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Just Appease Me

Just Appease Me

An ADR blawg that discusses mediation, arbitration and other interesting cases. By Valenti Law, P.C.

http://valentilaw.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 17

    HRI – IBA opens global public consultati

    HRI – IBA opens global public consultati
    HRI – IBA opens global public consultation on its draft business and human rights guidance http://ow.ly/G2wbFFiled under: Conflict
  • Dec 16

    Worthy cause : –> The Chantal Paydar Fo

    Worthy cause : –> The Chantal Paydar Fo
    Worthy cause : –> The Chantal Paydar Foundation intends to establish an endowment to fund numerous Peace, Justice, and Conflict Resolution initiatives within the United States and abroad. The Foundation goal is to PJCR movement by…
  • Dec 15

    The World Is Yours, the World Is Mine -

    The World Is Yours, the World Is Mine -
    The World Is Yours, the World Is Mine – NYTimes.com http://ow.ly/FTSg2 “My painting explores multiple modes of storytelling from the vantage point of New York City, a place of integration and turmoil that is still coming to terms…
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The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    ENOHE Calls for 2015 Paper

    ENOHE Calls for 2015 Paper
    The European Network of Ombudsmen in Higher Education is inviting submissions for its 2015 annual conference to be held in Innsbruck, Austria on May 28-30, 2015 .  The theme is: "Years of Solitude? University Ombudsmen‘s Pioneering…
  • Dec 17

    Job Posting: Department of Energy

    Job Posting: Department of Energy
    The department responsible for U.S. energy and nuclear safety policies is hiring two Associate Ombudsmen. The positions are based in the DOE Office of the Ombudsman in Washington, DC, and serve all DOE federal employees, world-wide. The…
  • Dec 17

    "ADR as First Career" Interviews Kaiser Ombud

    "ADR as First Career" Interviews Kaiser Ombud
    Back in September, the video blog about professional who started their careers in the ADR field, featured Annalisa Peterson, a Health Care Ombuds/Mediator with Kaiser Permanente in Northern California.  Peterson talks a about her…
Rank this Week: 236

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

Introduces people to the mediation process as an alternative to a traditional divorce. By California Divorce Mediators.

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Advice On Effective Communication With Your Spouse From A Divorce Attorney

    Advice On Effective Communication With Your Spouse From A Divorce Attorney
    Most fights and disagreements in a relationship usually start by verbal tirades against one another. Effective communication is vital for the health and success of a relationship. Communication, however, can’t be limited to either…
  • Dec 15

    How Sexual Orientation, Religion And Handicap Affect Child Custody

    How Sexual Orientation, Religion And Handicap Affect Child Custody
    In a child custody case, people sometimes wonder if a parent’s sexual orientation, physical handicap, or religious beliefs have an impact or effect on child custody. Sexual Orientation It is fair to say that Orange County, California…
  • Dec 12

    Who Really Needs To Know About Your Divorce?

    Who Really Needs To Know About Your Divorce?
    Feelings of guilt, shame, disappointment, and fear of the unknown are common in people who are going through or have gone through a divorce. When a relationship starts to fall apart, the dreams of the couples are shattered causing most…
Rank this Week: 4126

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Dec 16

    Is Legal Education a Zombie?

    Is Legal Education a Zombie?
    Lately, we have talked about Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Prince Charming, fairy godmothers, aristocrats, wicked witches, mutant children, beasts, step-sisters, cooks, doctors, firefighters, and boy scouts. (Note several different…
  • Dec 16

    Negotiation Advice for Graduate Students’ First Job

    Negotiation Advice for Graduate Students’ First Job
    This morning’s edition of “Inside Higher Education” (one of the two or three sites I read every morning) includes an article by a current PhD student entitled, “Basic Negotiation Advice for Grad Students.” …
  • Dec 15

    Updates on current and former FINRA Dispute Resolution executive

    Updates on current and former FINRA Dispute Resolution executive
    It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to post here – and now have a few (almost outdated) updates about FINRA Dispute Resolution leaders – both past and present.  In September, Linda Fienberg, long-time leader…
Rank this Week: 724

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

Covers the developments in arbitration and contract law in India and elsewhere.

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    Settlement of Insurance Claim and the Discharge of Insurance Contract

    Settlement of Insurance Claim and the Discharge of Insurance Contract
    Recently, a two judge Bench of the Supreme Court of India had the occasion in New India Assurance Co. Ltd. v. Genus Power Infrastructure (04.12.2014) to discuss the law on discharge of an insurance contract.Facts: Genus Power…
  • Dec 11

    Indian Journal of Arbitration Law: Call for Paper

    Indian Journal of Arbitration Law: Call for Paper
    The Call for Papers of the Indian Journal of Arbitration Law is below:Call for PapersThe Indian Journal of Arbitration Law is a biannual, student reviewed Journal by the Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Arbitration Law of National…
  • Nov 24

    Amendments to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Soon?

    Amendments to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Soon?
    News reports (here and here) suggest that a Bill containing amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 would be introduced in the month-long Winter Session of the Parliament. Recently, the Law Commission of India suggested…
Rank this Week: 831

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

Discusses arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. By Karl Bayer.

