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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 6

    Digital Traces: Archiving in digital domain

    Digital Traces: Archiving in digital domain
    Presentation delivered today at Open Edit, held at Park Street Mews, Colombo. A lively discussion ensued focussed around the politics of exclusion, power, the nature of corporate ownership over archived web content, questions over the nature…
  • Jul 6

    Digital Traces: Archiving in digital domain

    Digital Traces: Archiving in digital domain
    Presentation delivered today at Open Edit, held at Park Street Mews, Colombo. A lively discussion ensued focussed around the politics of exclusion, power, the nature of corporate ownership over archived web content, questions over the nature…
  • Jun 23

    From hate and harm to aid and advocacy: Angelo Fernando’s ‘Chat Republic’

    From hate and harm to aid and advocacy: Angelo Fernando’s ‘Chat Republic’
    Cross-posted from Groundviews. ### Angelo Fernando, in addition to being a long-standing columnist in the Lanka Monthly Digest (LMD) is also the author of a new book, Chat Republic: How Social Media Drives Us To Be Human 1.0 in…
Rank this Week: 10

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: 59

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Online Dispute Resolution: An Amorphous Concept, Yet An Effective Tool Part V

    Online Dispute Resolution: An Amorphous Concept, Yet An Effective Tool Part V
    The rise of Online Dispute Resolution has lead to some debate over its effectiveness and the benefits of its use. According to some scholars, computer-mediated communication (CMC), which is inextricably linked with ODR, facilitates the…
  • Apr 15

    Online Dispute Resolution: An Amorphous Concept, Yet An Effective Tool Part IV

    Online Dispute Resolution: An Amorphous Concept, Yet An Effective Tool Part IV
    The adoption of ODR services by major ADR service providers should not come as a surprise, especially considering the assortment of providers solely dedicated to ODR that exist on the Internet. As mentioned before, over 60 providers of ODR…
  • Apr 14

    Online Dispute Resolution: An Amorphous Concept, Yet An Effective Tool Part III

    Online Dispute Resolution: An Amorphous Concept, Yet An Effective Tool Part III
    Online Dispute Resolution, naturally, exists online. Attempting a general Internet search for ODR providers will provide a potentially overwhelming amount of results. Currently, over 60 academically recognized ORD providers exist.
Rank this Week: 265

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

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

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 3

    SC Withdraws Appointment of Foreign Arbitrator in D6 Cost Recovery Arbitration

    SC Withdraws Appointment of Foreign Arbitrator in D6 Cost Recovery Arbitration
    In a recent post, we had commented on the judgement of the Supreme Court on Monday (31.03.2014) appointing a foreign arbitrator (Justice Spigelman, Australia) as the third and presiding arbitrator in the arbitration proceedings under the…
  • Apr 2

    Supreme Court's Discordant Stance on the Law of the Arbitration Agreement

    Supreme Court's Discordant Stance on the Law of the Arbitration Agreement
    The Supreme Court of India has been vascillating between two views on the Law of the Arbitration Agreement: according to the first view, as held in NTPC v Singer (See this post) and recently in Sakuma Exports v Louis Dreyfus…
  • Apr 1

    D6 Cost Recovery Arbitration: SC appoints Foreign Arbitrator

    D6 Cost Recovery Arbitration: SC appoints Foreign Arbitrator
    The Supreme Court's decision yesterday nominating a foreign national as arbitrator in the dispute between the Reliance-BP-Niko Consortium (RIL Consortium) and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (UoI) regarding cost recovery in the…
Rank this Week: 483

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Update: Gov. Christie Appoints an Ombud

    Update: Gov. Christie Appoints an Ombud
    New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie has named Patrick E. Hobbs, Dean of Seton Hall University School of Law, as the first Ombudsman for the Office of the Governor. According to the New York Times, Hobbs will be in charge of ensuring that…
  • Apr 15

    Job Posting: University of Minnesota

    Job Posting: University of Minnesota
    The of U of M is hiring a Director for its Office for Conflict Resolution. The position provides informal dispute resolution services -- including private consultations, facilitated discussions, and mediation -- to non-bargaining unit…
  • Apr 14

