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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/
  • Feb 27

    Internship: International Organization for Migration

    Internship: International Organization for Migration
    The IOM Office of the Ombudsperson is seeking an intern for a six-month position. Reporting to the Ombudsperson, Rogelio Bernal, the intern will support his teamwork with other colleagues in the Field Missions and IOM Headquarters. The…
  • Feb 27

    Huffington Post Blogger: Uber Sexual Harassment Charge Shows Need for Ombud

    Huffington Post Blogger: Uber Sexual Harassment Charge Shows Need for Ombud
    In a weekend post, contributor Jeffery Tobias Halter examined the recent claims of sexual harassment and an unrestrained workplace culture against Uber. Halter, a "gender strategist" and diversity executive at Coca-Cola, says there are five…
  • Feb 22

    National Capital Commission Seeks Bids for Ombuds Program

    National Capital Commission Seeks Bids for Ombuds Program
    The Canadian Crown corporation that administers the federally owned lands and buildings in the National Capital Region is requesting proposals for the provision of Ombudsman related responsibilities in accordance with the Terms of…
Rank this Week: 1245

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

    Three Steps for Effective Communication and Dealing with Sensitive Issue

    Three Steps for Effective Communication and Dealing with Sensitive Issue
    Many lawsuits involve very personal, sensitive issues. They can include family law disputes, claims of discrimination and harassment in the workplace as well as personal injury claims. In many instances, an attorney needs to not only to be…
  • Feb 24

    How Well Do You Take Criticism?

    How Well Do You Take Criticism?
    We all need to learn from our mistakes, but we may be making mistakes without realizing it. Accepting and using criticism to improve ourselves is an art. It may be the difference between being stuck in a rut or being able to perform better…
  • Feb 23

    You Only Have a Few Moments to Make a Lasting, First Impression

    You Only Have a Few Moments to Make a Lasting, First Impression
    First impressions are lasting impressions. Trying to correct a bad first impression can be done, but it may take time and effort. Whether you’re meeting a prospective client, another attorney or the opposing party during a mediation,…
Rank this Week: 4084

Just Mediation

Just Mediation

Covers mediation and collaborative divorce. By Alexandria Skinner.

http://www.xanskinner.com/wordpressDE/
  • Feb 27

    Links for 2017-02-26 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2017-02-26 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
  • Feb 24

    Links for 2017-02-23 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2017-02-23 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
  • Feb 19

    Links for 2017-02-18 [del.icio.us]

    Links for 2017-02-18 [del.icio.us]
    Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky!
Rank this Week: 4794

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Arbitrators exceeding their powers - three courts reverse

    Arbitrators exceeding their powers - three courts reverse
    Arbitrator ignored limitations in cbaThe cba between CenterPoint Energy and the Gas Workers sets forth several offenses which provide "absolute causes" for discharge and limit an arbitrator to the question of whether the employee, in fact,…
  • Feb 19

    Quick Hits - Public policy, double jeopardy and email

    Quick Hits - Public policy, double jeopardy and email
    Four (unsuccessful) public policy challenges to arbitration awardsCourts continue to carefully scrutinize challenges to arbitration awards based on claims that the award is contrary to public policy. In  Cuyahoga…
  • Feb 5

    Court rejects Union's challenge to outsourcing award-work was supplemental and was not replaced elsewhere

    Court rejects Union's challenge to outsourcing award-work was supplemental and was not replaced elsewhere
    Steelworkers Local 10-86 represents employees at Merck facility in West Point, PA. The facility is primary used for the production of large molecule products like vaccines, rather than small molecule products like tablets.Merck sold a small…
Rank this Week: 64

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/
  • Feb 25

    How To Avoid Unequal Division Of A Business During Divorce

    How To Avoid Unequal Division Of A Business During Divorce
    A divorce can be a complicated process when assets and properties are involved. Through mediation a part of the problem can be solved but since it is a question of finances, couples tend to be skeptical. In case of business, things become…
  • Feb 24

    How Mediation Can Protect You From Financial Harm

    How Mediation Can Protect You From Financial Harm
    Divorces often involve the division of property, asset and other financial holdings including businesses. Often, one of the divorcee ends up getting more than they wished for. Needless to say, the other person ends up losing more than what…
  • Feb 23

