Monthly Archives: July 2014

Early Mediation Works for Lawyers as Well as Clients

I have written and spoken regularly on the benefits of early mediation in a litigated dispute. The reasons for early assistance from a neutral third party are compelling: Over 95 percent of civil cases settle. Unnecessary delay and expense before reaching the point of addressing settlement is commonplace. Resources are often wasted through engaging in surplus motions and discovery, which can be largely driven by posturing and “showing strength”. Early work with a capable, impartial third party can, at a minimum, focus the dispute on what really matters and what... Read More