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Training Excellent Mediators Through Roleplay Simulations With Thomas G. Giglione

Thomas G. Giglione shares more thoughts on training mediators through roleplay simulations, including helping organizations deal with conflicts by applying alternative dispute resolution practices with the help of a trained mediator. Learn more about Thomas’ successes, including helping his mediator students place gold at the 2019 Mediation Competition at the […]

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Mediations In the Times of Pandemic

APRIL 2021 – Three prominent mediator trainers from Florida, Virginia, and Vietnam, joined Instant Mediations to discuss the changes that have occurred in the filed of mediations specifically and alternative dispute resolution in general, as well as the changes that continue to occur due to the pandemic-induced lockdowns that still […]

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March 2021 Decision-Making in Mediations – A Book Review

Mediator and InstantMediations.com Advisor Fran Brochstein, whose mediation experience spans decades, provides mediation tips to mediators and parties engaged in dispute resolution. She is based in Marble Falls, Texas and can mediate online with parties from anywhere. Contact her through her site Familylaw4u.com at Fran@Familylaw4u.com. If you have any suggestions for future columns, […]

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Who Needs a Mediation App & Other Frequently Asked Questions About the New Instant Mediations App

First, to bring some clarity, what is the App NOT? It is not another expensive and closed dispute resolution platform for mediators to adopt and learn, and train to their parties. That model has been attempted for years, but has never truly taken off on a large scale.

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February 2021 Negotiations in Mediations

Mediator and InstantMediations.com Advisor Fran Brochstein, whose mediation experience spans decades, provides mediation tips to mediators and parties engaged in dispute resolution. She is based in Marble Falls, Texas and can mediate online with parties from anywhere. Contact her through her site Familylaw4u.com at Fran@Familylaw4u.com. If you have any suggestions for future columns, […]

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January 2021 Tips by Fran – New Year Reflections on Zoom Mediations After 2020

Mediator and InstantMediations.com Advisor Fran Brochstein, whose mediation experience spans decades, provides mediation tips to mediators and parties engaged in dispute resolution. She is based in Marble Falls, Texas and can mediate online with parties from anywhere. Contact her through her site Familylaw4u.com at Fran@Familylaw4u.com. If you have any suggestions for future columns, […]

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Texas

General Overview of Mediations in Texas Texas mediations involve mediators helping parties resolve disputed claims in many various areas of areas. Whether the issues deal with family, probate, insurance, or personal injury, or it’s related to basic civils cases involving contracts or real property, Texas mediators help resolve an infinite […]

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Argentina (Español)

Descripción de las Mediaciones en Argentina Cuáles son los tipos comunes de Mediaciones y quienes son comúnmente las partes? En la República Argentina existe una ley de mediación nacional, así como leyes de mediación provincial, lo que significa que cada provincia tiene su propia ley de mediación. Los tipos más […]

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Poland

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF MEDIATIONS IN POLAND What are common types of Mediations and who are the common parties? Mediation can be done as a mediation outside of court or within the court proceedings. It is enhanced by the legal and judicial system as an effective way to save time and […]

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Polska

JAKIE SĄ KORZYŚCI Z MEDIACJI W POLSCE? Jest ona szybsza, wydajniejsza, bardziej elastyczna i tańsza niż postępowanie sądowe. Nie jest to strata czasu w postępowaniu, gdyż zwykle nie zatrzymuje całego procesu, ale odbywa się pomiędzy rozprawami – pozwalając zakończyć  postępowanie. Sąd zwraca powodowi 75% wpisu w przypadku zawarcia umowy o […]

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December 2020 Tips by Fran – Mediator Communications

Mediator and InstantMediations.com Advisor Fran Brochstein, whose mediation experience spans decades, provides mediation tips to mediators and parties engaged in dispute resolution. She is based in Marble Falls, Texas and can mediate online with parties from anywhere. Contact her through her site Familylaw4u.com at Fran@Familylaw4u.com. If you have any suggestions for future columns, […]

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November 2020 Tips by Fran

Mediator and InstantMediations.com Advisor Fran Brochstein, whose mediation experience spans decades, provides mediation tips to mediators and parties engaged in dispute resolution. She is based in Marble Falls, Texas and can mediate online with parties from anywhere. Contact her through her site Familylaw4u.com at Fran@Familylaw4you.com. If you have any suggestions for future columns, […]