    Grounds On Which Child Custody Orders Can Be Modified

    Grounds On Which Child Custody Orders Can Be Modified
    One of the most important things that parents have trouble dealing with during a divorce is child custody. Custody plans are made based on the current situation of the parent. It includes things like visitation time and agreements based on…
Rank this Week: 2029

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Feb 24

    How litigation resolves conflict

    How litigation resolves conflict
    The other day, I was trying to explain to another attorney why I've grown to dislike the term "litigation," even though it's the most commonly-accepted way of describing most of my law practice. I don't have any objections to filing or…
  • Feb 15

    "Us" vs. "Them"

    "Us" vs. "Them"
    You want to know about us? The kind of people you can trust, that's us. Reputable people. About them, they are the ones who caused the problem, not us. The thing about us, is that we're right. We did nothing wrong. OK, maybe we made a few…
  • Feb 10

    Limiting option

    Limiting option
    There is a measure on the March ballot in Los Angeles, Measure S, that would among other things force a two year moratorium on most new big real estate development projects in the city. I'm not going to discuss here the merits of this…
Rank this Week: 4244

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Missouri Court Rules on Frozen Embryo Dispute

    Missouri Court Rules on Frozen Embryo Dispute
    In late 2016, The Missouri Court of Appeals upheld the decision that pre-embryos were “mutual property of a special character” and could not be used to have a child without the consent of both parties. Jalesia McQueen and,…
  • Feb 8

    New Bill Would Require Insurance Companies to Provide Fertility Treatment Coverage

    New Bill Would Require Insurance Companies to Provide Fertility Treatment Coverage
    Indiana Representative Robin Shackleford recently introduced House Bill 1059, which would require insurance companies to offer coverage for fertility treatments. This bill was inspired by a local woman‘s public fight to shine light on…
  • Feb 3

    Kansas Court Rules that Sperm Donor Not Responsible for Child Support

    Kansas Court Rules that Sperm Donor Not Responsible for Child Support
    In late 2016, the Shawnee County District court in Kansas issued a significant ruling in November 2016 concerning sperm donors’ responsibility for child support. William Marotta of Topeka, Kansas answered an ad on Craigslist to donate…
Rank this Week: 3671

Outsourcing Justice

Outsourcing Justice

Covers arbitration law developments. By Imre Szalai.

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

    Trump, Nursing Homes, and Arbitration

    Trump, Nursing Homes, and Arbitration
    Today, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark.  I submitted an amicus brief in this case in support of the nursing home residents.  You can find the oral argument transcript here and all the…
  • Jan 31

    Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch and Arbitration Law

    Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch and Arbitration Law
    What does the Gorsuch nomination for the Supreme Court mean for arbitration law? I know there are many pressing, weightier, more fundamental issues facing our country, and for those of you who know me, you know I’m not a fan…
  • Jan 31

    NC Supreme Court Invalidates Doctor-Patient Forced Arbitration Clause Based on Novel Defense

    NC Supreme Court Invalidates Doctor-Patient Forced Arbitration Clause Based on Novel Defense
    In King v. Bryant, No. 294PA14 (N.C. Jan. 27, 2017) (click here for a copy of the decision), the plaintiff sued his doctor for medical malpractice in connection with a hernia surgery.  At the time of the plaintiff’s initial…
Rank this Week: 2834

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 678

Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative…

Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm

Covers collaborative divorce, family law, and mediation. By Adam B. Cordover.

http://FamilyDiplomacy.com/blog
  • Feb 22

    What is Collaborative Mediation?

    What is Collaborative Mediation?
    If you are getting divorced, you want to move forward as peacefully, quickly, and cost-effectively as possible.  And so you should learn about collaborative mediation. Mediation Collaborative mediation is a combination of two forms of…
  • Feb 20

    Can I Divorce Without Lawyers?

