Category Archives: World Directory of ADR Blogs

New blog, Eye on Conflict, keeps dispute resolution in its sights

Eye on Conflict is the latest addition to, the world catalog of blogs about dispute resolution, negotiation, and collaborative approaches to problem solving.

Published by L.A.-based commercial mediator and “Talk It Over Radio” host Lee Jay Berman, Eye on Conflict explores ADR and negotiation, using today’s headlines as a rich source of inspiration, from the recent tragedy at Sea World to the Pink Floyd/IMI dispute. Berman’s most recent post (as of today) pays touching tribute to mediation pioneer Richard Millen who recently passed away.

I hope you’ll join me in welcoming Lee Jay Berman and Eye on Conflict to the ADR blogosphere.

New owner sought for, online directory tracking ADR blogs world-wide

Passing the torch for ADRblogs.comAt, I have monitored blogs from around the globe that discuss alternative dispute resolution in its many manifestations.

Started three years ago, today the World Directory of ADR Blogs tracks over 220 blogs from 30 countries, bringing together the world of blogs covering mediation, arbitration, negotiation, conflict resolution, and people-focused innovations in justice and law. It’s been exhilarating to work on it, since it has helped me connect with people plane rides and time zones away who share a commit to resolve disputes through constructive and non-adversarial ways.

However, other projects beckon, and I no longer have the time to devote that an undertaking like this deserves. Consequently, I have decided to put the site up for sale.

If you’re interested in continuing my work, please get in touch for further details.

New and recommended: ADR blogs to add to your reading list

ADRblogs.comFrom time to time I select noteworthy blogs from recent additions to, the site tracking alternative dispute resolution blogs world-wide, and highlight them here. Here is my latest selection, four blogs that stand out in different ways:

Mediation Strategies, published by San Francisco mediator and lawyer Michael Carbone, discusses techniques for resolving civil lawsuits and other disputes, with recommendations to lawyers and clients on how to prepare for mediation. Carbone, who writes well, is off to an impressive start, with posts such as “Deciding when to mediate“, earning him a well-deserved place among‘s Featured Bloggers.

The Trial Warrior is published by Antonin Pribetic, a Toronto-based lawyer who specializes in domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration. Pribetic is also an academic, teaching Advanced Legal Process at the University of Toronto at Mississauga-Rotman School of Management Diploma in Forensic & Investigative Accounting (DIFA) program. A gifted writer who brings keen-eyed analysis to his work, Pribetic describes the unique focus of this outstanding blog:

A few years ago, I picked up a copy of The Art of War—the classic Chinese treatise on military theory and Taoist philosophy—and experienced an epiphany after reading the following quote from Sun Tzu: “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” Since then, I have studied and applied The Art of War to both my professional and personal life. This blog will endeavour to lead rather than simply follow; to enlighten, inform and entertain, as well as to learn from its readers, contributors and warriors in all disciplines and walks of life.

Mediation’s Place, published by Joseph C. Markowitz, a trial lawyer and mediator based in Los Angeles, grapples with compelling questions:

How does mediation fit into a system of justice that seems antithetical to mediation? What changes need to be made to court procedures, and to litigants’ mindsets, in order to resolve issues by negotiation instead of by litigation? Why is mediation called a form of “alternative” dispute resolution? What makes mediation work?

New bloggers are often advised to focus their blog on a niche topic. Published by Florida firm Upchurch Watson White & Max, Wealth Mediation Blog does precisely that, focusing its posts on issues relevant to its client base, family businesses and families of wealth.

For additional blogs on alternative dispute resolution and negotiation, consider my recent list of top 24 ADR blogs.

Site tracking mediation, dispute resolution blogs world-wide,, turns three

ADRblogs.comThe World Directory of ADR Blogs, at, turned three on June 5. grew out of a project I began in 2005 to track and catalog dispute resolution blogs world-wide. Today it tracks over 200 blogs from 30 countries around the globe.

Recent additions to include

  • The Divorce Collaborative, covering divorce and family mediation and collaborative law with a Massachusetts perspective, by Stephen McDonough and Laurie Martucci
  • MediAsian, which explores mediation and dispute resolution in Asia, especially, but not exclusively, South East Asia, published by Ian Macduff, a relocated New Zealander – born in Malaysia, now living and working in Singapore.
  • Kluwer Arbitration Blog, discussing news and issues in international commercial arbitration.

No passport is needed to explore the world of dispute resolution and negotiation blogging. Just go visit  Submissions, of course, are always welcome.

Incidentally, is itself a blog, so to stay on top of new blogs as they join the conversation about all things related to conflict resolution, ADR, negotiation, restorative justice, and people-centered innovations in law and justice, subscribe to its RSS feed or sign up for notifications by email when new sites are added.

Mediation and negotiation blog tracking site reaches 200 mark, updates its look

ADRBLOGS.COMShortly after I began blogging in January 2005, I became interested in inventorying and tracking the slowly increasing number of blogs devoted to ADR.  In 2006 I created and launched, a site that catalogs blogs that discuss ADR, negotiation, consensus building, negotiation, conflict resolution, and human-centered innovations in law and justice. And a year ago I turned into a blog itself, enabling visitors to subscribe to either the RSS feed or email list to get alerts about the latest additions to the ADR blogosphere.

