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The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    IOA Seeks Nominations for 2017 Distinguished Emeriti Ombud

    IOA Seeks Nominations for 2017 Distinguished Emeriti Ombud
    The International Ombudsman Association is soliciting nominations for the Distinguished Emeritus Award. Each year the IOA Nominations and Governance Committee solicits nominations to recognize outstanding and dedicated service to the…
  • Feb 18

    Norwegian Legislature to Consider Mandating Student Ombuds for All Universitie

    Norwegian Legislature to Consider Mandating Student Ombuds for All Universitie
    A committee of the Storting (Norway's supreme legislature) has approved a proposal to mandate Studentombud for all universities in the country. At present, ten universities provide Student Ombuds programs, which serve about two-thirds of all…
  • Feb 15

    IOA Announces New Board Members for 2018

    IOA Announces New Board Members for 2018
    The International Ombudsman Association has announced the results of the annual election for its 2018 Board of Directors. Beginning April 24, following the Annual Business Meeting, seven new directors will join the IOA Board. The…
Rank this Week: 2889

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

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

http://practicalacademic.blogspot.com
  • Feb 18

    Lok Prahari and the Aesop's Fable

    Lok Prahari and the Aesop's Fable
    The Supreme Court of India resembled the council of rats in Aesop's fables while deciding Lok Prahari v. Union of India. Everyone knew the necessity to rein in the unscrupulous politicians who amass wealth merely by being a legislator or…
  • Feb 16

    Citizens United - Guns – Electoral Bonds in India

    Citizens United - Guns – Electoral Bonds in India
    An aspect where both the majority and minority opinions in Citizens United v. FEC 558 U.S. 310 (2010) united was on the value of section 203 of Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, 2002 to democracy. The majority sustained the disclosure norm in…
  • Feb 6

    Proceedings under Section 34 of the 1996 Act in the District Court

    Proceedings under Section 34 of the 1996 Act in the District Court
    Many District Courts which hear applications under Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 in the State of Tamil Nadu adopt different procedures in hearing those applications. Some District Courts have even insisted on oral…
Rank this Week: 3518

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Feb 18

    Building Successful Networking Relationship

    Building Successful Networking Relationship
    Making a positive first impression is important but it won’t seal the deal.  Many sales and deals are lost due to a lack of building relationships through good old-fashioned follow up and relationship building.  This…
  • Feb 12

    When You Need to Bear Bad New

    When You Need to Bear Bad New
    If not for someone’s bad news there would be no legal profession and sometimes you’re the one who needs to deliver it. There are better and worse ways to do it. The Muse’s article on delivering bad news to your boss has…
  • Jan 24

    How to Better Handle a Stressful Situation

    How to Better Handle a Stressful Situation
    What fun would it be for an attorney to have a job with less stress? Give it a try and see for yourself. Attorneys are famous for their stressful jobs, but there are steps you can take to turn it down at least a little bit. Chris Charyk,…
Rank this Week: 4398

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

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

https://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com
Rank this Week: 90

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: 3989

ADR Times

ADR Times

Covers alternative dispute resolution issues.

http://www.adrtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 3752

Disputing Blog

Disputing Blog

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

http://www.disputingblog.com/
Rank this Week: 107

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

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

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Feb 15

    Questions To Ask Yourself Prior To Filing For Divorce

    Questions To Ask Yourself Prior To Filing For Divorce
    There are several cases where the divorce process is not easy at all. Rather, it can turn messy on several occasions. Whatever may be the reason for you to file the divorce; you should make this decision independent of emotions. In fact, such…
  • Feb 9

    Pros and Cons of Cohabitation Vs. Marriage in California

    Pros and Cons of Cohabitation Vs. Marriage in California
    The subject of whether marriage better or cohabitation warrants a lot of debate based on people’s personal experiences and beliefs. There are some who believe nothing can replace a marriage in a loving relationship, while others beg to…
  • Feb 6

    What To Know About California Child Support

    What To Know About California Child Support
    Child support is money which any court orders both parents or any one parent to pay to assist in paying for child (or children) support and the latter’s living expenses. The amount must be paid every month. Every California county has a…
Rank this Week: 421

