Dramatic changes are coming to family mediation programs and practices in the U.S. In the court context, The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew) are now leading the way to expand online access to justice, including online dispute resolution (ODR).
Are your clients asking you to meet online? Here are some suggestions for getting started.
Many ADR teachers around the world have responded to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic by closing down campus operations and moving all teaching activity online. This essay aims to provide a helpful and demystifying first read for faculty who have just received online transition orders.
Workplace conflict can’t be, ignored, cancelled or put on hold. And there are suddenly all kinds of reasons for employees to feel pushed to their limit.
Nowadays, with the Corona-virus taking precedent over our businesses, professional and personal lives, leaders are facing high levels of stress.
This is a video designed to help managers resolve conflicts and support employees while working remotely.
Seven Guidelines for Parents Who Are Divorce/Separated and Sharing Custody of Children During the COVID19 Pandemic
Leaders from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and Association of Family & Conciliation Courts (AFCC) have released these guidelines for co-parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Mediation 20/20: Which Ways Now?" is the theme of Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Online Conference October 1, 2020. This conference is both a focused think-tank conference dedicated to defining best courses for mediation's continued growth over the next decade and a celebration of Mediate's first 25 years.
The emails have been flying, phone and Zoom conversations everywhere asking “how do we move this meeting, event, workshop, whatever online in response to the novel Corona virus outbreak?”
This article helps mediators, HR, and ombuds offices who are shifting their practice to online meetings.
Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) is not a new concept and has received significant scholarly attention.
Online negotiation offers negotiators and their organizations convenience, speed, and cost savings. But negotiating via email and videoconferencing, in particular, poses challenges that need to be overcome.
Great set of comprehensive statistics about Franklin County’s ODR program have now been released. Two results stood out.
In India, where courts are overburdened and the backlog of cases runs into lakhs, the argument for online dispute resolution is strong.
Mediation in light of the New Technologies. A multi-geographic journey through the origins and present of conflict resolution and technological impact -- Book Review
This articles reviews Alberto Elisavetsky's new book discussing mediation and new technologies.
Jim began mediating in 1983 and was the first President and Executive Director of the Oregon Mediation Association. Jim then served for 6 years as Executive Director of the Academy of Family Mediators (1987-93) and then co-founded Mediate.com with John Helie in 1995. Jim has been CEO of Mediate.com ever since.
California’s Yolo County Superior Court has launched a new online dispute resolution (ODR) program to resolve debt and money due cases.
For the first time, a national family mediation conference will be broadcast live, online, across the United States and around the world, via LiveStream.
Trustworthiness is a notable mediator trait.
In her scholarly work, Professor Sternlight looks at the potential good and bad aspects of online dispute resolution (“ODR”).
The importance of mediation lies in the fact that it is a confidential process and comes at a low cost as compared to litigation. It focuses on the interests of both parties and is a much less aggressive process than litigation/arbitration thus offering a win-win situation for all parties involved.
This millennial generation demands quick, accessible and tech-ridden supply of solutions to all its needs. How, then, does this generation remain indifferent and accommodating of the traditionally inefficient court system?
Trust in an experienced mediator is the same whether a mediation participant interacts with that mediator via video or face-to-face, according to recent research.
In August, the Michigan Supreme Court launched MI-Resolve, a free online dispute resolution tool.
Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.