    Coalition of Federal Ombudsman Elects Officers for 2014

    Coalition of Federal Ombudsman Elects Officers for 2014
    CoFO has elected new officers.  Wendy Kamenshine (CFPB), Neal Cohen (CPSC), Craig Cabrera (TSA), and Virginia Behr (FDA/CDER) have all rotated off the board.  Here are the new officers: Chair -- Scott M. Deyo, Ombudsman,…
Rank this Week: 538

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: 760

ADR Times

ADR Times

Covers alternative dispute resolution issues.

http://www.adrtimes.com/
  • Apr 18

    Coercion—More Costly Than You Think

    Coercion—More Costly Than You Think
    Most people are exposed to coercion as their first conflict resolution process.  What child has not been punished by banishment to her room or bed without dinner?  Children quickly learn that personal autonomy is dependent upon…
  • Apr 18

    Interest Arbitration Sunset Shines Light on Back Room Dispute

    Interest Arbitration Sunset Shines Light on Back Room Dispute
    The law the Assembly allowed to expire and that mayors say helped to slow property tax growth in the state has given Gov. Chris Christie and others something to talk about.
  • Apr 17

    "Puffing" and the California State Bar

    "Puffing" and the California State Bar
    In 2006, the American Bar Association issued an ethical opinion- ABA Formal Ethics Op. 06-439 entitled A Lawyer's Obligation of Truthfulness When Representing a Client in Negotiation: Application to Caucused Negotiation. 
Rank this Week: 947

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/
  • Apr 4

    Principles Heretofore Unknown

    Principles Heretofore Unknown
    On March 21, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision on the eligibility of Justice Marc Nadon, a Supernumary justice of the Federal Court of Appeal and a former Advocate of 10 years seniority in Quebec, to be appointed as one…
  • Apr 2

    Freemen-on-the-Land in Civil and Criminal Courts: An Update on the Fearn Case

    Freemen-on-the-Land in Civil and Criminal Courts: An Update on the Fearn Case
    Last February, the issue of Freemen-on-the-Land / Sovereign Citizens in Alberta courts was reignited by the case of Fearn v Canada Customs, 2014 ABQB 114, in which Glenn Winningham Fearn, an American Freeman and OPCA (Organized Pseudolegal…
  • Mar 21

    Frivolous Litigation: From Hot Coffee to Hot Potato Soup

    Frivolous Litigation: From Hot Coffee to Hot Potato Soup
    It has been 20 years since Liebeck v McDonald’s Restaurants, wherein a U.S. court in the state of New Mexico awarded the plaintiff $2.9 million after she accidently spilled hot coffee which she had just purchased from the fast food…
Rank this Week: 908

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/
  • Jan 24

    ▶ The European Parliament Study on Media

    ▶ The European Parliament Study on Media
    ▶ The European Parliament Study on Mediation Time and Cost Savings and Effective Mediation Policy – YouTube – http://ow.ly/sUGJQFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Jan 24

    Child Inclusive Mediation – The Future |

    Child Inclusive Mediation – The Future |
    Child Inclusive Mediation – The Future | Researching Reform – http://ow.ly/sUD3jFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Jan 3

    Divorce Without Judges - France Pioneers The Future

    Divorce Without Judges - France Pioneers The Future
    Reblogged from Researching Reform: We have often said on our blog that as a democratic and progressive society, England should be asking itself whether state intervention in essentially personal affairs, like marriage, are truly necessary or…
Rank this Week: 910

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: 1477

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: 1171

Outsourcing Justice

Outsourcing Justice

Covers arbitration law developments. By Imre Szalai.

http://www.outsourcingjustice.com
  • Apr 11

    Federal Court Decides Much-Anticipated Arbitration Collusion Case

    Federal Court Decides Much-Anticipated Arbitration Collusion Case
    Yesterday, the district court for the Southern District of New York released its much-anticipated decision following a bench trial in Ross v. American Express, No. 04 Civ. 5723 (Apr. 10, 2014) (click here for a copy of the…
  • Apr 9

