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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.

Five Stages of Mediation

Five Stages of Mediation

Why Clients Bother With the Mediation Process Before you understand what’s involved with mediation, it might help to understand why so many choose this process. Mediators work with many different kinds of disputes. Often disputes between neighbors end up in mediation,...

Settlement versus Trial

Settlement versus Trial

https://youtu.be/HzjAp9L0sG0 A 2009 study from Cornell University found that nearly 70% of all civil cases settled out of court. Attorneys and mediation firms alike will tell you that most civil cases are settled out of court, but if your case is in the early stages...

Studies Show More People Prefer to Settle Without Trial

Studies Show More People Prefer to Settle Without Trial

If you’re going through mediation, settlement is the single best way to get the positive outcome you want, according to published research. More than that, though, it’s also the most popular method of resolving civil cases.  Stronger Outcomes When You Settle Without...

Advantages and Disadvantages of Settlement

Advantages and Disadvantages of Settlement

According to the Florida Office of the State Courts Administrator, less than one percent of civil cases in the state actually make it to a trial. Instead, most cases settle out of court, and that leads many involved in a civil case to think about both the advantages...

Settlement Before Trial Out of Court

Settlement Before Trial Out of Court

Studies have shown that very few cases actually end up in a trial by judge or jury. Instead, many seek a settlement before trial, and for good reasons. There are a number of advantages to an agreement that helps settle a case out of court, both for plaintiffs and...