Civil Mediation Articles

Civil Mediation Articles


Mandatory Minimums and Plea Bargaining

(10/11/19)Jen Reynolds

Is one of the problems with mandatory minimums is that they make police misconduct more difficult to manage?

Family Mediation 2.0 - Integrating Online Capacities

(10/04/19)Jim Melamed

Dramatic changes are coming to family mediation programs and practices in the U.S. In the court context, The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew) are now leading the way to expand online access to justice, including online dispute resolution (ODR).

Interview with Bruce Edwards - The Future of Mediation and Mediation in India

(9/23/19)Bruce Edwards

This is a new interview of Bruce Edwards by Mediate.com's Managing Editor, Dr. Clare Fowler. Mr. Edwards discusses the growth in the field of mediation generally and the growth of mediation in India specifically.

Characteristics of Quality Court ADR Programs

(9/20/19)Susan Yates

What characteristics do you think are shared by quality court ADR programs? I took a swing at a list here. What would you add? Change?

US Appeals Court in “Manifest Disregard” Claim Instructs Arbitrator to Clarify “Irreconcilable Determinations”

(9/20/19)Mark Kantor

I draw to your attention an interesting recent approach from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit towards an argument that an arbitration award should be set aside for manifest disregard of the law.

Mediation for Timely Justice: Need of the Hour in India

(9/11/19)Swati Sharda

Indian courts are now coming to favor mediation for the long run.

Mediation Gains Popularity in India (video)

(9/10/19)Mint TV

This excellent news report from India shows the new Delhi Mediation Center. Unfortunately, it seems that the sign above the door inadvertently says "Meditation Room." Oops!

Michigan Supreme Court Launches New Online Dispute Resolution Program, MI-Resolve

(8/23/19)Nicole Wilmet

In August, the Michigan Supreme Court launched MI-Resolve, a free online dispute resolution tool.

ADR In INDIA

(8/11/19)Prathamesh D Popat

Every society, every community, every culture has some or the other form/s of resolving the disputes faced by their constituents. Often, the longer and more prosperous the lineage, the more refined and varied the mechanisms.

Mediation Essentials – Case Study of Delhi High Court Rules

(8/08/19)Amartya Bag

What can you do if you think your case cannot be resolved by mediation?

Got A Final Award? It Ain’t Necessarily So

(8/02/19)Michael Diliberto

The California Supreme Court recently said it is timely to submit a request for costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 998 to the arbitrator after a final award on the merits has been issued.

Power as Role and Reality in Mediation

(8/02/19)Richard Barbieri

The most valuable lesson I learned from the book, and the teacher, was the importance of power in any discussion.

SCOTX Grants Petition For Review Over Local Government Arbitration Question

(7/12/19)Beth Graham

On Friday, the Supreme Court of Texas agreed to consider whether the San Antonio River Authority must arbitrate a dispute related to the costs associated with a $10 million dam project.

Bringing Mediation into the Mainstream

(7/05/19)John Sturrock

Being a mediator brings surprises along the way. It is remarkable that, after years of waiting for Scotland to pick up the mediation baton, we now have two important initiatives underway.

May I Talk to the Other Party ?

(6/28/19)Phyllis Pollack

I have said this before and will say it again: talking to the other party does wonders.

Mediating Custody in Highly Contested Divorce Cases

(6/27/19)Alfred Ramos

Child custody is often the most contentious aspect of divorce proceedings.

Appearance and Reality in Mediation

(6/06/19)Arthur Rosenbloom

I argue that mediators are well advised to be mindful of the distinction between appearance and reality.

Comparing Mediation Websites

(5/24/19)Jim Melamed

According to brand new 5/22/19 data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website, by far!

APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR Sponsor National Mediation Policy Act!

(5/17/19)Mediate.com

The APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR have joined Mediate.com's groundbreaking efforts to set America on a better path by sponsoring the "National Mediation Policy Act" (NMPA). The Act declares a national policy favoring voluntary mediation over disputes being litigated, remaining unresolved or resulting in violence.

Construction Dispute Prevention and Mediation

(4/01/19)Wean Khing Wong

In this short article, I will discuss a common dispute that I experience as a neutral mediator assigned to resolve the dispute, which is the disagreement between the contractor and client over the project.

Mediate.com Recognized as a Top Attorney Directory!

(3/28/19)Jim Melamed

Now entering our 24th year, Mediate.com is recognized as a Top Law Firm Directory for SEO! Mediate.com is the 8th ranked lawyer directory. No other mediation or ADR directory is listed in the top 100!

Pew Charitable Trusts Calls for Standardization of US Court ODR Programs

(3/10/19)Beth Graham

The Pew Charitable Trusts (“Pew”) has reportedly issued a call for the establishment of a national body to standardize online dispute resolution (“ODR”) procedures in civil courts across the United States.

Mediation vs. Litigation for High-Conflict Divorce

(3/01/19)Michele Lowrance

A practicing mediator and retired judge explains why mediation may be a better option than litigation for high-conflict cases.

Should Retired Judges Mediate?

(2/15/19)Armita Azad

Why use judges to mediate? This is a frequent question and an understandable one, given the relatively high cost of scarce judicial resources and the already heavy demands on judges' time.

New California Law Requires Informed Consent to Mediation

(1/29/19)Ron Kelly

On January 1, a new California law will take effect; it will require a lawyer to make sure their client understands the implications of California's legal protections for mediation communication.

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