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Non-Judicial Means of Collective Redress in Europe

    Non-Judicial Means of Collective Redress in Europe
    S.I. Strong, Associate Professor at the University of Missouri School of Law, has published a book chapter entitled Non-Judicial Means of Collective Redress in Europe in Collective Redress in Europe (Oxford University Press, anticipated…
  • Dec 10

    Fifth Circuit Dismisses Appeal Over Arbitration Order Due to Lack of Jurisdiction

    Fifth Circuit Dismisses Appeal Over Arbitration Order Due to Lack of Jurisdiction
    In Southwestern Elec. Power Co. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds of London, No. 13-31130 (5th Cir., November 24, 2014), a public power company operating in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, SWEPCO, purchased insurance coverage from United…
  • Dec 10

    Special Masters: How to Make the Best of Both Worlds, Part III

    Special Masters: How to Make the Best of Both Worlds, Part III
    In Part Two we urged that, while rule changes can be of some help in getting parties in litigation to a fair and efficient resolution, they are not a complete solution. Our concern is that fundamentally, changing rules changes how the game is…
Rank this Week: 137

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Dec 15

    Write It To Let Go Of It

    Write It To Let Go Of It
    There has been much discussed and written in mediation literature that one of the major benefits of mediation is the cathartic effect of telling a story to a neutral person.  Unfortunately, for some experiences the cathartic effect…
  • Dec 6

    Go With the Crowd, as Long as the Right People are in It

    Go With the Crowd, as Long as the Right People are in It
    Given the popularity of social media and the ease at which huge numbers of people can be contacted easily, there’s more news about the “wisdom of the crowd.” It’s thought that with enough people thinking about or…
  • Nov 30

    Are They in the Mood to Come to an Agreement?

    Are They in the Mood to Come to an Agreement?
    There are many things that can impact a negotiation or mediation, but a powerful influence on the potential success or failure of the session will be the mood of the parties. Are they positive and upbeat? Are they angry or depressed? As much…
Rank this Week: 2251

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 14

    Arbitrator upholds dismissal of police officer for "untruthfulness" concerning DUI stop

    Arbitrator upholds dismissal of police officer for "untruthfulness" concerning DUI stop
    FoxTampaBay reports on a recent decision upholding the dismissal of the head of Tampa PD's DUI unit for being deceptive concerning a dui stop. The report links to the award of Arbitrator John Popular here.On January 24, 2013…
  • Dec 7

    Medical marijuana, arbitration and the court

    Medical marijuana, arbitration and the court
    In two recent decisions courts have vacated arbitrators' awards reinstating employees dismissed for use of marijuana. Both cases discuss the impact of medical marijuana legislation.In Freightliner v. Teamsters Local 305 the U.S. District…
  • Nov 23

    Pay for Snow Days - Part 2

    Pay for Snow Days - Part 2
    With record snow falls in the news, it's appropriate to revisit an issue first discussed in January. The earlier post, Pay for Snow day?- Same city, same storm, different results, discussed two awards from the Connecticut State Board of…
Rank this Week: 862

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

Explores ways to integrate mediation into the litigation process. By Joseph Markowitz.

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Dec 13

    The never-ending debate over joint session

    The never-ending debate over joint session
    Suddenly it seems that joint sessions have shown up as a hot topic again. The fall issue of the ABA Dispute Resolution magazine features an article by Eric Galton and Tracy Allen called "Don't Torch the Joint Session," which decries the…
  • Dec 11

    The Grand Bargain

    The Grand Bargain
    The city of Detroit emerged from bankruptcy yesterday, a process that was successful because of something the participants labeled the "Grand Bargain." The Grand Bargain was a complicated plan, but its key feature involved the transfer of the…
  • Dec 3

    Frozen conflict

    Frozen conflict
    I wasn't familiar with the term "frozen conflict" until I saw it applied to the current stalemate in the Ukraine, but apparently it has been applied to other similar disputes in the past, especially dealing with other former territories of…
Rank this Week: 1275

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Covers mediation, arbitration and family/divorce law in NJ.

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Dec 10

    Changing Your Name When Divorcing — Professional Issue

    Changing Your Name When Divorcing — Professional Issue
    Pursuant to a divorce, either spouse is eligible for a name change.  Traditionally, many women take the husband’s last name upon marriage.  Upon divorce, some women want to change back to their maiden names or hyphenate.…
  • Dec 9

    Divorce and Child College Cost

    Divorce and Child College Cost
    New Jersey children suing their parents for college costs have been in the news frequently in recent months.  Many parents are unaware of the law in New Jersey which derives from a 1982 NJ Supreme Court case called Newburgh v.…
  • Oct 7

    Alimony Reform: Changes to NJ Alimony Law

    Alimony Reform: Changes to NJ Alimony Law
    On September 10, 2014, NJ Governor Chris Christie signed Public Law 2014, Chapter 42 into law.  This law makes changes to NJ’s alimony statues.  The legislature had been discussing this issue for several years and finally was…
Rank this Week: 1885

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Covers litigation, arbitration and mediation in Germany. By Peter Bert.

