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Art Hinshaw

Bregant, Robbenolt, and Winship - Perceptions on Settlement

(5/16/22)Art Hinshaw

We don’t post a lot of scholarship updates here as there are many better outlets for that, but once and a while something comes out that catches our attention – such as this.

Denise French

Confidence in Conflict: Three Methods to Resolving Conflict Without Losing Your Cool

(5/16/22)Denise French

In coaching we often suggest clients that they “keep Amy in the backseat” when you’re in a conflict. We are referring to your Amygdala.

Mordechai Rhine

Your Rearview Mirror

(5/13/22)Mordechai Rhine

Experiences and relationships of the past form us to be the people that we are. There are lessons, treasured moments, and fond experiences. Don’t discard the rearview mirror.

Cinnie Noble

Will You or the Conflict Be Something You'll Laugh at Some Day?

(5/09/22)Cinnie Noble

It’s somewhat counterintuitive to think and say we actually laugh at our interpersonal disputes!

Joy Rosenthal

7 Tips for Parents Talking to the Kids About Divorce or Separation

(5/09/22)Joy Rosenthal

This article discusses breaking the news to the kids.

Cinnie Noble

Conflict - Like a Dance? Really!

(4/30/22)Cinnie Noble

“Like a dance, conflict escalation generally requires the participation of both parties.” Brian Mistler

Mia Levi

Mediating Commercial Disputes: Understanding the Process to Maximize the Benefits

(4/30/22)Mia Levi

Often, parties may be hesitant to agree to mediation.

Phyllis Pollack

BATNAs and Anchors

(4/28/22)Phyllis Pollack

We are all taught that before entering into any negotiation, we should give some thought to what our best alternative is if we do not settle (that is, our Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement or BATNA.)

Phyllis Pollack

Perhaps the Eyewitness is Correct!

(4/26/22)Phyllis Pollack

In various blogs throughout the years, I have discussed the unreliability of eyewitness testimony and of misidentification. But I am realizing the issue is more complex.

Lorraine Segal

Invisible Rules and Conflict

(4/22/22)Lorraine Segal

Invisible rules can lead to conflict.

Alice Garcia

What Are the Benefits of Mediation When Getting a Divorce?

(4/22/22)Alice Garcia

Divorces tend to be difficult and costly. In complicated situations, mediation can be an alternative that reduces conflict and helps settle differences.

Cinnie Noble

Know Your Worth

(4/17/22)Cinnie Noble

“Know your worth. You must find the courage to leave the table if respect is no longer being served.” Tene Edwards

Bruce Edwards

[PODCAST] Demystifying Mediation Myths in the Construction Industry

(4/17/22)Bruce Edwards, Patricia Thompson

A podcast from JAMS featuring neutrals Patricia H. Thompson, Esq., FCIArb, and Bruce A. Edwards, Esq., on some of the top myths on ADR within the construction industry.

Rebekah Ratliff

Mediating Employment Disputes: Between a Clock and a Hard Case

(4/12/22)Rebekah Ratliff

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies across all industries and around the globe to recognize that there are differences in how their employees live and thrive.

Marian Grande

Survival Tips for Cohabitating During Divorce

(4/06/22)Marian Grande

If both husband and wife cannot agree on who should go or absolutely cannot live together, they can bring a motion to the Court to have exclusive possession of the home. But there are a lot of other options and considerations.

Cheryl Cutrona

Building a Mediation Practice: 20 Strategies for Success

(4/06/22)Cheryl Cutrona

Mediators who want to build a successful private practice need to follow the same steps as anyone starting a new business. Marketing is difficult and time consuming.

Prathamesh D Popat

Book Review: Conciliation & Mediation in India (Gracious Timothy Dunna ed., Kluwer 2022)

(4/04/22)Prathamesh D Popat

As if in a way to celebrate the silver jubilee of these first mediation training workshops in India, comes along a very fine collection of writings on the topic of mediation & conciliation.

F. Peter Phillips

Guest Author: Stefano Pavletic on Lessons Ukraine Teaches About Neutrality

(4/04/22)F. Peter Phillips

My dear friend Stefano Pavletic, a mediator from Milan Italy, has sent me this thoughtful and timely article that I hope readers will reflect upon.

Phyllis Pollack

A Lesson Learned!

(3/31/22)Phyllis Pollack

Last week, I conducted a lemon law mediation which highlighted a very valuable lesson. People need to be heard, acknowledged, and told that what they are saying has merit.

Peter Singer

Smith. Rock. Slap. Play safe, in conflict.

(3/29/22)Peter Singer

As a professional, you’ve likely experienced workplace interactions, team meetings, broader organisation information sessions or even fun celebrations in which a delicate turning point in an interaction unexpectedly surfaces.

Sherry Ann Bruckner

Will Smith: For the Love of Your Spouse

(3/28/22)Sherry Ann Bruckner

What do you say when you feel someone disrespects your spouse?

Kristi Thompson

Mediation and Mental Health Handbook - an excerpt

(3/28/22)Kristi Thompson

In conjunction with the National Center for State Courts and with funding from the State Justice Institute, a Mental Health and Mediation Handbook was developed.

Yvette Durazo

Conflict Intelligence (Conflict-IQ™): A Tool for Assessing Your Conflict Resolution Skills

(3/26/22)Yvette Durazo

Conflict Resolution is more than a soft skill – it is a deliberate and conscious effort that encompasses a bit of understanding about psychology, humanity, anthropology, and sociology.

Janet Chance

Four Tips from my Difficult Discussion with Dad about Driving

(3/24/22)Janet Chance

Difficult Discussions are labeled difficult because they are filled with emotion and make us uncomfortable. These tips can help you show up as your best self.

Lynn Duryee

[PODCAST] Reflecting on the Emotional and Psychological Dimensions of Alternative Dispute Resolution

(3/18/22)Lynn Duryee, Stephen Sulmeyer

A podcast from JAMS featuring Stephen H. Sulmeyer, J.D., Ph.D., and Hon. Lynn Duryee (Ret.) on the emotional and psychological dimensions of ADR and the impact on mediators, lawyers and all parties involved.

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