998 to the arbitrator after a final award on the merits has been issued.

Power as Role and Reality in Mediation

(8/02/19)Richard Barbieri

The most valuable lesson I learned from the book, and the teacher, was the importance of power in any discussion.

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.

Working with American Sign Language Interpreters in Mediation

(7/30/19)Michelle Eades

As mediators we listen for the words being said, words not being said, how those words are said , and the body language that goes with those words.

Tittle Tattle is the Battle: The Army Mediation Service

(7/30/19)Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan (Trigger) Buxton

Centralized coordination of the Army mediation has proved critical to its success.

Five Ways to Attract and Retain Young Professionals to your ADR Program or Organization

(7/30/19)Stephanie Klein

If you've noticed that your ADR program or organization (or the field in general) is lacking in young professionals, you are not alone. In this article, I offer five practical ideas that ADR program leaders can implement now in order to get and keep young professionals in ADR.

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.

New Interview with Nina Meierding - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(6/09/19)Nina Meierding

New interview with Nina Meierding by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

How Meditation Can Help During Mediation

(5/31/19)Sylvia Smith

If you're going through a divorce or a rough business settlement, it's safe to say your life has been stressful lately.

Referring Church Conflict to Mediation

(5/30/19)Wayne Plenert

This article outlines what uninvolved church leaders could do: encourage mediation in churches.

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