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Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Want to Persuade Someone?

    Want to Persuade Someone?
    There are different approaches to persuasion, anywhere from gifts of cookies, cogent arguments, or tearful pleas for help to a loaded gun. Some of these tactics work better at mediations and negotiations than others. One way to help get the…
  • Jul 17

    Take Advantage of Your Sadne

    Take Advantage of Your Sadne
    We all feel sad at some point. Things aren’t going our way. We may regret something we did or didn’t say or do in the past. It’s OK to be sad. If you approach it correctly it may be a good thing, according to an article in…
  • Jul 10

    Out of the Office? If so, Why are You Stressing About Work?

    Out of the Office? If so, Why are You Stressing About Work?
    You have a successful practice and a number of clients, maybe too many. You enjoy your work and the good you do but along with the job comes a lot of stress and long hours. There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day. How many…
Rank this Week: 3908

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

https://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com
  • Jul 26

    Celebrity Surrogacy Update!

    Celebrity Surrogacy Update!
    Many people know Cristiano Ronaldo from his excellent soccer skills, but few know he just became a father to twins through the help of a gestational surrogate! The surrogate gave birth just outside of San Diego, California to a girl and a boy…
  • Jul 19

    Attorneys Michele Jackson and Katherine Schwartz to Present CLE at Indiana State Bar Association Brown Bag Serie

    Attorneys Michele Jackson and Katherine Schwartz to Present CLE at Indiana State Bar Association Brown Bag Serie
    Harden Jackson attorneys Michele Jackson and Katherine Schwartz will present the CLE “Hoosier Baby? An Intro to Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Law in Indiana on July 28th, 2017 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM as part of the Indiana State…
  • Jul 12

    Large Companies Increasing Fertility Benefit

    Large Companies Increasing Fertility Benefit
    Social media site, Pinterest, recently added adoption and surrogacy benefits for its 500 employees. Pinterest’s employees will be eligible to receive up to $5,000 in adoption reimbursement and up to $20,000 for surrogacy benefits.…
Rank this Week: 3391

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    U.S. House Passes Measure to Repeal New CFPB Arbitration Rule

    U.S. House Passes Measure to Repeal New CFPB Arbitration Rule
    Yesterday, the United States House of Representatives voted 231 to 190 to repeal a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) rule that prohibits most financial service providers such as banks and credit card issuers from…
  • Jul 23

    Online Voting for the GPC Series Open Until July 31st

    Online Voting for the GPC Series Open Until July 31st
    The Global Pound Conference (“GPC”) Series is collecting votes from dispute resolution community stakeholders regarding “how to shape the future of commercial dispute resolution and improve access to justice in the 21st…
  • Jul 19

    Is a Mediator Like a Bus? How Legal Ethics May Inform the Question of Case Discrimination by Mediator

    Is a Mediator Like a Bus? How Legal Ethics May Inform the Question of Case Discrimination by Mediator
    Kristen Blankley, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law, has published a thoughtful article titled “Is a Mediator Like a Bus? How Legal Ethics May Inform the Question of Case Discrimination by…
Rank this Week: 427

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

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

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    How Long Should Single Mothers Wait Before They Start Dating Again?

    How Long Should Single Mothers Wait Before They Start Dating Again?
    Getting back on track after a divorce is no easy task. After going through emotional upheavals, restoring back the spark which you once had during your marriage or before it can take time. One of the things that must have crossed your mind…
  • Jul 25

    How To Create An Amicable Relationship With Your Ex After A Divorce

    How To Create An Amicable Relationship With Your Ex After A Divorce
    It is no hidden fact that divorces happen because the relationship that was once pure and strong between two individuals becomes bad. And it’s also true that individuals who get divorced don’t like keeping in touch with their ex…
  • Jul 24

    Lawyer Or Mediator? Which One Should You Opt For During Divorce

    Lawyer Or Mediator? Which One Should You Opt For During Divorce
    Divorces can be complicated matters and getting caught in the middle of legal problems is common. some people try avoiding divorce cases by going through a mediation first.  A divorce mediator helps couples either negotiate divorce…
Rank this Week: 1531

