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Women in Dispute Resolution

This blog entry is copied from an e-mail I received from Maureen Beyers, which she sent on behalf of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution's Committee on Women in Dispute Resolution (WIDR):



The statistics for women in ADR are profoundly discouraging and show…

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Added by Sasha S. Philip on March 14, 2017 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference, March 23-24, 2017 - registration open!

We are excited to announce that registration for this year's Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference is now open!

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Added by Sasha S. Philip on February 17, 2017 at 11:45am — No Comments

Truer than the Truth

What comes to mind as you read each of the following lines?

African American female,

          Single mother of two,…

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Added by Sasha S. Philip on June 20, 2016 at 10:33am — No Comments

Thoughts on Orlando (by Scott Douglas, Chair of the LGBT Law Section)

Friends and colleagues:

As I write this, it is just after 3:00 am in Orlando. The candles from tonight’s vigil are still burning amid the roses in our garden where we set them down in the fading light of this sad day and watched the sky bleed red at sunset. Like all of us, my husband and I awoke this morning to the shock and horror of news both too familiar and wholly foreign: unprecedented savagery unleashed against our community, a hail of bullets cutting down 50 of us: our friends,…

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Added by Sasha S. Philip on June 13, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Lesson on Friendship and Respect from the U.S. Supreme Court

Whether you loved him or hated him, agreed with his elegant legal opinions or fervently disagreed with them, it is undeniable that Justice Antonin Scalia was one of the most influential jurists in American legal history. His death on Saturday has sent waves – of shock, dismay, and jubilation – through the country.

At a time when political partisanship is at an unprecedented height, what most intrigues me is the much-chronicled friendship between Antonin Scalia and Ruth…

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Added by Sasha S. Philip on February 18, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Stanford Prison Experiment – Unexpected Lessons for Mediation

Often misunderstood as something akin to “Lord of the Flies” in a psychology lab, Stanford professor Philip Zimbardo's "…
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Added by Sasha S. Philip on July 17, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Joint Sessions in Mediation - “Prisoners’ Dilemma” or Opportunities for Better Outcomes?

One of the panel presentations at last week’s ABA ADR Conference in Seattle led me to wonder whether attorneys perceive mediation negotiations, especially in joint sessions, as a type of "Prisoners' Dilemma".

 

You may recall the setup for this classic example of game theory. Two co-conspirators (A and B) are arrested and held in separate cells with no means of contacting the other. The prosecutors do not have sufficient evidence to…

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Added by Sasha S. Philip on April 21, 2015 at 12:15pm — No Comments

The Space Between (by Andrew Kidde)

Here at the Bellevue Mediation Program our work is first and foremost a matter of listening to stories.   We have an unspoken contract with our clients – you tell us your story, we’ll try to help you.   Our volunteers are paid in stories.  To be a good mediator, you need a hunger for stories, because that’s what sustains you, and also because your clients can tell if you’re not interested.…

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Added by Sasha S. Philip on February 26, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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