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • Dec 9

    Human Rights Day 2014 – Write For Right

    Human Rights Day 2014 – Write For Right
    Tomorrow is Human Rights Day. On December 10, 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  “Write a letter, change a life” , amnesty international’s…
  • Oct 14

    Art Law: German “Centre for Lost Cultural Objects” To Be Established

    Art Law: German “Centre for Lost Cultural Objects” To Be Established
    Thanks to the Gurlitt saga, which we have covered extensively here, lost art and how to deal with it all of a sudden became a hotly debated subject, and triggered frantic activities on various levels. For example, Bavaria came forward…
  • Oct 13

    European Union: Progress on the Choice of Court Convention

    European Union: Progress on the Choice of Court Convention
    The headline of Friday’s press release was a bit too much, for my taste: “Choice of Court Convention: EU businesses receive a major boost for international trade”, the EU Commission claimed. EU Justice Commissioner Martine…
Rank this Week: 2131

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Covers adoption, family law, surrogacy and mediation. By Harden Jackson LLC.

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Practical tips to avoid holiday parenting time problem

    Practical tips to avoid holiday parenting time problem
    During the holiday season our office receives tons of questions from our clients about how to handle holiday parenting time. Attorney Christine Douglas helps individuals resolve a variety of legal issues that arise in families. With over 18…
  • Nov 18

    Indiana's Third Information & Awareness Adoption Fair

    Indiana's Third Information & Awareness Adoption Fair
    Attorney Michele Jackson, who serves on the Governor's Adoption Committee, is among other Adoption professionals, adoptive parents and adoptees who attended Indiana's Third Information and Awareness Adoption Fair. The fair provided education…
  • Sep 19

    MICHELE JACKSON NAMED FINALIST FOR INDY'S BEST AND BRIGHTEST AWARD

    MICHELE JACKSON NAMED FINALIST FOR INDY'S BEST AND BRIGHTEST AWARD
    For the second year in a row, attorney Michele Jackson has been selected as a finalist for the annual Indy's Best and Brightest award ceremony created by Junior Achievement. The event will honor 100 of central Indiana's most outstanding…
Rank this Week: 2772

Brains On Purpose

Brains On Purpose

Looks at conflict resolution, including mediation and negotiation, through the lens of neuroscience. By Stephanie West Allen and Jeffrey M. Schwartz.

http://westallen.typepad.com/brains_on_purpose/
Rank this Week: 952

Outsourcing Justice

Outsourcing Justice

Covers arbitration law developments. By Imre Szalai.

http://www.outsourcingjustice.com
  • Nov 30

    Third Circuit Case Shows Interesting Role Reversal in Consumer Arbitration

    Third Circuit Case Shows Interesting Role Reversal in Consumer Arbitration
    Typically, a corporation seeks to enforce an arbitration clause in connection with a consumer dispute, while the consumer seeks to avoid arbitration and instead have a jury trial in court. However, in a recent Third Circuit case, the tables…
  • Nov 13

    Second Circuit Affirms Arbitrator’s Award in Sprint Case After Ten Years of Procedural Fight

    Second Circuit Affirms Arbitrator’s Award in Sprint Case After Ten Years of Procedural Fight
    After three trips to the Second Circuit, and after almost ten years (yes, ten years!) of litigation and arbitration, the Second Circuit finally affirmed an arbitrator’s decision that a dispute cannot be arbitrated. The case of Emilio v.…
  • Nov 11

    Ninth Circuit Refuses to Enforce Sirius Radio’s Arbitration Agreement

    Ninth Circuit Refuses to Enforce Sirius Radio’s Arbitration Agreement
    In Knutson v. Sirius XM Radio Inc., No. 12-56120 (9th Cir. Nov. 10, 2014) (click here for a copy of the decision), the Ninth Circuit held that Sirius could not enforce an arbitration clause used in connection with a free 90-day trial…
Rank this Week: 3142

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Nov 25

    Choosing a Divorce Mediator

    Choosing a Divorce Mediator
    Video Series Part 1 Choosing a Divorce Mediator from Cimira Studios on Vimeo. “Divorce is not a battle to be won, it’s a problem to be solved.” Mediation is a valuable method for divorcing couples to make decisions that will…
  • Oct 28

    Knowledge Resources for Divorce Professional

    Knowledge Resources for Divorce Professional
    Knowledge Resources for Divorce Professionals Lots of learning going on in the fields of mediation and collaborative law.  Last weekend I attended the nation’s largest annual gathering of International Academy of Collaborative…
  • Sep 25

    Useful Skills in Mediation

    Useful Skills in Mediation
    Mediation is a constructive, efficient strategy for divorcing couples to reach mutual agreements that will be carried on after the divorce is final. Divorce mediation provides separating couples with a safe space to discuss arrangements…
Rank this Week: 2987

Upchurch Watson White & Max Blog

Upchurch Watson White & Max Blog

Covers mediation.

http://www.uww-adr.com/category/blog
  • Nov 25

    Is a Mediator's Proposal Part of Last-Ditch Effort?

    Is a Mediator's Proposal Part of Last-Ditch Effort?
    My Upchurch Watson White & Max colleagues and I recently discussed the concept of a Mediator's Proposal (MP), which gave me the opportunity to lay out my position on this mediation tool. For me, the polestars for the mediation process…
  • Nov 4

    Getting to a Decision-Maker; What's Changed Since Rule 1.720(e), Fla. RCiv. Pro.?

