Mediation statements – what, why, how?

Mediation statements – what, why, how?

Mediation statement, position paper, summary – is the lack of a defined description a matter of semantics, or something more? So often, it will comprise a précis of the written pleadings, a section on why that party is almost certain to win at trial, followed by ‘nevertheless we are approaching the mediation in the spirit of settlement’. But who is that document for? And if we don’t know who it’s for, how do we draft it effectively?

Read the complete story here.

Featured Mediators

ad
View all

Read these next

Category

Why Do We Do These Things?

I am a retired trial lawyer. I now devote my entire professional energy to ADR and, most particularly, to mediation. I am certain that I have learned of more about...

By Donald Cripe
Category

Relative Effectiveness of Mediators and Attorney-Mediators in a Court Annexed Mediation Program

Are attorney-mediators more effective than non-attorney mediators in resolving cases that are already in the court system?  In order to provide insight into that question, and propose some answers, a...

By James Lingl
Category

Paths Forward for Online Mediation – Committee Reports, Recommendations & Resources

Committee Reports, Recommendations & Resources Community Mediation Committee Chair: D.G. Mawn Members: Arron Addison, Kabrina Bass, Brandon Brown, Sara Campos, Corinne “Cookie” Levitz, Charles A. Lieske, Norma López, Jeanne Felicity Zimmer. Additional Report Facilitators: Felicia Washington, Lori Dieckman and...

By James Melamed, J.D., Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Find a Mediator

X
X
X