Mediation Ethics Articles


Mediation Ethics Articles


Lessons Learned from the Implementation of a Video Eviction Mediation Program in Uncertain Times

(5/16/22)Jennifer Shack

This article is part of a series of perspectives on eviction mediation program development that is being supported by the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution Foundation.

Confidence in Conflict: Three Methods to Resolving Conflict Without Losing Your Cool

(5/16/22)Denise French

In coaching we often suggest clients that they “keep Amy in the backseat” when you’re in a conflict. We are referring to your Amygdala.

5 Ways Custody Mediation in Ontario is Unique

(5/13/22)Ben Coltrin

One of the most popular alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes in Ontario is mediation. Knowing these five traits unique to mediation in Ontario could help you determine whether the process is right for you.

Top 5 Ways to Build a Diverse and Inclusive Company Culture

(4/30/22)Joanne Saint Louis

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) is a clear business differentiator, and it has never been more critical, particularly in light of the pandemic, which has brought about a mass exodus of professionals leaving their jobs.

Paths Forward for Online Mediation: Final Report of Online Mediation Training Task Force - Introduction

(4/11/22)Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Now that online mediation, and online mediation training, have so substantially impacted (if not taken over) the mediation field, Mediate.com again here offers our Online Mediation Task Force's Final Report and Recommendations.

The Complete Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation's Golden Age

(4/10/22)Mediate.com

This seminal compilation of "Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation's Golden Age" is now available for FREE! This is a work by 40 authors from around the world brought together for Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference.

An Apology: Was It Really?

(4/04/22)Phyllis Pollack

The Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 27, 2022, was more than just entertaining: it provided an important lesson on apologies.

Guest Author: Stefano Pavletic on Lessons Ukraine Teaches About Neutrality

(4/04/22)F. Peter Phillips

My dear friend Stefano Pavletic, a mediator from Milan Italy, has sent me this thoughtful and timely article that I hope readers will reflect upon.

Structuring Dispute Resolution Clauses in International Contracts

(4/04/22)Harshitha Ram

In international contracts, cultural differences and working styles are most often the potential aspects of disputes.

Mediation and Mental Health Handbook - an excerpt

(3/28/22)Kristi Thompson

In conjunction with the National Center for State Courts and with funding from the State Justice Institute, a Mental Health and Mediation Handbook was developed.

Letter to our Colleagues about the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

(3/18/22)Susanne Terry, Jacqueline Font-Guzmán, Bernard Mayer

Like many mediators and other conflict professionals we share the desire to weigh in on the invasion of Ukraine and its devastating consequences for the Ukrainian people.

Reach for Humanity in Dark Times

(3/18/22)Lisa Parkinson, Tatyana Bilyk

This is an article about the war in Ukraine by Tatyana Bilyik and Lisa Parkinson with the Ukrainian Association of Family Mediators.

Mediate.com Offers New Family Dispute Resolution Training!

(3/15/22)Clare Fowler, Colin Rule

Mediate.com has launched a revolutionary new Family Dispute Resolution Training. This article discusses the factors that led to the making of this new training, including accelerated practice, acceptance of online learning, advances in technology, supporting ownership, and appreciating diversity.

The Importance of Workplace Appreciation (And How to Express It)

(3/14/22)Jeremy Pollack

Most of us like to feel appreciated in the workplace, though we’re not always willing to admit that praise is something we crave.

Too Many BATNAs

(2/25/22)Phyllis Pollack

How many choices do we need?

Tom Brady

(2/25/22)Martin Rosenfeld

Thinking of divorce? Keep this rule in mind. Deciding what to do after divorce? Keep this rule in mind.

Stepping into the Unknown – “Standards Applicable” to Mediators under Singapore Convention on Mediation

(2/18/22)Pitamber Yadav

In this article, I will highlight the issue emerging from the omission in Article 5(1)(e) of the Singapore Convention on Mediation.

ODR – From Dial-up to Fiber

(2/04/22)Keri Morris

The world continues to change rapidly, and most of us race to keep pace with technological advances.

A Divided Stance on the COVID Vaccine

(2/03/22)Guest Author

The COVID pandemic has brought on a lot of divide amongst the nation.

COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War

(1/24/22)Peter Adler

A COVID Screed on What it Means and What We Can Do.

The Power of Feedback: Keeping Client Satisfaction Front and Center

(1/24/22)Gina Miller

Most people see the new year as an opportunity to take stock and recommit to what matters most to them.

Dan Rainey on the Universal Disclosure Protocol for Mediation

(1/18/22)Daniel Rainey

Dan Rainey speaking about the launch of the Universal Disclosure Protocol for Mediation (UDPM).

Is the Mandatory Mediation Program in Ontario Still Viable?

(1/17/22)Bruce Ally

When mandatory mediation was introduced in Ontario 27 years ago it was heralded as visionary as it offered many necessary benefits that could not be accommodated at the time, particularly a more efficient legal process. As with any reform, there is the need for revision over time.

Why Ethics Matter in Mediation

(1/17/22)Randa M. Trapp

Is the legal profession in fact a noble profession?

Confronting Stigma Around Mental Illness in Mediation

(1/07/22)Colin Rule

This article discusses the impact of stereotyping mental illnesses.

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