Keeping Communication Open: What Happens When a Case Doesn’t Settle

The overwhelming majority of cases that the parties settle do so during the mediation session(s).  Since between 94-96% of all civil cases filed resolve before trial, with few exceptions, it’s simply a question of “when”and not “if.” There are few better

DIFFICULT PEOPLE: TIPS ON HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM

By Sean E. JudgePeople can be “difficult” in mediation for a whole host of reasons, and “difficulty” can manifest itself in different ways.  We can all try to speculate about the reasons (a fairly unproductive exercise), but these reasons may include one or mor