Dispute Resolution Section

This section provides members the opportunity to exchange information with other practitioners regarding alternate dispute resolution, including an annual CLE seminar and co-sponsored CLE programs with other sections that use mediation in their practice.

Wilson Worley Moore Gamble &...
PO Box 88
Kingsport, TN 37662
Immediate Past Chair
Community Mediation Center
912 S. Gay, Suite L-300
Knoxville, TN 37902

Mediators Use Neuroscience Research to Calm Clients

The ABA Journal highlights how mediators and other practitioners of alternative dispute resolution are using the research of neuroscientists to help calm emotions during mediations. Paul Zak, director of the Center for Neuroeconomic Studies, has taught mediators how to boost the chemical oxytocin during mediation. “When you increase oxytocin, you make [clients] more amenable to you and make it easier to persuade them,” Zak said.

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Web Series on Employee Dispute Resolution Plans

A four-part webcast series will begin Nov. 4 at noon for lawyers and mediators regarding employee dispute resolution. Courses include Creating and Managing an Employee Dispute Plan, Dispute Resolution in Health Care Settings, Proposed Collaborative Law Rule for Family Law Mediators and Interaction Between Mediators and Lawyers. The series is worth 4.5 credits of CLE.

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