When It’s Just the Attorney at the Mediation.

When It’s Just the Attorney at the Mediation. At a seminar hosted by Gary Weiner, former Mediation Program Administrator at the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, for the Court’s Mediation Panel, we had lively discussion about Provost v Regents, (2011) 201 Cal.App.4th 1289. I would like to focus on only one aspect raised… Continue reading When It’s Just the Attorney at the Mediation.

What important understanding did you think you had when you originally got involved together?

What important understanding did you think you had when you originally got involved together? What important understanding did you think you had when you originally got involved together? The resolution of a dispute does not just occur on the day of the mediation.   Each participant to mediation needs to prepare their own strategy for negotiation… Continue reading What important understanding did you think you had when you originally got involved together?

What’s wrong with the other side’s case?

What’s wrong with the other side’s case? The resolution of a dispute does not just occur on the day of the mediation.   Each participant to mediation needs to prepare their own strategy for negotiation in the settlement.  Based on my experience as a mediator, these are a collection of tasks each participant needs to complete… Continue reading What’s wrong with the other side’s case?

What is the weakness in your case?

What are the weaknesses in your case? The resolution of a dispute does not just occur on the day of the mediation.   Each participant to mediation needs to prepare their own strategy for negotiation in the settlement.  Based on my experience as a mediator, these are a collection of tasks each participant needs to complete… Continue reading What is the weakness in your case?

At what point will you know that the potential agreement is better than going to court?

At what point will you know that the potential agreement is better than going to court? The resolution of a dispute does not just occur on the day of the mediation.   Each participant to mediation needs to prepare their own strategy for negotiation in the settlement.  Based on my experience as a mediator, these are… Continue reading At what point will you know that the potential agreement is better than going to court?

How will you know you have developed an agreement at the end of the mediation?

How will you know you have developed an agreement at the end of the mediation? The resolution of a dispute does not just occur on the day of the mediation.   Each participant to mediation needs to prepare their own strategy for negotiation in the settlement.  Based on my experience as a mediator, these are a… Continue reading How will you know you have developed an agreement at the end of the mediation?

Do you agree on anything?

Do you agree on anything? The resolution of a dispute does not just occur on the day of the mediation.   Each participant to mediation needs to prepare their own strategy for negotiation in the settlement.  Based on my experience as a mediator, these are a collection of tasks each participant needs to complete and to… Continue reading Do you agree on anything?

What do you truly disagree upon with your mediation opponents?

What do you truly disagree upon with your mediation opponents? The resolution of a dispute does not just occur on the day of the mediation.   Each participant to mediation needs to prepare their own strategy for negotiation in the settlement.  Based on my experience as a mediator, these are a collection of tasks each participant… Continue reading What do you truly disagree upon with your mediation opponents?

Do you really want to settle this dispute through mediation?

The resolution of a dispute does not just occur on the day of the mediation.   Each participant to mediation needs to prepare their own strategy for negotiation in the settlement.  Based on my experience as a mediator, these are a collection of tasks each participant needs to complete and to discuss with their council and… Continue reading Do you really want to settle this dispute through mediation?