    Getting to a Decision-Maker; What's Changed Since Rule 1.720(e), Fla. RCiv. Pro.?
    I don’t think anyone expected Rule 1.720(e), to resolve all issues concerning authority to settle at mediation. The Rule requires the service of a statement executed by counsel or a party identifying the representative attending the…
  • Sep 20

    Partnership with UF ADR Team Builds Mentorship, Friendship and Service

    Partnership with UF ADR Team Builds Mentorship, Friendship and Service
    The University of Florida ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) team competes in about five intercollegiate competitions annually. Closely coordinated with the American Bar Association, many of these meets take place in conjunction with the…
Rank this Week: 4089

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Nov 25

    Technology and theatre in a library

    Technology and theatre in a library
    When I read Where Humbert Humbert Might Whisper in Your Ear in the New York Times on a flight back to Colombo from the US, I immediately thought of doing something along the same lines in Sri Lanka to explore to what degree, post-war, we…
  • Nov 5

    UAVs and peacebuilding: Some thought

    UAVs and peacebuilding: Some thought
    My work with UAVs is largely conceptual, framed by growing up in a context of war, deeply informed by having to deal with the enduring legacy of violent conflict even post-war and anchored to the inalienable yet often callously erased rights…
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
Rank this Week: 38

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Law Offices of Joseph C. Markowitz

Discusses civil procedure, trial practice, employment law and other issues.

http://www.jcmarkowitz.com/
  • Nov 23

    Trial

    Trial
    The vast majority--far more that 90%--of civil cases are never going to trial. They are mostly going to be resolved by default, or by motion, or by negotiated settlement. And if by settlement, that will happen between the parties themselves…
  • Jun 12

    Tesla patent

    Tesla patent
    While not very impressive grammatically, the statement published today on Tesla's website that "all our patent are belong to you" might have some earthshaking consequences in the intellectual property world. Tesla has decided that in the…
  • Jun 5

    Employment Claims and the DFEH

    Employment Claims and the DFEH
    I heard a talk recently by Phyllis Cheng, the director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing ("DFEH"). Ms. Cheng walked through the process of resolving employment claims in the department. For cases not processed by…
Rank this Week: 1905

Heintzman ADR

Heintzman ADR

Discusses the nature and advantages of ADR and contains annalyses about recent case law dealing with ADR. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.heintzmanadr.com/
Rank this Week: 2229

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate…

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate Mediation Services

Covers mediation news. By Jim W. Hildreth.

http://wwwrealestatemediation.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 14

    California Association of Realtor

    California Association of Realtor
    Jim W Hildreth Mediator was appointed by the California Association of Realtors to serve on the newly formed mediation panel known as Mediation Center.Hildreth's focus is disputes involving real estate, with buyers, sellers and the real…
  • Dec 28

    California Solar Easement and the Solar Shade Control Act

    California Solar Easement and the Solar Shade Control Act
    California Solar Easement and the Solar Shade Control Act: California’s solar access laws appear in the state’s Civil, Government, Health and SaJim W…
  • Dec 24

    Alameda County Superior Court, Oaklans, CA

    Alameda County Superior Court, Oaklans, CA
    Untitled, a photo by TulipFleurs on Flickr.Oakland, CA Happy Holidays from Real Estate Mediation Services.http://www.RealEstateMediation.orghttp://www.RealEstateMediation.org
Rank this Week: 1075

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
Rank this Week: 2697

DIPr Argentina

DIPr Argentina

Covers international private law (conflicts of law) and international commercial arbitration law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). By Julio Cesar Cordoba and Maria B. Noodt Taquela.

http://www.diprargentina.com/
Rank this Week: 1442

The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

Covers structured settlements and related products and services from the insurance and legal communities.

http://www.finnfinancialgroup.com/learn-more/blog/
  • Oct 22

    Kim’s Story

    Kim’s Story
    Reprinted from our October 22, 2014 Newsletter Structured Settlements Changing Lives Several months ago, I shared Robin’s Story with you. Today, I’m pleased to pass along the second in a series of first person testimonials on the…
  • Oct 21

    Master Class Highlight

    Master Class Highlight
    October 21, 2014 – Last week, I had the great honor of participating in the inaugural class of the structured settlement industry’s newest designation and will soon be able to call myself a . . . Master Structured Settlement…
  • Sep 13

    IRS on S&P 500 Linked Structured Settlement: It Works!

    IRS on S&P 500 Linked Structured Settlement: It Works!
    September 13, 2014 – Every Friday morning, when the Internal Revenue Service releases its written determinations to the public as required by law, not much fanfare is usually made of the event. (Insert chirping crickets soundtrack here)…
Rank this Week: 4283

ADR Law Texas

ADR Law Texas

Covers news, developments, appellate court decisions and supreme court case law addressing issues of arbitration, mediation, and other means of nonjudicial conflict resolution and settlement. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://texas-arbitration-case-law.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Can an order compelling arbitration be challenged by immediate appeal?

