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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
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jun 10

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka
    Intrigued by the production of several geo-remixed (a term borrowed from Ethan Zuckerman) videos in Sri Lanka of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ song, I penned an article for Groundviews. I submit, Happiness is clearly present and…
Rank this Week: 45

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: 53

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    What the Numbers Tell Us About How State Courts Apply the Unconscionability Doctrine to Arbitration Agreement

    What the Numbers Tell Us About How State Courts Apply the Unconscionability Doctrine to Arbitration Agreement
    Susan Landrum, Director of the Office of Academic Achievement at the Savannah Law School, has published Much Ado About Nothing?: What the Numbers Tell Us About How State Courts Apply the Unconscionability Doctrine to Arbitration Agreements,…
  • Jul 22

    Three Surveys Offering New Insights into ADR Practice

    Three Surveys Offering New Insights into ADR Practice
    Professor Thomas Stipanowich recently published information regarding three major surveys conducted by the The Straus Institute’s Theory-to-Practice Research Project that produced a wide array of new information on arbitrator and…
  • Jul 21

    Does Mediation Still Promote Settlement?

    Does Mediation Still Promote Settlement?
    Experienced and well-renowned mediator, Jeffery Krivis, just posted an article on the current role of mediation in achieving efficient and cost-effective settlements entitled The Settlement Drift. Check it out!
Rank this Week: 103

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    IOA Takes a Stand on Title IX Issue

    IOA Takes a Stand on Title IX Issue
    The International Ombudsman Association's Board of Directors has commented on a proposed rule before the U.S. Department of Education related to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The comment requests that the final…
  • Jul 22

    UC Davis Ombuds Publishes First Report

    UC Davis Ombuds Publishes First Report
    Susan Kee-Young Park, Director & Ombudsperson at UC Davis has published a report on the first year of activities at her office. Park said that in her first 13 months in the role, she saw 267 visitors; 172 on the Davis campus and 95…
  • Jul 22

    TEDxUCLA Includes Talk by Ombud

    TEDxUCLA Includes Talk by Ombud
    A TEDx event at UCLA in May included a presentation by the medical center Ombuds, Tom Kosakowski.  After outlining the role of the Ombuds, he offers some explanation about why it still hasn't been adopted widely in the private…
Rank this Week: 223

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

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

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    PSC Awards: Selan Exploration v MoPNG

    PSC Awards: Selan Exploration v MoPNG
    We bring to readers certain arbitral awards which have been rendered under the Production Sharing Contracts between the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the Contractor(s). The purpose of doing so is to bring these awards to the…
  • Jul 16

    Bangladesh India Arbitral Award: HSF & The Tribune Summary

    Bangladesh India Arbitral Award: HSF & The Tribune Summary
    Herbert Smith Freehills' Dispute Resolution team has come up with a summary of the Arbitral Award in the Bangladesh India maritime dispute over the Bay of Bengal. The summary can be read from this link. The summary of the award as it…
  • Jul 9

    NLIU Law Review: Call for Paper

    NLIU Law Review: Call for Paper
    Call for papers from NLIU Law Review:The NLUJ Law Review invites original and previously unpublished manuscripts across various legal studies and disciplines from law students, professors, practicing lawyers, and other members of the legal…
Rank this Week: 288

ADR Times

ADR Times

Covers alternative dispute resolution issues.

http://www.adrtimes.com/
  • Jul 24

    Listening For The Emotion

    Listening For The Emotion
    Have you ever attempted to calm down an emotional person? Our natural inclination is to deny the emotional content of what the speaker is saying by using logic and/or facts.
  • Jul 23

    The Final Frontier to Settlement

    The Final Frontier to Settlement
    Mediators play an essential role in assisting parties to make progress towards settlement (although I by no way mean that they are acting a role). The overall responsibility for the mediation rests with the mediator who should be skilled…
  • Jul 22

    Conflict Resolution Versus Litigation

    Conflict Resolution Versus Litigation
    Mediators often describe the process they lead as antithetical to the traditional justice system. I do it myself, sometimes explaining to the participants in a mediation that we do things in mediation the opposite way from court.
Rank this Week: 722

