Articles by Eileen Barker

The Case for Forgiveness in Legal Disputes (2013)

The Opportunity of Climate Change - Yes, Of Course We Can (2009)

Emotional Intelligence for Lawyers (2006)

What Would Gandhi Do? A Lesson In Applied Spirituality (2006)

What the Bleep Does Spirituality Have to Do with Conflict Resolution? (2005)

Exploring the Spiritual Dimension of Conflict (2004)

Emotional Literacy for Mediators (2003)

Tips for Dealing with Emotion in Mediation (2003)

Seven Golden Rules of Marketing for Mediators (with John Ford) (2003)

Tips for Attorneys Preparing for Mediation (1997)

About Mediation (1995)

Other Articles

The Gift of An Enemy
by the Dalai Lama

Mediation Resources


Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California (ADRNC)
601 Van Ness Avenue #E3-102
San Francisco, CA 94102-6300
(650) 745-3842

ADRNC is a member-supported non-profit organization. The purpose of ADRNC is to provide educational programs and enhance the professional skills of mediators, arbitrators, and other practitioners in the field of dispute resolution through programs and a quarterly newsletter.

Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
1015 18th Street, N.W., Suite 1150, Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 464-9700

ACR is a national and international organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of peaceful conflict resolution. ACR sponsors an annual conference and publications addressing the needs and concerns of those who work in dispute resolution on an ongoing career-oriented basis.

California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC)
41 Sutter Street, PMB 1802, San Francisco, CA 94104
(866) 216-CDRC

CDRC is a member-sponsored organization which has a hired a full-time lobbyist in Sacramento and plays a large role in helping to shape legislation regarding key issues in dispute resolution, including: arbitrator immunity, mediator certification, arbitrator disclosures, court-ordered mediation, HMO arbitration, confidentiality in mediation and many other critical legal, regulatory and ethical issues in this field.

The Mediation Society
41 Sutter Street, Suite 1812, San Francisco, CA 94104

The Mediation Society is a non-profit organization composed of trained and experienced mediators who meet regularly to share information, and develop mediation skills and techniques. The Society sponsors ongoing programs intended to further the advancement of the practice of mediation and the recognition of mediation as a superior form of alternative dispute resolution.

American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution
740 15th St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20005-1009
Tel: (202) 662-1680

The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution has as its purpose providing leadership in the dispute resolution field by fostering diversity, developing and offering educational programs, providing technical assistance, and producing publications that promote problem-solving and excellence in the provision of dispute resolution services.