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Apgar: Mediation failure and how to avoid it (access required)

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ROANOKE – Going light on preparation can doom your client’s mediation session, one retired judge says. Failure to properly prepare the client was number one on Judge Jonathan Apgar’s list of reasons that mediations don’t work out. The retired judge, ...

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Six strategies for effective mediation advocacy training (access required)

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As mediators, attorneys and educators, we understand the importance of preparing litigators to engage in mediation advocacy effectively. We also understand the realities of law firm practice and the scarcity of time attorneys have to devote to professional development. However, ...

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Ten tips for negotiating ethical quagmires in mediation (access required)

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Court-referred mediation is happening daily in Virginia, in sessions conducted by lawyers and non-lawyers certified as mediators by the Supreme Court of Virginia. With thousands of cases referred annually by the commonwealth’s courts, the Supreme Court’s Dispute Resolution Services program ...

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Elder mediation promotes relationships, dignity and choice (access required)

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What is elder mediation? It is a voluntary process to resolve conflicts regarding the needs of those who are elderly or with special needs and their families. Elder mediators typically use what is called “facilitative mediation,” wherein a neutral facilitator ...

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Traits shared by effective mediators (access required)

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The small, first generation of lawsuit mediators experienced settlement negotiations from a unique perspective — not from the sides of the table, but at the center, where you see and hear much more, especially during confidential caucuses. Over the course ...

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Tips for crafting the proper arbitration clause (access required)

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Parties to arbitration frequently complain that the process has become nearly as time consuming and expensive as litigation. Such comments are typically made by people who do not have an accurate sense of the time and expense involved in litigation, ...

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How to increase odds of client satisfaction post-arbitration (access required)

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Full-scale courthouse litigation is pricing itself out of the market of corporate affordability. Except for truly “bet the company” matters, the costs of extensive discovery, dispositive motions, expert reports and challenges, not to mention a full hearing, are becoming prohibitive. ...

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