David Ezra is a shareholder with the Berger Kahn law firm. His practice focuses on insurance and employment law. He has been mediating cases as a mediator since 2005, when he received his Certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of California, Irvine.
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Writing a "Winning" Mediation Brief
Like other briefs, a quality mediation brief starts with a careful evaluation of the audience. Who will see your brief? Who is making the settlement decision? Who are you trying to influence? Too many mediation briefs try to influence only the mediator. Every mediation is different. Every case has its own settlement personality. But there are recurring themes and issues that confront attorneys whose clients are heading to mediation.