Jim began mediating in 1983 and was the first President and Executive Director of the Oregon Mediation Association. Jim then served for 6 years as Executive Director of the Academy of Family Mediators (1987-93) and then co-founded Mediate.com with John Helie in 1995. Jim has been CEO of Mediate.com ever since.
California’s Yolo County Superior Court has launched a new online dispute resolution (ODR) program to resolve debt and money due cases.
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).
For the first time, a national family mediation conference will be broadcast live, online, across the United States and around the world, via LiveStream.
Trustworthiness is a notable mediator trait.
In her scholarly work, Professor Sternlight looks at the potential good and bad aspects of online dispute resolution (“ODR”).
The importance of mediation lies in the fact that it is a confidential process and comes at a low cost as compared to litigation. It focuses on the interests of both parties and is a much less aggressive process than litigation/arbitration thus offering a win-win situation for all parties involved.
This millennial generation demands quick, accessible and tech-ridden supply of solutions to all its needs. How, then, does this generation remain indifferent and accommodating of the traditionally inefficient court system?
Trust in an experienced mediator is the same whether a mediation participant interacts with that mediator via video or face-to-face, according to recent research.
In August, the Michigan Supreme Court launched MI-Resolve, a free online dispute resolution tool.
Educating the next generation about conflict resolution skills--early in life--is essential on many levels.
In recent years, as the world has migrated toward a reliance on social networks, the internet of things, and digital transactions, disputes have grown exponentially in terms of number and complexity.
Leading national family mediation organizations, including Mediate.com, have abided by common standards for divorce and family mediation for over two decades. Do these standards need to be updated to address issues of online mediation? If so, how?
Interview with Nancy Welsh: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society
This is an interview with Nancy Welsh, a leading academic in the fields of law and mediation, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
According to brand new 5/22/19 data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website, by far!
Amy J. Schmitz, Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law, has published a timely article titled “Expanding Access to Remedies Through E-Court Initiatives.”
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.
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.
The second half of 2018 has seen a marked increase in conferences including, if not focused solely on, developments in Online Dispute Resolution and online mediation.
This chapter focuses on areas of ODR that are likely to involve attorneys, Attorney involvement in ODR tends to be for more complex and substantial disputes, such as resolving all divorce issues or settling an estate or resolving ongoing business issues. These are areas of “integrative” ODR practice, where there are multiple issues and, commonly, a continuing relationship.
After an introduction to the historical aspects of dispute resolution, this article discusses the relevance of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) methods for a smooth transition to the Internet Age.
As a non-lawyer who teaches in law schools, I have been brought into the “justice” conversation many times. I am asked: How can you be sure your online systems will deliver justice?
Labels are increasingly being used to leverage support for group identities and ideals.
I was a fan of Facebook from my first login. I registered right after it opened to the public in 2006, and I led most of my friends onto the platform. I am now choosing to leave Facebook.
Ok, we’ve got a problem: Britain has announced a new Minister of Loneliness.