    Tenth Circuit Issues Colorful FAA Decision

    Tenth Circuit Issues Colorful FAA Decision
    Yesterday, the Tenth Circuit issued a must-read, thoughtful, well-written FAA opinion full of colorful language dealing with the right to a trial in connection with the making of an arbitration agreement.  See Howard v. Ferrellgas…
  • Apr 8

    Recent FAA Cases Issued by Federal Courts of Appeal

    Recent FAA Cases Issued by Federal Courts of Appeal
    The Federal Courts of Appeals have issued the following FAA opinions in recent days: 1) Aviles v. Russell Stover Candies, No. 12-11227 (5th Cir. Apr. 4, 2014) (click here for a copy of the decision) – As a result of the arbitration…
Rank this Week: 1243

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/
  • Apr 8

    Video: Amishi Jha on the neuroscience of mindfulne

    Video: Amishi Jha on the neuroscience of mindfulne
    In February, a large group of us were fortunate to hear neuroscientist Amishi Jha speak on the brain science of mindfulness. All of you, no matter where you are, can watch part of her program now. Click to see her Friday evening lecture. The…
  • Mar 27

    Good to hear: Two interviews with me have made top-10 or most-listened-to list

    Good to hear: Two interviews with me have made top-10 or most-listened-to list
    I am pleased to say that the interview by Zena Zumeta of me for the Texas Conflict Coach Radio Blog Show was one of The Best of 2013. The description: Brains on Purpose: Traits and States to Shape Your Conflict Fate Our brains are changing…
  • Mar 23

    An authentically calming voice: Another benefit of mindfulness for lawyers, mediators, counselor

    An authentically calming voice: Another benefit of mindfulness for lawyers, mediators, counselor
    Your tone of voice can affect your client's ability to hear you, especially in times of stress. In order to have a tone of voice that allows us to be heard, we need to monitor our own level of tension, our own level of defensiveness, our own…
Rank this Week: 1155

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Apr 6

    Mediating discovery

    Mediating discovery
    At the ABA Dispute Resolution section spring conference, I attended a talk on mediating discovery disputes, a subject that has been of interest to me for a long time, but which should be more urgent given the difficulty traditional court…
  • Apr 4

    New name needed

    New name needed
    Lots of ideas have been floating around for awhile describing new ways to practice law in light of the rise of alternative dispute resolution and the vanishing trial. These ideas revolve around finding a more cooperative, negotiated approach…
  • Mar 29

    Payment

    Payment
    The problem with payment plans is that they are a nuisance to enforce. It seems that more often than not, the party that is supposed to make the payments at some point stops keeping up with its obligations, and the party to whom the payments…
Rank this Week: 1151

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 …
  • 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…
  • Jan 14

    Different Types of Family Law Attorney

    Different Types of Family Law Attorney
    The practice of family law, which includes things like divorce, child custody, child visitation, alimony, and adoption, is an art not a science. Because it is an art, there are many approaches, styles, and tools attorneys can use to represent…
Rank this Week: 1368

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: 1229

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: 1088

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: 1451

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mediator blah...blah...

Covers mediation in a variety of legal areas. From New Zealand commercial mediator Geoff Sharp.

http://mediatorblahblah.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1194

Community Mediation Center

Community Mediation Center

Offers mediator tips and mediation resources.

http://conflictcrushers.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1314

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
  • Apr 18

    Booklist from the ABA DR Annual Meeting

    Booklist from the ABA DR Annual Meeting
    At the recent ABA DR Annual Meeting, we had our second installment of the “What I’m Reading” panel. I promised a reading list from panelists and participants; here it is: Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) Shop Class as…
  • Apr 17

    Call for papers: Transnational Dispute Management

    Call for papers: Transnational Dispute Management
    The Transnational Dispute Management Journal has issued a Call for Papers for its upcoming special issue on “Dispute Resolution from a Corporate Perspective.” Proposals due no later than July 31, 2014. Details here.
  • Apr 17

