Today the book is available on line. The publication of Lawyers as Peacemakers, Practicing Holistic, Problem-Solving Law, inspires me to share that it takes a village to write such a book. Below are the contributors and the acknowledgements from the book. Make sure to click through to "Read More" for the complete list.
With deep thanks to my collaborators and contributors:
Michael Matthews, my business partner, dear friend, and wonderful
and wise teacher, who constantly listens to me and holds space better than anyone I’ve ever known.
Editor and friend Sheila Boyce, for her willingness to step on my toes when it was called for, and ABA Editor Erin Nevius, for actually liking what I had to say.
Karen Werve Grant and Michael Grant, great writers and friends, who stepped up to work on the profile vignettes.
Eileen Dunn, Jane Faulkner, and Jill Dahlquist, who helped take care of the parts of me that are not my mind.
Here is a good article on Collaborative Divorce that was originally published almost two years ago but showed up in Google Alerts again this week:
Practical and Flexible Mediation: Tools for Breaking Impasse and Settling Cases, Considerations for Litigators and Mediators
Disputing parties and their lawyers go to mediation to settle cases. I propose that mediators are most useful when we have a wide array of settlement tools at our disposal. This article is written for litigators thinking about using mediation to settle cases and for mediators thinking about the range of acceptable mediator activity. (ii) Disputes have many similarities, but also many differences. Mediators must be prepared for and flexible in dealing with a variety of challenges including: high emotion, different negotiating styles, distrust, legal issues, and at times relationship building.
Professors Larry Susskind (MIT) and Michael Wheeler (Harvard Business School) cordially invite you to participate in the 2009 Mediation Pedagogy Conference sponsored by Negotiation Pedagogy at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School (NP@PON). This two-day Conference will be held Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, 2009, on the campus of Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An (optional) opening reception is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, May 14.
This highly interactive conference will bring together academics and professional trainers of mediation to discuss, demonstrate, and practice teaching the skills and concepts of mediation to a variety of professional and disciplinary audiences. Our goals are to question pedagogical assumptions, share our experiences, and learn from each other. While the conference is open to the public, it will be geared primarily toward those who teach mediation.