Mediation Ethics Articles
Someone once said to me that while to a butcher a pair of lamb chops is just another set of lamb chops, to a person who has not eaten in a long while, it will be the best meal ever. In sum, it is all a matter of perspective.
In the 9 years since I left my own toxic workplace, I’ve coached and consulted with people in all stages of being bullying or mobbed (bullied by a group).
Miscommunication plagues divorces in numerous different ways.
I love mediation because parties get to probe, understand, make choices, create options and arrive at mutual decisions, saying how they feel about this conflict.
This article is to give an over view of the use of disability mediation and a case study. The article will highlight some of the benefits of utilizing specialist mediators, confidentiality and why disability mediation works.
In its Smarter Living section on April 29, 2018, the New York Times posted an interesting article about how our unconscious biases can play tricks on us when it comes to experts.
Mediation is a wonderful process and I love mediation but I do not want to see it get more complicated with “what mediators need to do” kinds of stuff.
This millennial generation demands quick, accessible and tech-ridden supply of solutions to all its needs. How, then, does this generation remain indifferent and accommodating of the traditionally inefficient court system?
Masculine control of our culture is like that woman-eating crocodile: some of us never experience its bite, others see a glimpse of its toothy grin, but it only need destroy one woman once in a while, in order for the fear of it to affect all women.
This article discusses the ethics behind a mediator acting as a translator and drafting an agreement when there are dual languages.
(5/22/18)David Larson, Lainey Feingold
The promise of online dispute resolution (ODR) depends on accessibility.
Although our digital devices have certainly made life more convenient, they’ve also made it more fast-paced.
It may come as a surprise that online dispute resolution has been around for more than twenty years.
As I write these words, a meeting is being organized in Singapore between the US and North Korea, and it is worth reflecting for a moment on how it happened that the world suddenly changed.
A client of mine had a resentment relapse recently.
(5/03/18)Erin McCoy Alarcon
This article discusses how active listening and creative problem solving help move discussions forward toward resolution.
By paying attention to the early signs of conflict, you become more aware of a potentially slow-growing storm.
While typically we discuss the over confidence bias in the context of negotiations, trials and other non-life-threatening events, this bias applies to all situations.
(4/20/18)Jennifer Smith Schneider
How does an ombuds define a trend, and how can one know if the issue is truly pervasive or of consequence?
In a wide range of disputes, counsel and their clients have increasingly turned to neutral analysis and evaluation.
According to Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website. In business since 1996, Mediate.com has over 6 million annual site visitors and serves as a bridge between professionals offering dispute resolution services and people needing these services.
(4/13/18)Maria Paola Felibert, Maria Eugenia Sole
This article moves from theory to practice by demonstrating an approach from a real case in Latin America.
The dwindling of the cheetah population is due to the conflict between them and men.
So… is the attorney in the Daniels/Trump case in a no-win situation here?
(3/22/18)Sandeep Bhalothia, Achintya Sharma
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Use of mediation in resolving commercial and family disputes is gaining popularity worldwide and a lot have been written about its benefits. However, in this article, we discuss the necessity of optimism in a mediator - without which hardly any mediation can be successful.