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

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

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Jul 21

    Name Change in a Divorce in NJ

    Name Change in a Divorce in NJ
    New Jersey law allows either spouse in the divorce process to change their name.  N.J.S.A. 2A:34-21 reads in pertinent part: The court, upon or after granting a divorce from the bonds of matrimony to either spouse … may allow…
  • Jul 16

    Power-of-Attorney Restricted in Divorce Case

    Power-of-Attorney Restricted in Divorce Case
    A Superior Court Judge in Ocean County ruled that unless a person has been declared incompetent and needs the assistance of a guardian, that person must appear in court for a divorce in person.  In a case of first impression, Judge…
  • Jul 16

    Expectations During a Divorce

    Expectations During a Divorce
    One of the biggest causes of anxiety for people considering a divorce is the unknown expectations about the process.  Elinor Robin explains in this Huffington Post article about some expectations to have: Expect the courts to move in…
Rank this Week: 1005

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
  • Jul 17

    FINRA Appoints New Arbitration Task Force

    FINRA Appoints New Arbitration Task Force
    FINRA announced today the formation of a new Arbitration Task Force “to consider possible enhancements to its arbitration forum to improve the transparency, impartiality and efficiency of FINRA’s securities arbitration forum for…
  • Jul 11

    Reality TV Discovers Mediation

    Reality TV Discovers Mediation
    Remember when we used to lament the fact that there were no mediation tv shows?  Well we had Fairly Legal which was farcically formulaic and often a bit silly.  Now we have Untying the Knot, a new reality series on … Continue…
  • Jul 10

    A Requirement Without Consequence? Federal Circuit Mediator Conflict Disclosure Case

    A Requirement Without Consequence? Federal Circuit Mediator Conflict Disclosure Case
    The Federal Circuit recently handed down its decision in the CEATS v. Continental case.  If I were teaching Mediation this year, I’d spend some real time on it. Quick summary (oversimplifying for purposes of clarity here): Mediator…
Rank this Week: 993

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: 558

Law Rules

Law Rules

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

http://lawrules.squarespace.com/journal/
  • 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…
  • Aug 14

    Fly on the wall

    Fly on the wall
    How many times have you finished a negotiation and wondered how much more you could have gotten the other participant to agree to? Have you ever wished you could have been a fly on the wall in the other side’s conference room? My…
Rank this Week: 586

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Jul 24

    Prisoner

    Prisoner
    In the first episode of the second season of Orange is the New Black, the series presents a variation on the prisoner's dilemma problem that is often discussed in mediation programs and texts. Piper and her former girlfriend Alex both have to…
  • Jul 19

    War and peace

    War and peace
    Conflicts that have recently erupted into violence in Gaza and in Ukraine raise the question of how to end the killing and lead the parties back to a less destructive process. President Obama yesterday, in his press…
  • Jul 14

    Dawn of the Planet of the Ape

    Dawn of the Planet of the Ape
    Surprisingly, the second in the new series of Planet of the Apes movies (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) presents a pretty good illustration of the forces that drive groups into violent conflict, or provide opportunities for diplomacy. As the…
Rank this Week: 1212

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • Jul 22

    Art Law: S.D.N.Y. Grants Immunity to Bavaria, Dismisses Restitution Claim for Picasso’s “Madame Soler”

    Art Law: S.D.N.Y. Grants Immunity to Bavaria, Dismisses Restitution Claim for Picasso’s “Madame Soler”
    In an earlier post, I had reported about the restitution claim brought against Bavaria in New York in 2013. The heirs of Paul von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy were seeking the restitution of Picasso’s “Madame Soler” from…
  • Jul 17

    ABA Journal: Amici Letters for ABA Top 100 Blawgs 2014

    ABA Journal: Amici Letters for ABA Top 100 Blawgs 2014
    Here’s from the ABA Journal: “We’re working on our annual list of the 100 best legal blogs, and we’d like your advice on which blogs you think we should include. Use the form below to tell us about a…
  • Jul 14

    “Law Made in Germany” Symposium, Frankfurt, September 4, 2014

    “Law Made in Germany” Symposium, Frankfurt, September 4, 2014
    Law Made in Germany is an initiative to promote the use of German law in international commercial contracts. This initiative is largely a reaction to a similar initiative of the Law Society in England & Wales. The initiative is organizing…
Rank this Week: 2033

