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Mediation

ARTICLES (Jump to Books)
Debra Berman & James Alfini, Lawyer Colonization of Family Mediation: Consequences and Implications, 95 Marq. L. Rev. 887 (2012)
This article gives a summary of family mediation. It also discusses the interdisciplinary nature of family mediation, focusing on Texas, Florida, and Illinois.  The rise of lawyers in this field is analyzed and speculation as to the possible ramifications, both positive and negative, is elaborated upon.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{85} SUBJ MATTER: FAMILY (DOMESTIC REL.)
{151} ROLE OF LAWYERS
 
Edward Brunet, Reevaluating Complex Mediation Generalizations, 18 Conn. Ins. L.J. 279 (2012).
The fundamental theme of this article is that generalizations regarding complex mediation and lawsuits are myths.  By exploring expertise, confidentiality, trust, and a defense/plaintiff parable myth, Edward Brunet finds the beginning of an era where plaintiff collaboration is becoming necessary in order to find success.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{73} SUBJECT MATTER: GENERAL
{146} ORGANIZATION POLICIES & RULES
 
Robert A. Baruch Bush & Joseph P. Folger, Mediation and Social Justice: Risks and Opportunities, 27 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 1 (2012).
This article examines the longstanding debate regarding whether the use of mediation poses a threat to the value of justice, at both the individual and social levels. Bush and Folger argue that although mediation may not be the best means available for advancing social justice issues, mediation can avoid contributing to social injustice provided that certain types of mediation practices are followed.
{21} MEIDATION—GENERAL
{77} SUBJ MATTER: COMMUNITY
 
Rebecca Callahan, Mediation Confidentiality: For California Litigants, Why Should Mediation Confidentiality be a Function of the Court in Which the Litigation is Pending? 12 Pepp. Disp. Resol. L.J. 63 (2012).
Confidentiality is an essential and integral part of mediation. It encourages the exchange of information between the parties and promotes problem-solving and interest-based negotiations, which can yield more durable settlements.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{104} SUBJ MATTER: REGULATORY
 
Carolynn Clark Camp, Mediating the Indissoluble Family: Mediator Style in Domestic Relations Cases, 26 BYU J. Pub. L. 187 (2012).
This work focuses on mediation in family law settings within the broader context of the rise of mediation as a viable alternative to litigation. Camp discusses both the challenges and advantages of mediation in family law disputes and suggests ways to improve and further its continued growth.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{85} SUBJ MATTER: FAMILY (DOMESTIC REL.)

Eduardo R. C. Capulong, Mediation and the Neocolonial Legal Order: Access to Justice and Self-Determination in the Philippines, 27 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 641 (2012).
This article analyzes postcolonial community mediation using community mediation in the Philippines as an example. The author argues that access to justice and self-determination in postcolonial community mediation settings require structural reform and counter-hegemonic practices driven by a normative agenda that collectives and socializes conflict, respects and improves upon indigenous dispute resolution, and recognizes fundamental human rights.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{77} SUBJ MATTER: COMMUNITY
{124} COMPARISONS: CROSS-CULTURAL
 
Kenneth F. Dunham, Practical Considerations in Mediation Training: Should Mediators Be Trained to Adapt to the Circumstances of Each Case?, 11 Appalachian J. L. 185 (2012).
This article explores the concepts of both facilitative and evaluative mediation. The author argues that while mediation was at one time purely facilitative, over time mediators have become more open to using directive and evaluative mediation tactics. The article concludes that mediators should be trained in both facilitative and evaluative and directive techniques.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{155} TEACHING
 
Katheryn M. Dutenhaver, Mediating the Religious Upbringing Issue in Divorce Cases, 12 Pepp. Disp. Resol. L.J. 397 (2012).
One of the highest priorities in the design of any in-house or stand-alone dispute resolution system is to create an atmosphere conducive to mediation so parties can participate productively. Much can be learned from the literature that presents the theoretical underpinnings of the mediation process and the writings that make practical applications of the theory.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
 
Leonard Edwards, Moving Cases from Juvenile to Family Court: How Mediation Can Help, 16 U.C. Davis J. Juv. L. & Pol’y 535 (2012).
This article examines how children custody cases are frequently shuttled between juvenile and family courts and how changes in the transfer process, specifically through child protection mediation, can ensure more comprehensive custody orders while also avoiding unnecessary and costly litigation in family court.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{85} SUBJ MATTER: FAMILY (DOMESTIC REL.)
 