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 25

    Stone Soup Mini-Course: Getting the Most Out of Competitions and CLE

    Stone Soup Mini-Course: Getting the Most Out of Competitions and CLE
    We often miss opportunities to generate and share knowledge about actual practice from student competitions and CLE programs.  This post in the mini-course suggests some ways to get more benefit from these activities. When I have judged…
  • Jul 24

    Stone Soup Mini-Course: Designing Course Assignment

    Stone Soup Mini-Course: Designing Course Assignment
    Faculty have multiple options for fulfilling the fundamental goal of the Stone Soup Project to produce and use valuable qualitative data in their courses about actual dispute resolution practice, including: Assigning students to conduct…
  • Jul 24

    CFPB–A Poster Child for Regulation

    CFPB–A Poster Child for Regulation
    From FOTB Jean Sternlight posted today on the ACSblog: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) just issued a new rule prohibiting financial service providers from using forced arbitration to prevent their customers from suing the…
Rank this Week: 1256

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

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

https://www.sannsmediation.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Dealing with an Unwanted Divorce

    Dealing with an Unwanted Divorce
    The Unwanted Divorce In many of the divorces I mediate, it is clear to me that one party wants the divorce far more than the other.  Or certainly, one is further down the road of acceptance than the other.  In NJ, public policy is…
  • Jul 17

    Conflict and Divorce Quote — Norman Cousin

    Conflict and Divorce Quote — Norman Cousin
    “Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.” — Norman Cousins (1915 – 1990), American political journalist, author, professor, and world peace advocate. One of the goals of mediation is to anticipate…
  • Jul 9

    NJ Court Establishes Factors for Name Change of Transgender Minor Child

    NJ Court Establishes Factors for Name Change of Transgender Minor Child
    NJ Superior Court Judge Marcia L. Silva, sitting in Middlesex County, recently ruled on a case of first impression regarding when a transgender minor child may change their name.  The case is Sacklow v. Betts (FM-12-1502-07C) and the…
Rank this Week: 1252

Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative…

Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm

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

http://familydiplomacy.com/blog
  • Jul 25

    New Chief Judge for Second District Court of Appeal

    New Chief Judge for Second District Court of Appeal
    The Honorable Edward C. LaRose has been elected Chief Judge of Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals.  The Second District hears appeals from most of the Tampa Bay area, including Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties.…
  • Jul 24

    Video: A Client’s View of Collaborative Divorce

    Video: A Client’s View of Collaborative Divorce
    After you decide to divorce, the question of how you divorce can be one of the most consequential decisions you make. You have choices.  Many people hire a trial lawyer  and go the traditional litigation route to fight it out…
  • Jul 11

    Pictures: Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals 2017 Conference

    Pictures: Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals 2017 Conference
    In June 2017, the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals held its fifth annual conference right here in Tampa.  The theme of the conference was “Get In On The Act,” in celebration of the recent passage of the…
Rank this Week: 1417

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Job Posting: Dartmouth College

    Job Posting: Dartmouth College
    The private Ivy League college in New Hampshire has opened a search for its next Ombudsperson. The part-time position (0.6 FTE) reports to the college president and serves non-union staff and faculty.  The search will fill a position…
  • Jul 24

    Job Posting: [Confidential Los Angeles Employer]

    Job Posting: [Confidential Los Angeles Employer]
    According to an exclusive posting on the IOA Career Center, " a greater Los Angeles area client [that] highly values the Ombuds role ... [is] seeking an Ombuds equally comfortable working with front line employees and Board members."  No…
  • Jul 21

    Internship: United Nations, New York

    Internship: United Nations, New York
    The Office of the UN Ombudsman and Mediation Services is accepting applications for an unpaid internship in its New York headquarters. The temporary position is full-time and will last just two months (as opposed to the usual three to six…
Rank this Week: 4724

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

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

http://practicalacademic.blogspot.com
  • Jul 23

    PF Act, Contract Labourers & Principal Employer

    PF Act, Contract Labourers & Principal Employer
    Doubts are often expressed by Principal Employers on their liability vis-a-vis the Contract Labourers engaged in the Principal Employer's Establishment through Contractors. Strictly speaking, for the purposes of the Employees' Provident Funds…
  • Jul 20

