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Make the Most of Your Mediation: Effective Negotiations

Wouldn’t it be great if at your next mediation your client left satisfied, you felt valued and the case settled at its best number? Here are five tools lawyers can use to set up such an outcome: 1. Bring everything you...more

11/18/2014 - Mediation Negotiations

Make the Most of Your Mediation: The Brief

Lawyers wonder, what’s the point of writing a good brief when it seems that judges barely skim them? Judges grumble that briefs are notoriously dense and barely readable. And yet an informative and concise brief is the...more

7/18/2014 - Mediation

How lawyers can help courts run effectively

Inside courts today, it's budget, budget, budget. Judges are asked to do a lot more with a lot less. Commissioners, court reporters, bailiffs, research attorneys and administrative support are a fond and distant memory....more

5/5/2014 - Case Management Litigation Strategies

Make the Most of Your Mediation: Early Preparation

Your mediation is months away. Is there anything you can do today to create success on your big day? Here are three sure-fire winners. 1. Develop an elevator pitch. In 30 seconds, summarize the essential and persuasive...more

4/30/2014 - Mediation

In Defense of Joint Sessions

Sophisticated ADR users increasingly instruct their neutral to skip the joint session and get down to business. They have grown weary of listening to tiresome opening statements and wary of encountering angry outbursts. Yet...more

4/14/2014 - Dispute Resolution Negotiations

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