Most clients have an emotional stake in their lawsuits. They want to have their day in court – to have their stories told at a trial and to see justice done there. Ninety-eight percent of the time, however, their cases will be disposed of without a trial. With the help of an experienced mediator, a mediation presents an opportunity for you to address your clients’ emotional needs and to help your clients put the litigation behind them and move on. Advocate for your clients by delivering a carefully prepared, tactful opening statement.