    Contempt Mechanism under Section 27(5) of the A&C Act 1996

    Contempt Mechanism under Section 27(5) of the A&C Act 1996
    On the 6th of July, the Supreme Court passed a judgement in the case of Alka Chandewar v. Shamshul Ishrar Khan [Civil Appeal No. 8720/2017]. The Civil Appeal arose against a judgement of the Bombay High Court where the High Court construed…
  • Jun 26

    Force Majeure under Indian Contract Law: Energy Watchdog v CERC (SCI)

    Force Majeure under Indian Contract Law: Energy Watchdog v CERC (SCI)
    Recently, newspapers reported that certain power producers proposed to sell large amount of their stake in the Ultra Mega Power Projects.  The proposal to sell their stakes is a direct outcome of the recent decision of the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 2897

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

https://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com
  • Jul 23

    Two recent cases discuss the appropriate standard of proof, progressive discipline and just cause

    Two recent cases discuss the appropriate standard of proof, progressive discipline and just cause
    Two recent cases, reported by Minnesota's Bureau of Mediation Services, address the question of the appropriate standard of proof in a discharge case.In Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc., grievant had been dismissed from his position as a…
  • Jul 16

    Choke holds, use of force, public policy and arbitration

    Choke holds, use of force, public policy and arbitration
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has rejected an effort by the City of Boston to set aside an arbitrator's award reinstating a police officer who had been dismissed for allegedly using excessive force and then lying about it during an…
  • Jul 9

    Confirming arbitration awards - mootness, compliance, contempt

    Confirming arbitration awards - mootness, compliance, contempt
    The Seventh Circuit has rejected an appeal by Hyatt Corp. from an order confirming two arbitration awards. The awards found that Hyatt supervisors had improperly performed bargaining unit work and ordered Hyatt to cease and desist from such…
Rank this Week: 2798

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/
  • Jul 23

    What Does A “Right To Appeal In Accordance With The Provisions Of The Arbitration Act” Mean?

    What Does A “Right To Appeal In Accordance With The Provisions Of The Arbitration Act” Mean?
    This question seems very straightforward, but when the Arbitration Act provides several rights of appeal, depending on what the parties have or have not agreed upon, then which of those rights of appeal apply? Only the right to appeal that…
  • Jul 17

    When Does An Arbitral Award Contain An Appealable Question Of Law?

    When Does An Arbitral Award Contain An Appealable Question Of Law?
    The Supreme Court of Canada has recently re-examined the issue of whether a statutory and contractual interpretation by an arbitral tribunal may be appealed. The court re-iterated the principle that arbitral awards are not appealable on a…
  • Jun 6

    When May An Arbitral Tribunal Correct Its Award?

    When May An Arbitral Tribunal Correct Its Award?
    Arbitrators are mortal. They may make mistakes in issuing their awards. In what circumstances may they correct an award? The scope of the authority of an arbitral tribunal to alter its award after the issuance of the award has been examined…
Rank this Week: 2874

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Jul 18

    How Mediation Work

    How Mediation Work
    A new book by Sephen Goldberg, Jeanne Brett, Beatrice Blohorn-Brenneur and Nancy Rogers presents a concise primer on what participants can expect from the mediation process. Being academics, the authors ground their discussion in theory,…
  • Jun 26

    California Law Revision Commission Recommendation

    California Law Revision Commission Recommendation
    The California Law Revision Commission has issued its draft recommendations for an amendment to the Evidence Code carving out a new exception to mediation confidentiality. This project has been about four years in the making, and was…
  • Jun 14

    Ten Duel Commandment

    Ten Duel Commandment
    I’ve been listening to the cast album from the musical “Hamilton”, in preparation for finally getting to see the show when it comes to LA later this summer. One of the bits of historical information that can be gleaned from…
Rank this Week: 4089

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

Real Divorce Mediation Blog

By Whole Mediation & Consulting Services P.C.

http://wholemediation.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Steps to an Empowering Divorce

    Steps to an Empowering Divorce
    Divorce is usually overwhelming, uncertain, and confusing. If not handled well the divorce process can be a recipe for disaster. How you handle your divorce will impact not only you, your spouse and children, but also your community of…
  • Mar 4

    Divorce, Children and Taxe

    Divorce, Children and Taxe
    Most divorcing couples feel financially strained. The good news is that parents may receive significant tax benefits for children; the bad news is that even though more and more parents are choosing joint parenting the IRS still hangs on…
  • Apr 20

    Is a Divorce Mediator or Divorce Lawyer Right For You?

