The Future of Collaborative Practice: A vision for 2030

In just twenty years, collaborative practice has grown and blossomed into a powerful force in the world of conflict resolution. The goal of this special issue has been to examine the state of collaborative practice today, where some leading collaborative practitioners believe we are heading in the nearnfuture and, now, I offer some of my predictions of where the field may be twenty years from now, in 2030.

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Important Talking Points for the First Meeting

Goals: Working together toward resolution, Staying out of court and Respecting both parties' goals. What does that mean? Good faith negotiation, Marketplace bargaining v. interest based/values based negotiations and No threat of cour.

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All civil disputes set for mediation- judiciary

The Judiciary has announced plans to enhance mediation as a leading strategy to deal with all civil disputes filed in courts in order to fight case backlog. Speaking at the opening of a weeklong training of judicial officers in Kampala yesterday.

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The First four-way meeting Checklist

The discussion of collaborative process as part of ADR and the Continuum: where it fits and how it works in comparison to other conflict resolution processes, Seriousness of good faith commitments etc.

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Tips for successful mediation

Employment lawyers don’t spend all their time in court, or acting as counsel to employers and employees. We also enjoy the opportunity to take on the role of an objective third party whose goal is to assist in dispute resolution.

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How to conduct a Peer Mediation program in your school

Should your elementary or middle school wish to conduct a Peer Mediation program, a scripted role-play describing the Peer Mediation process is provided. Additionally, a copy of the Peer Mediation Contract is included.

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Stages and tasks in a collaborative case

The First meeting with the client;  Establish rapport with client, Explain collaborative law and the dispute resolution "menu", Achieve or confirm client "buy-in" to collaborative process and Elicit from client information about priorities and likely hot button.

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