In the aftermath of the Parkland crisis, the surrounding community and mediators/peacebuilders have been called to assist in efforts with the Crime Commission, law enforcement and even SWAT to work in the area of youth violence prevention.
An unforgettable experience that facilitative mediators encounter is the experience of being part of a truly transformative mediation.
This article is a summary of techniques I use to identify when parties to a mediation use language patterns intended to avoid responsibility making it difficult to reach an agreement.
As conflict management coaches it is common that we witness our clients encounter blocks during the course of our engagement.
Recently, 12 NFL players and 11 owners met privately to discuss the controversy over players kneeling during the national anthem, without any resolutions or results. What they need is a better technique: Mediation.
Here’s me trying to persuade another mediator that she’s not being impartial if settlement is her goal. I’m not going to be able to persuade her, but what do you think?
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Chip Rose, a national leader in the fields of divorce mediation and collaborative practice, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
When parents or a couple decide to pursue mediation, the mediation is more likely to be successful if the parties prepare mentally and practically.
(8/21/17)Jenny Driver, Mirella Kreder, Gracious Timothy
Following two successful editions of the IBA-VIAC Consensual Dispute Resolution Com-petition in Vienna, Dispute Resolution literally went international again in its 3rd generation in July 2017.
This article describes the cultural, economic and structural changes in the legal and business communities that have transposed “Alternative Dispute Resolution” (ADR) from a “cross-practice” which litigators engage in when they are contractually required or court-ordered to do so to a fully-integrated but increasingly separate and distinct set of dispute resolution services to be offered by law firms or other private “Dispute Resolution Firms”, “Groups”, and “Individual Professionals”.
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Your wedding day is only a few months off and your fiancé nervously mentions that he would like a prenuptial agreement.
Is it time to revise the Model Standards for Mediators?
Divorce is a hard process and perhaps nobody knows this better than the children of divorced parents, who can find themselves caught up in a situation over which they have little control facing an uncertain future.
(3/06/17)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Professionals writing about divorce too often reinforce parental fears by recounting, even exacerbating the negative consequences of divorce
Individual differences matter. To be of value, mediation has to draw on these differences to elicit how the parties make sense.
The nature of conflict has shifted from building understanding, connection and resolution between people to being in service, and pledging commitment to the grander evolutionary process, as nature “has its way” with humans experiencing conflict.
While you may already be familiar with the process and its benefits there are a few important facts those considering mediation for a legal issue their business is facing should know.
This article analyzes Republican and Democratic 'bubbles" and how we can build bridges between them.
(11/16/16)David Weiss, Christiane Rosenbaum
This is an editorial on real time updates on where we stand on significant policy initiatives affecting the cross border mediation process and what both the ADR and business community should be briefed on.
It’s that time of year again! Mediation Awareness Week is about to kick off in Ireland, the UK and many other countries around the world.
The vast majority of people still have confusions, if not difficulties, in having a clear representation of WHO a mediator is, WHAT is it that a mediator aims to achieve, for WHOM, WHAT he or she does, and maybe more importantly, IF, WHEN and WHY would someone benefit from using mediation and mediators.
As a child of divorce, a divorced mother of two, and a long-practicing divorce lawyer/therapist, divorce is not exactly something I would advocate for improving a child’s mental health.
This article describes the benefits I see from taking Collaborative training.
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Don’t get me wrong – I’m all for prenuptial agreements in second marriages, especially where there are children of the first marriage. But many of the prenuptial agreements I see are for first marriages and are unfair, badly conceived, and very destructive.