    Is a Divorce Mediator or Divorce Lawyer Right For You?
    In nearly every case, divorce is a complicated process that almost always requires professional help for the separating couple. However, going to court for litigation or for a settlement conference isn’t always necessary; by using…
Rank this Week: 1629

Dispute Resolution in Germany

Dispute Resolution in Germany

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

http://www.disputeresolutiongermany.com/
Rank this Week: 2778

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 8

    Hacking the referendum

    Hacking the referendum
    The government, despite strong opposition led by senior monk Anamaduwe Dhammadassi Thero, said last week that it will nevertheless continue to pursue the constitutional reform process, which will be put to a referendum. This comes after PM…
  • Jun 27

    Social media and peace: Presentation at ZIF’s 15th year celebrations in Berlin

    Social media and peace: Presentation at ZIF’s 15th year celebrations in Berlin
    The Zentrum für Internationale Friedenseinsätze gGmbH (Centre for International Peace Operations) based in Berlin, Germany, invited me to talk on social media and peace as part of an event to celebrate 15 years since its…
  • Jun 14

    Communication projects, campaigns & websites on peace, constitutionalism, rights, governance & democracy

    Communication projects, campaigns & websites on peace, constitutionalism, rights, governance & democracy
    Compiled for the Centre for Policy Alternatives a list of websites around communications campaigns, advertisements, projects, websites and various other initiatives I’ve designed, developed or gave input into over the past couple of…
Rank this Week: 334

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: 1281

Law Rules

Law Rules

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

http://lawrules.squarespace.com/journal/
  • Jun 19

    Twice is nice

    Twice is nice
    Last week, I was on a panel of attorneys at a continuing legal education seminar dealing with mediation. The session was part of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Annual Meeting and Conference and was interactive. Attendees were asked…
  • Apr 24

    Home Sweet Home (sometimes)

    Home Sweet Home (sometimes)
    I am a baby-boomer. That means that many of my friends and relatives are at that point in life where they are in the process of, or considering, selling the single family home in which they raised their children and moving to a condominium or…
  • Oct 7

    Mediation - the Justice of our Time

    Mediation - the Justice of our Time
    In an article about statute of limitations reform for child sex abuse victims, the author notes that Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the New York Archdiocese offered mediation and compensation as a means of resolving the claims against Catholic…
Rank this Week: 3914

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

Joseph C. Markowitz Blog

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

http://jcmarkowitz.com/blog/
  • Jun 15

    Conflict Resolution website

    Conflict Resolution website
    Most of my blogging deals with alternative dispute resolution, including alternative ways to practice litigation. Sometimes I re-print those posts here, but usually they remain on a separate site, called Conflict Resolution, which can be…
  • Mar 31

    Conflict resolution, not litigation

    Conflict resolution, not litigation
    I prefer to describe my practice as “conflict resolution” rather than “litigation.” It’s not because I have any objections to filing or defending lawsuits, and I am not at all adverse to taking cases to trial.…
  • Feb 7

    The rule of law

    The rule of law
    We have come to one of those moments in our history when people are learning to appreciate the important role courts and lawyers play in our government. If you’re a supporter of President Trump’s blockage of travel from seven…
Rank this Week: 1813

Just Appease Me

Just Appease Me

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

https://valentilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 863

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

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

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

    Don't Be a Lone Ranger!

    Don't Be a Lone Ranger!
    When you're going through a divorce, even using Collaborative Law, it's sometimes frustrating.  It may seem like things are moving too slow or too fast, or that things aren't going your way and your spouse if getting whatever he or she…
  • May 15

    Do You Really Want to Settle?

