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5 Characteristics of a Great Mediator

5 Characteristics of a Great Mediator

You may be surprised to find that mediation is the right way forward in many cases. In fact, its popularity is increasing significantly thanks to the fact that it’s far less expensive than going to trial and both sides have a bit of additional control during the...
How to Get More Mediation Referrals from Lawyers

How to Get More Mediation Referrals from Lawyers

Mediating is an incredibly rewarding profession. Unfortunately, most of us aren’t quite sure how to approach marketing our services, making it difficult for mediators Mediation referrals can come from lawyers, but that can be difficult in some cases, too. What’s the...
The Value of an Attorney Opening Statement In Mediation & Why It’s Important

5 Tips for How to Write a Mediation Summary

A good mediation summary includes key components of the narrative and should include a brief summary of the legal issues of your case, so you should know how to write one.  A written mediation summary is absolutely essential when it comes to communicating during the...
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...
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...