Lancelot L. Esteibar, Note, To Kill A Mockingbird Mediator?: Assessing the Need for Third-Party Neutrals in Federal Bankruptcy Courts’ Home Foreclosure Avoidance Programs, 13 Cardozo J. Conflict Resol. 527 (2012).
Some courts now offer loss mitigation programs to provide a lender and borrower with a unique opportunity to salvage their existing relationship through structured direct negotiation sessions aimed towards preventing foreclosure. This article analyzes the difference between these loss mitigation initiatives and the traditional court annexed mediation programs that mediators are not required to participate during debtor-creditor negotiations.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{74.5} SUBJ MATTER: BANKRUPTCY
{133} COURT REFORMS
Gregory Firestone & Leslie Reicin Stein, Florida’s Statewide Approach to the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis: The Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Model, 41 Stetson L. Rev. 719 (2012).
This article looks at the mediation program that the Florida courts instituted in order to get through a massive backlog of pending foreclosure cases.  It discusses the successes and failures of the implementation of the program.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{144} LEGISLATION
 
Emily Franklin, How to Give the Dog a Home: Using Mediation to Solve Companion Animal Custody Disputes, 12 Pepp. Disp. Resol. L.J. 351 (2012).
By building on the success of child custody mediation, courts could use mediation to resolve companion animal disputes. This would allow guardians to create a workable custody arrangement while simultaneously ensuring that companion animals are treated with the respect they deserve.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{85} SUBJ MATTER: FAMILY (DOMESTIC REL.)
 
Daniel B. Garrie & Edwin A. Machuca, E-Discovery Mediation & the Art of Keyword Search, 13 Cardozo J. Conflict Resol. 467 (2012).
This article highlights the benefits and weaknesses of e-discovery as well as keyword selection for sorting through discovery materials. The article also focuses on e-discovery disputes including compliance and evidence spoliation, and the tasks that must be undertaken to resolve such disputes.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{78} SUBJ MATTER: COMPUTER
{151} ROLE OF LAWYERS
 
Hazel Genn, What is Civil Justice for? Reform, ADR, and Access to Justice, 24 Yale J.L. & Human. 397 (2012).
Compulsory mediation schemes do contribute to substantive justice because it forces parties to relinquish ideas of their legal rights. Moreover, unforeseen byproducts of compulsory mediation and other private dispute resolution include threats upon the ideals of justice.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{73} SUBJ MATTER: GENERAL
 
Rebecca Green, Mediation and Post-Election Litigation: A Way Forward, 27 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 325 (2012).
This article challenges the orthodoxy that concludes ADR is not appropriate in the election context and suggests that ADR, specifically mediation, can play a useful role when elections go awry. This article explores what the ADR field can contribute to resolving disputes in elections, reviews the current landscape with respect to non-judicial resolution of election disputes, and reviews the drawbacks of moth mediation and litigation in the post-election dispute context.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{87} SUBJ MATTER: GOV’T
 
Jacqueline C. Hagerott, Foreclosure Mediation: Responding to the Current Crisis, 40 Cap. U. L. Rev. 899 (2012).
This article examines steps that the state of Ohio has taken to increase the effectiveness of its foreclosure mediators. Specifically, how the “Save the Dream” mediation practices model has contributed to positive outcomes for many people.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{74.5} SUBJ MATTER: BANKRUPTCY

Keith Hand, Resolving Constitutional Disputes in Contemporary China, 7 E. Asia L. Rev. 51 (2012).
This article discusses the role of mediation in Chinese constitutional disputes.  “Grand Mediation,” as the author refers to it, could be a useful mechanism at various levels of constitutional disputes.  The author is not arguing that this should be used to replace traditional means of solving constitutional disputes; he merely analyzes this as a mechanism that can be used.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{92} SUBJ MATTER: INT’L
 
