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Guest Author: Stefano Pavletic on Lessons Ukraine Teaches About Neutrality

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Guest Author: Stefano Pavletic on Lessons Ukraine Teaches About Neutrality

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. A strange idea of neutrality by Stefano Pavleti? * It is well known that "third party status" of the mediator with respect to the parties, the dispute...

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Arbitration

Mediate.com Expands into Arbitration

Arbitration

Mediate.com Expands into Arbitration

With a new CEO at the helm of Mediate.com, after a generation of loyal and visionary service by co-founder Jim Melamed, the pre-eminent online resource for mediation has now launched an initiative to offer the pre-eminent online resource for arbitration. Launched last week, Arbitrate.com looks to be a winner. The...

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Courts|Mediation

Mediation Confidentiality in Federal Court

Courts|Mediation

Mediation Confidentiality in Federal Court

As a consequence of the absence of uniform adoption of the Uniform Mediation Act, the confidentiality of mediation communications in various jurisdictions often cannot be assured. Thanks to Alan Waxman, President and CEO of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), for bringing to our attention the...

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Conflict Resolution|International|Teaching

In Zoom We Trust

Conflict Resolution|International|Teaching

In Zoom We Trust

My first real-life experience with pandemic-forced online dispute resolution was in early April -- a baptism by fire. I coached the New York Law School team at the Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, held in Vienna annually except this year. Within about ten days' time, the organizers...

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“Abusing the Mediation Process”

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“Abusing the Mediation Process”

Two experts in the Milan UIA Mediation Forum addressed “Abuse in the Mediation Process.”  The speakers were Renate Dendorfer-Ditges of Bonn and Galyna Yeromenko of Kyev.  The contributions of Anne-Karin Grill of Vienna were also represented, though her illness frustrated her in-person participation.  Topics included bad-faith participation, lying by the parties or by the mediator,...

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Innovations in Mediation: Australia and Africa

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Innovations in Mediation: Australia and Africa

At the 27th meeting pf the UIA World Forum of Mediation Centres, in Milan, Danielle Hutchinson of Melbourne Australia and Jill Goldson of Auckland New Zealand offered a provocative discussion on “Innovative Approaches to Mediation.” Danielle introduced “MyDRHub,” an initiative in party-centric dispute resolution.  Referring to Global Pound Conference data, she...

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