Posted by: isarahswan | June 9, 2017

Conflict Resolution, Lately

A weekly round-up of notable articles and writings related to conflict resolution topics, by Sarah Swan.

Should Statements in Mediation End Up in Court:

http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c5177b18-ed5f-4d1b-9338-bb6d4f27bece

Mediation Determines the Fate of an Offensive Sculpture

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/05/31/walker-dakota-elders-finish-mediation-meeting-scaffold-to-be-removed-friday/

TV Recommendations for ADR folks

http://www.indisputably.org/?p=10871

Disappearing Civil Discourse and the Fate of Communication

https://www.wsj.com/articles/civil-discourse-in-decline-where-does-it-end-1496071276

Dr. Sarah L. Swan (JSD, LLM, JD, BA) is currently an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School. 

Have a suggestion for Conflict Resolution, Lately?  Please email coreclinic1@gmail.com with “Conflict Resolution, Lately” as the subject line.

 

Posted by: CoRe Clinic | June 3, 2017

Decolonizing and Indigenizing Reconciliation

DSC_3509Join us on Tuesday, June 6th at 4:30 as Patricia Barkaskas leads a discussion on Decolonizing and Indigenizing Reconciliation!

Using the topic of the history and legacy of residential schools as a discussion focus this interactive seminar will ask participants to engage in critical self-reflection about their ideas of settler colonialism, the history Indigenous/settler relations in Canada, and the current debate about reconciliation. Participants will be asked to think about what historical and present truths must be acknowledged and understood before a meaningful conversation about reconciliation can begin.

Patricia is the Academic Director of the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic and an Instructor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Patricia has practiced child protection, civil, criminal, family and prison law and produced Gladue Reports for all levels of courts in BC. She has worked closely with Indigenous peoples in their encounters with the justice system and has worked for Residential school survivors as an historical legal researcher for the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

ATTENDANCE: The session will be held at KPMG’s downtown Vancouver office (777 Dunsmuir Street, 11th floor). RSVP to coreclinic1@gmail.com to confirm your seat or for additional information.

LIVESTREAM: https://youtu.be/aTkJ1PHubfg. If you are watching online, you can see Patricia’s slides here. We encourage Livestream viewers to consider supporting CoRe.


And plan to stay for the New Mediators Group meeting at 6:30!

18451314_10154625876867151_3648922118490441003_oThe New Mediators Group is a place to connect with others who are beginning their careers in mediation, to talk about co-mediation and finding mentors, business development, and opportunities for practice.

Join us on June 6th at KPMG after the CoRe speaker event for our second meeting. We’ll be planning the next few months of meetings and discussing ways to include new mediators from other locations.

PLEASE NOTE: If you attend the CoRe Speaker event at 4:30, you’ll have no trouble accessing the room. If you plan to arrive just for this session, please rsvp so we can make arrangements for after hours entrance. RSVP: coreclinic1@gmail.com.

Posted by: isarahswan | May 24, 2017

Conflict Resolution, Lately

A weekly round-up of notable articles and writings related to conflict resolution topics, by Sarah Swan.

A Legal Interpretation of Emojis:

https://qz.com/987032/emojis-prove-intent-a-judge-in-israel-ruled/

How to do Joint Fact Finding:

https://www.mediate.com/articles/AdlerJFF.cfm

Oh, the Irony – Difficulties in Negotiating NAFTA’s Dispute Resolution Mechanism:

http://www.gtreview.com/news/americas/nafta-renegotiation-dispute-resolution-to-emerge-as-sticking-point/

California Pushes Back on Arbitration Misuse

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-wells-fargo-arbitration-20170515-htmlstory.html

Do the Justice System’s Design Systems Need Redesigning?

http://www.slaw.ca/2017/05/18/redesign/

 

Dr. Sarah L. Swan (JSD, LLM, JD, BA) is currently an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School. 

Have a suggestion for Conflict Resolution, Lately?  Please email coreclinic1@gmail.com with “Conflict Resolution, Lately” as the subject line.

Posted by: isarahswan | May 17, 2017

Conflict Resolution, Lately

A weekly round-up of notable articles and writings related to conflict resolution topics, by Sarah Swan.

