Anger Masks Emotions in Mediation

Famed psychologist Paul Ekman calls anger one of the six basic emotions. He notes that its expression is universal across cultures. Even as infants, we instinctively recognize and react to its presence in those around us. According to Ekman, anger originates when an important goal is frustrated, or someone tries to hurt us or someone we feel responsible for, physically or psychologically. Under this definition, anger is a response to threatening external stimuli, which is often accompanied by a desire to hurt the source of the anger producing events.

Mediation Confidentiality and Privilege: The Twin Supports of Resolution (Part 1 of 2)

Mediation is negotiation with the assistance of a neutral third party. It is a process, and like other processes has stages. Those stages are different depending on which role you play. But either way, each stage requires your active participation if you are to succeed. In this article we detail the 5 stages of mediation for mediators and disputants.

An Introduction to The Five Stages of Mediation

Mediation is
negotiation with the assistance of a neutral third party. It is a
process, and like other processes has stages. Those stages are different
depending on which role you play. But either way, each stage requires your
active participation if you are to succeed. In this article we detail the 5 stages of mediation for mediators and disputants.

Attorney Advocates in Mediation

There are many books and articles explaining how mediators do or ought to mediate, but very few on how a lawyer should represent a client in ADR. In fact, some academics argue that lawyers have no place there.  In reality, lawyers have a duty to use ADR if it is appropriate, and to do it well.  This article can help counsel fulfill that duty.