    Alkon on the Supreme Court and Plea Bargaining

    Alkon on the Supreme Court and Plea Bargaining
    Cynthia Alkon (Texas A&M) has published “The U.S. Supreme Court’s Failure To Fix Plea Bargaining: The Impact of Lafler and Frye” in the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, available on SSRN here. The abstract:…
Rank this Week: 1759

Conflict Zen

Conflict Zen

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

http://lenski.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Apr 8

    Vote for my book’s cover design

    Vote for my book’s cover design
    My latest book, The Conflict Pivot: Turning Conflict into Peace of Mind, is sitting on the editor's desk (well, in her computer). That means I've finally got my nose out of the writing app on my MacBook Air and am turning my attention to the…
  • Apr 4

    A conflict resolution playlist…or two

    A conflict resolution playlist…or two
    Thanks to everyone who suggested conflict resolution songs, I've put together not one but two conflict resolution playlists. You can stream the playlists with an Rdio account (it's free) or scroll down to see the list of songs on each…
Rank this Week: 2145

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/
  • Apr 13

    Can An Entire Agreements Clause Make A Party To An Agreement Also A Party To Another Agreement?

    Can An Entire Agreements Clause Make A Party To An Agreement Also A Party To Another Agreement?
    In construction projects, there will often be several agreements between the various participants. Those agreements may contain “entire agreement” clauses to ensure that the parties are bound only by the terms of the agreement…
  • Mar 2

    Alberta Court Of Appeal Upholds The Dismissal Of A Claim Which Ought To Have Been Arbitrated

    Alberta Court Of Appeal Upholds The Dismissal Of A Claim Which Ought To Have Been Arbitrated
    One challenge facing a party to an arbitration clause is preserving a claim against the running of the limitation period. Starting the wrong claim may mean that the claim will be dismissed. That is now apparent from the recent decision of the…
  • Feb 17

    What Is The Effect Of Res Judicata On Arbitration?

    What Is The Effect Of Res Judicata On Arbitration?
    The recent decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court in Boxer Capital Corp. v. JEL Investments Ltd. raises some fascinating issues with respect to the application of the doctrine of res judicata to the arbitration process.  The…
Rank this Week: 2212

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2266

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/
  • Apr 8

    Promising Research for Spinal Cord Injurie

    Promising Research for Spinal Cord Injurie
    April 8, 201 4 – According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, approximately 12,000 new cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) are reported each year with motor vehicle crashes accounting for a plurality of those reported…
  • Apr 7

    Life Expectancy Calculator

    Life Expectancy Calculator
    April 7, 2014 – If you’re tired of those boring life expectancy tables that lump everyone into two categories – male and female – to estimate how long you’re most likely going to live, have we got a calculator…
  • Apr 1

    Our 5th Anniversary

    Our 5th Anniversary
    April 1, 2014 – Five years ago, in the midst of the greatest economic calamity in more than three-quarters of a century, Finn Financial Group opened its doors for business with a pledge to help others “achieve maximum financial…
Rank this Week: 1736

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    What happens to your frozen embryos? Inheritance and Will

    What happens to your frozen embryos? Inheritance and Will
    An important issue surrounding frozen embryos has recently emerged into spotlight: What happens when parents die and leave no will or instructions for the fertility clinic regarding the disposition of their frozen embryos? A Master in…
  • Mar 27

    "Conscious Uncoupling" - What does it mean?

    "Conscious Uncoupling" - What does it mean?
    The phrase "conscious uncoupling" made the news this week as Hollywood couple, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their split. The couple used the phrase to describe their separation, and what we can only assume to be their impending…
  • Mar 14

    Ethical and Legal Dilemmas of Post-humous reproduction

    Ethical and Legal Dilemmas of Post-humous reproduction
    Assisted Reproduction Technology has created many alternatives for families with infertility to build their families. However, it has also created many legal issues due to the slow nature of the law to keep up with this rapidly evolving…
Rank this Week: 1711

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
  • Mar 25

    Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Parties in US Courts: New Development

    Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Parties in US Courts: New Development
    European businesses view being sued in the United States as a major business risk, and they traditionally percieve the U.S. courts to be very liberal in assuming jurisdiction over foreign parties. Recent decisions of the U.S.…
  • Mar 10