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    More from the Fifth Circuit on "implied findings of just cause"

    More from the Fifth Circuit on "implied findings of just cause"
    The Fifth Circuit has, on several occasions, refused to confirm an arbitrator's award where it determined that the Arbitrator's factual findings constituted an "implied finding" of just cause. This line of cases is discussed here.…
  • Jul 13

    APWU wins one, loses one

    APWU wins one, loses one
    APWU prevailed in a recent arbitration before Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg concerning the minimum qualifications needed for excessed employees transferring to a different unit, but a grievance concerning outsourcing Personal Vehicle Service…
  • Jun 29

    Arbitrator conditions reinstatement on personal apology

    Arbitrator conditions reinstatement on personal apology
    Grievant was employed as a civilian dispatcher by the Cleveland Police Department. On March 6, 2013, he handled a call from the Board of Education reporting a school lock down and a belief that an unidentified individual was in route to the…
Rank this Week: 2113

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/
  • Jul 19

    RT @Tenx9Chicago: Check out “What is Te

    RT @Tenx9Chicago: Check out “What is Te
    RT @Tenx9Chicago: Check out “What is Tenx9 Chicago?” by @Tenx9Chicago on Vimeo http://t.co/HU9XyNablc #Vimeo #handdrawnanimation #storytelling #tenx9 #chicagoFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Jul 16

    La Bamba | Playing For Change – http://o

    La Bamba | Playing For Change – http://o
    La Bamba | Playing For Change – http://ow.ly/zf7dkFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Jul 15

    World Forum of Mediation Centres, Thessa

    World Forum of Mediation Centres, Thessa
    World Forum of Mediation Centres, Thessaloniki, Sept. 26 & 27, 2014 / REGISTER NOW! | Union Internationale des Avocats – Site web – http://ow.ly/zb702Filed under: Uncategorized
Rank this Week: 1625

Outsourcing Justice

Outsourcing Justice

Covers arbitration law developments. By Imre Szalai.

http://www.outsourcingjustice.com
  • Jul 14

    Important Fifth Circuit Opinion on Arbitrability and Delegation Clause

    Important Fifth Circuit Opinion on Arbitrability and Delegation Clause
    In its 2010 decision Rent-a-Center v. Jackson, the Supreme Court gave its blessing to the use of broad delegation clauses within arbitration agreements, whereby the parties agree to submit or delegate arbitrability questions to the…
  • Jun 23

    California Supreme Court Issues Much-Anticipated Iskanian Decision

    California Supreme Court Issues Much-Anticipated Iskanian Decision
    Today, the California Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, No. S204032 (Cal. June 23, 2014) (click here for a copy of the decision).  The underlying merits involved an…
  • Jun 19

    Eleventh Circuit Finds Waiver of Right To Enforce Delegation Clause

    Eleventh Circuit Finds Waiver of Right To Enforce Delegation Clause
    This multi-district litigation, which involves bank customers suing for overcharges with overdraft fees, is spawning several arbitration decisions.  The arbitration agreement in this case contained a delegation clause permitting the…
Rank this Week: 1406

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: 1447

Novojustice

Novojustice

Covers online dispute resolution. By Colin Rule.

http://novojustice.com/
  • Apr 17

    Simpsons Nails Legal Disruption

    Simpsons Nails Legal Disruption
    Lionel Hutz on negotiation:
  • Jan 31

    Lawyer: 51st best job in America

    Lawyer: 51st best job in America
    Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal: “Being a lawyer isn’t the best job in America. It’s not one of the 10 top jobs, or even among the top 50 jobs. According to U.S. News, being a lawyer is the 51st best job in America. Above…
  • Oct 21

    Technology and legal education

    Technology and legal education
    Oliver Goodenough: “A technology driven revolution is overturning how American practices law, runs its government, and dispenses justice.  The revolution has so far gone almost completely unnoticed by the people who teach aspiring…
Rank this Week: 2077

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

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

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

    What to Expect: How Easy is Collaborative Law?