    Can I Divorce Without Lawyers?
    Do you want to divorce without lawyers?  Are you and your spouse able to sit down together, but you need some help to figure out what you even need to address?  Are you okay going without legal advice, and you just want to get…
  • Feb 13

    Collaborative Law Rules Oral Arguments at Florida Supreme Court

    Collaborative Law Rules Oral Arguments at Florida Supreme Court
    On February 9, 2017, the Honorable Laurel M. Lee, Circuit Court Judge of the 13th Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County and Chair of the Family Law Rules Committee of the Florida Bar Family Law Section, along with collaborative…
Rank this Week: 980

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • Feb 21

    German Institution of Arbitration: Model Arbitration Clause for ISDA Master Agreement

    German Institution of Arbitration: Model Arbitration Clause for ISDA Master Agreement
      The German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) has issued a model arbitration clause specifically tailored for use with the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement, the financial industry standard service agreement for OTC derivatives…
  • Feb 3

    Goethe Universität Frankfurt: German & International Arbitration, Summer Term 2017

    Goethe Universität Frankfurt: German & International Arbitration, Summer Term 2017
    Goethe University’s law school again offers a Summer Programme on German and International Arbitration. Here is from the course description: “Wanting to learn more about commercial arbitration? This Goethe University…
  • Jan 25

    Germany’s Position on Pre-trial Discovery Softens!

    Germany’s Position on Pre-trial Discovery Softens!
    You read it here first, back in 2013, but at the time with a question mark, and then again in 2014 and 2015. Finally, 2017 is the year it is actually going to happen: Germany is about to change its approach to … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3102

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
  • Feb 21

    The Fundamental Attribution Error, as explained by Twitter

    The Fundamental Attribution Error, as explained by Twitter
    @sageboggs: Crazy how people more successful than me are lucky and people less successful than me haven’t worked as hard Somehow, I’m guessing that @sageboggs is not Lee Ross’s Twitter handle, but who knows? MM
  • Feb 16

    PreLaw Magazine grades law school’s based on ADR Curricula

    PreLaw Magazine grades law school’s based on ADR Curricula
    In this article, PreLaw Magazine claims to have “graded all schools based on curricular offerings.”  Who knows what that means or what the criteria are.  So, for what it’s worth, here’s a listing of the…
  • Feb 14

    The Naming Dispute Continues: University of Houston and South Texas heading to mediation

    The Naming Dispute Continues: University of Houston and South Texas heading to mediation
    Frequent readers of this site will remember the kerfuffle resulting from the South Texas College of Law’s renaming to the Houston College of Law over the summer.   To protect the brand of the University of Houston Law Center,…
Rank this Week: 1380

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
  • Feb 19

    Identifying & combatting Fake News: A primer

    Identifying & combatting Fake News: A primer
    I was recently asked to put together a presentation on the fake news phenomenon for discussions with leading journalists and media institutions in a developing country, with extremely poor media literacy but strong growth around social media…
  • Dec 19

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture
    Delivered a short presentation today to the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom office in Colombo on ‘Corridors of Power’, an exhibition I curated with Channa Daswatta and Asanga Welikala that explores Sri Lanka’s…
  • Nov 30

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop
    Cross-posted from the ICT4Peace Foundation website. ### An informal workshop on verifying news and information spread across social media was held recently at Phandeeyar in Yangon, Burma, led by the Foundation’s Special…
Rank this Week: 433

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/
  • Feb 16

    Just Published: “A Good Fit”

    Just Published: “A Good Fit”
    February 16, 2017 – Proud to announce the recent publication of “A Good Fit,” an article I co-authored for Workers’ Compensation (WC), a quarterly periodical of CLM Publishing. Subtitled “Structured settlements…
  • Jan 23

    With Friends Like These . . .

    With Friends Like These . . .
    January 23, 2017 – As a post-settlement income planning specialist for more than 25 years, I have countless examples of situations where clients anticipating large sums of money improved their lives greatly by choosing to allocate some…
  • Jan 20

    The S&P 500 by President

    The S&P 500 by President
    January 20, 2017 – On Inauguration Day, here’s a little financial food for thought as you contemplate your own financial future and the decisions you’ll be making over the next few years. Twelve of the last fourteen…
Rank this Week: 1984

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

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

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Feb 7

    The rule of law

    The rule of law
    We have come to one of those moments in our history when people are learning to appreciate the important role courts and lawyers play in our government. If you’re a supporter of President Trump’s blockage of travel from seven…
  • Jan 23

