A few years ago, when I had the extraordinary opportunity to co-mediate settlement conferences in the LASC as part of my training at Pepperdine's Straus Institute, I noticed parties (and often attorneys) came to the process unprepared.
Considerable time and money were invested in "the fight" but almost no time was spent preparing for "the fix" (mediation). Thus, a significant portion of a settlement conference or mediation was spent getting up to speed.
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Posted on November 15, 2009 at 9:00pm