GFOI Peter Phillips, the director of New York Law School’s ADR Skills Program, is a terrific interviewer and he is continuing the series of lunch time conversations with leading figures in our field. Here’s an announcement of the next series of interviews. We are pleased to announce the fourth series of this popular event. Every … Continue reading New York Law School Wednesday Conversations
The good folks at the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College invited me to give a talk as part of their monthly breakfast series. Last week, I gave a presentation, Helping Parties Make Decisions About What’s Really Important, which synthesizes ideas I have been … Continue reading Concepts That Can Help Practitioners Help Parties Make Decisions in Disputes
From TFOI Robyn Weinstein: The ADR Department of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the Columbia Law School Ethics Colloquium will present a program, Anti-Racism and the Mediator’s Role: Irreconcilable Differences or Ethical Imperative?, on Friday, November 13, 2020, from 12:00pm – 1:30pm. The program is free and 1.5 … Continue reading Program on Anti-Racism and the Mediator’s Role on November 13
Houston, We Have a Problem I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. We use rotten language to describe our ideas and theories. Theory is important because it guides actions. Concepts are building blocks of theory. It’s a real problem if we use different language for similar concepts or the same terms for different … Continue reading Need for Clear Language Initiative to un-Babel Our Models
From GFOI Jackie Nolan-Haley: Dear colleagues: You are invited to attend Fordham Law School’s annual conference on international arbitration and mediation on Friday November 20, 2020. Leading scholars will discuss a range of topics including mixed modes of dispute resolution and international arbitration and EU law. An added feature will be a mock U.S. Supreme … Continue reading Fordham International Arbitration and Mediation Conference – November 20
Perhaps less terrifying than watching the political campaign on TV, we soon will have the chance to watch another TV treatment of so-called “mediation.” Fox will show “The Mediator with Ice-T, a weekday, half-hour legal series hosted by the veteran rapper and actor, will get a limited four-week run on Fox-owned stations, including stations in New … Continue reading The Dream-Team Of Conflict Resolution TV Shows
I continue to produce videos related to the LIRA book, which you might be interested in, possibly for use in courses. As I produce more videos, I add them to the full collection in this post, which you might want to bookmark. Here are the latest videos: Mediating with LIRA. Mediate.com University. $49. August 2020. … Continue reading Gadzooks! Even More LIRA Videos! And Coming Attractions!
From the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution: It’s time to save the date for Mediation Week! October 18-24 is full of great content! In addition to TED style talks that you can access on your own time, each day you can attend live webinars hosted by cutting edge mediation experts addressing important, informative issues impacting … Continue reading Mediation Week is Coming: October 18-24
The NYS Unified Court System’s Statewide Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution is looking for mediation trainers to train prospective court-roster mediators. Click here for more information. Click on the title of this post to see the announcement.
Jeff Trueman, an experienced Maryland mediator and Pepperdine LLM candidate, wrote an excellent article about the challenges of lawyers, mediators, and insurance claims professionals in mediation. He interviewed subjects about their problems in mediation, and his study provided evidence of professionals behaving badly, very consistent with my post about BATNAs and the emotional pains of … Continue reading Jeff Trueman’s Study on Nightmares of “Positional” Tactics in Mediation
From FPOI Peter Philips: We are pleased to announce the third series of this popular event. Every other Wednesday, New York Law School hosts informal discussions with leaders in the fields of conflict avoidance, management, and resolution. All sessions are free and will be held via Zoom. Please note the varying times of each program. … Continue reading Next Series of New York Law School Wednesday Conversations
I have had some wonderful conversations in my LIRA book tour and made videos of some of them. Considering the challenges of synchronous instruction these days, faculty may want to assign some of these videos as asynchronous “guest lectures” and/or make-up assignments if students or faculty have to miss some classes. Here’s a list of … Continue reading More LIRA Videos