    Alternative Fact

    Alternative Fact
    When Kellyanne Conway used the phrase “alternative facts” on Sunday to describe Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s counter-portrayal of the size of President Trump’s inauguration crowds, her comments were greeted derisively…
  • Dec 14

    CLA presentation

    CLA presentation
    I was asked to do a presentation for California Lawyers for the Arts, which I have titled “Dispute Resolution In and Out of Court.” Essentially I’m going to try to convey everything I know about the various forms of conflict…
Rank this Week: 2131

Geoffrey BH's Blog

Geoffrey BH's Blog

Occasional items on ADR - mostly Arbitration

https://geoffreybh.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 3

    Thoughts on the logic of Brexit

    Thoughts on the logic of Brexit
    May I suggest that it is arguable that to adopt the result of a referendum as definitive and final is counter to the principles of a parliamentary democracy?   That is the logical implication of the judgment of the majority of the…
  • Dec 21

    ‘Detail’ in Adjudication

    ‘Detail’ in Adjudication
    In Amey Wye Valley Ltd v The County of Herefordshire District Council [2016] EWHC 2368 (TCC) the learned Judge observed, “Errors of fine detail are part of the process effectively accepted by Parliament as a consequence of the process…
  • May 14

    Arbitration – a law unto itself?

    Arbitration – a law unto itself?
    Arbitration – a Law unto itself?  Fortunately, there is no copyright in titles, as I would like to take as a text the title of the 30th Annual Lecture organised by The School of International Arbit… Source: Arbitration…
Rank this Week: 2330

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: 1405

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

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

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Preservation of Biodiversity & Jallikattu

    Preservation of Biodiversity & Jallikattu
    Readers would be well aware of the recent massive protests in Tamil Nadu regarding the banning of Jallikattu and the subsequent events consequential to the protests, such as the promulgation of the Ordinance allowing Jallikattu and the Tamil…
  • Jan 15

    Empirical Findings in International Arbitration: Part I

    Empirical Findings in International Arbitration: Part I
    Christopher R Drahozal has come up with a paper titled "Empirical Findings on International Arbitration: An Overview". For those uninitiated, Drahozal has been writing a lot about empirical analysis in International Arbitration, including…
  • Dec 20

    Failures in Law Making: The Case of Arbitration Law in India

    Failures in Law Making: The Case of Arbitration Law in India
    A recently published paper of this blawgger deals with failures in law making with focus on arbitration law in India. The abstract is provided below:The Statement of Objects and Reasons to the Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill,…
Rank this Week: 3201

Eye On Conflict: Views From the…

Eye On Conflict: Views From the World of Mediation

Covers how conflict could be resolved with the help of a trained mediator. By Lee Jay Berman.

http://eyeonconflict.com/
  • Jan 21

    Holding the Middle Is Hard Work This Week

    Holding the Middle Is Hard Work This Week
    The middle is not a compromise. It's not a lack of opinion or feeling. It's also not a passive place. It's a very active role in holding center while others around you get pulled (sometimes manipulated) to the extremes. The middle…
  • Jan 9

    Beloved Meryl Streep Missed a Huge Opportunity

    Beloved Meryl Streep Missed a Huge Opportunity
    As a mediator and leadership coach, I have to say this: While generally I don't disagree with most of what Meryl Streep said during her acceptance speech for the Hollywood Foreign Press's Lifetime Achievement Award at tonight's Golden Globe…
  • Jul 10

    The Future of Policing

    The Future of Policing
    Years ago, I mediated a case involving alleged police brutality. I’ve mediated several of them, but this one stood out from the rest. The plaintiff (the alleged victim) was African American and fairly muscular. The two officers, the…
Rank this Week: 1881

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate…

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate Mediation Services

Covers mediation news. By Jim W. Hildreth.

http://wwwrealestatemediation.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Notary Fees Increase California

    Notary Fees Increase California
    January 19 2017Notary Public Maximum Fees Effective 1/1/17 Maximum fees that can be charged by a notary public for taking a proof of deed will increase from $10 to $15. Currently, the law sets maximum fees that may be charged by a notary…
  • Jan 14