    What to Expect: How Easy is Collaborative Law?
    Some people think that if you choose to work out your divorce issues and you agree to not go to court, you have elected to use a nice, simple, easy process.  While the process is generally nicer than litigation and is intended to at…
  • Mar 1

    Discussing Why You Want to Use Collaborative Law

    Discussing Why You Want to Use Collaborative Law
    There's an important discussion that needs to take place, but which is often overlooked, at the start of a Collaborative Law case.  People choose to use the process for many different reasons, sometimes being influenced by more than one…
  • Feb 15

    Is Collaborative Law Faster than Litigation?

    Is Collaborative Law Faster than Litigation?
    Is Collaborative Law faster?  Usually, BUT it's not necessarily "fast".The Collaborative process is deliberate.  We follow a Roadmap that is logical and efficient.At our first joint meeting, we usually explain the process, make sure…
Rank this Week: 1666

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.wordpress.com
  • Aug 29

    New Blog Location

    New Blog Location
    Moving forward the new Mediation Matters blog articles will be posted to my own website.  You will be able to find all of the archived blogs and new blog articles at the following URL: http://www.stevemehta.com/blog Thank you!
  • Mar 20

    Your “Likes” Can Reveal Your Personality

    Your “Likes” Can Reveal Your Personality
    Recently, I have been conducting some research on what items surrounding a person say about that person’s personality and then I was delighted to see a fascinating study on a related issue addressing people’s likes from Facebook.…
  • Mar 19

    My final offer is a very Precise and Exact number.

    My final offer is a very Precise and Exact number.
    Here is a brief article in the Boston Globe regarding making and responding to offers.  Many litigators consider this approach to be a sound negotiating strategy. Now there is some science to support it. “NEXT TIME YOU find…
Rank this Week: 1554

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: 1300

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: 1997

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate…

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate Mediation Services

Covers mediation news. By Jim W. Hildreth.

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

    Arbitrator Training Jim Hildreth

    Arbitrator Training Jim Hildreth
    Arbitrator Training, a photo by JimHildreth on Flickr.Completion of Arbitration Training at The San Francisco Bar Association November 201
Rank this Week: 1982

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: 1936

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: 1657

Neutral News You Can Use

Neutral News You Can Use

Features comments on mediation and dispute resolution techniques as reflected in current events and legal developments. By Ruth Raisfeld.

http://neutralnewsyoucanuse.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    Top Negotiations Stories of 2011

    Top Negotiations Stories of 2011
    2011 was a year of deals made, deals broken, and new theories about human decision-making that provide lessons for all negotiators as they strategize to reach their goals:
  • Nov 22

    Negotiations: impediments faced by the “not-so-special” Congressional deficit-cutting committee precluded a deal

    Negotiations: impediments faced by the “not-so-special” Congressional deficit-cutting committee precluded a deal
    News that the Congressional special deficit cutting committee concluded negotiations without coming to a compromise was not unexpected, but still disappointing. Negotiations experts can spot the symptoms of a failed negotiation.
  • Jan 3

    Decade ending promises big changes for workplace in the future

    Decade ending promises big changes for workplace in the future
    The decade ending 12/31/2009 gave birth to totally changed workplaces along with signs that the future workplace will continue to evolve. The "army of the unemployed" referenced by business tycoons in the 1920s led to vast legislative changes…
Rank this Week: 1577

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
Rank this Week: 1145

The Strategic Mediator

The Strategic Mediator

Focuses on the use of mediation, arbitration and special master/magistrate services to resolve disputes. By Upchurch Watson White & Max.

http://uwwm.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 2

    Negotiating with Local Environmental Agencie

    Negotiating with Local Environmental Agencie
    Yeah, OK, I admit it…I let that pile of bar journals stack up until they are just about to the ceiling before I take the time to peruse them for little jewels.  Well I recently perused the stack (really for office safety and ingress/egress…
  • Mar 11

    Communicating with your mediator; sometimes smoke signals aren’t enough…

    Communicating with your mediator; sometimes smoke signals aren’t enough…
    While conducting a mediation recently I was simply baffled by the position of one of the attorneys.  The position appeared to be contrary to caselaw, contrary to common
  • Mar 4

    Mediation: A Place for Form and Substance

    Mediation: A Place for Form and Substance
    The form should be for them, and the substance, for you.  What do I mean?
Rank this Week: 1587

Community Mediation Center

Community Mediation Center

Offers mediator tips and mediation resources.