Today marks a major milestone. I just added the 200th ADR blog to the catalog – California-based attorney and mediator Steve Mehta’s Mediation Matters got the honors. Other recent additions include:

  • The eponymous blog of Daniel Rainey, the Director of Alternative Dispute Resolution Services for the National Mediation Board (NMB), an independent U.S. Government agency responsible for labor-management dispute resolution in the airline and railroad industries. Rainey is a long-time proponent of online dispute resolution (ODR).
  • Takeaways, discussing mediation-related topics. Each entry tells a story and offers a “takeaway” – an idea to chew on.
  • Maryland Mediation Blog, about mediation as an alternative to litigation for divorce and family issues.

Of course if you have a blog you’d like to submit for inclusion in, please let me know. Read the submission guidelines and then get in touch. also got a new look – a nice, clean WordPress theme known as Thesis. Please stop by and check it out.

30 countries now represented at with addition of Swedish blog

the geography of collaborationSince 2006 I’ve been cataloging blogs around the world that discuss ADR, negotiation, consensus building, and conflict resolution, at the site I created to track them, World Directory of ADR Blogs @

With the addition of Hantera Konflikter – a blog covering conflict resolution with a special focus on workplace issues – and also the first Swedish blog to be added to the catalog – lists nearly 200 blogs from 30 countries across a range of practice areas. Here is a selection of recent additions to the catalog:

  • Cross Collaborate is published by John Folk-Williams, a practitioner and writer in the field of public policy collaboration, interest-based negotiation, mediation and the involvement of citizens in the decisions that affect their lives.
  • Mediation Chat offers musings about community mediation practice and observations about conflict resolution techniques.
  • Kluwer Arbitration Blog covers news and issues in international commercial arbitration.
  • Transforming Conflict, published by family mediator Rina Goodman, offers information, tips, and insights to address difficult family issues.
  • Denise Hummel’s Universal Consensus Blog focuses on consensus building and cross-cultural training in international business.

Of course if you have a blog you’d like to submit for inclusion in, please let me know. Read the submission guidelines and then get in touch. ( is just a few blogs shy of 200, so I’d welcome your help in putting over the top.) is a blog itself, so you can subscribe to either the RSS feed or email list to get alerts about the latest additions to the dispute resolution blogosphere.

Latest additions to cover consensus building, healthy workplaces, personal injury mediation

ADRblogs.comI’ve just added three great blogs to the World Directory of ADR Blogs @, my ongoing effort to track and catalogue blogs around the globe that cover ADR, negotiation, and conflict resolution. It’s my great pleasure to welcome:

If you have a blog you’d like to submit for inclusion in, please let me know. Read the submission guidelines and then get in touch.

Highlights from the World Directory of ADR Blogs

Fellow mediator and blogger Geoff Sharp and I issued a challenge today to our fellow ADR bloggers: pick your best post from 2008 and submit it, then readers will choose the top three from all the submissions.  This friendly competition is open to any blog listed on the World Directory of ADR Blogs at is the online project I launched over two years ago to track and catalog ADR, negotiation, and conflict resolution blogs around the globe. Today it covers 176 blogs from 27 countries.

I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the most recent additions — the ones that stand out from the rest of the crowd by virtue of the quality of their writing and their embrace of blogging as a medium for connecting people and ideas. Here are my picks:

Do you have a blog you’d like to submit for inclusion in Read the submission guidelines and then get in touch.

World Directory of ADR Blogs adds its first Japanese site

new Japanese blog covers ODR

The World Directory of ADR Blogs, my ongoing project to track and catalog ADR, negotiation, and conflict resolution blogs around the globe, now covers 162 blogs from 27 countries with the recent addition of Soundscape, a Japanese ODR blog (with thanks to my friends at the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution).

Other recent additions to include:

  • The Divorce Coach, published by an anonymous collaborative divorce coach and mediator (U.S.)
  • Transformacion de Conflictos y Construccion de Paz, a Spanish language blog created to contribute to current debates on conflict resolution, conflict transformation, peacebuilding, and restorative justice for the Spanish-speaking population (Canada)
  • The Conflict Gateway Blog, a blog about the efforts underway to launch The Conflict Gateway, a brand-new online conflict resolution resource and portal, which ambitiously describes itself as “the leading Conflict, Mediation, Transformation and ADR resource portal” and includes an online forum. (U.K.)
  • Donald D. Vanarelli Blog, covering elder, estate, and collaborative law, along with mediation. (U.S.)

If you’d like me to add your blog to, please read the submission guidelines and get in touch. You can also learn how you can support this little labor of ADR love.

(Photo credit: Lynne Lancaster.)

Resolving Conflict in Teams: new blog latest addition to

Resolving Conflict in TeamsThe World Directory of ADR Blogs has just added a new entry to its catalog: Resolving Conflict in Teams, published by American conflict resolution specialist Guy Harris, who describes himself as a “recovering engineer”. Guy explains:

I completed both a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering, and I served as a Nuclear trained submarine officer in the US Navy.

As my career progressed through various leadership roles, I began to realize that my biggest problems were with people and not with equipment. So, I started to study and apply “people skills” to get better at my job. I eventually grew to love the study of leadership, communication, and conflict resolution principles. Now, I am a Conflict Resolution Specialist. I specialize in helping teams resolve conflicts so that they can get better results.

On this new blog, Guy shares his insights in posts like “Are You at War or at Peace?“, which describes how your heart affects the way you perceive others in conflict.

Welcome, Guy, to the ADR blogosphere.