Brian S. Kennedy, Note, Moving Away From Certainty: Using Mediation to Avoid Unpredictable Outcomes in Relocation Disputes Involving Joint Physical Custody, 53. B.C. L. Rev. 265 (2012).
This work proposes changes to the current movement of children across state lines and against the interest of one parental party. Specifically, Di Lorenzo suggests that mediation be made a mandatory component of such custody jurisprudence proceedings to better effectuate mutually beneficial outcomes.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{85} SUBJ MATTER: FAMILY (DOMESTIC REL.)
{133} COURT REFORMS
 
Sonja Kerr & Jenai St. Hill, Mediation of Special Education Disputes in Pennsylvania, 15 U. Pa. J.L. & Soc. Change 179 (2012)
When Congress passed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, it intended mediation to be the primary dispute resolution method. Yet, in Pennsylvania, lawyers are not allowed to participate in special education mediation. The authors argue that this ban harms parent interests because lawyers are essential for ensuring due process protection and protection against a power imbalance in the mediation process.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{83} SUBJ MATTER: EDUCATION

Katherine M. Kitzmann, Gilbert R. Parra & Lisa Jobe-Shields, A Review of Programs Designed to Prepare Parents for Custody and Visitation Mediation, 50 Fam. Ct. Rev. 128 (2012).
This article analyzes programs that are intended to give parents an idea of what they should expect in custody and visitation mediation.  These programs are supposed to be “psychoeducational,” helping parents to understand the effects that these programs have on children.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{85} SUBJ MATTER: FAMILY (DOMESTIC REL.)
{137} EFFECT OF PROCESS ON NON-PARTICIPATORY PARTIES
 
Bernie Mayer, What We Talk About When We Talk About Neutrality: A Commentary on the Susskind-Stulberg Debate, 2011 Edition, 95 Marq. L. Rev. 859 (2012)
The author offers a different perspective on the vaunted Susskind-Stulburg debate on mediator neutrality – that it is truly a discussion of identity.  Mayer discusses the purpose and impact of mediators, and the difference between what mediators offer and what clients want or claim to want, in the ongoing evolution of the concept and role of mediator neutrality.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{138} ETHICS: GENERAL
{146} ORGANIZATION POLICIES & RULES
 
Jesse Molina, Comment, Broken Promises, Broken Process: Repairing the Mandatory Mediation Conciliation Process in Agricultural Labor Disputes, 21 San Joaquin Agric. L. Rev. 179 (2012)
The author argues that the Mandatory Mediation Conciliation (“MMC”), created by the California legislature to provide a more effective medium for collective bargaining in the agricultural industry, is an unfulfilled political promise and a broken process. This comment explores the development of the MMC, its weaknesses, and possible solutions that could repair the MMC and effectuate actual change in the industry.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{93} SUBJ MATTER: LABOR—GENERAL
 
Haavi Morreim, Malpractice, Mediation, and Moral Hazard: The Virtues of Dodging the Data Bank, 27 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 109 (2012).
This article explores why physicians commonly abjure early mediation and recommends several specific, lawful ways for them to avoid the data bank and embrace early dispute resolution. The author addresses the “moral hazard” issues attendant to dodging the data bank in a way that will ultimately encourage physicians to take a more active role in early mediation of medical malpractice disputes.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{89} SUBJ MATTER: HOSPITALS
{98} SUBJ MATTER: MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
 
Randall J. Newsome, Mediation Disputes Arising Out of Troubled Companies- Do It Sooner Rather Than Later, 42 GOLDEN GATE U. L. REV. 661 (2012).
This article discusses the benefits to mediating bankruptcy disputes. The Honorable Randall J. Newsome offers a unique perspective on the mediation process. He highlights the importance of beginning the mediation process early in a dispute.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{74.5} SUBJ MATTER: BANKRUPTCY

Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley, Is Europe Headed Down the Primrose Path with Mandatory Mediation?, 37 N.C.J. Int’l L. & Com. Reg. 981 (2012).
This article discusses the experience in the United States with mandatory mediation. The author also discusses whether Europe should consider moving towards implementing mandatory mediation while keeping the mediation experience of the United States in mind.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{102} SUBJ MATTER: PUBLIC POLICY
 
Jacqueline Nolan-Haley, Mediation: The “New Arbitration”, 17 Harv. Negot. L. Rev. 61 (2012).
This article argues moves towards the zone of arbitration practice for mediation is problematic because of clashes with mediation’s values of self-determination and participation. The author discusses the fading popularity of arbitration in relation to mediation as an alternative to court adjudication, describes three dimensions of the advance of mediation toward the arbitration zone, and explores reasons for mediation’s move towards arbitration and the implications that flow from this phenomenon.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{73} SUBJ MATTER: GENERAL
 
Susan Oberman, Confidentiality in Mediation: An Application of the Right to Privacy, 27 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 539 (2012).
This article locates the roots of confidentiality in mediation in the right to privacy. This article seeks to bring recognition to both the value and precariousness of confidentiality as an application of the right to privacy, while also exploring some complexities surround the decision to maintain it.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{102} SUBJ MATTER: PUBLIC POLICY
{132} CONFIDENTIALITY
 
C. Eileen Pruett, If You Build It Will They Come? Foreclosure Mediation in Franklin County, Ohio, 40 Cap. U. L. Rev. 935 (2012).
This article examines the specific steps Franklin County has taken regarding its own foreclosure mediation program and the subsequent results.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{74.5}SUBJ MATTER: BANKRUPTCY
 
John W. Putz, Robin H. Ballard, Julia Gruber Arany, Amy G. Applegate & Amy Holtzworth- Munroe, Comparing the Mediation Agreements of Families With and Without a History of Intimate Partner Violence, 50 Fam. Ct. Rev. 413 (2012).
This article details the findings of a study in which the mediation agreements of families were studied in relation to whether or not there was a history of intimate partner violence.  The author summarizes and analyzes the results.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{85} SUBJ MATTER: FAMILY (DOMESTIC REL.)
 
Jacqueline Rau, Note, No Fault Discrimination? Using the Americans with Disabilities Act as a Model for “Norm Advocating” Mediation in Title VII Disputes, 27 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 241 (2012).
This note examines current problems in judicial and arbitrational relief and how mediation, particularly norm advocating mediation, can improve employer and employee satisfaction. It argues that the unique non-perpetrator structure of the ADA can serve as a model in Title VII mediations to increase viable solutions and suggests improvement for norm advocating mediation of employment discrimination claims to adequately and effectively safeguard statutory rights.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{94} SUBJ MATTER: LABOR—DISCRIMINATION
 
Elizabeth Renuart, Toward a More Equitable Balance: Homeowner and Purchaser Tensions in Non-Judicial Foreclosure States, 24 Loy. Consumer L. Rev. 562 (2012).
This article discusses the rights and interests of homeowners and purchasers related to the current foreclosure crisis. The author specifically notes Nevada’s implementation of pre-sale mediation and posits that the program should be made mandatory everywhere in an effort to alleviate some of the burdens on the Court system and increase positive outcomes.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{79} SUBJ MATTER: CONSUMER

Stephanie Rubstello, Comment, Predictable Protection for Mediated Pendent State Claims: A Judicial Solution, 90 Or. L. Rev. 855 (2012).
In order for mediation to be a valuable solution to litigation, courts must provide privilege protections to the parties involved.  This article opens by discussing privilege law. It then addresses some of the privilege laws already in place in the context of mediation. The author concludes by pointing to judicial solutions for privilege issues in mediation.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{132} CONFIDENTIALITY