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
Rank this Week: 3783

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

Sanns Mediation World of ADR

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

https://www.sannsmediation.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Your NJ Divorce is Enforced in Family Part, Not Special Civil Part

    Your NJ Divorce is Enforced in Family Part, Not Special Civil Part
    An Appellate Division case is a recent reminder of how to enforce a property settlement agreement (PSA) in a divorce.  Divorces are granted and adjudicated in the Family Part of the Chancery Division of NJ Superior Court. …
  • Jan 26

    Mayim Bialik on Co-Parenting After Divorce

    Mayim Bialik on Co-Parenting After Divorce
    If you’re a viewer of Big Bang Theory or perhaps you used to watch Blossom, you know who actress Mayim Bialik is.  In this very candid vlog video, she discusses one aspect of her private divorce — how she and her ex-husband…
  • Jan 8

    Most Read Sanns Mediation Blog Posts of 2017

    Most Read Sanns Mediation Blog Posts of 2017
    Here are the ten most-read posts on the blog in 2017: Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis Engaged…Is there a Prenup? Does Cohabitation End or Suspend Alimony? Does Living Together Count in Length of Marriage? along with the answer…
Rank this Week: 3793

Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative…

Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm

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

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

    Tampa Collaborative Training Registration Now Open

    Tampa Collaborative Training Registration Now Open
    It has been less than one year since Florida’s Collaborative Law Process Act has gone into effect.  Now is a perfect time to take a Two-Day Introductory Interdisciplinary Tampa Collaborative Training! Click Here to Register! Next…
  • Jan 29

    Who Gets The Kids On Holidays?

    Who Gets The Kids On Holidays?
    The holidays are such a magical time of year, especially if you have children. But if you are going through a divorce, your family will need to establish new traditions. Holidays must now be split between two family units. Until the judge…
  • Jan 24

    Discernment Counseling: What If Only One Spouse Wants to Divorce?

    Discernment Counseling: What If Only One Spouse Wants to Divorce?
    Are you leaning towards divorce but your spouse is not?  Have you tried couple’s counseling but found that the pressure was all on you to change?  Do you want a time-limited, non-adversarial way to help you and your spouse…
Rank this Week: 2640

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

Texas Collaborative Law Blog

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

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

    How Can I Have a Peaceful Divorce?

    How Can I Have a Peaceful Divorce?
    If you really want to avoid fighting, as much as possible, in a divorce, here's what you need to do.  1.  Choose Collaborative Law.  If you get into traditional litigation, you may be drawn into more conflict.  Most of the…
  • Jan 1

    Should You Consider Collaborative Law for a Divorce?

    Should You Consider Collaborative Law for a Divorce?
    At this time of year, many people decide to file for divorce.  Often they delay to get through the holidays and then plan to file in January or February. If you are one of those people, you may be considering filing for divorce and using…
  • Dec 15

    Finding Peace on Earth During Divorce

    Finding Peace on Earth During Divorce
    During December each year, there is always a lot of talk about "Peace on Earth".  Anyone in a bad marriage knows that marriages can be very un-peaceful.  For those in bad marriages, it may be the seasonal talk about peace that…
Rank this Week: 3812

Wakely Mediation & Negotiation…

Wakely Mediation & Negotiation Blog

Covers issues related to dispute resolution and negotiations with a focus on employment and workplace issues. By Dave Wakely.

http://wakelymediation.com/mediation-negotiation-blog/
  • Jan 22

    Define ZOPA: Zone of Potential Agreement

    Define ZOPA: Zone of Potential Agreement
    Define ZOPA One of the most popular articles on this blog is my article on the definition of BATNA. This week I thought I would cover another fundamental negotiation term and define ZOPA. ZOPA is an acronym that means zone of potential…
  • Jan 8

    Negotiation Mastery at HBX: A Student’s Review

    Negotiation Mastery at HBX: A Student’s Review
    Negotiation Mastery at HBX I recently took a certificate in Negotiation Mastery at HBX, the Harvard Business Extension School. In this post I am going to talk about my experience at HBX with the negotiation mastery course. What is Harvard…
  • Oct 16