    New California Update Law Disclosures on Death

    New California Update Law Disclosures on Death
    01/14/2017Keeping you informedDisclosures Death of Occupant Rule Clarified Effective 9/25/16 The existing law concerning disclosure of death of an occupant is clarified to say that the death of an occupant, or the manner of death, occurring…
  • Jan 9

    Legal Education California

    Legal Education California
    January 09 2017As a California Real Estate Broker, a Mediator with the California Association of Realtors, itis important to complete continuing education as to the profession.This week the California Association of Realtors are…
Rank this Week: 3244

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/
  • Jan 11

    Divorce Mediator Marin

    Divorce Mediator Marin
    We are a firm of neutral divorce mediators in Marin, San Francisco and the East Bay (Lafayette) working collaboratively with individuals and families to reach complete agreements outside of court. As divorce mediators in Marin, we work with…
  • Dec 22

    Regaining Balance in Marin; Mindfulness Skills for Parents in Transition

    Regaining Balance in Marin; Mindfulness Skills for Parents in Transition
    Liz Salin, MFT and Ruth Jaeger, LCSW, have just completed a very successful first series of Regaining Balance, a six week course for parents who are experiencing a separation or divorce. The class focuses on teaching participants to use…
  • Mar 3

    Retirement Transfers with IRAs Upon Divorce

    Retirement Transfers with IRAs Upon Divorce
    In a divorce, spouses can transfer retirement funds from one spouse's account to the other spouse as part of the property settlement in the divorce mediation. In this post, San Francisco Divorce Mediator Shelley Kennedy describes the steps…
Rank this Week: 1649

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

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

http://texascollaborativelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 1

    How to Slowly Prepare for a Divorce

    How to Slowly Prepare for a Divorce
    Having Time to Think and PlanIf you are not in an emergency situation or under pressure to make quick decisions, you can actually prepare for a divorce that can be fairly rational.  That's not to say that you and your spouse will not act…
  • Dec 1

    Comparison Shopping for Attorney

    Comparison Shopping for Attorney
    When people are considering filing for divorce, they usually start to think about  hiring an attorney. Unless someone knows a family law attorney or has had experience with many attorneys, it may be hard to get started in choosing one.…
  • Oct 15

    Is Collaborative Law Safe Without the Injunctions?

    Is Collaborative Law Safe Without the Injunctions?
    In almost every divorce, Collaborative or litigated, there is mistrust between the parties.  Often, one or both parties feel vulnerable and at risk of being taken advantage of. Fortunately, Collaborative Divorces have safety features to…
Rank this Week: 1525

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 20

    Arbitration in India: a pro-arbitration approach?

    Arbitration in India: a pro-arbitration approach?
    Excellent video update From Herbert Smith Freehills Dispute Resolution Section, London Nick Peacock, Head of the India Disputes practice at Herbert Smith Freehills speaks with Moazzam Khan (Co-head International Dispute Resolution…
  • Dec 8

    Kofi Annan speaks on Religion, Pluralism, and Democracy

    Kofi Annan speaks on Religion, Pluralism, and Democracy
    “Globalization, while integrating the world’s economies, societies and people more than ever, and creating unprecedented wealth across the globe, is also generating a backlash because the benefits are not fairly shared and the gap…
  • Dec 2

    “IS THE HONEYMOON OVER? HOW TO BRING ARBITRATION BACK TO ITS INTENDED PLACE”

    “IS THE HONEYMOON OVER? HOW TO BRING ARBITRATION BACK TO ITS INTENDED PLACE”
     “IS THE HONEYMOON OVER? HOW TO BRING ARBITRATION BACK TO ITS INTENDED PLACE “Filed under: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, International Arbitration, Uncategorized
Rank this Week: 1539

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/category/real-divorce-mediation/
  • Sep 20

    Debunking More Divorce Mediation Myth

    Debunking More Divorce Mediation Myth
    It’s been awhile since I discussed the common myths about divorce mediation, and some additional myths have become commonplace over the last couple of years. Let’s debunk the following common myths about divorce mediation to help…
  • Aug 22

