In this podcast, Laura highlights how a well-crafted clause can be essential for an organization in achieving fair, resource-efficient outcomes, especially as courts continue to face backlogs.
Working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need for organizations to demonstrate their emotional qualities.
For Family Cases Involving Reports of Intimate Partner Violence, Shuttle and Videoconference Mediation Are Safe, Effective and Preferred by Parents
In a randomized controlled trial of family cases involving parents reporting high levels of intimate partner violence (IPV), parents felt safer in and were more satisfied with shuttle and videoconference mediation than litigation.
If you missed the 2021 CPR Annual Meeting in January—the first free public meeting held online in the organization’s 40-year history—the videos are being posted on CPR’s YouTube Channel.
JAMS has developed a multi-pronged strategy to offer virtual ADR to its clients.
The effect of COVID 19 is broader than paying for rent. We looked for options.
There’s something about the beginning of a new year that means making big changes.
This article looks at how to prevent violent conflicts, especially while quarantined.
Litigation often is extremely stressful for clients, and the process aggravates feelings of loss and grief, which interfere with their ability to negotiate effectively and reach agreements.
I have had several mediations lately in which the approach of the parties clashed.
In court, a lawyer’s role may be likened that of the client’s champion, and in most cases they represent their clients with great focus and passion.
Beyond Civil Rights: The Case for Enforcement of Harassment Laws as a Means to Deter Racially Based Confrontations
As a JAMS mediator, I believe that one of the best ways to assist parties to resolve a dispute is to educate them about the risks they run in continuing the confrontation.
Deciding to divorce is likely going to be the biggest decision of your life, bigger than even deciding to get married in the first place, and how you choose to proceed will make all the difference.
Mediation, Love says, “is the last bastion,” with mediators trained to promote dialogue.
If you’re good at selective conflict avoidance, you will have a greater sense of order and control in your life.
This post discusses interesting ramifications of personalities, such as two individuals who are each “disagreeable” tend to get along the best.
What happens at a mediation stays in the mediation (except so far as necessary for enforcement of the settlement). So mediators are taught and so they inform the parties.
Most conflicts are dealt with successfully by the individuals involved without outside help.
The benefits of online mediation for personal injury disputes. Much attention has been given to online mediation, in addition to other types of online dispute resolution (ODR), as it has seen widespread acceptance as of late due to restrictions on in-person gatherings. Is that acceptance forced in light of the need to keep claims moving forward with no viable alternative, or are parties finding that online mediation may, in fact, be preferable to face-to-face in some cases?
The world is watching one of the most divisive periods in American history.
During this year of COVID-19, courthouses have been repeatedly challenged with closures and delayed start-ups.
After trying cases for most of my career and having served as a full-time neutral for the past five years, I’m convinced mediation is the best option for resolving cases while keeping your clients’ interests in mind, particularly for health care disputes.
This article explores how the glorification of our ingroup (those whom we share identity with) contributes to conflict.
Use these strategies to avoid pitfalls and make the most out of virtual mediation. Especially during Covid-19, virtual mediation can and must be facilitated with excellence.
Both parties must enter a mediation with good faith, meaning that the parties have the sincere intention of trying to find a resolution in the dispute.