The appellate court in Lee v. Lee, 158 S.W.3d 612 (Tex. Ct. App. 2005) concluded that divorce settlement negotiated directly by the parties could not be considered an irrevocable mediated settlement because the parties reached agreement without the assistance of a mediator.
For the past decade, as part of the annual Minnesota State Bar Association ADR Institute, Hamline Professor James Coben has been producing short videos illustrating mediation litigation. Mediate.com is proud to now assist in the further distribution of these exceptional teaching and learning resources.
This enactment may portray "less than optimal" mediator performance. Rest assured that you are not at risk by hiring any of the ADR Institute Players as neutrals (or lawyers), despite what you see on the tape. The videos are fictional reenactments of the mediations underlying the published litigated cases.