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Mediator/Party Relationships: Creating The Foundation for a Successful Process

  By Sheldon J. Stark – Mediator and Arbitrator  1. Introduction When mediators build a relationship with party decision-makers, gaining their trust and promoting their confidence in the mediator and her process, they create the foundation for a successful...

Newly Neutral

By Lisa W. Timmons, Esq. I have been immersed in the field of ADR as both a provider and practitioner for over 25 years. I am probably most widely known as the Executive Director of the Mediation Tribunal Association (MTA). MTA, the once pilot program that resulted in...

Three ADR Options in Domestic Relations Cases in Michigan

by Philip Schaedler Introduction Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has gained significant importance in the realm of domestic relations cases, providing a more collaborative, compassionate, and efficient way to resolve conflicts compared to traditional litigation....

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Trauma-informed Care in Mediation – Part 1

 Laura A. Athens - Trauma-informed Care in Mediation – Part 1[1] by Laura A. Athens The paradox of trauma is that it has both the power to destroy, and the power to transform and resurrect.  Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. Most of us have faced trauma at some point in our...

Reflections on Civility and Ethics

By Lee Hornberger This article discusses some civility and ethical issues we experience in our professional practices. While accepting the Republican presidential nomination on July 16, 1964, Senator Barry Goldwater said: “I would remind you that extremism in the...






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