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The Limits of Generative AI in Mediation and Legal Practices author.

The Limits of Generative AI in Mediation and Legal Practices

INTRODUCTION The recent surge in artificial intelligence (AI) hype, fueled by bold promises from influential figures like Elon Musk, suggests...

By Robert Bergman
Review of Peter Salem and Kelly Browe Olson, Editors, Family Dispute Resolution: Process and Practice (2024) author.

Review of Peter Salem and Kelly Browe Olson, Editors, Family Dispute Resolution: Process and Practice (2024)

Book available here from Oxford University Press In 2004, Jay Folberg, Peter Salem and Ann Milne edited and published the...

By Zena Zumeta
Five Signs Custody Mediation Won’t Work author.

Five Signs Custody Mediation Won’t Work

Custody mediation is often the recommended way to create a parenting plan, but it does not suit all circumstances. You...

By Zarira Love
The Missing Spice: How Mediators Supercharge Collaborative Practice author.

The Missing Spice: How Mediators Supercharge Collaborative Practice

Imagine a complex culinary creation – a dish bursting with flavor, requiring a symphony of ingredients to come together perfectly....

By Yanine Simpser
2024 Rebooting Mediation – Global Edition author.

2024 Rebooting Mediation – Global Edition

By Federica Simonelli, Dialogue Through Conflict Foundation Increasing mediation use, in all fields, needs renewed support. The Dialogue Through Conflict...

By Federica Simonelli
It’s Not About the Sport: How Reframing Changed the Conversation and Ended Impasse author.

It’s Not About the Sport: How Reframing Changed the Conversation and Ended Impasse

Recently a couple returned to mediation with me, ostensibly to modify their Parenting Plan. The original Plan specified that they...

By Nancy Shuger
Maximizing Mediation – An Experienced Mediator’s Favorite Techniques author.

Maximizing Mediation – An Experienced Mediator’s Favorite Techniques

In this course, experienced mediator Jim Melamed shares his favorite techniques and strategies to help participants through the mediation process....

By James (Jim) Melamed
Video: Mediate.com: The First 25 Years author.

Video: Mediate.com: The First 25 Years

This video, developed by Mediate.com CEO Colin Rule for Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference, recounts the founding of Mediate.com by John...

By Colin Rule, James (Jim) Melamed, John Helie
The Two of You Weren’t Seriously Dating, Yet You’re Having a Baby Together? author.

The Two of You Weren’t Seriously Dating, Yet You’re Having a Baby Together?

The pregnancy was unplanned. An extra surprise: You didn't intend to have a baby with this person — ever —...

By Tucker Lieberman
Mediation Key To Break Political Logjam author.

Mediation Key To Break Political Logjam

Nepal undergoes the recurring cycle of the political conflicts time and again. This time Nepali Congress is building pressure and...

By Mukti Rijal
What’s the Difference Between a Mediator and a Lawyer? author.

What’s the Difference Between a Mediator and a Lawyer?

The mediator is non-coercive. Participating in mediation is voluntary – it takes two to tango. If one person cannot or...

By Joy Rosenthal
Mediator/Party Relationships: Creating The Foundation for a Successful Process author.

Mediator/Party Relationships: Creating The Foundation for a Successful Process

I. Introduction. When mediators build a relationship with party decision-makers, gaining their trust and promoting their confidence in the mediator...

By Shel Stark
What is a Mediator’s Role in a Data Security Dispute? author.

What is a Mediator’s Role in a Data Security Dispute?

In recent years, data security and privacy have become priority concerns for individuals and businesses alike. While worldwide legislation such...

By Dakota Murphey
Mastering Mediation: Striking The Balance Between Negotiation, Skillful Communication and Constructive Facilitation Techniques for Successful Outcomes author.

Mastering Mediation: Striking The Balance Between Negotiation, Skillful Communication and Constructive Facilitation Techniques for Successful Outcomes

Introduction Mediation, like negotiation, is an art form. It requires a delicate balance of skillful strategy, empathy, and communication expertise....

By Carmen Reyes Wolfe
Compassion: A route to realism and to detecting impossible possibilities author.

