Mediation Tips For Trial Lawyers & Their Clients


Reprinted with the permission of Law Bulletin Publishing Company on January 6, 2013.

In recent years, the legal profession has felt pressure to hold down legal costs and to find expeditious, cost effective methods of resolving disputes. A variety of alternative dispute resolution methods have been developed to respond to these concerns, including arbitration, mediation, mini-trials, summary jury trials, private judging and expert fact finding. Trial lawyers should always consider the method best-suited to their clients’ problems.

Mediation has grown in popularity because it operates in an informal, confidential atmosphere that leaves decision making in the hands of the parties. Mediation of complex commercial disputes can result in prompt, efficient business resolutions, and can be utilized at any stage of the litigation process. Mediation permits parties to achieve business objectives that might not otherwise have been attained, even if a client is successful at trial.

Please see full alert below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© JAMS | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


JAMS on:

Readers' Choice 2017
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.