The Mediate.com Weekly
July 22, 2014 #539 – Membership information
In This Issue:
Mediating Inheritance Disputes • Mediation: A Way Out or Hard Work? • Insecurity in Nigeria: Focus on Social Protection • Incremental Progress in Mediation: Baby Steps, Strategic Mediation & Less is More • Today’s Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs
|Mediating Inheritance Disputes
Inheritance disputes can be difficult to resolve. They are tied up in a lifetime of emotions toward the deceased and every other claimant under the will, as well as personal and spousal expectations of monetary gain. Here are 10 tips and tricks that have helped with this kind of dispute.
|Mediation: A Way Out or Hard Work?
After I closed my law practice in favor of providing full-time ADR services, I bumped into an old-time mediator whom I had known for many years. When I told him of the change in my career he commented, “So, you don’t want to work so hard anymore.” This article is my reflection on his observations.
|Insecurity in Nigeria: Focus on Social Protection
The spate of insecurity has become alarming. There have been calls for stringency of laws to bring culprits to justice. Security operatives go after the perpetrators and turn over those apprehended to the courts — yet the conditions that breed revolt are worsening. This spells real danger!
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|Incremental Progress in Mediation: Baby Steps, Strategic Mediation …
Taken from Jim’s training manual, these introductory excerpts suggest that progress in mediation is necessarily incremental; that the mediator should in fact strategically focus on baby steps of progress that can be made; and that, in effectively mediating, the mediator should seek to “only do so much as is necessary” to stimulate available progress so as to not over-direct the process and allow participants to claim progress as their own.
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|This Week’s Mediation News
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- Privatization of justice & “Sharia courts”
The apex court in its landmark decision on 7th July, 2014 held that sharia courts are not courts as Indian legal does not recognize a parallel judicial system. But then is it not a fact that privatization of justice is fact of life not only in India but in most developed countries? Does our law not recognize arbitration and other alternative methods of dispute resolution? Are not sharia courts and fatwas different and therefore should not be clubbed together? What has been the performance of sharia courts in last 94 years? Has not the latest decision given new lease of life to the sharia courts?
- Divorcing Parents: 10 Questions to Ask Before Fighting Over the Kids
Divorce attorney Larry Sarezky has created a short film to stop divorcing parents from engaging in high-conflict custody battles for the sake of the kids. I saw the film, Talk to Strangers, and was dramatically impacted by its message. Larry also provides ten questions divorcing parents should ask themselves before fighting over the kids in court. His years of experience have shown him the consequences for the children involved — effects they’ll experience on a life-long basis. Here are Larry’s 10 questions, along with his opening comments about high conflict divorce.
- India: Mediation to settle the trouble in family
Over 20,000 cases related to family disputes have been settled in Bangalore with the help of a third party mediator over the last 7 years.
1. Total no: of cases referred to mediation: 35784
2. Total no: of cases mediated: 27915
3. Total cases not mediated and returned: 5864
4. Total cases mediated and settled: 20534
- Can we change the mediation paradigm from voluntary to mandatory?
I have just returned from an enjoyable but hectic visit to the United States. During my stay, I took some time to read up on the family law situation both in the US and north of the border in Canada. It is always intriguing to see such familiar family law touchstones as legal aid and mediation in a completely different context.
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|Mediator Pioneer Series:
- Divorce Mediation Field Combined Law and Social Work – Video
Jay describes early on in the field when he, as a lawyer, collaborated with psychologists and social workers and they learned from each other.
- Old Dissolution Model Was Damaging – Video
Connie discusses the pre-joint-custody model for the relationship between Ex-spouses. The cultural norm was to have no relationship, because that meant that the ex-spouses where hanging on.
- Mediation Skillset is Essential for our Survival – Video
Ken discusses the significance of mediation and how the world needs to learn these skills in order for us to survive as a species.
- Humor, Rapport, and Experience – Video
Sid describes how he used humor to lighten the mood of parties coming in and help them focus on what is in their best interests. He also talks about his vast experience and how his responses can become somewhat automatic.
- Gender and Culture in Mediation – Video
Nina explains putting theory to practice regarding studies of gender and culture in mediation. She describes being sensitive and respectful of diverse thought processes and communication methods.
- Problem Solving vs. Transformative Mediation – Video
Chris talks about mediators who are problem solvers and those who attempt to transform the relationships and moral views of the parties; Moore’s position is somewhere in the middle.
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|Training & Conference Calendar
- July 26 – San Rafael, CA – The Power of Forgiveness to Heal Relationships
- July 28 – San Rafael, CA – Free Forgiveness Teleseminar
- July 29-August 1 – Newton, MA – Elder Decisions’ Elder /Adult Family Mediation Training
- August 2 – San Rafael, CA – Realigning with Your True Self
- August 4-9 – Malibu, CA – Mediating the Litigated Case 6 Day Program
- August 4-6 – Dallas, TX – Family Mediation with Dr. Nancy Ferrell
- August 11 – San Rafael, CA – Free Forgiveness Teleseminar
- August 11-13 – Chicago, IL – 2.5 Day Training in Elder Mediation
- August 18-22 – Los Angeles, CA – 30 Hour Basic Mediation Training
- August 18-22 – Chicago, IL – Divorce and Custody Mediation Training
- September 4-6 – Maynooth, Co. Kildare, IRE – International Mediation Conference
- September 5-14 – Santa Fe, NM – 40 hr. Basic Mediation Training
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