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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Litigators Can Make Mediation Work by Thinking Like Transactional Lawyers

Good advice here by Mark Fingerman via Alex Craigie  “Litigators can increase the likelihood of success at mediation,” he said, “by acting more like transactional lawyers.”  And:

“This involves, among other things: preparing for the mediation as a negotiation, including identifying the interests of the parties, settlement ballpark and necessary deal points; focusing at the mediation on reality and problem solving instead of advocacy and pressure; using the mediator to gain and communicate information useful to making a deal rather than trying to turn the mediator into a super advocate.” 

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