Nathan Snyder, Putting Numbers to Feelings: Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement in China’s Courts–Evidence from Zhejiang Province Trademark Infringement Cases 2004-2009, 10 Nw. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 349 (2012).
This article address the growing trend in a particular province in China towards settling trademark disputes outside of adjudication. The author’s research notes a trend toward settling trademark disputes via mediation.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{92} SUBJ MATTER: INT’L
{124} COMPARISONS: CROSS-CULTURAL

Joseph B. Stulberg, Must a Mediator Be Neutral? You’d Better Believe It!, 95 Marq. L. Rev. 829 (2012)
The author posits that not only should mediators be neutral, because mediation is a justice event, but that empirically they are capable of doing so as well.  He discusses objectivity, impartiality, process, structure, and justice as elements of the ideal of mediator neutrality.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{138} ETHICS:GENERAL
{146} ORGANIZATION POLICIES & RULES

Symposium, The Future of Court ADR: Mediation & Beyond, Core Values of Dispute Resolution: Is Neutrality Necessary?, 95 Marq. L. Rev. 805 (2012)
This summarizes a panel in which John Lande moderates a look back at and discussion of a prior debate between Larry Susskind and Josh Stulberg, with Bernie Mayer’s opinion added to the mix.  Addressed are the role and responsibilities of a mediators, including neutrality and fairness, and their relative import.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{138} ETHICS: GENERAL
{146} ORGANIZATION POLICIES & RULES

Joanna Wasik, Note, Court Delays in Poland: Mediation as a Way Forward in Commercial Disputes, 43 Geo. J. Int’l L. 959 (2012)
This author proposes that increased use of mediation in commercial disputes could solve a problem with court delays in Poland and accelerate enforcement of contracts in that country. Creating a viable system of mediation will require revising the Polish 2005 Law on Mediation and efforts to promote mediation in the mainstream of Polish culture through educational and advertising tools.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{92} SUBJ MATTER: INT’L
 
Nancy A. Welsh, The Current Transitional State of Court-Connected ADR, 95 Marq. L. Rev. 873 (2012)
This article examines the current “awkward” adolescent state in alternative dispute resolution wherein it is instigated to help solve problems that the framework is now being exploited to cause anew, such as discovery abuses and efficiency concerns.  The author posits the value of procedural justice as a way to move past the “ugly duckling” phase of alternative dispute resoluiton to better reach its potential.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{138} ETHICS: GENERAL
{151} ROLE OF LAWYERS
 
Michael N. Widener, The Five-Tool Mediator: Game Theory, Baseball Practices, and Southpaw Scouting, 12 Pepp. Disp. Resol. L.J. 97 (2012).
This article urges mediators to relentlessly explore intentions and purpose within the controversy and a range of satisfactory outcomes from the perspective of each party. The objective is not a “win,” but  to understand that there is a problem to be solved, at the lowest possible cost, and in the most expeditious manner feasible. Adopting these attitudes will set the facilitator on the path to becoming a “Five-Tool Mediator.”
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{107} SUBJ MATTER: SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Lauren K. Williams, Note, The Use of Mediation as a Complement to the Integrated Domestic Violence Courts of New York, 13 Cardozo J. Conflict Resol. 713 (2012).
This note discusses the creation of the New York Integrated Domestic Violence Courts and how they more efficiently and comprehensively address domestic violence cases. The note advocates that mediation would provide benefits to participants that are not available in court proceedings and further discusses the benefits that mediation would provide.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{110} SUBJ MATTER: TORTS—OTHER
{133} COURT REFORMS

BOOKS
Lies Brussee-van der Zee & Annelies Klinefelter-Koopmans, Mediation in Pastoral Care (2012).
A general analysis of practical and theoretical themes of mediation in the context of pastoral care. The book also describes typical conflicts for pastors, addresses challenges to pastoral mediation, and provides advice to pastors performing mediation.