    Say Yes in a Negotiation

    Say Yes in a Negotiation
    How to Say Yes in a Negotiation Lots of negotiation texts make a lot of the concept of being able to disagree without being disagreeable. Given significantly less attention is the concept of been able to agree without being disagreeable or…
Rank this Week: 2311

Kanzlei Hellinger

Kanzlei Hellinger

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

http://hellinger.eu/en/
  • Jan 19

    ESCROW plus for the savedroid ICO

    ESCROW plus for the savedroid ICO
    HELLINGER.legal - Steuern | Recht | Crypto
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1384

Heintzman ADR

Heintzman ADR

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

http://www.heintzmanadr.com/
Rank this Week: 4413

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

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

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Jan 16

    3 Quotations from Lincoln on Conlict Resolution

    3 Quotations from Lincoln on Conlict Resolution
    It’s ironic that the president who led us through by most measures our most destructive war had some of the most profound things to say about peace-making. Beginning as a trial lawyer, he recognized that trial work should be approached…
  • Jan 9

    Objections to joint session

    Objections to joint session
    “Joint sessions are a waste of time,” said the judge conducting a mediation in which I was representing one of the parties. In that mediation I was asking for a joint session, but the judge still blocked us from doing one because…
  • Oct 23

    Bidding against yourself

    Bidding against yourself
    I had a chance to hear William Ury, best-known as co-author of Getting to Yes, speak this weekend at the SCMA fall conference. One of the things he talked about was seeing yourself as your own worst enemy in a negotiation. Or as he put it,…
Rank this Week: 3255

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
  • Jan 10

    Social media, viral news and the future of peace negotiations: Panel at Build Peace 2017

    Social media, viral news and the future of peace negotiations: Panel at Build Peace 2017
    I was invited to take part, over Skype video, in a panel on social media, viral news and the future of peace negotiations at Build Peace 2017, held early December in Bogota, Colombia. My great disappointment at not being able to attend in…
  • Nov 28

    Frontier Issues: Some thoughts from 2012, still relevant

    Frontier Issues: Some thoughts from 2012, still relevant
    In early 2012, Patrick Meier emailed me (and I think a few others) asking the following questions: If you had some of the most cutting edge software developers at your disposal and funding were not an issue, what major software/computing…
  • Oct 16

    Social media and government

    Social media and government
    Was invited by out-going Director General of the Government Information Department Ranga Kalansooriya late Sunday night to give a presentation the next day on social media and its importance for government officials, at a workshop organised…
Rank this Week: 1533

Outsourcing Justice

Outsourcing Justice

Covers arbitration law developments. By Imre Szalai.

http://www.outsourcingjustice.com
  • Dec 28

    Ninth Circuit Limits the FAA in a Case with Potentially Far-Reaching Implication

    Ninth Circuit Limits the FAA in a Case with Potentially Far-Reaching Implication
    “Sign this contact, which contains an arbitration clause, and pay up, or you’re going to jail!”  Consumers in California faced this situation, which was addressed by the Ninth Circuit this week in a case called…
  • Dec 22

    Maine’s Highest Court Invalidates Arbitration Clause Using Fiduciary Defense

    Maine’s Highest Court Invalidates Arbitration Clause Using Fiduciary Defense
    Relying on the fiduciary duty in the attorney-client relationship as well as the policies of Maine’s legal ethics code, Maine’s highest court found that attorneys have a duty to explain and make sure a client understands the…
  • Dec 22

    Ninth Circuit Addresses Circuit Split Regarding Arbitral Discovery

    Ninth Circuit Addresses Circuit Split Regarding Arbitral Discovery
    The Ninth Circuit recently discussed a circuit split in the context of subpoena powers and discovery under the FAA in the case of CVS Health Corporation v. Vividus, LLC, No. 16-16187 (9th Cir. Dec. 21, 2017) (click here for a copy of the…
Rank this Week: 1059

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/
  • Dec 15

    Christmas Magic

    Christmas Magic
    December 15, 2017 – Sometimes Christmas magic arrives unexpectedly. Take this Christmas card I just received from a client our firm helped nearly two years ago: “Dan, Not sure if you remember us or not. However, just wanted to say…
  • Nov 18

    Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Consideration

    Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Consideration
    November 18, 2017 – Having helped countless individuals who prevailed with claims of sexual misconduct against their perpetrators deal with the financial aftermath of their civil settlements and judgments, I wish I could say I am…
  • Aug 31

    The Interest Rate Dance

    The Interest Rate Dance
    August 31, 2017 – Ever since the global financial near-apocalypse of 2009 caused everybody everywhere to rethink everything we thought we knew about money, saving, the market, investing, et cetera, I’ve noticed a pattern here in…
Rank this Week: 2511

Arbitration in Italy

Arbitration in Italy

Covers domestic and international arbitration in Italy.

http://www.arbitratoinitalia.it/en/
  • Nov 21

    Responsabilità degli arbitri

    Responsabilità degli arbitri
    Una recentissima pronunzia della Corte di Cassazione (Cass., Sez. III Civ., 9 novembre 2017, n. 26525, disponibile qui) concerne il tema, tanto interessante quanto delicato, della responsabilità degli arbitri nei confronti delle parti…
  • Nov 9

    Interpretazione di clausola compromissoria statutaria

    Interpretazione di clausola compromissoria statutaria
    Due recenti pronunzie del Tribunale di Milano (sentenza n. 8440 del 31 luglio 2017, disponibile qui; e sentenza n. 11038 del 3 novembre 2017, disponibile qui) dimostrano una volta di più, qualora ve ne fosse stato il bisogno, la…
  • Sep 4

    Ricusazione degli arbitri

    Ricusazione degli arbitri
    Non sono frequenti i casi di ricusazione degli arbitri – o almeno quelli di cui si ha notizia da provvedimenti giudiziari editi – sì che è particolarmente interessante una recente pronunzia della Corte di Cassazione…
Rank this Week: 1934

Law Rules

Law Rules

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

http://lawrules.squarespace.com/journal/
  • Oct 23

    Reclaim Civility in Conflict

    Reclaim Civility in Conflict
    For the past seven years, the American Bar Association has been celebrating the third week in October as Mediation Week. This year’s theme is “Mediation, Civility and the Power of Understanding.” In conjunction with…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4386

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: 4131

Geoffrey BH's Blog

Geoffrey BH's Blog

Occasional items on ADR - mostly Arbitration

https://geoffreybh.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 24

    Musing about AI and responsibility

    Musing about AI and responsibility
    A recent article on the Ethics of AI led me to think about responsibility for the consequences of decisions by an AI entity. Arguably, however autonomous an AI entity, its manufacture, programming, and energising must derive, directly or…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2779

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
  • Sep 21

    Non-Traded REITs Causing Problems for SII Investment

    Non-Traded REITs Causing Problems for SII Investment
    Earlier today, the Massachusetts Securities Division filed an administrative complaint against SII Investments for violating securities laws with respect to its sale of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and its failure to supervise…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2862

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

Indiana Family Lawyer Blog

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

https://www.indianafamilylawyerblog.com
  • Aug 23

    Israel to Hear Arguments on Surrogacy for Same-Sex Couple

    Israel to Hear Arguments on Surrogacy for Same-Sex Couple
    While surrogacy is not legal in many parts of the world, there are also countries, like Israel, that allow some, but not all citizens, to become parents through surrogacy.  Under current Israeli law, only heterosexual partners can enter…
  • Aug 16

    New Hope for Foster Care

    New Hope for Foster Care
    Adoption is an excellent form of creating a family for those affected by infertility. This post focuses specifically on foster care adoption. There are more than 110,000 children in the foster care system, but nearly 20,000 of these children…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2143

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: 4577

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 737

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: 2711

Arrigoni Law Blog

Arrigoni Law Blog

Covers Minnesota family law.

https://www.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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2729

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: 2767

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: 3422

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: 1633

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…
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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: 4222

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: 605

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: 3846

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: 3782

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: 1528

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: 1308

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: 3823

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: 3795

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: 4387

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: 1208

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.
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mediator blah...blah...

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: 1442