    Do You Really Want to Settle?
    At the start of a divorce, some people think about whether they should try to settle the case or just get ready to fight.  Usually, those people have not been through a divorce and don't know how to settle and don't know the costs of…
  • Apr 15

    How to Find an Experienced Collaborative Attorney

    How to Find an Experienced Collaborative Attorney
    If you are about to start a divorce proceeding and are considering using Collaborative Law, or if your spouse wants you to consider Collaborative Law, you need to think about finding a good Collaborative attorney to represent you.Referrals…
Rank this Week: 840

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/
  • May 22

    Warren Buffett Talks Structured Settlement

    Warren Buffett Talks Structured Settlement
    Berkshire Hathaway’s 2017 Annual Meeting Excerpt  Warren Buffett Knows (and Likes) Structured Settlements   May 22, 2017 – Earlier this month, attendees of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.’s Annual Meeting witnessed…
  • Apr 20

    Managed or Mangled Money

    Managed or Mangled Money
    April 20, 2017 – If you’ve had money in an actively managed large cap fund in the United States for the past five years, there’s an 88.40% chance your manager underperformed and you would have been better off in a simple,…
  • Apr 18

    California DOI Press Release on Annuitie

    California DOI Press Release on Annuitie
    April 18, 2017 – Earlier this month during National Retirement Planning Week, the California Department of Insurance issued a Press Release urging Californians to “plan for retirement and carefully consider annuities.”…
Rank this Week: 2295

Arrigoni Law Blog

Arrigoni Law Blog

Covers Minnesota family law.

http://arrigonilawoffice.com/blog/
  • May 19

    Parental Alienation Issues Negatively Impact Children

    Parental Alienation Issues Negatively Impact Children
    A very troublesome issue in some Custody and Parenting Time disputes and Divorces is when a parent intentionally attempts to alienate the children from the other parent. Trying to prove the alienation can be difficult as often there are…
  • Feb 14

    Spousal Maintenance And Income

    Spousal Maintenance And Income
    In Curtis v. Curtis, A14-1841,  (Minn 2016) the Supreme Court reaffirmed  that a trial court has broad discretion to consider investment income to determine whether a spouse is need of spousal maintenance. In Curtis, the husband…
  • Aug 29

    Pitfalls In Handling Your Own Divorce

    Pitfalls In Handling Your Own Divorce
    I have seen an increase in people trying to draft their own Divorce Judgment and Decree, which often leads to numerous problems and additional fees and expense to redraft the Decree or for the need to move to amend it because of…
Rank this Week: 1350

Outsourcing Justice

Outsourcing Justice

Covers arbitration law developments. By Imre Szalai.

http://www.outsourcingjustice.com
  • May 15

    US Supreme Court Issues Arbitration Decision in Nursing Home Dispute

    US Supreme Court Issues Arbitration Decision in Nursing Home Dispute
    In a 7-1 decision issued today, the Supreme Court of the United States continued its long line of cases holding that the FAA preempts state law.  Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark, No. 16-32 (May 14, 2017) (click here for a…
  • Apr 20

    Smartphone’s Popup Keypad Frustrates Formation of Arbitration Agreement

    Smartphone’s Popup Keypad Frustrates Formation of Arbitration Agreement
    A recent decision involving the Uber ride-sharing app demonstrates an important principle in arbitration law.  A party may have a well-drafted arbitration agreement, and the terms of the agreement may be appropriate.  However, if…
  • Apr 7

    California: The Wild, Wild West of Arbitration Law

    California: The Wild, Wild West of Arbitration Law
    The California Supreme Court recently issued a decision following its tradition of finding creative ways to avoid FAA preemption.  The court’s analysis provides an interesting blueprint for other states to develop consumer and…
Rank this Week: 1983

Geoffrey BH's Blog

Geoffrey BH's Blog

Occasional items on ADR - mostly Arbitration

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

    Thoughts on the logic of Brexit

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

    ‘Detail’ in Adjudication

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

    Arbitration – a law unto itself?

    Arbitration – a law unto itself?
    Arbitration – a Law unto itself?  Fortunately, there is no copyright in titles, as I would like to take as a text the title of the 30th Annual Lecture organised by The School of International Arbit… Source: Arbitration…
Rank this Week: 1483

Eye On Conflict: Views From the…

Eye On Conflict: Views From the World of Mediation

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

http://eyeonconflict.com/
  • Jan 21

    Holding the Middle Is Hard Work This Week

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

    Beloved Meryl Streep Missed a Huge Opportunity

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

    The Future of Policing

    The Future of Policing
    Years ago, I mediated a case involving alleged police brutality. I’ve mediated several of them, but this one stood out from the rest. The plaintiff (the alleged victim) was African American and fairly muscular. The two officers, the…
Rank this Week: 1376

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate…

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate Mediation Services

Covers mediation news. By Jim W. Hildreth.

