Understanding and Preparing for Separation Mediation

Separation Mediation

When parties are considering using mediation to help them separate effectively, they may wonder how to prepare for separation mediation effectively.  For some, they may not even know what mediation entail, and they will have no idea how mediation will work for them.  Mediation is a commonly used practice, especially in family law matters, yet …

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Conciliation Process: A Step-by-Step Guide (Part I of II)

Process of Conciliation

Conciliation is a word that is often used in alternative dispute resolution forums as an attitude or skill to possess when attempting to settle a dispute through alternative forms of resolution, but the process of conciliation stands on its own as a form of alternative dispute resolution.  Conciliation is a method of dispute resolution that …

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ODR: Online Dispute Resolution Explained

ODR: Online Dispute Resolution

Online dispute resolution can be a useful tool when facing a dispute where it is difficult or impossible to get the parties together to participate in dispute resolution. Online dispute resolution takes a variety of dispute resolution mechanisms and uses technology to help achieve a resolution online.  It primarily focuses on negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, …

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What are Impasse Solutions in Negotiation?

What are impasse solutions in negotiation?

What are impasse solutions in negotiation? We negotiate our way through life.  Every day, we enter into a series of agreements and exchanges to meet our needs.  “Negotiation” is simply a communication process between people who are trying to meet their needs and goals regarding something and need their negotiating counterparts’ cooperation to do so.  …

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Conciliation

Alternative dispute resolution conciliation

When talking about alternative dispute resolution, conciliation is a necessary technique to discuss.  The process helps parties come up with solutions and find new ways to consider a solution.  It is a creative process between the parties and the conciliator to identify solutions that are outside of the realm of what the parties have considered …

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Conciliatory Policy. What is a Conciliatory Approach?

IBA International Arbitration

More businesses, schools, and governments have begun to adopt a conciliatory policy when evaluating and creating their conflict resolution processes.  Yet many people that follow and interact with these processes do not fully understand the term conciliatory and how it affects the dispute resolution process.  For some people, a conciliatory process may feel fresh and …

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What is the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS)?

FMCS New Mediator Class of 2019

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) is the nation’s largest independent public agency for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and conflict management, providing mediation and conflict resolution services in the private, public, and federal sectors.

Understanding the Similarities and Differences Between Arbitration, Mediation, and Conciliation in The United States and Italy

Understanding the Similarities and Differences Between Arbitration, Mediation, and Conciliation in The United States and Italy

Throughout life, it’s almost impossible to avoid disputes. These disputes can come in the form of a small issue that gets resolved quickly. On the other hand, other types of disputes aren’t so easy to solve. In the past, two parties would fight for years, if not decades, in courtrooms trying to settle disagreements. While …

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