Commercial Mediation Articles
After helping thousands of people resolve disagreements at work, I have found that you can help people with these two words.
This article from Harvard's "The Practice," shines a light on ODR and its evolution using Colin Rule’s career as a guide. In building ODR systems for the world’s largest online marketplace and for court systems across the country, Rule’s career offers a window through which to observe and understand the larger ODR movement—a movement that is all the more important as the world grapples with the continued impacts of COVID-19.
Being open to difficult feedback, even about racism, can help you grow.
This article critically analyses the various flaws in the 6-day negotiation that took place between the Indian and Pakistani Government with respect to the Liaquat-Nehru Pact. It throws light on the fact that though this negotiation wasn't principally ethical or viable but was very much required to save the world from becoming a spectator to yet another war.
This article discusses therapeutic alliances in organizations: fostering collaboration, mitigating conflict, and improving performance.
I believe it is time to start a conversation about whether shorter, staggered sessions ought to be considered a best practice when mediating civil and commercial cases via videoconference.
Where medicine may have been conventional, the most conservative profession is often thought to be law.
(7/10/20)Manon Schonewille, Constantin-Adi Gavrila, Leonardo d'Urso
Buckminster’s Law derives from the futurist and inventor, R. Buckminster Fuller, who dedicated his life to “making the world work”.
(7/02/20)Gregg Relyea, Carla Marcucci
This article examines how the 7 continents are dealing with conflict during COVID. This one examines the view from Europe.
The Indian Government announced a complete indeterminate lockdown across the nation in the month of March amid the spread of Corona Virus (COVID-19). This has effected the ability of people to resolve disputes.
(6/30/20)Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Colin Rule
Mediate.com has launched an affordable and confidential online mediation service for property, eCommerce and workplace disputes. Participants keep full decision-making control and can get started for only $99.
(6/26/20)Pierrick Le Goff
This article discusses the importance of professionalism to ensure that mediation is being taken seriously.
This article discusses professionalism and the need to modernize our mediation culture.
In this short article, the author outlines the main findings of a qualitative research study conducted in Italy in 2018 with the purpose of understanding how mediation is enculturated in the legal culture of local attorneys, and what role, if any, the local law regulating mandatory mediation plays in this regard.
(6/25/20)Gregg Relyea, David Bogan
This article series includes viewpoints on the current state of conflict resolution from all 7 continents. This article focuses on North America.
(6/19/20)Tim Hicks, John Sturrock
Fundamentally, mediators work with people’s psychologies and identities, their worldviews and self-views - everything that makes up what it is to be a human being.
Mediate.com announced today that Colin Rule has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Jim Melamed, the company’s co-founder and CEO for 25 years, is now chair of the board and general counsel.
New arbitration case denying a motion to compel arbitration of claims alleging violation of the 12-year-old Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act
(6/06/20)Nadja Alexander, Lela Love, Michael Leathes
Every Friday for the next seven weeks, Mediate.com will be publishing a series of peer reviewed articles under the collective title Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age. The objective of the Seven Keys is to encourage discussion among all stakeholders on navigating mediation’s best future.
What if one party in an arbitration refuses to use videoconferencing? Should arbitrators be able to order a video hearing over a party's objection?
(5/29/20)Alberto Elisavetsky, Maria Victoria Marun
Those of us who have been working for many years, not only in the academic field, but also in a practical way in On Line Dispute Resolution (ODR), that we call on line or electronic, feel that in these times "the future is here ”
Facilitation can be transformative. It permits employers and employees to engage in authentic dialogue and reach collective decisions aligned with their core values.
The "digitization of mediation," now on steroids with the Covid-19 pandemic, has resulted in dramatic changes and new opportunities for mediators and the mediation field. A part of this includes new meanings for old words.
This article is an opinion piece by one reader and examines if our world leaders responded to the COVID-19 crisis with empathy.
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The author discusses the critical need of regional international organizations (RIOs) to intervene in ethnic conflicts, but notes some of the surrounding limitations to creating sustainable peace, such as the level of violence or the restrictions an organization might face in their very design.