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

    Notary Fees Increase California

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

    New California Update Law Disclosures on Death

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

    Legal Education California

    Legal Education California
    January 09 2017As a California Real Estate Broker, a Mediator with the California Association of Realtors, itis important to complete continuing education as to the profession.This week the California Association of Realtors are…
Rank this Week: 2948

San Francisco Mediation: A Better…

San Francisco Mediation: A Better Solution

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

http://sfmediation.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 11

    Divorce Mediator Marin

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

    Regaining Balance in Marin; Mindfulness Skills for Parents in Transition

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

    Retirement Transfers with IRAs Upon Divorce

    Retirement Transfers with IRAs Upon Divorce
    In a divorce, spouses can transfer retirement funds from one spouse's account to the other spouse as part of the property settlement in the divorce mediation. In this post, San Francisco Divorce Mediator Shelley Kennedy describes the steps…
Rank this Week: 459

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

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

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
  • Jul 28

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

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

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute

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

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO
    RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. European Cmty, 26 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 263, is one of the rare cases by the Supreme Court that addresses an important issue of international practice. The case arises from a suit brought by the European Community and 26…
Rank this Week: 2615

Upchurch Watson White & Max Blog

Upchurch Watson White & Max Blog

Covers mediation.

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

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

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

    Trial May Be a Rarity, but Trial Lawyers Are Not

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

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

    Proposals for Settlement: Their Role, Sanctions, and Whether Time to Decide Can Be Enlarged by Court
    Every now and then some of your failures come back to humble you. Little did I know that after 15 years mediating cases, my 25 years as a civil litigator would result in a conflict case that may go to the Supreme Court of Florida. That may…
Rank this Week: 1630

Kanzlei Hellinger

Kanzlei Hellinger

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

http://hellinger.eu/en/
  • Jul 4

    Recyclix und die BaFin

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

    Smart Contract | Wirksamkeit & Unwirksamkeit von Vertragsprogrammen

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

    Shariff | Die sichere Social-Media-Button-Lösung

    Shariff | Die sichere Social-Media-Button-Lösung
    Ihre persönlichen Daten sollten so gut wie möglich geschützt sein. Daher finden Sie hier nicht mehr die üblichen Social-Media Buttons, sondern die Lösung über „Shariff“. Denn die üblichen…
Rank this Week: 2437

Brains On Purpose

Brains On Purpose

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

http://westallen.typepad.com/brains_on_purpose/
Rank this Week: 1096

ADR Times

ADR Times

Covers alternative dispute resolution issues.

http://www.adrtimes.com/
  • Apr 19

    Advertising for the Peace Builder

    Advertising for the Peace Builder
    Let’s talk turkey about advertising. For the many years, lawyers refused to advertise, believing that the practice destroyed the parts of their profession that were deemed sacred. 
  • Apr 5

    Selling for the Peace Builder

    Selling for the Peace Builder
    The sales process for a peace builder in the market is tangled with impressions, ideas, concepts, and intuitions the peace builder has in their head about every sales film, sales call, and selling situation they’ve ever encountered.
  • Mar 28

    Branding Guidelines for the Peace Builder

    Branding Guidelines for the Peace Builder
    Branding is what other people—clients and customers—say about you in the market as a peace builder. Brand promise, brand distinctiveness, and brand alignment with where clients are at versus where we would like them to be, is…
Rank this Week: 3097

ADR Law Texas

ADR Law Texas

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

http://texas-arbitration-case-law.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 5012

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Kueser Law Firm Blog

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

http://blog.jmkesquire.com
  • Jan 14

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

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

    FINRA BrokerCheck: Beware the … Blue … Flags?

