Rules of court and judicial procedural orders require that a party’s representative at a mediation have full authority to negotiate and agree to a settlement.
Learn What You Can About Opposing Counsel and Their Approach to Mediation Before the Mediation Conference.
More and more often lawyers find themselves mediating with opposing counsel with whom they have no previous experience. So, as part of your preparation, find
Many mediation statements lack information essential to the Mediator’s understanding of the case. An effective statement will be submitted on time and will include: 1)
Mediation is mandatory in our trial courts and settles a substantial majority of cases – less than 2% are resolved by an actual trial. Mediation
A Plaintiff That Allows a Defendant to Pay in Installments Should Insist on an Appropriate Penalty in the Event of Default.
A defendant at a mediation will often lack the ability to make a lump sum payment sufficient for plaintiff to agree to a settlement, so