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New to the Scene? Fret Not.

New to the Scene? Fret Not.
If you’re a freshly minted mediator eager to hit the ground running, this post is for you. Fueled with excitement for alternative dispute resolution and ready to apply your skills ... Read More
Opinion

Upcoming event: ASLA International Mediation Competition 2021

Upcoming event: ASLA International Mediation Competition 2021
The International Mediation Institute including its Young Mediators' Initiative are delighted to be a supporting organisation for the upcoming event, ‘ALSA International Mediation Competition 2021 (AIMC 2021)’, hosted by ALSA ... Read More
Event

IMI Q2 Board Agenda

IMI Q2 Board Agenda
IMI’s Board of Directors meets on a quarterly basis. In an effort to improve transparency to IMI stakeholders, we make agendas publicly available, giving you some insight into what IMI ... Read More
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Mediators Like Online Mediation and Other Verifiable Facts

Mediators Like Online Mediation and Other Verifiable Facts
It is common to hear people observe, reflecting on the pandemic, that things will never go back to the way they were. There is certainly good reason to believe that ... Read More

New IMI-recognised training program: London School of Mediation

New IMI-recognised training program: London School of Mediation
We are delighted to announce that the London School of Mediation, based in the UK, has had its 5-day training course recognised by IMI. Graduates of their program will be ... Read More
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Three upcoming ABA Dispute Resolution Section events

Three upcoming ABA Dispute Resolution Section events
IMI are delighted to cooperate with the American Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Section. The section will shortly be staging three events: Mediation Week (RFP now open), Ombuds Day, and the ... Read More

Queen Mary Team wins the CPR International Mediation Competition in their first-ever participation | Challenges and Key Learnings from Mediator, Counsel, Client and Coach

Queen Mary Team wins the CPR International Mediation Competition in their first-ever participation | Challenges and Key Learnings from Mediator, Counsel, Client and Coach
Mooting competitions have become a common agenda for most of the aspiring lawyers of tomorrow across the world. The usual format of such competitions, however, takes the form of mock ... Read More
Opinion

New IMI-recognised training program and Mediation Advocacy QAP: Mediator Academy

New IMI-recognised training program and Mediation Advocacy QAP: Mediator Academy
We are delighted to announce that Mediator Academy, based in Ireland and the UK, has had both its training program and mediation advocacy assessment approved by IMI. IMI Mediation Advocacy ... Read More
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Protecting and facilitating investment within the EU

Protecting and facilitating investment within the EU
Late last year, members of IMI's Investor-State Mediation Taskforce responded to an EU Commission public consultation on "the protection and facilitation of investment within the EU". The aim of the ... Read More

For public feedback: Updates to IMI training program criteria to account for mediation training delivered entirely online

For public feedback: Updates to IMI training program criteria to account for mediation training delivered entirely online
The IMI training criteria were initially designed for the delivery of in-person training of mediators. When the 2020 COVID 19 pandemic began, IMI started receiving requests from mediation training providers, ... Read More
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Upcoming Event: CIArb Roebuck Lecture 2021

Upcoming Event: CIArb Roebuck Lecture 2021
IMI are delighted to be a Supporting Organisation for CIArb's upcoming Roebuck Lecture, featuring IMI Certified Mediator Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch. Date: 10 June 2021, 17:00-18:10 UKRegistrations close: 9 JuneVenue: ... Read More

Considerations for Allowing Communications between Arbitrators and Mediators Appointed to the Same Dispute

Considerations for Allowing Communications between Arbitrators and Mediators Appointed to the Same Dispute
The IMI/CCA/Strauss Institute Mixed Mode Taskforce have just published a series of articles on mixed mode dispute resolution in the New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer. These articles are reprinted with ... Read More
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