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

    FINRA Securities Arbitration Statistics – February 2011

    FINRA Securities Arbitration Statistics – February 2011
    FINRA recently reported its February 2011 arbitration statistics. For the two-month period ended February 28, 2011, 837 claims were filed. This represents a decrease of 9% as compared to the number of cases filed in February 2010 (918). The…
Rank this Week: 4713

Blog Arbitration

Blog Arbitration

Online Colloquium on Law & Practice of Arbitration Globally.

http://blogarbitration.com/
  • Oct 25

    INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW: SOME GREAT, SOME ABSURD CHANGES

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

    INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW: SOME GREAT, SOME ABSURD CHANGES

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

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

    UK Supreme Court Allows Anti-Suit Injunction in favour of Arbitration Agreement
    In this post, Martin Andrew Jarret reviews UK Supreme Court’s landmark decision to grant anti-suit injunction in favour of an arbitration agreement despite no intention to initiate arbitration. Overview On 12 June 2013, the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 3511

Tulsa Family Law Blog

Tulsa Family Law Blog

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

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

    A Primer on Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma

    A Primer on Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma
    Most people hold a formal ceremony to establish their marriage. Married couples get a license and formally record their ceremonial marriage at the courthouse. Oklahoma is among a handful of states that still recognize non-ceremonial…
  • Sep 19

    A Primer on Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma

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

    Oklahoma Judicial Appointment Process Threatened – Say No to SJR21

    Oklahoma Judicial Appointment Process Threatened – Say No to SJR21
    It’s silly season in the Oklahoma Legislature. One of the silliest ideas is to put politicians in charge of the commission that nominates Oklahoma judges. Lawmakers are threatening to abolish the commission and freeze judicial salaries…
Rank this Week: 3609

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: 624

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: 3255

ABC Collaborative Divorce Blog

ABC Collaborative Divorce Blog

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

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

    Video: Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce Explained

    Video: Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce Explained
    The Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group are teaming up to bring a training on the Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce on March 20-22, 2014.  Attorneys, Financial…
  • Nov 12

    Video: Streamlined Protocols for Collaborative Divorce Explained

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

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

    Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego > Top 9 Collaborative Divorce Tips for Succe
    From Shawn Weber, Esq.: 1. Use a full team model. It can seem daunting to think of adding multiple professionals to one’s divorce case. A full collaborative divorce team would be a coach for each party, two attorneys, a child specialist…
Rank this Week: 2050

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: 3564

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: 1243

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://mediationblog.coloradodivorcemediation.com/
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1037

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: 3915

Gini Nelson's Engaging Conflicts

Gini Nelson's Engaging Conflicts

Covers science, ethics and spirit in a high conflict practice.

http://engagingconflicts.com/
  • Apr 30

    Where have I been?

    Where have I been?
    Clearly, I haven’t been writing here recently, or consistently. Please know I’ve missed writing here. Over the next few weeks, I’ll review, update, refresh, and … the music plays on!  
  • Nov 12

    Lemon Law: Five Things You Should Know – Part 5 — EngagingConflicts.com

    Lemon Law: Five Things You Should Know – Part 5 — EngagingConflicts.com
    This is the last of a series entitled “Lemon Law: 5 Things You Should Know.” It is written by Sergei Lemberg, who is an attorney who specializes in lemon law. His site, Lemon Justice, offers detailed information about lemon laws,…
  • Nov 12

    Lemon Law: Five Things You Should Know – Part 4 — EngagingConflicts.com

    Lemon Law: Five Things You Should Know – Part 4 — EngagingConflicts.com
    This is part of a series entitled “Lemon Law: 5 Things You Should Know.” It is written by Sergei Lemberg, who is an attorney who specializes in lemon law. His site, Lemon Justice, offers detailed information about lemon laws, as…
Rank this Week: 2510

Mediation Channel

Mediation Channel

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

https://mediationchannel.com
  • Jul 9

    What did we know and when did we know it? The mutability of fact

    What did we know and when did we know it? The mutability of fact
    In 1770, in his historic defense of British soldiers accused of murdering five Bostonians, John Adams told the jury in his summation:
  • Jul 9

    What did we know and when did we know it? The mutability of fact

    What did we know and when did we know it? The mutability of fact
    In 1770, in his historic defense of British soldiers accused of murdering five Bostonians, John Adams told the jury in his summation: Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our…
  • May 13

    Resources online and beyond for the aspiring mediator

    Resources online and beyond for the aspiring mediator
    Greetings to regular readers, new visitors, and to the members of the Mediation Works Executive Mediation Training, with whom I have the pleasure of working this week.
Rank this Week: 331