A US Supreme Court Ruling on the Federal Arbitration Act and Nursing Homes:

https://consumerist.com/2017/05/15/supreme-court-throws-out-state-rule-protecting-nursing-home-residents-from-having-rights-signed-away/

Narrowing the Negotiation Gender Gap:

https://www.pon.harvard.edu/daily/business-negotiations/women-and-negotiation-narrowing-the-gender-gap/

Australia is trying a New Process for Resolving Building Disputes:

http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=3eba09de-f275-44d0-a6c9-55caf0dd92a0

What Conflict Resolution Can Offer Marketing:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/giovannirodriguez/2017/05/14/why-conflict-resolution-might-be-the-new-frontier-for-modern-marketing/#145d585167d1

Dr. Sarah L. Swan (JSD, LLM, JD, BA) is currently an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School. 

Have a suggestion for Conflict Resolution, Lately?  Please email coreclinic1@gmail.com with “Conflict Resolution, Lately” as the subject line.

Posted by: isarahswan | May 10, 2017

Conflict Resolution, Lately

A weekly round-up of notable articles and writings related to conflict resolution topics, by Sarah Swan.

Face Cream ClickBait Begins A Cautionary Tale of Online Dispute Resolution
http://www.abajournal.com/legalrebels/article/can_justice_be_served_online

And Some More Bad Press for Online Dispute Resolution: JAMS, an Online Dispute Resolution Provider, is being Sued for Fraud:
http://www.law.com/sites/almstaff/2017/05/03/jams-accused-of-fraud-as-resume-padding-trial-starts/

An Interesting Paper on how Negotiation is Itself a Kind of Legal Ordering:
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2926505

World Peace Game!
https://www.pon.harvard.edu/daily/negotiation-skills-daily/teaching-kids-how-to-negotiate-world-peace/

A Very Eclectic List of Books that ADR Scholars are Reading:
http://www.indisputably.org/?p=10451

Dr. Sarah L. Swan (JSD, LLM, JD, BA) is currently an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School. 

Have a suggestion for Conflict Resolution, Lately?  Please email coreclinic1@gmail.com with “Conflict Resolution, Lately” as the subject line.

Posted by: isarahswan | May 2, 2017

Conflict Resolution, Lately

A weekly round-up of notable articles and writings related to conflict resolution topics, by Sarah Swan.

On Paris’ popularity as an international arbitration destination: http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/paris-the-eternal-city-for-arbitration-79952/

Hellos and Goodbyes are High-Conflict Times for Families: https://www.pon.harvard.edu/daily/conflict-resolution/conflict-resolution-lessons-from-the-home-how-conflict-management-skills-transform-discord-into-harmony/

Giving Personhood to Rivers Could Help Resolve Long-Standing Conflicts: http://nationalmagazine.ca/Articles/April-2017/How-extending-personhood-to-Canada-s-rivers-could.aspx

After the Atrocities in Rwanda, Reconciliation is a Constant and Mandatory Practice: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/25/world/africa/rwandans-carry-on-side-by-side-two-decades-after-genocide.html?_r=0

When Mediation Goes to the Dogs: http://www.mediate.com/articles/benjamin13.cfm

Dr. Sarah L. Swan (JSD, LLM, JD, BA) is currently an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School. 

Have a suggestion for Conflict Resolution, Lately?  Please email coreclinic1@gmail.com with “Conflict Resolution, Lately” as the subject line.

Posted by: CoRe Clinic | May 2, 2017

CoRe Events for May and June

Speaker Series

We’ve done a bit of rescheduling of Speaker Series events this spring – and apologize for any inconvenience caused! We will no longer be meeting on May 2nd.  Our next Speaker events are:

June 6th – Patricia Barkaskas will join us for a discussion of Reconciliation.

June 26th – CoRe President, Jacqueline Fehr, will lead a workshop entitled “Studies in introversion: a reflection on mediation”

Please plan ahead for our fall sessions, too – especially our Speed Geeking session on Sep. 27th.  This session is your chance to present a strictly time limited 5 minute session on a topic of your choice.  The only restriction is that it must connect to the topic of conflict resolution. Please contact us with your ideas, or to ask questions!

