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).
Us mediators and consultants try to help people create constructive engagements and dialogues that lead to real problem solving.
Dispute resolution comes in as many forms as there are people in dispute.
This article discusses the impact of gender equality on nonviolent conflict.
There was a time, not long ago, when those who found themselves in a dispute had two basic choices: They could either file a lawsuit/initiate some formal complaint process or they could just walk away from the conflict and try to move on.
What are pilot programs, or pilot schemes, in ADR?
Every so often, you may want to tank a mediation.
As some of you may recall, the California Law Revision Commission issued its Tentative Recommendation late last year to create an exception to mediation confidentiality.
The problem with the Ba Association is a lack of agreed upon understanding of what "its critical public protection functions" entails.
In the 1990s, the very suggestion of facilitated negotiation was viewed with equal parts suspicion and contempt by most seasoned trial lawyers
Three myths relevant to Dispute Management Plans (DMPs) exist.
The Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that a payday lender did not waive its right to compel arbitration against the company’s defaulting customers.
Adapted from Prof Tania Sourdin, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 5th ed, 2016, Thomson Reuters. ADRAC gratefully acknowledges the authorship of Professor Sourdin, who kindly prepared this paper.
I sat down with Jill Boynton of Cornerstone Financial Planning to find out how this law will effect divorcing couples.
As long as you and your coParent are committed to working together to create a Parenting Plan that’s best for your children, there is no need for extra costs.
What does ADR mean in the criminal justice context?
The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Dispute Resolution mourns the loss of Chairman Emeritus Charles B. Renfrew (pictured above), who died in San Francisco on Dec. 14 at age 89.
“Joint sessions are a waste of time,” said the judge conducting a mediation in which I was representing one of the parties.
This article discusses the decision holding that disputes between a putative criminal defendant and a private company contracted by a prosecutor pursuant to a criminal diversion process are not subject to arbitration.
This article is a letter of advice to someone who is starting law school.
Finally discover how to quantify the direct and hidden Costs of Conflict.
Several bills have been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate this year that touch upon arbitration or mediation.
Mediations and their participants never cease to amaze me.
Donna Shestowsky at UC Davis School of Law has been researching the relationship between litigants and court ADR programs for quite a while.