Compassion: A route to realism and to detecting impossible possibilities

So often, both parties to a dispute are incapable of realistically envisioning what could be tolerated or not tolerated by...

By Alia Ismail
And the Award Goes To . . . Susan Yates author.

And the Award Goes To . . . Susan Yates

Executive Director Susan Yates has been chosen to receive the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution's D'Alemberte Raven Award....

By Susan Yates, Clare Fowler
Beyond the Basics: How Continuous Training Transforms Mediators into Maestros author.

Beyond the Basics: How Continuous Training Transforms Mediators into Maestros

In mediation, each case is a unique human symphony. The mediator, not merely a facilitator, transcends to maestro, orchestrating resolution....

By Yanine Simpser
Newly Neutral author.

Newly Neutral

I have been immersed in the field of ADR as both a provider and practitioner for over 25 years. I...

By Lisa Timmons
League of Mediators of Ukraine, Reflective Practice Institute & AAA Foundation Combine to Elevate Family Mediation in Ukraine author.

League of Mediators of Ukraine, Reflective Practice Institute & AAA Foundation Combine to Elevate Family Mediation in Ukraine

Three organizations of conflict practitioners are announcing the launch of a singularly remarkable project to support family mediators in Ukraine....

By Michael Lang
The Role of Ombudsmen and The Recurring Ethical Crisis in the American Financial Services Industry author.

The Role of Ombudsmen and The Recurring Ethical Crisis in the American Financial Services Industry

In September 2016, Wells Fargo, a major financial institution of the US, fired over 5000 employees for misconduct, and issued...

By Alia Ismail
Political Behavior Through the Lens of the TKI Conflict Model author.

Political Behavior Through the Lens of the TKI Conflict Model

Can the TKI Conflict Model (i.e., the five conflict modes along with the assertiveness, cooperativeness, distributive, integrative, and protective dimensions) shed some...

By Ralph Kilmann
Where Peace Is Lost to Conflict author.

Where Peace Is Lost to Conflict

Where peace is lost to conflict, how can we find it? Drawing inspiration for conflict transformation from science fiction. I often...

By Lorraine Segal
ChatGPT Assisted Mediation Simulations – What We Have Learned So Far (video) author.

ChatGPT Assisted Mediation Simulations – What We Have Learned So Far (video)

Many members from our LinkedIn group 'AI Mediators Network: Learn, Share, Connect' are using ChatGPT-assisted mediation simulations to practice and...

By Giuseppe Leone
Educating the Next Generation in Resolving Social Media Disputes  author.

Educating the Next Generation in Resolving Social Media Disputes 

Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels. Personal happiness, strong friendships and relationships,...

By Gregg Relyea
The Hummingbird author.

The Hummingbird

The other day, I opened one of the French doors in our house to let the dog outside where he...

By Phyllis Pollack
Mediation is Not Always About Settling! author.

Mediation is Not Always About Settling!

A colleague of mine- Jan Frankl Shau, Esq. recently published an article in the Los Angeles Daily Journal entitled “ A New...

By Phyllis Pollack
Helping Mediators To Do The Best Mediation They Can author.

Helping Mediators To Do The Best Mediation They Can

Helping You Do the Best Mediation You Can is Part 2 of a two-part series presenting action research about factors affecting...

By John Lande
A Call for Standardization of Practitioner Knowledge and Education Mental Health Awareness author.

A Call for Standardization of Practitioner Knowledge and Education Mental Health Awareness

During my graduate education in alternative dispute resolution, neurodiversity was explored as a journal prompt asking what a mediation practitioner...

By Monesha Munnerlyn
Unveiling of Hidden Dynamics in Mediation Practice: Lessons from the Marauder’s Map author.

Unveiling of Hidden Dynamics in Mediation Practice: Lessons from the Marauder’s Map

Introduction J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter introduces us to different magical objects, one of which is the “Marauder’s Map”, a document...

By Pitamber Yadav
Three Beneficial Alternative Dispute Resolution Options in Domestic Relations Cases in Michigan author.

Three Beneficial Alternative Dispute Resolution Options in Domestic Relations Cases in Michigan

Introduction Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has gained significant importance in the realm of domestic relations cases, providing a more collaborative,...

By Phillip Schaedler

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