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The Breakthrough Mediation blog serves to engage our clients, the legal community and the public in a discussion about alternative dispute resolution. As leaders in mediation, arbitration and more, we strive to remain at the forefront of legal developments, trends and news in areas of law that pertain to ADR.

5 Networking Tips for Lawyers

5 Networking Tips for Lawyers

As a lawyer, what are the most important tools in your toolbox? Encyclopedic knowledge of your area of specialty? The ability to communicate effectively with clients, judges, juries, mediators, insurance companies, law enforcement, medical professionals, etc.?...

Where to Find the Best CLE Resources

Where to Find the Best CLE Resources

As a legal professional, your education does not stop after you leave the classroom. If anything, it only intensifies. You learn every single day on the job, and each client, each proceeding, each outcome teaches you something new. And, of course, you need to complete...

7 Cheap Florida CLE Opportunities

7 Cheap Florida CLE Opportunities

Just because you have left the classroom behind, does not  mean that your education is over. Far from! Whether you are embarking on your first days on the job or you are a veteran with decades of experience, continuing legal education is essential. Not only does...

6 Advantages of Alternative Dispute Resolution

6 Advantages of Alternative Dispute Resolution

The fact of the matter is that the majority of legal disputes are resolved before going to trial. The process by which these conclusions arise is called ADR, or alternative dispute resolution. ADR is commonly practiced in every state and usually ordered by the court – with good reason. Read on to learn…

15 Negotiating Tips and Tricks to Use in Mediation

15 Negotiating Tips and Tricks to Use in Mediation

When disputes or conflicts develop, clients often are encouraged to enter into mediation. Unfortunately, some lawyers do not have a sound strategy for mediation and often this results in a less favorable outcome for his or her client. To obtain positive outcomes for...

Trial vs. Mediation: What’s Better for Your Client?

Trial vs. Mediation: What’s Better for Your Client?

You have heard the expression, “When you only have a hammer, everything looks like a nail”? In other words, you have one tool, and you’ll use it for any job. Unfortunately, this often applies when it comes to resolving disputes. The difference between trial and...

Mediation Styles: Which Is Best for Your Dispute?

Mediation Styles: Which Is Best for Your Dispute?

What kind of mediation style is best for your dispute - and which will help pave the road for a reasonable resolution? Many people are not aware or have incomplete knowledge of different mediation styles. Mediation is not one-size-fits-all. Knowing about...

Tips for Arbitration Success

Tips for Arbitration Success

“Arbitration” can seem like an intimidating word. While it is a method of resolving disputes outside of the courtroom, arbitration is binding, and decisions are enforceable in a court of law. It’s the final word, as it were. After reviewing evidence and hearing...

Zoom Mediation Tips

Zoom Mediation Tips

If there is one thing on which virtually everyone can agree, it is that COVID-19 has been a tremendously disruptive force. Ripple effects have been felt in every sector, from the economy and business to the workplace and interpersonal relationships. We have had to...

7 Benefits of Mediation

7 Benefits of Mediation

When you are enmeshed in disputes, attempting to resolve them can be antagonistic, adversarial, time-consuming, and, of course, expensive. And quite often, one or even both sides are dissatisfied with the process and the results. Mediation is an alternative method of...