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October 2020 E-Mediation Certification Course

Instant Mediations Internet Bar Certificate Seal

The InstantMediations Academy is hosting an E-Mediation Certification Course with Daniel Rainey, of Holistic Solutions, Inc., which trains mediators in online mediations that leads to certification by InternetBar.org. While October’s course is fully booked, you can register for November’s course here. Each course lasts 4 weeks, and consists of self-paced […]

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October 2020 Tips by Fran: Domestic Violence in Mediations

Mediator and InstantMediations.com Advisor Fran Brochstein, whose mediation experience spans decades, provides mediation tips to mediators and parties engaged in dispute resolution. She is based in Marble Falls, Texas and can mediate online with parties from anywhere. Contact her through her site Familylaw4u.com at Fran@Familylaw4you.com. If you have any suggestions for future columns, […]

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September 2020 Mediation Tips by Fran

Mediator and InstantMediations.com Advisor Fran Brochstein, whose mediation experience spans decades, provides mediation tips to mediators and parties engaged in dispute resolution. She is based in Marble Falls, Texas and can mediate online with parties from anywhere. Contact her through her site Familylaw4you.com at Fran@Familylaw4you.com. If you have any suggestions for future columns, […]

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August 2020 Mediation Tips by Fran

Mediator and InstantMediations.com Advisor Fran Brochstein, whose mediation experience spans decades, provides mediation tips to mediators and parties engaged in dispute resolution. She is based in Marble Falls, Texas and can mediate online with parties from anywhere. Contact her through her site Familylaw4you.com at Fran@Familylaw4you.com. If you have any suggestions for future columns, […]

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June 2020 Mediation Tips by Fran

Mediator and InstantMediations.com Advisor Fran Brochstein, whose mediation experience spans decades, provides mediation tips to mediators and parties engaged in dispute resolution. She is based in Marble Falls, Texas and can mediate online with parties from anywhere. Contact her through her site Familylaw4you.com at Fran@Familylaw4you.com. If you have any suggestions for future columns, […]

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EXAMPLE ZOOM MEDIATION ON VISITATION / CONTACTS RIGHTS DURING COVID-19 & CORONAVIRUS (INTERNATIONAL)

Professionals from the USA, Russia, UK, Spain and Poland gathered together to help other professionals and their clients experience online mediation in a family law case. The times of the pandemic affected family members all over the world. Some of the visitation orders/contact rights cannot happen or be enforced. Cross-border […]

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E-signing Mediation Agreements & Best Practice Tips

This article is being published after the recent integration of the e-signature tool for mediators into InstantMediation.com After successfully negotiating a final settlement agreement between disputing parties, mediators find themselves needing to draft the settlement terms, and most of the time, needing to obtain the parties’ signatures beneath those terms. […]

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Instant Mediator Spotlight: Danielle Comeaux

Danielle Comeaux, a mediator at DANIELLE CLARKE COMEAUX, PC, and early adopter of InstantMediations, agreed to sit down and share her experiences mediating cases online. Danielle hosts multiple online mediations each week during the Coronavirus pandemic, and has become a go-to mediator for getting cases settled. Her insightful and candid […]

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May 2020 Mediation Tips by Fran

Mediator and InstantMediations.com Advisor Fran Brochstein, whose mediation experience spans decades, provides mediation tips to mediators and parties engaged in dispute resolution. She is based in Marble Falls, Texas and can mediate online with parties from anywhere. Contact her through her site Familylaw4you.com at Fran@Familylaw4you.com. If you have any suggestions […]

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The Mediator Mediating Across Different Languages – Some Precautions

Mediation is aimed at bringing agreement into a conflict situation. The conflict situation often results from communication barriers. One of the most obvious communication barriers language.  How is it possible then to bring agreement into a situation where more than one language is involved  and where the communication barrier already […]

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Do Mediators Still Need Office Space?

The traditional model of formal alternative dispute resolution required that mediators own or rent office space to meet parties and their legal representatives. In that model, a mediator might use their space containing a conference room and several caucus rooms for small group meetings. They might also rent shared space […]

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