From time to time I post “plain English” articles for clients and lawyers to help lawyers explain the mediation process to their clients, for example, how mediation differs from arbitration, what to expect in a mediation session and confidentiality, as well as tips for lawyers, for example, how to prepare a client for a mediation and tools for breaking an impasse.
Even the simplest business disputes cost tens of thousands of dollars to litigate and easily can shoot into the six-figures. Worse, cases can take years to get to trial. Even then, end results with judges and juries are highly uncertain. Luckily, mediation has stepped into the breach and offers [...]