From June 25: How often do you get a thank you from anyone in your organization? Is it once a week, a month or a year? A study conducted by the John Templeton Foundation discovered that the workplace is the least likely place that someone would get a "thank you." In fact,...
California law (Evidence Code §§ 1115-1128) recognizes a privilege for communications in and around a mediation. Federal law in the Ninth Circuit has not yet recognized such a privilege. See Babasa v. LensCrafters, Inc., 498 F.3d...
The word mediation is frequently used by litigators, but it often describes different processes. Mediation around positions, or evaluative mediation, always results in compromise where each party retreats from a position to reach an agreement. Both parties compromise; neither...
The function is not an especially well publicized one, but when civil unrest threatens to turn violent across the country, the Justice Department has a small team of mediators across the country whose job is not to investigate or prosecute, but to ease tensions.
In the past two decades, Anne Arundel County (Maryland) schools have moved away from a zero-tolerance policy that's quick to punish students and dismiss extenuating circumstances. School officials plan to implement a disciplinary...
USC Gould School of Law announced it is launching two new master's degrees for attorneys and professionals in one of the fastest growing areas of law and business — alternative dispute resolution. USC is the...
Earlier this month, the Hispanic National Bar Association hosted their annual convention in Chicago. Among several other great panels, the HNBA assembled a terrific panel titled "The Importance of Culture in Conflict Resolution: Scenarios...
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