This Special Issue of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal features a selection of papers from the National Mediation Conference 2016 on the theme of “Thought, Innovation and Creativity: The Next Decade”, and includes the following articles: “Solution-focused Family Dispute Resolution” – Fredrike P Bannink; “The Essential Nature of a Collaborative Practice Group for Successful Collaborative Lawyers” – Pauline Collins and Marilyn Scott; “Whose Role is it to Support the Child’s Right to Culture in Australia?” – Bethaina Dababneh; “Beyond Resolution – Conceptualising the Shift from Resolution to Defusion in FDR” – Andi Doerr; “Working with Trans or Gender Diverse, Intersex and/or Non-heterosexual Clients: Advice for Mediators” – Samantha Hardy, Olivia Rundle and Damien W Riggs; “Co-creating Mediation Models: Adapting Mediation Practices when Working across Cultures” – Judith Herrmann and Claire Holland; “Before Mediation: Designing Processes for the Next Decade – Matching Process with the Purpose” – Jill Howieson and Lisanne Iriks; “Voluntas: Volunteer Conflict Management for the Volunteering Sector” – Stephen Lancken and Jay Qin; and “Cutting Edge … Cutting the Cost: The Business Case for Conflict Coaching in a Government Workplace” – Noelene Salmon. It also contains an Editorial: “National Mediation Conference Overview” – Mieke Brandon and Callum Campbell.
The latest part of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes the following articles: “Resistance to the teaching of ADR in the legal academy” – Pauline Collins; “Landing in the right class of subject to contract agreements” – David Spencer; “Tipping the scales – to what extent does the presence of power imbalances detract from the efficacy of principled negotiation?” – John Woodward; “A theory of interest-based dispute management in business format franchising” – Courtenay Atwell; “Zombie mediations” – Dr Rhain Buth; and “Using conflict coaching to support people to develop a secure mind in relation to conflict” – Karen Prime.
The August issue of ADRJ is a special edition dedicated to examining the teaching of ADR in universities and the promotion of students’ well-being. The articles all originated from RMIT’s Forum, ADR in Legal Education and Promoting Student Well-being, held on 20-12 February 2012 at RMIT University in Melbourne. Some of the articles included are: “The importance of understanding different generations of ADR practice for legal education” – Kathy Douglas; “Non-adversarial justice and the three apprenticeships of law” – Dr Becky Batagol and Ross Hyams; “Law student psychological distress, ADR and sweet-minded, sweet-eyed hope: – Rachael Field and James Duffy; and “Humanising legal education: Lessons from ADR” – Susan Douglas, plus much more!