    Can an order compelling arbitration be challenged by immediate appeal?
    No immediate appellate review of trial court order sending parties to arbitration either under the FAA or the TAA. Interlocutory appeal not authorized under such circumstances (as opposed to an order denying a motion to compel arbitration).…
  • Oct 10

    Lack of Consideration argument with respect to arbitration agreement

    Lack of Consideration argument with respect to arbitration agreement
    Mutual surrender of right to jury trial implicated in agreement to arbitrate dispute suffices  Regarding any lack-of-consideration argument, it is well-settled in Texas that "[a] mutual agreement to arbitrate claims provides…
  • Oct 10

    Lack of Consideration argument with respect to arbitration agreement

    Lack of Consideration argument with respect to arbitration agreement
    Mutual surrender of right to jury trial implicated in agreement to arbitrate dispute suffices  Regarding any lack-of-consideration argument, it is well-settled in Texas that "[a] mutual agreement to arbitrate claims provides…
Rank this Week: 1114

Just Mediation

Just Mediation

Covers mediation and collaborative divorce. By Alexandria Skinner.

http://www.xanskinner.com/wordpressDE/
Rank this Week: 4242

Tulsa Family Law Blog

Tulsa Family Law Blog

Covers family law and dispute resolution. By the Law Firm of Naylor, Williams & Tracy, Inc.

http://tulsafamilylaw.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 19

    A Primer on Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma

    A Primer on Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma
    Most people hold a formal ceremony to establish their marriage. Married couples get a license and formally record their ceremonial marriage at the courthouse. Oklahoma is among a handful of states that still recognize non-ceremonial…
  • Apr 10

    Oklahoma Judicial Appointment Process Threatened – Say No to SJR21

    Oklahoma Judicial Appointment Process Threatened – Say No to SJR21
    It’s silly season in the Oklahoma Legislature. One of the silliest ideas is to put politicians in charge of the commission that nominates Oklahoma judges. Lawmakers are threatening to abolish the commission and freeze judicial salaries…
  • Feb 22

    Is your son or daughter throwing away their higher education?

    Is your son or daughter throwing away their higher education?
    Originally posted on Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW:I commonly see parents of young adults in university/college where the student is throwing away their education, putting more time towards partying and recovery than studying and earning grades.…
Rank this Week: 1652

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Provides information about the Texas approach to Collaborative Law. By Dick Price.

http://texascollaborativelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Advantages of Using an Experienced Collaborative Law Attorney

    Advantages of Using an Experienced Collaborative Law Attorney
    There are getting to be a number of trained Collaborative Law attorneys in Texas and other places.  That's good because it gives clients more to choose from.  On the flip-side, it's sometimes hard for a party to figure out who to…
  • Sep 1

    How to Tell Whether an Attorney is Experienced in Collaborative Law

    How to Tell Whether an Attorney is Experienced in Collaborative Law
    As more people decide to give Collaborative a try in resolving their family law issues, clients are faced with having to choose among a number of attorneys who say they practice Collaborative Law.  Naturally, some attorneys have more…
  • Aug 15

    Being Realistic --Don't Get Greedy!

    Being Realistic --Don't Get Greedy!
    There's a lot of pressure when it comes time to resolve a divorce.  Mostly, it's self-imposed, but it is real nevertheless.  A big concern is for both parties to be as financially secure as possible even though you increase expenses…
Rank this Week: 4562

ADR Times

ADR Times

Covers alternative dispute resolution issues.

http://www.adrtimes.com/
  • Aug 19

    Patent Litigation

    Patent Litigation
    While not very impressive grammatically, the statement published on Tesla's website in June 2014 that "all our patent are belong to you" might have some earthshaking consequences in the intellectual property world. 
  • Aug 18

    Arbitration Award Vacated Because Arbitrators Were Impartial

    Arbitration Award Vacated Because Arbitrators Were Impartial
    Although we usually expect arbitrators to be impartial, the Supreme Court of Texas vacated an arbitration award because the chosen arbitrators were too impartial.Americo Life, Inc. v. Myer, __S.W.3d__, 2014 WL 2789429 (Tex. June…
  • Aug 15

    Awareness, Choice and Action

    Awareness, Choice and Action
    Teaching principles of peacemaking is based on three ideas: Awareness, choice, and action.  Much conflict stems from automatic, reactive behavior. We, as humans, are hard wired to protect our personal identities.
Rank this Week: 310

Law Rules

Law Rules

Covers dispute resolution and civil litigation. By Michael A. Pollack.

http://lawrules.squarespace.com/journal/
  • Aug 18

    When is Mediation not Mediation?

    When is Mediation not Mediation?
    Last week, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran an article about the Wisconsin Medical Malpractice Mediation Panels (MMP), with the headline “Medical Mediation Rarely Provides Closure”. The only problem with the article and the…
  • Jan 21

    How does a mediator spell success?

    How does a mediator spell success?
    Like many mediators, I am often asked how many of my cases result in a settlement, as opposed to impasse. The question implies that a successful mediation results in a full settlement of all issues, and that anything less is an impasse,…
  • Dec 9

    Practice!

