Civil Mediation Articles
(1/09/18)Marvin E. Johnson
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Marvin Johnson, a national leader in the field of dispute resolution generally and on issues of elevating diversity in the ADR field, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
This article is a letter of advice to someone who is starting law school.
This article will explain why the First Department was wrong in 2015 when it unanimously affirmed a lower court’s arbitration decision.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Harvard Law Professor Frank Sander, founder of the Multi-Door Courthouse movement, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Jim Coben, long-time former director of the Hamline University Conflict Resolution Program, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Michelle LaBaron, a leading expert on cross cultural dispute resolution issues, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Recently, 12 NFL players and 11 owners met privately to discuss the controversy over players kneeling during the national anthem, without any resolutions or results. What they need is a better technique: Mediation.
Now celebrating our 22nd Year, Mediate.com has been recognized as a Top Law Firm Directory. Mediate.com is the overall 8th ranked law firm directory and the only mediation or ADR directory listed!
According to Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website. In business since 1996, Mediate.com has over 6 million annual site visitors and serves as a bridge between professionals offering dispute resolution services and clients needing these services.
Several bills have been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate this year that touch upon arbitration or mediation.
This is a review of the book Lawyer Negotiation: Theory, Practice and Law, by Jay Folberg and Dwight Golann.
Donna Shestowsky at UC Davis School of Law has been researching the relationship between litigants and court ADR programs for quite a while.
The role of ADR in the aged care sector has a chequered history with regulatory bodies and dispute resolution processes frequently changing in response to public concerns and budgetary considerations.
Although there are many intangibles in the definition of a “good” mediator, certain character traits are invaluable. It turns out that these same character traits may have other uses as well.
(9/10/17)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.
In his journal article, Professor Bradford discusses creating a simplified online arbitration remedy to be used in situations where crowdfunding fraud has occurred.
This article describes the cultural, economic and structural changes in the legal and business communities that have transposed “Alternative Dispute Resolution” (ADR) from a “cross-practice” which litigators engage in when they are contractually required or court-ordered to do so to a fully-integrated but increasingly separate and distinct set of dispute resolution services to be offered by law firms or other private “Dispute Resolution Firms”, “Groups”, and “Individual Professionals”.
Your wedding day is only a few months off and your fiancé nervously mentions that he would like a prenuptial agreement.
By now, in 2017, divorce law has become clear and often even predictable.
(7/28/17)Michael A. Zeytoonian
“I want my day in court.” This is one of the most frequent desires and sentiments expressed by a new client in our initial conversation about their legal dispute.
The evidence is in. After 43 years of federal practice under Rule 408 of the Federal Rules of Evidence (1975); 19 years of New York practice under CPLR 4547 (1998); and 16 years of practice in various states under the Uniform Mediation Act (2001), we can conclude: Statutory confidentiality is not necessary for effective mediation.
This is the first installment of an online mini-course about social science research methods relevant to the Stone Soup Dispute Resolution Knowledge Project.
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.
(6/23/17)Michael A. Zeytoonian
In this post, we look at the kind of mediation we are proponents of – early mediation (we call ours “3-D Mediation”) – used either as an alternative to litigation entirely or used very early in the litigation process.
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Although the DOJ brief is unlikely to have much impact on the high court’s ultimate decision in the consolidated cases, the Department’s abrupt U-turn in a pending Supreme Court case is both interesting and unusual.