“When there is a patient listener, the speaker starts listening to the speaker within the speaker.”
The journey taken by the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) from when it first started till now is a clear indication that there is a buy-in from all stakeholders and disputants that ADR through the LMDC works because of its success story -with access to justice as some literature has revealed.
If a person during a caucus session tells the mediator that he committed a crime which had nothing to do with the case in mediation, what does the mediator do?
Since the untimely and senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, the response from many organizations, places of work, and corporations have been to hold listening sessions specifically for African Americans to “share their story” with their peers.
Aspects of ODR have been with us in one form another for decades.
In recent efforts to improve law enforcement’s role in serving our communities, a major issue is whether police departments can be assisted or replaced by professionals better suited to handling citizen calls on some issues.
In a recent DRLE listserv colloquy, I threatened to save for another day an extended rant about why we are so doggone attracted to using confusing jargon. That day has arrived.
COVID-19 has created additional need for legal services in many areas, including housing, consumer law, employment law, probate, family law, domestic violence advocacy, criminal law, among others.
In this short article, the author outlines the main findings of a qualitative research study conducted in Italy in 2018 with the purpose of understanding how mediation is enculturated in the legal culture of local attorneys, and what role, if any, the local law regulating mandatory mediation plays in this regard.
The purpose of this brief article is to respond to the article titled “George Floyd: What Leaders Need To Do Now,”published in Mediate.com and to offer some comments by a living black man whose paternal grandfather and grandmother were slaves.
Recently, I posted a blog about some of the ethical issues that might arise in mediating online using a video conferencing service. While I raised several issues, I did not address how to respond to the issues.
This paper focuses on the problems with litigation, the effectiveness of Arbitration in comparison with litigation and concludes by addressing the issue raised in the question relating to the effectiveness of arbitration in comparison to litigation.
Conflict arises in most workplaces at one point or another, but companies who take time to address the unmet needs of their employees may find that they have an easier time preventing or managing conflict overall.
Being in business with family members involves some unique dynamics that are not present with other types of business arrangements.
My experience suggests that the mediator's toolbox contains techniques that can help financially shaky defendants settle.
This is an opinion piece about the country's response to the pandemic: "There is no simple prescription without the hard work of identifying the precise nature of our problems and working together toward their remedy."
Most of those in the know agree that military marriages are burdened by stresses and strains beyond those of an ordinary marriage.
The success of online mediation depends 95% on your mediation experience and skills.
A recent post anticipates that as we go through the current crisis, we will develop a “crisis new normal” and, after we recover from the crisis, a “normal new normal” (NNN).
Talking about end of life wishes is never fun, and seldom easy.
Workplace conflict can’t be, ignored, cancelled or put on hold. And there are suddenly all kinds of reasons for employees to feel pushed to their limit.
When we think about getting a divorce, most people immediately start looking for an attorney to represent them.
In 2009 the California Judicial Council adopted a standing resolution recognizing the third week of March as Mediation Week (Proclamation).
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The law can be a very dangerous thing.
Are you waiting until relationships are broken to deal with workplace conflict? Tip: this is not the most effective way to deal with disagreements and problems!