    Practice!
    An old joke relates the story of a tourist in New York City who asks someone on the street how he can get to Carnegie Hall. The native New Yorker responds “Practice!” The same can be said for negotiating. Whether you are using a…
Rank this Week: 1928

Workplace Dignity: Where Dignity…

Workplace Dignity: Where Dignity and Respect in the Workplace Reigns Supreme

Covers employment law, human resources best practices, and how to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms to help ensure a happy and productive workforce. By Kendall Isaac.

http://www.workplacedignity.com/employment-law-and-dispute-resolution-blog.html
Rank this Week: 4759

Workplaces That Work

Workplaces That Work

Covers workplace conflict management systems. By Blaine Donais.

http://workplacesthatwork.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    Workplace Fairness Analyst Certification Seminar Sept 6&7, 2014 Toronto

    Workplace Fairness Analyst Certification Seminar Sept 6&7, 2014 Toronto
    The Workplace Fairness Institute offers this two day professional development seminar to ADR professionals, ombuds, human resources practitioners, diversity consultants, managers and union representatives.  This seminar will provide…
  • May 29

    Workplace Fairness Certification Training - June 10, 2013 Calgary

    Workplace Fairness Certification Training - June 10, 2013 Calgary
    The Workplace Fairness Institute is offering a one day training session to become Workplace Fairness Analysts.This designation demonstrates that a workplace practitioner is qualified to use the tools developed by the Workplace Fairness…
  • May 29

    Conflict Management in the Workplace - A 5 Day Course co-sponsored by York University and the WFI

    Conflict Management in the Workplace - A 5 Day Course co-sponsored by York University and the WFI
    The top-down management of conflict in the workplace can be frustrating for everyone. Typically, conflict is addressed after things have gotten out of hand and the conflict is entrenched in the workplace. Your best employees have left and…
Rank this Week: 4932

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Law Office of Martin Murphy Blog

Covers mediation, collaborative law and family law in Massachusetts.

http://www.massachusettsfamilylawfirm.com/blog
  • Jun 2

    Massachusetts Wed Same-Sex Couple Allowed to Divorce in Pennsylvania

    Massachusetts Wed Same-Sex Couple Allowed to Divorce in Pennsylvania
    About ten years ago, a same-sex couple married on the first day that the state of Massachusetts allowed for legalized same-sex weddings. According to a report in the L.A. Times, the women relocated to Pennsylvania with their one-year-old…
  • May 26

    Mediation of Custody in Massachusett

    Mediation of Custody in Massachusett
    Custody determinations are extremely challenging during the divorce process. Emotions are high as parents work, struggle and sometimes fight to decide the best living arrangements for their children. Custody mediation is meant to ease the…
  • May 19

    Celebrity Divorce Raises Questions About Prenuptial Agreement

    Celebrity Divorce Raises Questions About Prenuptial Agreement
    Another celebrity divorce scandal is in the newspapers. This time, the controversy involves comedian and talk show host Sherri Shepherd and her husband of nearly three years. According to the Los Angeles Times, the major areas of contention…
Rank this Week: 4947

Conflict Zen

Conflict Zen

Covers conflict resolution for organizations, teams, executives and managers. By Tammy Lenski.

http://lenski.com/blog/
  • Apr 28

    Blog feed change

    Blog feed change
    If you receive my new blog articles via email, you can ignore this entire post. But if you subscribe to my blog by RSS feed, this post is for you. I'm about to make some technical changes on the site and want to make sure you don't miss my…
  • Apr 24

    Anxiety about a difficult conversation? Try this.

    Anxiety about a difficult conversation? Try this.
    Writing may be a very effective way to boost your performance in pressure-filled situations such as difficult conversations, suggests research out of The University of Chicago's Human Performance Lab. Even ten minutes of expressive writing…
  • Apr 17

    On retaliation

    On retaliation
    "There were times in my own life when I’ve been so hurt that I was sure retaliation would make me feel better. But inevitably, when I can’t harm the people who harmed me I just end up harming the people who love me. So maybe…
Rank this Week: 1343

The G&G ADR Blog

The G&G ADR Blog

Covers dispute resolution topics. By Grossman & Grossman P.A.

http://www.thegrossmanlawoffice.com/grossman-and-grossman-family-divorce-lawyers-blog
  • Mar 21

    Hey, That’s Mine! Florida Equitable Distribution

    Hey, That’s Mine! Florida Equitable Distribution
     A couple of weekends ago, our neighbor who recently sold her house was having a massive yard sale. Almost no parking is available in front of her home.  The hoards were squeezing their cars along the side of our …The post…
  • Mar 21

    Hey, That’s Mine! Florida Equitable Distribution

    Hey, That’s Mine! Florida Equitable Distribution
     A couple of weekends ago, our neighbor who recently sold her house was having a massive yard sale. Almost no parking is available in front of her home.  The hoards were squeezing their cars along the side of our …
  • Jan 17

    Zombie Apocalypse and LASIK

    Zombie Apocalypse and LASIK
    I have a dear friend named Teris. She is one of those soul friends who gets me and I get her and no matter what we are talking about, we both get it. So, it should not surprise you that when she mentioned her need to get LASIK surgery…
Rank this Week: 3489

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Covers mediation, negotiation and settlement. By Victoria Pynchon.

http://www.negotiationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day
    Close the Gap App™ (sponsored by GoDaddy) is a powerful online tool that takes you on a guided deep dive into your career path. It's like having your very own career or business coach on your desktop or mobile…
  • Nov 16

    Good Night and Good Luck

    Good Night and Good Luck
    I launched the Negotiation Law Blog on October 3, 2006, shortly after I'd earned my LL.M in Conflict Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law. I'm uncertain just how many months earlier I'd begun blogging on…
  • Nov 5

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table
      This just in from Harvard's Program on Negotiation: In a new study, Nour Kteily of Northwestern University and his colleagues found that low-power groups can influence powerful parties to engage with them through their framing of the…
Rank this Week: 69

Kanzlei Hellinger

Kanzlei Hellinger

Covers common German law, tax law, ADR and ODR. By Axel Hellinger.

http://hellinger.eu/en/
  • Feb 3

    Nachträgliche Werbungskosten bei Vermietungseinkünften

    Nachträgliche Werbungskosten bei Vermietungseinkünften
    This article is only available in German.etmin Kanzlei Hellinger
  • Nov 24

    Die Initiale 2013 – Da geht mehr!