http://conflictcrushers.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1306

Mediating Certainty

Mediating Certainty

Covers mediation and substantive legal developments impacting mediation in West Virginia. By Keith Jones.

http://mediatingcertainty.wordpress.com
  • Jun 8

    SCOTUS Rules: Caperton v. A. T. Massey

    SCOTUS Rules: Caperton v. A. T. Massey
    The United States Supreme Court ruled today in Caperton v. A. T. Massey, No. 08-22, that the Due Process Clause of the United States Constitution required that West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin should have recused himself in…
  • May 29

    Disability Law: Reasonable Accommodation Requests and the Interactive Process in West Virginia, Framework

    Disability Law: Reasonable Accommodation Requests and the Interactive Process in West Virginia, Framework
    I was recently invited to deliver a presentation to a group of lawyers on “Reasonable Accommodation Requests and the Interactive Process in West Virginia.”  In connection with my presentation, I prepared an outline detailing the…
  • Apr 4

    WV Legislature: The First Shock Wave

    WV Legislature: The First Shock Wave
    In non-mediation news, one of the first bills which has passed both houses of the West Virginia Legislature and is awaiting action by the Governor deals with the Certificate of Need process in West Virginia (Senate Bill 321).  Although not…
Rank this Week: 1518

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/
  • Jul 24

    Mammoet v. Edmonton: The Alberta Court of Appeal Clarifies Judicial Review on Bylaw Validity

    Mammoet v. Edmonton: The Alberta Court of Appeal Clarifies Judicial Review on Bylaw Validity
    On July 10, 2014, the Alberta Court of Appeal released Mammoet 13220-33 Street NE Limited v Edmonton (City), 2014 ABCA 229, a decision dismissing the City’s appeal of a dismissal of a summary judgment application. This decision…
  • Jul 24

    High Bar for Bifurcation

    High Bar for Bifurcation
    An application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada from the decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Lakhoo v Lakhoo was recently denied. The Court of Appeal had overturned the decision of Madame Justice Horner of the Court…
  • Jul 22

    Provincial Court of Alberta Increases Claim Limit from $25,000 to $50,000

    Provincial Court of Alberta Increases Claim Limit from $25,000 to $50,000
    In an anticipated move, the Provincial Court of Alberta has increased the limit for civil claims from $25,000 to $50,000. Citing an increase in the access to justice, the limit will become effective August 1, 2014. The last increase to the…
Rank this Week: 3055

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/
  • Jul 23

    Adding "neuro" to a word supposedly adds credibility but often signals neurohype

    Adding "neuro" to a word supposedly adds credibility but often signals neurohype
    Listen to Christian Jarrett, neuroscientist turned science writer, describing the many myths about the brain covered in today's media (kuow.org). The interview of Jarrett is less than 10 minutes long and worth a few minutes of your time.…
  • Jun 10

    Seven challenges when using the neuroscience lens to see the world

    Seven challenges when using the neuroscience lens to see the world
    Over the years, I have learned that people reading this blog come from a wide range of belief systems, including atheist, agnostic, and those involved to large or small degree in various spiritual and religious practices. Although this blog…
  • Jun 3

    Wish to learn more about learning? Two new books on changing the brain through learning

    Wish to learn more about learning? Two new books on changing the brain through learning
    T-shirt from this year's APS conference Does resolving conflict require learning? Typically, yes, of course. If no one in the dispute learns anything new, the conflict will probably remain unresolved. That's one of the reasons learning is…
Rank this Week: 2269

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: 4378

eQuibbly

eQuibbly

Covers online dispute resolution.

http://equibbly.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 20

    Your Tax Dollars are Subsidizing Someone Else’s Litigation!