    Art Law: Bavarian Legislative Proposal “Unlikely to Succeed”, Minister Say

    Art Law: Bavarian Legislative Proposal “Unlikely to Succeed”, Minister Say
    The Bavarian legislative proposal dealing with art restitution rlaims will be on the agenda of the Upper Chamber (Bundesrat) of the German parliament this Friday. Ahead of the session, Thomas Kutschaty, the Minister of Justice for North Rhine…
  • Mar 6

    Art Law: U.S. Litigation in the Gurlitt Case Against Bavaria, Federal Republic of Germany

    Art Law: U.S. Litigation in the Gurlitt Case Against Bavaria, Federal Republic of Germany
    One of the posts here on the Gurlitt case was entitled Litigation is Coming Closer in Gurlitt Case. Nicholas O’Donnell reports in the Art Law Report today that the first case has indeed been brought -  by David Toren in…
Rank this Week: 2017

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: 1668

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

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

http://sannsmediation.com/wordpress
  • Jan 2

    New Year’s Resolutions for Divorced Parent

    New Year’s Resolutions for Divorced Parent
    The Huffington Post has a nice article on New Year’s resolutions for divorced parents.  Some are obvious, but not everyone may be thinking about these things. Happy New Year to all my clients and readers!   Related…
  • Dec 20

    Divorce from Bed and Board

    Divorce from Bed and Board
    New Jersey has a law on its books from 1907 that allow a divorce from bed and board, also called a limited divorce.  The law was intended to allow couples to legally divorce without also receiving a religious divorce if their religion…
  • Aug 30

    NJ Civil Unions, Federal Law and Taxes after United States v. Windsor

    NJ Civil Unions, Federal Law and Taxes after United States v. Windsor
    On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued their opinion in United States v. Windsor.  In this case, a woman married in Canada to another woman was denied the same death (estate) tax benefits that married couples receive.…
Rank this Week: 1646

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: 1791

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: 2098

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: 2279

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: 1672

Colin Rule's blog

Colin Rule's blog

Covers online dispute resolution and political and legal commentary. Published by Colin Rule is Director of Online Dispute Resolution for eBay and PayPal.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/colin-rule
  • Jun 27

    Novojustice

    Novojustice
    Just a quick note to say I've started a new blog as preparation for a book I'm doing for the ABA in 2012 -- so most of my blogging energy has shifted over there. Please come by and check it out: http://www.novojustice.com
  • Jun 27

    Novojustice

    Novojustice
    Just a quick note to say I've started a new blog as preparation for a book I'm doing for the ABA in 2012 -- so most of my blogging energy has shifted over there. Please come by and check it out: http://www.novojustice.com Read more »…
  • Jan 10

    Technology and Divorce Mediation

    Technology and Divorce Mediation
    I met with my good friend John Ford last week for lunch, and he introduced me to his business partner David Stein. The two of them have set up a new dispute resolution service provider focused on family disputes: Liaise Divorce Solutions.
Rank this Week: 2187

Mediation Channel

Mediation Channel

Information, news, and commentary on mediation, negotiation, law, and conflict management. By Diane Levin.

http://mediationchannel.com
Rank this Week: 2258

Real Divorce Mediation

Real Divorce Mediation

By Debra Synovec.

http://www.wholemediation.com/rdmblog/
  • May 15

    Curiosity Is Everything

    Curiosity Is Everything
    John Medina points out in Brain Rules that curiosity is everything. Curious mind.  Cpen mind.  Responsive mind.  All three advance your divorce settlement conversations.
  • May 2

    How Many Mediators Does It Take?

    How Many Mediators Does It Take?
    The 17th Annual Dispute Resolution Conference, an outstanding event sponsored by the Washington Law School Foundation ,the
  • Apr 25

    Mediation Is Better Process for Divorce

    Mediation Is Better Process for Divorce
    Last Thursday I had the opportunity to hear Gloria Steinem, author and activist, famous for the Women’s Liberation Movement, speak at a fundraising luncheon for the YWCA.  She spoke in part about how empowerment starts with the least…
Rank this Week: 1629

Perspectives from a…

Perspectives from a Mediator/Arbitrator

Covers current trends and ideas in the areas of ADR and mediation. By Stephen Raymond.

http://raymonddisputeresolution.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Why no blogging Steve?

