There are many different Commercial (and Workplace) Mediator Skills courses in the world.
Virtually everyone in our field knows about the wonderful book, Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen. It focuses on everyday conversations and not just crystalized disputes.
“Historically, CRS has played a significant role in facilitating dialogue, developing constructive relationships, and reducing the possibility of violence.
Restorative justice serves many important public policies. The process is victim-centered, and gives the victim a greater voice in the criminal justice system than traditional court processes.
You may be forgiven if you assume that these labels are the result of weighty deliberations in the bloggers’ respective ivory towers, with decisions tabulated by major accounting firms. Forgiven, but wrong.
Join us in Chicago for an international forum to exchange ideas among experienced mediators and advocates practicing in all areas of mediation including family, commercial, tort, community, employment and international mediation.
Saving the best for last, Lessons From the Stone Soup Project and Ideas for the Future, is scheduled for the ABA Legal Educators Colloquium on Saturday, April 7, from 3:30 to 5. Since you probably won’t want to miss this, you should plan your travel accordingly.
Conversation between Julie Macfarlane and Woody Mosten about Unbundling and Self-Represented Litigants
The study focused on three Canadian provinces and documented numerous challenges that SRLs face – as well as challenges for the courts and lawyers who deal with them.
We want this year’s conference to be a much needed counter-point to the glorification of war that one often sees in the mass media.
I’m sure that most readers of this blog who give presentations are keenly aware of this phenomenon and try to be as interactive as possible, sometimes asking the audience questions during the presentations.
The resistance in HK and Western jurisdictions relates to concerns about how one person can conduct dual processes.
“In ‘litigation as usual,’ settlement often comes only after adversarial posturing, the original conflict escalates, the relationships deteriorate, the process takes too long and costs too much, and nobody is really happy with the resolution