    Your Tax Dollars are Subsidizing Someone Else’s Litigation!
    …Fees the parties pay to the courts cover part of the cost of litigation, but the remainder is funded by various levels of government, which ultimately comes from the taxpayer. …It makes sense for government to fund the criminal…
  • Jun 16

    eQuibbly Online Arbitration Questions & Concerns Answered

    eQuibbly Online Arbitration Questions & Concerns Answered
      Who arbitrates the cases on eQuibbly? Arbitrations are conducted and decided by former court Judges with years of experience presiding over civil cases in American courts of law. The Judges have retired from their official duties and…
  • Jun 10

    Small Claims Court Rules Example

    Small Claims Court Rules Example
    Here is an example of the rules you will have to sift through to find out what you need to do, and how to do it, when you want to resolve a dispute in small claims court. This example is Florida’s Small Claims Rules, however most…
Rank this Week: 2361

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/
  • Jul 14

    Annuities: The Volatility Antidote

    Annuities: The Volatility Antidote
    July 14, 2014 – 2013 was a dream year for most people invested in the stock market. And with the bulls still running so far in 2014, people are left wondering just how long King Midas’ reign over Wall Street will last. But every…
  • Jul 12

    Structured Settlement Security

    Structured Settlement Security
    July 12, 2014 – In a world where security means everything and often seems in short supply, it’s reassuring to know the life companies currently offering structured settlements have all retained their “secure” ratings…
  • Jul 1

    Treasury Green Lights New Retirement Safety Net Option

    Treasury Green Lights New Retirement Safety Net Option
    July 1, 2014 – Your retirement safety net options just got a whole lot better. Effective today, 401(k) plan participants now can choose to dedicate a portion of their retirement funds toward the purchase of “longevity…
Rank this Week: 3072

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Biological Dads Denied Names on Birth Certificate

    Biological Dads Denied Names on Birth Certificate
    When a gay couple in Texas was denied the ability to place their names on their newborn children's birth certificates, the news story went viral. Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs, whose twin boys were born through a gestational surrogate, are each…
  • Jun 17

    Attorney Christine Douglas - Parenting Coordinator

    Attorney Christine Douglas - Parenting Coordinator
    Harden Jackson is pleased to announce that attorney Christine Douglas has been trained as a Parenting Coordinator and is now accepting clients. Christine practices solely in the area of family law and is a Certified Family Law Specialist, as…
  • Apr 23

    Press Release - Attorney Michele Jackson Honored with "Young Entrepreneur Award"

    Press Release - Attorney Michele Jackson Honored with "Young Entrepreneur Award"
    CARMEL, IN - April 22, 2014 - Founding Partner and Attorney Michele L. Jackson has been selected to receive the "Young Entrepreneur Award" from the Madame Walker Theatre Center at the 9th Annual Spirit Awards Gala. "It truly is an honor to…
Rank this Week: 2737

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: 4477

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 25

    Penaltie

    Penaltie
    Another Court of Appeal opinion in California reaffirmed the rule that penalty provisions in settlement agreements are not enforceable. In a settlement agreement entered in Purcell v. Schweitzer, the plaintiff agreed to accept payments…
Rank this Week: 3714

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: 3213

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: 2326

Just Mediation

Just Mediation

Covers mediation and collaborative divorce. By Alexandria Skinner.

http://www.xanskinner.com/wordpressDE/
  • May 5

    Medicare Payment for Rehab After Hospital Stay

    Medicare Payment for Rehab After Hospital Stay
    Learn why it's important for a medicare hospital stay to be classified as in-patient rather than out-patient if rehab is in the picture
  • Nov 9

    Elder Mediation

    Elder Mediation
    Elder Mediation helps families reach consensus on issues involving vulnerable adult
  • Oct 17

    Adoption in South Carolina

    Adoption in South Carolina
    Legal services for adoption
Rank this Week: 4228

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/
  • 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.…
  • Jan 15

    Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Opinion Summarized

    Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Opinion Summarized
       In a landmark ruling, a federal judge in Oklahoma strikes down the Oklahoma Constitution’s ban on same-sex marriage.  Judge Terence C. Kern found on Tuesday that denying same-sex couples the right to a marriage license…
Rank this Week: 4440

The G&G ADR Blog

The G&G ADR Blog

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

http://www.thegrossmanlawoffice.com/adr_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: 4357

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: 2869

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: 3361

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 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…
  • Aug 21

    Effect of interlocutory appeal on case pending the trial court

    Effect of interlocutory appeal on case pending the trial court
    Can you stop the trial court from taking any further action in the case by filing an interlocutory appeal to challenge the denial of a motion to compel arbitration?  The appeal does not stop the trial court in its tracks. Abatement may…
Rank this Week: 4170