Although mediations are private, informal proceedings, observing the Rules of Professional Conduct governing lawyers is no less obligatory than at a hearing or trial. Lawyers
Most successful mediations result in parties agreeing that one will pay the other an agreed sum. When the parties cannot agree on the amount, however,
Negotiating parties naturally focus on their own needs and pay far less attention to the needs of their adversaries. This bias toward its own needs
A Successful Mediation Is Not Limited to One Where the Parties Reach Complete Agreement at the Mediation Conference.
We tend to think of a mediation as successful where the parties reach a complete agreement at the mediation conference and as unsuccessful where they
A defendant will often find itself unable to pay in a lump sum the amount needed to settle. Happily, to obtain a sufficient settlement a
Before video mediations became widely used almost all mediation participants were physically present at the same location. There was rarely an issue about choosing a