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The £1 Million Investigation

(12/14/18)Katherine Graham

A lack of attention to investigating an accusation of assault has cost King’s College NHS Foundation Trust a reported £1 million payout.

How Mediation Can Improve Your Workplace Morale

(12/14/18)Martina Sanchez

Conflict in the workplace can be a damaging and destructive force, which can escalate very quickly.

Comparative Data on Mediator Directory Websites

(12/02/18)Mediate.com

According to new data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediator directory website.

Good Work Meetings Promote Harmony, Lessen Conflict

(11/16/18)Lorraine Segal

How can well run meetings reduce conflict and promote harmony at work?

Interview with Ken Cloke

(11/15/18)Kenneth Cloke

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Ken Cloke, author and Founder of Mediators Beyond Borders, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Mediate.com Recognized as a Top Attorney Directory for SEO!

(11/15/18)Mediate.com

Now entering our 24th year, Mediate.com is recognized as a Top Law Firm Directory.

Free Expert Interviews for the 10 Toughest Behaviors at Work – Challenging Workplace Behavior Summit

(11/12/18)Patricia Porter

Whether it’s gossip, harassment, or time-sucking interruptions we have all encountered challenging behaviors in the workplace. Have you ever wished you knew what to do when they happened?

Zealous Advocacy Can Kill

(11/12/18)Laura Tarcea

His divorce was going really badly: aggressive lawyers on both sides, court battles and blame-ridden affidavits!

The Power of Trying in Conflict Management

(11/01/18)Lorraine Segal

The power of trying often gets a bad rap in today’s culture.

Weapons and Sports Agents

(10/12/18)Peter Adler

Life imitates art, art imitates life, and both reveal deeper patterns.

Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen!

(10/05/18)Phyllis Pollack

I just finished conducting a mediation (lemon law) which did not settle. And I think I know the reason.

Never Make Assumptions About Colleagues

(9/28/18)Lesley Allport

Whenever it comes to other people, our prejudices – and a pretty basic lack of knowledge – are what tend to rule.

Interview with Margaret Shaw

(9/26/18)Margaret Shaw

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Margaret Shaw, recipient of this year's Mary Parker Follett award from ACR, filmed as part of Mediate.com's ' Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Mandatory Pre-institution Commercial Mediation in India

(9/24/18)Juhi Gupta

This article looks at mandatory pre-institution commercial mediation in India and asks is this a premature step in the right direction?

Mediation Summit in Changsha, China

(9/17/18)F. Peter Phillips

This historic Chinese summit discussed discussed implications of the Belt/Road Initiative, announced five years ago.

Interview with Randy Lowry

(9/12/18)L. Randolph Lowry

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Randy Lowry, President of Lipscomb University and founder of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine.

Finale of Birbrower

(8/24/18)Dixon Dern

This is a brief article covering the background of the Birbrower case and the adoption of new legislation in California which will allow foreign attorneys to appear in international arbitrations.

Feel The Earth Move – Shifts In The International Dispute Resolution Landscape

(8/24/18)Eunice Chua

Two common themes emerged from a recent panel discussion. First, the idea of a growing ecosystem; and, second, a changing culture.

Construction Mediation: Ten Tips for Success

(8/15/18)Steven Bennett

Construction projects often produce disputes. Mediation can help resolve such disputes, quickly, confidentially, and efficiently. This Article offers ten tips for success in mediation.

12 Tips for Mediating Complex Business and Government Disputes

(7/20/18)Harold Himmelman

This article discusses 12 tips for hiring the right mediator for the right situation.

Exciting ADR Developments in China and Hong Kong

(7/02/18)Chris Poole

Navigating the United States’ approach to mediation can be tricky for international firms as there is no uniform approach.

Bullied or Mobbed? The Dangerous Search for Vindication

(6/22/18)Lorraine Segal

In the 9 years since I left my own toxic workplace, I’ve coached and consulted with people in all stages of being bullying or mobbed (bullied by a group).

Interview with Thomas Stipanowich

(6/19/18)Tom Stipanowich

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Tom Stipanowich, Co-Director of Pepperdine's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and former Director of CPR in New York, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Mediator Ethics: The Quest for Justice LEP Litigants and Bilingual Mediation

(6/04/18)Patrick Mastronardo

This article discusses the ethics behind a mediator acting as a translator and drafting an agreement when there are dual languages.

DR Clauses in Contract

(5/21/18)Shirli Kirschner

What are dispute resolution clauses (DR clauses)?

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