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Keys to Mediation: What a party should focus on

Keys to Mediation: What a party should focus on

When you are participating in mediation, you are inevitably thinking about one of two things: What am I getting or What am I giving. Every once in a while, you might be thinking about both. As a mediator and as an attorney involved in tons of mediations, I have watched parties come into the mediation expecting the world, expecting to give up next to nothing, and occasionally expecting to meet somewhere in the middle. The latter expectation is the best, but I think it is rarer than the other two by far.

Mediation-is it a good idea?

Mediation-is it a good idea?
By: Eric L. Hostetler

Mediation can either be voluntary or ordered by the court, depending on the jurisdiction. Mediation is becoming more and more common in small claims cases as the court will provide Supreme Court approved mediators to discuss your case after the pre-trial conference. In most circuit court cases, the Judge will require the parties attempt to mediate as part of a pre-trial order.

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