    Die Initiale 2013 – Da geht mehr!
    This article is only available in German.Axel Hellinger Kanzlei Hellinger
  • Nov 24

    Die Initiale 2013 – Da geht mehr!

    Die Initiale 2013 – Da geht mehr!
    Am 22.11.2013 und 23.11.2013 war die Gründermesse Initiale in Dortmund. Als gründungsaffiner Berater nutzt man gerne eine solche Gelegenheit, um sich unter die Startups und deren Supporter zu mischen. Da die Datev zusammen mit dem…
Rank this Week: 3101

ABC Collaborative Divorce Blog

ABC Collaborative Divorce Blog

Provides articles and information on collaborative practice throughout the world. By Adam B. Cordover.

http://abcdivorcecollaborative.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 12

    Video: Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce Explained

    Video: Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce Explained
    The Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group are teaming up to bring a training on the Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce on March 20-22, 2014.  Attorneys, Financial…
  • Oct 16

    Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego > Top 9 Collaborative Divorce Tips for Succe

    Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego > Top 9 Collaborative Divorce Tips for Succe
    From Shawn Weber, Esq.: 1. Use a full team model. It can seem daunting to think of adding multiple professionals to one’s divorce case. A full collaborative divorce team would be a coach for each party, two attorneys, a child specialist…
  • Oct 15

    GrizzlyLaw.com > Collaborative Divorce Agreement

    GrizzlyLaw.com > Collaborative Divorce Agreement
    From Kay Lynn Lee, Esq.: Divorce is an ugly 7-letter word: if you have children, it is worse. Many attorneys in states other than Montana offer what’s called “collaborative” divorces. Because of its size, and the lack of…
Rank this Week: 3876

Blog Arbitration

Blog Arbitration

Online Colloquium on Law & Practice of Arbitration Globally.

http://blogarbitration.com/
Rank this Week: 2615

San Francisco Mediation: A Better…

San Francisco Mediation: A Better Solution

Explores mediation as a better solution for resolving any type of dispute. By Paula M. Lawhon.

http://sfmediation.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    ADRNC Salute to Bay Area Mediator

    ADRNC Salute to Bay Area Mediator
    I recently had the pleasure of working with the Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California (ADRNC) in creating their Public Service Announcement called "The Salute to Bay Area Mediators." This Public Service…
  • Feb 22

    More Posts Coming Soon in 2013.....

    More Posts Coming Soon in 2013.....
    After a bit of a hiatus in my blogging endeavors, I've decided to start posting more articles again. Of course, since mediation is a confidential process, much of what happens in my daily work life, (although very interesting!), cannot be…
  • Oct 12

    Support for Men in Divorce

    Support for Men in Divorce
    A while back, I posted a link to a support group which focuses on helping women through the difficult transition of divorce or separation (although they also work with men). This is my belated follow up link for a support group which focuses…
Rank this Week: 4474

Civil Negotiation and Mediation…

Civil Negotiation and Mediation Blog

Covers divorce and mediation. By Nancy E. Hudgins.

http://www.hudginsmediation.com/blog
  • Jan 25

    Playworks! Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Children

    Playworks! Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Children
    Playworks, a non-profit that contracts with schools to bring organization, socialization and conflict resolution skills to school playgrounds, has incorporated rock-paper-scissors in its curriculum.   (Disclosure:  my daughter…
  • Jan 17

    Persuasion in Negotiation: Tips from Washington, D.C.

    Persuasion in Negotiation: Tips from Washington, D.C.
    I have been extolling the virtues of listening as a condition precedent to persuasion in mediation and negotiation.  It was interesting to read that political pollsters are touting the same thing. The Washington Post had a long article…
  • Jun 7

    Co-Parenting Skills: Credit Where Credit is Due

    Co-Parenting Skills: Credit Where Credit is Due
    I conducted a divorce mediation recently where the parties have been separated for many years but now have started the divorce process by coming to mediation.  They have been co-parenting their children during the separation.  We have…
Rank this Week: 2679

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

Covers judicial and regulatory decisions as well as topics and trends in international litigation, international dispute resolution, and international investigations, regulatory compliance, and enforcement. By Cadwaladar.

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
Rank this Week: 2467

Healthcare Neutral ADR Blog

Healthcare Neutral ADR Blog

Covers healthcare arbitration and mediation, end-of-life decisions, and medical malpractice claims. By Healthcare Neutral.

http://www.healthcareneutraladrblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Could ObamaCare Cause Hospitals To Lose Tax Exempt Status?

