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Summary of: Welsh, N.A. (2021). Introduction to symposium on “ADR’s place in navigating a polarized era.” 35 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol., 581. https://scholarship.law.tamu.edu/facscholar/1449 Background & Theory This article introduces a Symposium related to Alternative Dispute Resolution’s (ADR) role in an increasingly polarized time. The article begins with the idea that the United States is...

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Conceived by The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) in 2005, October is observed as the month of Conflict Resolution each year. The third Thursday of October is celebrated as Conflict Resolution Day, which falls on the 15th of October this year. The goals of the month are to: Promote awareness of mediation, arbitration, conciliation, and...

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Titus-Will, a popular Pacific Northwest auto dealer, will pay over one hundred thousand dollars in a disability lawsuit brought on by the EEOC.  What Happened? The company allegedly allowed one of their employees to take a day off in order to undergo an MRI exam of his head. The man’s managers asked about the results...

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Summary of: Uwaezuoke, I.N., & Owolabi, M.K. (2019). Challenges and Opportunities of Resolving Land Use Conflicts Through Mediation in Nigeria. The Proceedings of International Conference of Environmental Sciences, 264-271. Background & Theory: In Nigeria, what on the surface look like cultural disputes are often land disputes between villages, neighborhoods, or households. With land becoming an...

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In civil cases, involved parties may find that mediation is a better, more cost-effective path to a solution than pursuing litigation. Any type of civil case may be mediated, but all parties must agree, even if a lawsuit has already been filed. Deciding if civil lawsuit mediation is the right choice for you isn’t easy,...

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I very rarely write a personal blog piece because I think perhaps most people find more value in less subjective, more informational articles. But today, I’m feeling extremely fortunate and am compelled to write about it; and perhaps—hopefully—there lies some value in my statement of gratitude. Just about every day, I get to do something...

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One of the saddest results of ongoing conflict is the destructive impact it can have on relationships. What could otherwise be a productive or even loving relationship has taken damage that often seems irreparable. This damage is especially sad when it affects other innocent parties, like family members, co-workers, or large groups of people. While...

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In a perfect world, a disagreement would be worked out quickly and easily between the parties involved and to the mutual satisfaction of both parties. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world and, sometimes, you simply can’t come to a satisfactory arrangement. Many people think about going to court if they or their business...

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Conflicts and disagreements are a natural part of life. In many cases, conflicting parties can come together and resolve their problems on their own. In some cases, however, a mediator is required to help ensure that a resolution is reached to the satisfaction of both parties. This is where conflict resolution services can be helpful....

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Conflicts are a part of everyday life; which is why human beings, and animate life in general for that matter, are natural problem-solvers. Indeed, resolving conflict occurs multiple times every day, and most human conflicts are short lived. Of course, on the other hand, some conflicts last for years, seemingly unresolvable. One reason for the...

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