Category Archives: Mediation

Mediation Techniques to Help Your Clients Settle Their Florida Cases

Florida mediation has proved successful in a vast array of cases, ranging from emotional custody battles to complicated environmental disputes. A successful mediation requires the efforts of the parties, their attorneys, and the mediator. To increase the likelihood of success in a Florida mediation session, there are several steps you may take. Typically, you speak for your client. In the courtroom, your clients usually do not have much opportunity to share their stories with the judge and jury, aside from the questions you ask while they are on the witness stand. In mediation, however, your clients have the chance to... Read More

Preparing for Mediation in Florida

Many Florida attorneys perceive mediation as just another step on the way to a trial. However, mediation should be treated as if it were a trial, since the outcome of the case is at stake and since a case is far more likely to be resolved at mediation than by means of a trial. You should study your entire file as you begin preparing for mediation in Florida. Be sure to review all pleadings, discovery, motions, deposition transcripts, notes, and other items that you have in your possession. Chances are, there may be a detail or two that you have... Read More

Business Clients and Mediation in Florida

Although mediation in Florida lawsuits has been successful in various areas of law, as an attorney, it is important to know how to maximize the benefits that mediation provides.  Some clients and cases lend themselves better to the mediation process than others.  Understanding when mediation is most beneficial for your cases will strengthen your attorney-client relationships and boost the reputation of your practice. When business disputes occur, it is important to act quickly.  Typically, the more time that passes after a dispute, the angrier the parties become, and the more difficult it will be to reach a settlement in the... Read More