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Commercial Mediation Articles

Commercial Mediation Articles


Virtual Mediation During COVID-19 Lockdown – A Preferred Mode of Online Dispute Resolution?

(7/02/20)Sneha Vardhani

The Indian Government announced a complete indeterminate lockdown across the nation in the month of March amid the spread of Corona Virus (COVID-19). This has effected the ability of people to resolve disputes.

Mediate.com Launches MediationExpress Online Mediation Service

(6/30/20)Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Colin Rule

Mediate.com has launched an affordable and confidential online mediation service for property, eCommerce and workplace disputes. Participants keep full decision-making control and can get started for only $99.

4th Key-Professionalism: Act to Ensure Mediation is Respected as a True Professional Practice

(6/26/20)Pierrick Le Goff

This article discusses the importance of professionalism to ensure that mediation is being taken seriously.

4th Key-Professionalism: Modernize the Culture Driving Legal Practice

(6/26/20)John Brand

This article discusses professionalism and the need to modernize our mediation culture.

Mediation in the Legal Culture of Italian Lawyers: Some Data from an Empirical Study

(6/26/20)Vittorio Indovina

In this short article, the author outlines the main findings of a qualitative research study conducted in Italy in 2018 with the purpose of understanding how mediation is enculturated in the legal culture of local attorneys, and what role, if any, the local law regulating mandatory mediation plays in this regard.

Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19--Voices from Seven Continents of the World: Australia

(6/25/20)Gregg Relyea, David Bogan

This article series includes viewpoints on the current state of conflict resolution from all 7 continents. This article focuses on North America.

3rd Key-Education: Include Learning in Psychology & Brain Science to Enhance Mediator Practice

(6/19/20)Tim Hicks, John Sturrock

Fundamentally, mediators work with people’s psychologies and identities, their worldviews and self-views - everything that makes up what it is to be a human being.

Online Dispute Resolution Pioneer Colin Rule Named Mediate.com CEO

(6/13/20)Jim Melamed

Mediate.com announced today that Colin Rule has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Jim Melamed, the company’s co-founder and CEO for 25 years, is now chair of the board and general counsel.

Contract Exclusions Count

(6/09/20)Amy Schmitz

New arbitration case denying a motion to compel arbitration of claims alleging violation of the 12-year-old Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age - The Introduction

(6/06/20)Nadja Alexander, Lela Love, Michael Leathes

Every Friday for the next seven weeks, Mediate.com will be publishing a series of peer reviewed articles under the collective title Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age. The objective of the Seven Keys is to encourage discussion among all stakeholders on navigating mediation’s best future.

New NAA Opinion on Requiring Video Hearings

(6/05/20)Amy Schmitz

What if one party in an arbitration refuses to use videoconferencing? Should arbitrators be able to order a video hearing over a party's objection?

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR): The Great Tool in Times of Pandemic

(5/29/20)Alberto Elisavetsky, Maria Victoria Marun

Those of us who have been working for many years, not only in the academic field, but also in a practical way in On Line Dispute Resolution (ODR), that we call on line or electronic, feel that in these times "the future is here ”

Facilitating Positive Change in the Workplace

(5/29/20)Laura Athens

Facilitation can be transformative. It permits employers and employees to engage in authentic dialogue and reach collective decisions aligned with their core values.

What Is Your Mediation Background?

(5/05/20)Jim Melamed

The "digitization of mediation," now on steroids with the Covid-19 pandemic, has resulted in dramatic changes and new opportunities for mediators and the mediation field. A part of this includes new meanings for old words.

Crisis Communication & Covid-19: Did our politicians test positive for ‘empathy’?

(4/13/20)Jonathan Rodrigues

This article is an opinion piece by one reader and examines if our world leaders responded to the COVID-19 crisis with empathy.

Research Concludes Regional International Organizations are Critical Mediators

(4/10/20)Natalie Davis

The author discusses the critical need of regional international organizations (RIOs) to intervene in ethnic conflicts, but notes some of the surrounding limitations to creating sustainable peace, such as the level of violence or the restrictions an organization might face in their very design.

India Signs the Singapore Mediation Convention

(4/10/20)Laila Ollapally

This article examines the Singapore Convention: An opportunity to make mediation the default response.

Expedited Arbitration and Party Autonomy Are Key Solutions to Resolving COVID-19-Related Supply Chain Disruptions

(4/10/20)David Huebner

The equation is immutable: disruption of supply chains + intervention by governments to manage noncommercial priorities = dramatic increase in disputes among private business entities. COVID-19 has brought much production, transport and commercial activity to a near halt.

7 Financial Tips for Small Businesses Operating during the COVID Pandemic

(4/03/20)Lidia Staron

As good financial management skills serve as a blueprint for success, bad money management habits may force you into bigger conflicts in the future.

In an Era of Chaos with the Coronavirus; The Solution to Support our Leaders is Online Mediation

(3/20/20)Yvette Durazo

Nowadays, with the Corona-virus taking precedent over our businesses, professional and personal lives, leaders are facing high levels of stress.

Managing Business Relationships During the Global Coronavirus Health Crisis: A Way Forward

(3/08/20)Ranse Howell

When there is a disruption to any part of the supply chain, the impact is felt globally. We are seeing this now with the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Navigating a Business Crisis Resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Video

(3/06/20)Ranse Howell

We live in a connected world with intricate networks of supply chain and service relationships and any delay can result in multiple commercial challenges.

Mediated Settlements: The Next Realm of Dispute Resolution in India

(2/29/20)Sahil Kanuga

On July 31, 2019, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the signing of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (popularly referred to as the “Singapore Convention”) by the Republic of India.

The Law Can Be Dangerous to Lawyers' Mental Health

(2/21/20)John Lande

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The law can be a very dangerous thing.

The GPC North America Report

(2/11/20) Emma-May Litchfield and Danielle Hutchinson, Resolution Resources, Australia

The International Mediation Institute is delighted to present the GPC North America Report—a comparative analysis and recommendations based on open text questions asked at GPC events in the USA and Canada.

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