Monthly Archives: December 2016

Settlement Authority in Mediation

Mediation is only successful when the parties have come to a negotiated settlement. While there are other benefits to mediation, such as exchanging information or gaining insight of the other party on the case, the ultimate goalĀ  is to have … Continue reading

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The Changing Definition of ADR

Many attorneys and scholars have written about the “vanishing trial.” This refers to the decrease in the number of people going to trial to settle their disputes. Instead, more and more people are turning to ADR methods. Most people know … Continue reading

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What is the best time to Mediate?

Mediators are often asked the question of when it is the right time to start the mediation process. As court rooms are becoming more and more crowded, many judges want to see cases solved through mediation. Parties may also want … Continue reading

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Who should be included in the Pre-Mediation Conference Call?

Many of us have heard the saying “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Unfortunately, many mediators do not think the same way when it comes to mediation and preparing for the process. Michael Carbone, a veteran … Continue reading

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