    Why no blogging Steve?
    I have been asked this question over and over again. I thought I would try to answer it. There are a couple of things stopping me from blogging. The first is time. I do not seem to have any extra. From arbitrating or mediating almost…
  • Feb 18

    Baseball Arbitrator

    Baseball Arbitrator
    I am indebted to http://www.baseballmusings.com/ for bringing the following to my attention. I expect that there is (or should be) a good book out there all about the arbitrators in baseball history.
  • Sep 17

    The Election and Proportional Representation

    The Election and Proportional Representation
    The Ontario Provincial Election is now underway. The election of a government is very important. However, perhaps even more important is a referendum on proportional representation. I have to admit that I have always been a fan of the…
Rank this Week: 1968

eQuibbly

eQuibbly

Covers online dispute resolution.

http://equibbly.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 17

    The Difference Between Arbitration and Mediation Explained

    The Difference Between Arbitration and Mediation Explained
    Most people have likely heard the terms Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Arbitration, and Mediation mentioned in different contexts, but many may not know exactly what they are and how they differ. “Alternative Dispute…
  • Apr 10

    Now Official Court Judges can Decide Your Case Online

    Now Official Court Judges can Decide Your Case Online
    eQuibbly Relaunch After many months of quietly re-engineering our web app and our services, we are very pleased to announce the grand re-launch of eQuibbly.com with new features, new services and a revamped user interface that will make it…
  • Apr 9

    Cost of Small Claims Court vs. Online Arbitration

    Cost of Small Claims Court vs. Online Arbitration
    There is a common misconception that using small claims court is an easy, quick and cheap way of resolving a dispute. The reality is that it is not easy, nor quick, nor cheap. Although there are many other compelling reasons to use online…
Rank this Week: 3676

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
  • Apr 14

    Massachusetts Divorce Bill Gets Personal

    Massachusetts Divorce Bill Gets Personal
    A Massachusetts lawmaker recently proposed a bill that dives deep into the personal lives of divorcing couples. Republican State Senator Richard Ross proposed bill S787, which mandates that divorcing couples, who have a child or children,…
  • Apr 7

    Preparing Your Finances for a Collaborative Divorce

    Preparing Your Finances for a Collaborative Divorce
    A recent report by ABC News discusses the economics of divorce. The end of a marriage can prove financially and emotionally devastating for both parties, especially when the spouses are communicating with one another in a negative and…
  • Mar 31

    Paltrow’s “Conscious Uncoupling” May Benefit Children of Divorce

    Paltrow’s “Conscious Uncoupling” May Benefit Children of Divorce
    Earlier this week, actress Gwyneth Paltrow announced that she and musician husband, Chris Martin, are separating after ten years of marriage. While the tabloids excitedly reported about the break up announcement, her words to describe the…
Rank this Week: 3691

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: 3390

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 19

    Settlement confidentiality

    Settlement confidentiality
    A recent case from the Court of Appeal in Florida illustrates the perils of confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements, but something more as well. Patrick Snay brought an age discrimination suit against a private school that…
  • Nov 22

    Civil collaborative law

    Civil collaborative law
    Collaborative law has firmly established itself in the family law arena, where parties (and attorneys) are often willing to commit in advance to do everything they can to resolve divorce cases out of court. Not so much on the civil side,…
Rank this Week: 4123

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: 2800

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: 4125

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: 2815

Just Mediation

Just Mediation

Covers mediation and collaborative divorce. By Alexandria Skinner.

http://www.xanskinner.com/wordpressDE/
  • 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
  • Oct 11

    Protection for Non-Married Partner

    Protection for Non-Married Partner
    Marriage equality is not the law in South Carolina.   Gay and lesbian partners in long term, committed relationships do not presently enjoy equal protection of the law in South …
Rank this Week: 4738