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

June Email Newsletter–Make ADR Work for You

Improve Litigation Results and Boost Client Satisfaction June 2014 This is a continuation of the series to introduce or reinforce ideas that you may not have fully considered and that you can use immediately to have a direct, positive impact on your practice. As I have said, the time is now to do even more to address the increasing pressures and relieve the constraints that lawyers, and their clients, are under–and obtain better results in the process. Convert “ADR” from an “Alarming Drop in Revenue” to “Achieve Dazzling Results”–and repeat... Read More

Current email blast in monthly continuing series

‘Innovations in Mediation and Arbitration–You Can Use’ Improve Litigation Results and Boost Client Satisfaction March 2014 This is the second monthly letter in a continuing series. The goal is to plant or reinforce ideas that you may not have fully considered and that you can use immediately to have a direct, positive impact on your practice. As I have said, the time is now to do even more to address the pressures and relieve the constraints that lawyers, and their clients, are under. Convert “ADR” from an “Alarming Drop in... Read More

7 Habits of Highly Effective Litigators

Borrowing rom Stephen Covey, consider the following “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Litigators” that can have a positive impact on the cost and outcomes of cases and will improve a litigator’s caseload management. After all, the litigator’s job, as a zealous advocate, is to get the best result for her/his client at the lowest cost. These are some “habits” that you might not have fully considered or practiced to get there. 1. Mediate early in the case. The practice of engaging a mediator at the outset of a dispute remains... Read More

Email Bulletin February, 2014; Improving Litigation Results and Boosting Client Satisfaction

The time is now to do even more to address the pressures and relieve the constraints that lawyers, and their clients, are under. Convert “ADR” from an “Alarming Drop in Revenue” to “Achieve Dazzling Results”--and repeat business (Truly) I have been writing in the Connecticut Law Tribune and elsewhere about developing best practices in dispute resolution. A prime objective of mine as a mediator and arbitrator is to advance the implementation of those practices–further enabling attorneys to achieve even better results for their clients with less cost and delay, as... Read More
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