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08 AUG 2016
Category: Mediation Author: Petros Zourdoumis Comments: 0

A story about Syrian refugees and mediation

Last May 2016, the International Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) and the Greek Mediation Institute (GMI) organized the Athens Mediation Tournament for students and Universities which attracted huge publicity and was one of the most successful events ever organized by INADR. The event was hosted by Deree The American College of Greece and ALBA Business School and was supported by…

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23 DEC 2015
Category: Mediation Author: Petros Zourdoumis Comments: 0

16 Minutes of ADR

"16 Minutes of ADR" is a project that was initiated by Mushegh Manukyan at Harvard Law School aiming to promote mediation and arbitration, particularly focusing on the ADR needs and issues in Armenia.

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25 FEB 2015
Category: Mediation Author: Petros Zourdoumis Comments: 0

The Power of a Pause in Mediation

I recently mediated a dispute over money either borrowed (according to one party) or gifted (according to the other party). While nominally the dispute was about money, as is true so often, the underlying conflict was personal. Through opening statements, it became clear that...

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23 FEB 2015
Category: Mediation Author: Petros Zourdoumis Comments: 0

Top 10 Lessons Learned as a Mediator

It’s year-end, so it must be time for a top 10 list, right? I realize it is cliché, but as the minutes tick away on 2014, it is a time to reflect on the past, including the lessons that I’ve learned as a mediator. So here goes — my top 10 list of lessons learned as a mediator:...

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22 JAN 2015
Category: Mediation Author: Petros Zourdoumis Comments: 0

Lawyer Paternalism Is A Very Serious Problem

In the chapter titled "Paternalism, Power, and Respect in Lawyer-Client Relations" in Handbook of Justice Research in Law, W. L. Felstiner explains how and why lawyer paternalism leads to unsatisfactory results and dissatisfied clients. Paternalism occurs "when people in authority think or act in a way which results in...

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