{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{85} SUBJ MATTER: FAMILY (DOMESTIC REL.)
{77} SUBJ MATTER: COMMUNITY

Richard Chernick, Barbara Reeves Neal & Daniel M. Kolkey, Practitioner’s Handbook on International Arbitration and Mediation (2012).
This book covers aspects of international arbitration and mediation. It is intended to make the reader a better practitioner in international arbitration or mediation. The book is divided into three parts: a general discussion of international arbitration, a general discussion of international mediation, and country specific applications.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{44} ARBITRATION—GENERAL
{92} SUBJ MATTER: INT’L
Bryan Clark, Lawyers and Mediation (2012).
This work focuses on the relationship between lawyers and mediation, and more specifically examines the history of this relationship, reasons a lawyer may resist using mediation, and the future of mediation. Additionally, this work examines how mediation fits into traditional legal training, the traditional lawyer and client relationship, and how mediation can ameliorate the negative public perception of lawyers.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{73} SUBJ MATTER: GENERAL
{151} ROLE OF LAWYERS

 
Robert E. Emery, Renegotiating Family Relationships: Divorce, Child Custody, and Mediation (2012)
In this book, Robert Emery presents a summary of divorce, child custody, and mediation in both a psychological and legal context. It offers practical advice for lawyers and legal professionals, as well as a discussion on the benefits of mediation in divorce and child custody cases.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{85} SUBJ MATTER: FAMILY (DOMESTIC REL.)
 
Douglas N. Frenkel & James H. Stark, The Practice of Mediation: A Video-Integrated Text  (2012).
This teaching tool is uniquely integrative by combining both a textual analysis of the mediation process with a six-hour DVD that illustrates the various stages of the mediation process. These simulations, a child custody case, a small claims consumer dispute, and a premises liability suit, were specifically selected for their varied contexts and dispute characteristics. The simulations are illustrative of a variety of problems and behaviors mediators may encounter.
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{73} SUBJ MATTER: GENERAL
{155} TEACHING

Eric Galton & Lela Porter Love, Stories mediators tell (2012).
This collection of stories from mediators attempts to make the process more accessible. It also offers advice on how to handle difficult mediation situations.
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J. Michael Greig & Paul F. Diehl, International Mediation (2012).
This textbook provides an accessible and comprehensive guide to international mediation for students, practitioners, and general readers. It provides an empirically rich history of post-World War II mediation and draws on a wide range of compelling examples.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{92} SUBJ MATTER: INT’L

Sarah Kember & Joanna Zylinska, Life After New Media: Mediation as a Vital Process(2012)
The authors argue that mediation is key for understanding our being in a technological world. People should move beyond their fascination with technological devices to examination the interlocking technical, social, and biological process of mediation. The explain that using mediation as a lens reveals that life itself can be understood as being mediated and subject to the same process of reproduction, transformation, flattening, and patenting undergone by other media forms.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{105} SUBJ MATTER: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
 
Chris Maser & Carol A. Pollio, Resolving Environmental Conflicts (2012).
This piece presents a discussion on the underlying principles found in mediation. The authors assess and reapply these principles within the context of environmental sustainability.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{84} SUBJ MATTER: ENVIRONMENT

Victoria Pynchon & Joe Kraynak, Success as a Mediator for Dummies (2012)
This is a basic guide to becoming a successful mediator.  It includes tips and tricks to begin a career as a mediator and a discussion of various styles of mediation.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{73} SUBJ MATTER: GENERAL

Katherine E. Stoner, Divorce Without Court: A Guide To Mediation and Collaborative Divorce (2012).
This book is a how-to guide for people wanting to get divorced without using lawyers, or at least reduce their reliance on lawyers. Mainly this book instructs people on how the process of mediation and collaborative law can help parties reach a satisfactory result without the time and expense of the traditional divorce process.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{53} COLLABORATIVE LAW—GENERAL
 
Tony Whatling, Mediation Skills and Strategies: A Practical Guide (2012)
This book explores both broad principles and detailed techniques to be used in mediation. Throughout the work, the author addresses issues related to managing high conflict and emotion, responding to difficult questions and behavior, and effectively using listening and questioning skills in order to enhance the mediation experience. The effects of differences in gender, language, and culture on the mediation process are also explored.
{21} MEDIATION—GENERAL
{73} SUBJ MATTER: GENERAL