Understanding Mediators' Orientations, Strategies, and Techniques: A Grid for the Perplexed

46 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2009

Date Written: July 1, 1996

Abstract

This Article begins with a review of previous efforts to categorize mediation and their shortfalls, including the lack of any widely-shared comprehensive method for describing the various approaches to mediation practice. The Article then offers a new "grid" system for classifying mediator orientations, strategies, and techniques and describes the potential utility of the grid, particularly its effectiveness in selecting mediators.

Keywords: mediator, mediation, alternative dispute resolution, grid, mediator orientation, facilitative, evaluative

Suggested Citation

Riskin, Leonard L., Understanding Mediators' Orientations, Strategies, and Techniques: A Grid for the Perplexed (July 1, 1996). Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Vol. 1, No. 7, 1997, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1506684

Leonard L. Riskin (Contact Author)

University of Florida Levin College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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