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Mediation Theory and Practice

James J. Alfini, Dean Emeritus & Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law; Sharon B. Press, Professor of Law & Director, Dispute Resolution Institute, Hamline University Schoo of Law; Joseph B. Stulberg, Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

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In this newly updated, enriched edition, the authors have retained the primary content of their previous text while making significant changes to the manner in which they present and organize the materials. The result is a timely, current publication that has been effectively streamlined without any sacrifice in important substance.

The new edition provides:
(1) Important updates to relevant mediation case law;
(2) A rich description of the social and legal strands that shaped the development of contemporary dispute resolution theory and practice;
(3) Comprehensive new study materials and discussion questions examining ethical issues for mediators;
(4) State-of-the-art analyses of the advocate’s role in mediation; and
(5) Expanded treatment of how the mediation process is used to deal with major societal problems.

The revised teacher’s manual (available in Fall 2013) significantly expands the number of simulation exercises that reflect these broad-based themes.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Historical Context and Conceptual Framework

Chapter 2 Negotiation

Chapter 3 Mediation Process and Skills

Chapter 4 Mediator Roles, Orientations, and Styles

Chapter 5 Confidentiality

Chapter 6 Legal Issues in Mediation

Chapter 7 Diversity, Power, and Justice

Chapter 8 Ethical Issues for Mediators

Chapter 9 The Institutionalization of Mediation in the Courts

Chapter 10 Mediation and the Lawyer as Advocate

Chapter 11 Career Directions in Mediation

App. A Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators

App. B Reporter's Notes

App. C Model Standards of Practice for Family and Divorce Mediation [Draft August 2000]

App. D Special Policy Considerations for State Regulation of Family Mediators and Court-Affiliated Programs

App. E Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators

App. F Uniform Mediation Act


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