Plus, Oct. 30 – Collaboragrams with Lang Tam and Nov. 14 – our annual Ethics workshop.

GAME JAM – MAY 5-7, 2017!

We have a couple of spaces available for our Game Jam this weekend, but let us know right away if you’d like to join us!  Full details are available here.

 

 

Posted by: isarahswan | April 25, 2017

Conflict Resolution, Lately

A weekly round-up of notable articles and writings related to conflict resolution topics, by Sarah Swan.

Making Behavioral Change Stick: http://www.bcfamilyinnovationlab.ca/innovation/the-link-between-social-system-change-and-human-behaviour/

Gender and over-apologizing.  Sorry.   http://www.adrhub.com/profiles/blogs/why-do-women-apologize-so-much

The Costs of Peace https://pcdnetwork.org/blogs/moving-towards-more-cost-effective-peacebuilding/

BATNAS and the Three Kinds of No’s https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2884857

Most litigants don’t even know about court-sponsored dispute resolution options…http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/ucd/ucd-study-litigants-unaware-of-court-dispute-resolution-programs/

And so policies like this might make a lot of sense: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202784401107/Rule-Would-Require-Certification-That-Parties-Were-Informed-of-ADR?mcode=1202617075062&curindex=0&slreturn=20170324223701

 

Dr. Sarah L. Swan (JSD, LLM, JD, BA) is currently an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School. 

Have a suggestion for Conflict Resolution, Lately?  Please email coreclinic1@gmail.com with “Conflict Resolution, Lately” as the subject line.

Posted by: CoRe Clinic | April 19, 2017

Conflict Resolution, Lately

This is the first in a series of weekly installments highlighting what is new and notable on the web related to conflict resolution.  These posts will share innovations and ideas specifically connected to conflict resolution in British Columbia and Canada, as well as interesting scholarship, reflections, and information about dispute resolution developments more generally.

Conflict Resolution, Lately

A weekly round-up of notable articles and writings related to conflict resolution topics, by Sarah Swan.

In BC, your smartphone will soon be able to access justice: http://www.blakesbusinessclass.com/accessing-justice-from-your-smartphone-the-civil-resolution-tribunal/

The power of reflection: www.mediate.com/articles/DykstraJbl20160414.cfm

Structured Negotiation and “bringing peace into the room”: https://listenlikealawyer.com/2017/04/17/stuck-in-the-middle-with-everyone/

BC Justice System Too Slow to Catch People Going Too Fast: www.cbc.ca/news.canada/british-columbia/courtroom-delays-bc-1.4070938

The differing forms of compromise: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2926386

Behavioral Confirmation: Your beliefs about others have a surprising impact on their behavior http://www.mediate.com/articles/LenskiTbl20170414.cfm

Navigating disputes when huge structural issues are also at play: http://www.cbuilding.org/blog/2017/human-rights-land-disputes-and-problemsolving-honduras-guatemala-palm-oil-sectors

 

Dr. Sarah L. Swan (JSD, LLM, JD, BA) is currently an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School. 

Have a suggestion for Conflict Resolution, Lately?  Please email coreclinic1@gmail.com with “Conflict Resolution Lately” as the subject line.

Posted by: CoRe Clinic | April 13, 2017

Financial Mediation – Today at 4:30

Join us this afternoon at 4:30 for Patricia Lalonde’s presentation on Financial Mediation: Clarifying money matters through a neutral financial document

Patricia brings decades of experience helping people to solve money matters. She is a Certified Financial Planner, a Mediator and a Neutral Collaborative Practitioner. Patricia works with lawyers, mental health professionals and clients to clarify, educate about and mediate money matters.

The presentation will guide you through the processes involved in Financial Mediation. You will:
– Learn about the theories and skills needed to create a neutral Financial Document.
– See how this document is drafted and how that benefits you and your clients.
– Understand how financial mediation unfolds in the room.
– Learn how the Financial Neutral works in Collaborative Practice.

ATTENDANCE: The session will be held at KPMG’s downtown Vancouver office (777 Dunsmuir Street, 11th floor).

LIVESTREAM: https://youtu.be/VE2OYaXPvAA

Presentation materials for Livestream audience: FINANCIAL DOC – 2016

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