    Divorce Mediation Guidance: Top Pointers for Negotiation

    Divorce Mediation Guidance: Top Pointers for Negotiation
    Negotiation is a key part of divorce mediation, as each party attempts to come to an agreement about division of assets and debt, co-parenting if applicable, and settling all of the complicated details associated with divorce. Effective…
  • Jun 17

    Six Deadly Obstacles to Effective Mediation Negotiation

    Six Deadly Obstacles to Effective Mediation Negotiation
    Of the seven deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath/anger, and sloth/laziness), six are incredibly harmful to the negotiation process in divorce mediation. Many of these, such as pride, envy and anger, may have been some of…
Rank this Week: 1906

MN Family Law Blog

MN Family Law Blog

Covers Minnesota family law. By Arrigoni Law.

http://arrigonilawoffice.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Pitfalls In Handling Your Own Divorce

    Pitfalls In Handling Your Own Divorce
    I have seen an increase in people trying to draft their own Divorce Judgment and Decree, which often leads to numerous problems and additional fees and expense to redraft the Decree or for the need to move to amend it because of…
  • Aug 19

    Resolving Parenting Disputes With A Parenting Consultant

    Resolving Parenting Disputes With A Parenting Consultant
    Many Family Law Lawyers and some Judges are now encouraging parties to stipulate and agree to use a Parenting Consultant to resolve parenting time disputes in divorces, post dissolution issues, parenting time scheduling issues for holidays…
  • Aug 2

    Lack Of Employment Increases Probability of Divorce

    Lack Of Employment Increases Probability of Divorce
    In Fusion on August 1, 2016 Author, Taryn Hillin, noted that an extensive Harvard Study confirms that men who are not able to find employment or play the role of “breadwinner” are more likely to get divorced. It is noted that…
Rank this Week: 2277

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/
  • Jul 28

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality
    In Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13285 (10th Cir. 2016), the Tenth Circuit addressed whether, after Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 561 U.S. 247 (2010), a plaintiff has standing, under § 10(b) of the Securities…
  • Jul 14

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute
    Ates v. Gülen, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84685 (M.D. Penn. June 29, 2016),  is one of the recent cases to examine the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) since the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 133 S. Ct.…
  • Jul 11

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO
    RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. European Cmty, 26 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 263, is one of the rare cases by the Supreme Court that addresses an important issue of international practice. The case arises from a suit brought by the European Community and 26…
Rank this Week: 2985

Upchurch Watson White & Max Blog

Upchurch Watson White & Max Blog

Covers mediation.

http://www.uww-adr.com/category/blog
  • Jul 26

    Part 2: Trial May Be a Rarity, but Trial Lawyers Are Not

    Part 2: Trial May Be a Rarity, but Trial Lawyers Are Not
    Part 2: In its analysis, the Court concluded that there was no showing or finding that without the prospect of a multiplier to an otherwise reasonable fee award, the Plaintiffs would have had difficulty finding competent counsel. The court…
  • Jul 19

    Trial May Be a Rarity, but Trial Lawyers Are Not

    Trial May Be a Rarity, but Trial Lawyers Are Not
    As noted by the Court, the facts of the case are pretty straightforward. The insured homeowners suffered a loss when a refrigerator water line broke and caused some flooding inside their house. They sought coverage from their insurer under…
  • Jun 13

    Proposals for Settlement: Their Role, Sanctions, and Whether Time to Decide Can Be Enlarged by Court

    Proposals for Settlement: Their Role, Sanctions, and Whether Time to Decide Can Be Enlarged by Court
    Every now and then some of your failures come back to humble you. Little did I know that after 15 years mediating cases, my 25 years as a civil litigator would result in a conflict case that may go to the Supreme Court of Florida. That may…
Rank this Week: 1907

Kanzlei Hellinger

Kanzlei Hellinger

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

http://hellinger.eu/en/
  • Jul 4

    Recyclix und die BaFin

    Recyclix und die BaFin
    Update: Die Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht stellt Nachforschungen hinsichtlich Recyclix an. Wie mir aus zuverlässiger Quelle mitgeteilt wurde, hat die BaFin mittlerweile begonnen, in der Sache „Recyclix“…
  • Jun 19

