Preparing for Mediation: Where the Real Advocacy Begins
The importance of mediations as an effective tool in reaching a settlement cannot be stressed enough. A mediation provides counsel with a very unique opportunity. It is often the one time in the entire litigation process where you have the opportunity to discuss the claim, your client’s injuries, and the damages, directly with the decision maker who has the authority to settle the action. A successful mediation requires effective preparation which includes a comprehensive reviewed assessment of the case, the preparation of persuasive mediation materials, management of client expectations, and development of a strategy for the mediation itself.