Top Ten Mediation Blogs
Posted by Joe Markowitz
Following up on a similar post on my political blog, I thought it might be appropriate, after doing this mediation site for about a year-and-a-half, to recognize some of my fellow mediation bloggers. One reason I started this site was because there didn’t seem to be all that many blogs on mediation, so I thought I might be able to contribute to the discussion. Since I started, some have dropped out, and new sites have cropped up. Here is a list of some sites that have mostly been around longer than I have, and that I tend to turn to most often.
- Settle it Now is a champion mediation blog in terms of sheer productivity. Victoria Pynchon’s posts are also consistently interesting, and she is fun to argue with.
- Diane Levin is responsible for Mediation Channelas well as a very comprehensive listing of ADR blogs. Diane’s blog has been quiet for a couple of months. I’m hoping that is just a short hiatus.
- ADR Prof Blogis put out by a group of law professors and is therefore a good source for what is going on in academia in the ADR field.
- From across the pond, Amanda Bucklow has a good site called Mediation Times.
- Peter Phillips started his Business Conflict Blog about the same time that I did, and offers a lot of insight into mediating business disputes.
Disputingis a high quality blog dealing mainly with arbitration and related issues, published by Karl Bayer and other attorneys in his office in Texas.
- This site, Mediation’s Placeis still trying to figure out the place of mediation within or adjacent to our court system, and my own place in it as well. Since I made the list, of course I made the list.
- Brains on Purposeis a unique site by Stephanie West Allen that combines neuroscience and conflict resolution.
- Schau’s Mediation Insights has been around for almost four years. Jan is a knowledgeable LA mediator who publishes about twice monthly.
- Phyllis Pollack, another LA mediator, blogs regularly on current mediation law issues and her practice, on her PGP Mediation site.
And since 10 is just an arbitrary number, I should also include Confict Zen by Tammy Lenski, and Enjoy Mediation, by Jeff Thompson, and blogs by some more California mediators, Lorraine Segal, Alec Wisner, and Nancy Hudgins.