    Smart Contract | Wirksamkeit & Unwirksamkeit von Vertragsprogrammen

    Smart Contract | Wirksamkeit & Unwirksamkeit von Vertragsprogrammen
    Der Smart Contract wird aktuell als bahnbrechende Fortentwicklung des Rechtssystems gehandelt. Die genaue Betrachtung ist jedoch ernüchternd. Vielfach fehlt es an Rechtswirksamkeit des Smart Contract selbst. Neben dieser und anderer…
  • May 29

    Shariff | Die sichere Social-Media-Button-Lösung

    Shariff | Die sichere Social-Media-Button-Lösung
    Ihre persönlichen Daten sollten so gut wie möglich geschützt sein. Daher finden Sie hier nicht mehr die üblichen Social-Media Buttons, sondern die Lösung über „Shariff“. Denn die üblichen…
Rank this Week: 2692

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: 1714

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/
Rank this Week: 5028

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud, as well as other consumer and investor-related issues.

http://blog.jmkesquire.com
  • Jan 14

    When is “Rate of Return” not the Real Rate of Return?

    When is “Rate of Return” not the Real Rate of Return?
    Investors need to be careful when they review and rely on performance reports provided by their stockbroker or financial advisor.  I recently reviewed a performance report that was provided to an investor by a major warehouse brokerage…
  • Apr 8

    FINRA BrokerCheck: Beware the … Blue … Flags?

    FINRA BrokerCheck: Beware the … Blue … Flags?
    FINRA recently underwent some changes to its BrokerCheck website.  For those that do not know, BrokerCheck is the online repository in which the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) discloses certain information about stock…
  • Mar 27

    FINRA Securities Arbitration Statistics – February 2011

    FINRA Securities Arbitration Statistics – February 2011
    FINRA recently reported its February 2011 arbitration statistics. For the two-month period ended February 28, 2011, 837 claims were filed. This represents a decrease of 9% as compared to the number of cases filed in February 2010 (918). The…
Rank this Week: 5120

Blog Arbitration

Blog Arbitration

Online Colloquium on Law & Practice of Arbitration Globally.

http://blogarbitration.com/
  • Oct 25

    INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW: SOME GREAT, SOME ABSURD CHANGES

    INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW: SOME GREAT, SOME ABSURD CHANGES
    In this post, Sumit Rai, provides his first reaction as a brief critique of the most important changes introduced through an ordinance on 23 October 2015 to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Introduction The 1996 statute which has…
  • Oct 25

    INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW: SOME GREAT, SOME ABSURD CHANGES

    INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW: SOME GREAT, SOME ABSURD CHANGES
    In this post, Sumit Rai, provides his first reaction as a brief critique of the most important changes introduced through an ordinance on 23 October 2015 to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Introduction The 1996 statute which has…
  • Jul 28

    UK Supreme Court Allows Anti-Suit Injunction in favour of Arbitration Agreement

    UK Supreme Court Allows Anti-Suit Injunction in favour of Arbitration Agreement
    In this post, Martin Andrew Jarret reviews UK Supreme Court’s landmark decision to grant anti-suit injunction in favour of an arbitration agreement despite no intention to initiate arbitration. Overview On 12 June 2013, the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 3878

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: 3189

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

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

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Apr 8

    Balancing the Right to Make a Divorce Agreement Under Domestic Violence

    Balancing the Right to Make a Divorce Agreement Under Domestic Violence
    Public policy in New Jersey has long favored the ability of parties to resolve their disputes (including elements of a divorce and parenting) on their own, so long as the agreements are fair and equitable.  But what happens when domestic…
  • Apr 7

    Divorce via Facebook? Yes, in New York State

    Divorce via Facebook? Yes, in New York State
    “You’ve been served!”  Most of us are aware of that TV phrase.  For most cases, that is how a complaint is “legally” given to a defendant.  It is the official way of putting them on notice they are…
  • Jan 28

    Understanding Family/Divorce Mediation

    Understanding Family/Divorce Mediation
    From the other side of the Atlantic Ocean is a nice presentation on divorce mediation.  Please note that divorce mediation is not free in NJ.   No related posts.
Rank this Week: 1370

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: 1986

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3887

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: 3405

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: 4270

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: 1267

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: 3535

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: 2963

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: 67

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2916

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: 3870

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: 1383