Bruce’s interview with mediate.com

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Bruce was interviewed by Clare Fowler of Mediate.com earlier this Spring.  

She asked him a variety of questions ranging from the state of mediation today to mediation & arbitration in India. We’ve segmented the video by topic for your convenience. If you’re on the go, you can click audio to listen.

Mediation, Where Are We Headed?

Bruce shares his insights on the commercial field of mediation, where we are today and where we are headed.  Can the practice of mediation stay true to the core concepts of interest based dialogue and the right of self determination, if co-opted by lawyers looking only to get a deal done?  How can we expand these lessons into broader society?

 

Neurobiological Approach to Conflict

Conflict and the language of conflict resolution is universal. In this video, Bruce shares his thinking about neurobiological development and how this allows him to develop thoughtful ways to address conflict.

 

The State of Mediation in India

 

In India, with over 60 million cases in the court system, access to justice is hard to achieve.  Bruce illustrates the power of mediation to help unclog the court system for all disputes throughout India.

 

Challenges to building a culture of commercial mediation in India

Bruce describes the challenges and the opportunities for building a culture of mediation in India.

 

Arbitration in cross border disputes (and the Singapore Convention)

While Bruce’s standard practice and vision is the empowerment and facilitation of decision making processes among parties, arbitration in many parts of the world is the standard, if not the preferred legal route. With the large number of cross border disputes going to arbitration, can mediation become the first stop on the stair step of dispute resolution forums?

 

Bruce A. Edwards is an ADR industry pioneer and recent chairman of the board of directors of JAMS, this country’s largest private provider of ADR services. Along with his wife, Susan Franson Edwards, Mr. Edwards recently cofounded Edwards Mediation Academy, an online education platform dedicated to improving the skills of mediators around the world.

Mediation Skills Course in Ohio

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EMA is pleased to announce that our Mediation Skills Course has been approved as self study for 31 continuing legal education (CLE) hours with the Supreme Court of Ohio.

This is in addition to approval by the California Bar Association for 31 hours of CLE, including 2.25 Ethics hours and 2.5 Bias hours. Our Mediation Skills course is also approved for 31 CME in the State of Arkansas and 31 CLE of self-study for the State of Utah. 

Many states share reciprocity with California and/or Ohio.  If you are interested in CLEs from another state, please contact us or to your state bar association with questions about reciprocity. 

We will continue to announce new CLE credits as they become available for our courses.

Susan Franson Edwards is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Edwards Mediation Academy, including the production of online mediation education and training courses, product marketing and customer relations. She co-founded Edwards Mediation Academy with Bruce Edwards in 2014 in an effort to deliver the highest quality mediation training to a worldwide audience.