Working with the FBI, I had access to the Hostage Barricade Database System (HOBAS) and put out what I believe to be is the most current up-to-date information on law enforcement negotiation statistics.
Many New Jersey mediators consider it their responsibility to encourage parties’ counsel, when drafting an MOU memorializing a settlement agreement at the end of a mediation, to include words to the effect that, while further documentation is contemplated, the parties agree to be bound by the terms in the MOU.
This is a little-known story of how Barbara Jordan mediated a comprehensive agreement on immigration policy.
I wish to add to Michael Leathes’ recent post on his suggestion that more field-based research be done into the mediation product and Rick Weiler’s follow-up.
For quite a while a staff member had requested more work on “policy,” anticipating that working on policy would provide greater qualifications for a promotion.
A lorry driver who’d just arrived at an depot was spotted weeing over pallets used for the delivery of food.
In many ways, what coaches and lawyers do in the work place is very similar, just from a different point of view.
There are approximately eight different ways to morally disengage, and I examine how this related to the NFL.
The recent announcement that another major Canadian bank is withdrawing from the national banking ombudsman service in favour of a private dispute resolution service for customer banking complaints raises interesting questions about independence and impartiality.
"If you want to make peace with your enemy then work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner." ~ Nelson Mandela
If parties are successful in reaching an agreement at the end of a long day (or more) of mediation, one of the final challenges is preparing a written document everyone can sign to capture the terms of the settlement.
The theme of the session was that while being intelligent is good, it is also very important to have emotional intelligence; the ability to tap into the emotions of others, or to read people.
This new evaluation looks at four-plus years of data across eight different programs to provide a comprehensive analysis of foreclosure mediation in Illinois, and to highlight how differences in program models impacted outcomes.
Typically, before I discuss the topic of mediation ethics with my students, I delve into the topic of “negotiation ethics” in general.
The First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston recently declined to enforce an arbitration clause in the Container Store’s loyalty program against blind customers.
I just finished conducting a mediation (lemon law) which did not settle. And I think I know the reason.
Our series, My Favorite Resource, features interviews with our court ADR friends across the country to learn about their favorite resource.
This discusses the article "Inside the Mind of the Client."
It sounds counter intuitive, but Inaction or avoidance can be a viable way of dealing with workplace conflict.
When you have been wronged, all kinds of emotions rush into your head, direct from your heart, without checking with your mind first.
Having lived through the painful U of Missouri conflict, Ben’s account seems extremely accurate – and brings up a lot of sad memories for me, reminding me of things I wrote at the time.
Early completion may reduce or completely eliminate an important construction advantage - “float time”.
This discusses the recently published groundbreaking SOAS Arbitration in Africa Survey, the first survey of its kind to take a pan-African snapshot of African arbitration practitioners—their expertise, experience, skills, and views on arbitration.
Teachers need the support of parents and the community in the districts in which they teach.
The high court's opinion will resolve a split among the Circuit Courts of Appeal regarding whether a court may decide the issue of arbitrability in situations where the arbitration claim is groundless.