    Could ObamaCare Cause Hospitals To Lose Tax Exempt Status?
           I just read an interesting post by David Whelan on The Health Care Blog. In short, he points out that on full implementation, ObamaCare will drastically reduce the number of uninsured patients seen at most tax exempt hospitals in…
  • Sep 10

    AHLA Offers Enhanced ADR Training Opportunitie

    AHLA Offers Enhanced ADR Training Opportunitie
         For many years, the American Health Lawyers Association ("AHLA") Alternative Dispute Resolution Service has offered basic (one day) training courses in arbitration and mediation. I just heard from Geoff Drucker, Manager of the ADR…
  • Sep 4

    NJ Bar Health Law Section Opens With Program On Health Reform

    NJ Bar Health Law Section Opens With Program On Health Reform
         The New Jersey State Bar Association's Health Law Section kicks off its 2012-2013 meeting year on September 11th with a program entitled: "Health Reform Is Alive And Well...Sort Of...The View From Providers And Insurers." It begins…
Rank this Week: 4570

Muzakere Blog

Muzakere Blog

Covers Turkish negotiation law.

http://blog.muzakere.org
  • Jun 2

    10 Bin Müzakereci-Arabulucu – Lider Ö?renci Yeti?iyor

    10 Bin Müzakereci-Arabulucu – Lider Ö?renci Yeti?iyor
    A?a??da ilginize sundu?umuz videolarda, “10 Bin Müzakereci-Arabulucu-Lider Ö?renci Yeti?iyor Projesi”  çerçevesinde,  ?zmir ili Buca ?lçesinde 18 lisede uygulanan “akran arabuluculuk” modeli hakk?nda bilgi verilmektedir.…
  • Nov 6

    Avukatlar için müzakere teknikleri kitab?

    Avukatlar için müzakere teknikleri kitab?
    Av. ?amil Demir taraf?ndan kaleme al?nan ve Adalet Yay?nevi taraf?ndan “Avukat?n Uzla?ma Sa?lama Yetkisi” ad?yla yay?nlanan kitapta, uyu?mazl?k taraflar?n?n bir müzakere yöntemi olan ve  Av. K. m. 35/A’da düzenlenen uzla?ma…
  • Jul 21

    Türkçe müzakere kitaplar?

    Türkçe müzakere kitaplar?
    Arabuluculuk ile birlikte kazan?lmas? zorunlu yeteneklerden olan müzakereye ili?kin olarak Türkçe kaynak say?s? maalesef pek fazla de?il. Amazon.com da “negotiation” aramas?n?n sonuçlar? da bu dü?üncemi teyit ediyor. Bu durumda…
Rank this Week: 3913

FamilyCraft: The Private Practice…

FamilyCraft: The Private Practice of Family & Divorce Mediation

Covers the intrapersonal and the professional/technical world of being a family mediator. By Lawrence F. King.

http://coloradodivorcemediation.com/blog/mediation/index.htm
  • May 8

    This blog has moved

    This blog has moved
    This blog is now located at http://mediationblog.coloradodivorcemediation.com/. You will be automatically redirected in 30 seconds, or you may click here. For feed subscribers, please update your feed subscriptions to…
  • May 30

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry
    A potential client (we'll call her Ms. Smith) asked an important question this morning:"My husband has just told me that he is seeking a divorce. We plan to use mediation if possible. I have concerns about whether mediation addresses…
  • Apr 23

    Empathy, Anger & Sorrow (Erasing the Lines in the Sand)

    Empathy, Anger & Sorrow (Erasing the Lines in the Sand)
    In discussing disappointment's natural place in the landscape of life, psychotherapist Michael Miller, Ph.D., recently wrote in a popular magazine's feature article:Empathy helps turn anger into sorrow. When sorrow becomes mutual, it begins…
Rank this Week: 2175

Collaborative Divorce Newsblog

Collaborative Divorce Newsblog

Provides tips and news on collaborative divorce worldwide. By Pauline Tesler.

http://www.collaborativedivorcenews.com/
  • Mar 23

    PRACTICAL NEURO-LITERACY: Where Divorce Practice, Neuroscience, and Legal Conflict Resolution Intersect

    PRACTICAL NEURO-LITERACY: Where Divorce Practice, Neuroscience, and Legal Conflict Resolution Intersect
    Come to Concord, New Hampshire on June 14, 2012 for a dynamic and comprehensive overview/introduction to Neuro-resolution  This all-day training workshop is sponsored by the New Hampshire State
  • Jan 25

    Collaborative Divorce and The Rhythm of Love (Marin Style)

    Collaborative Divorce and The Rhythm of Love (Marin Style)
    The Rhythm of Love (Marin Style) -We lawyers are very familiar with the statistics--nearly everywhere where divorce is freely available, half of all marriages, more or less, will end in divorce.  The statistics are even more daunting where I…
  • Jan 18

    Coming up: Collaborative Master Class in Pittsburgh

    Coming up: Collaborative Master Class in Pittsburgh
    Join me and Woody Mosten in Pittsburgh for a three-day Master Class, on February 2-4, 2012.  The class was last presented in St. Louis, with rave reviews.  For information, or to register, contact:  Mark Gubinsky Here is the agenda for the…
Rank this Week: 3626