What will be discussed in a pre-mediation conference call? - ADR Systems

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During a pre-mediation conference call, the following will likely be discussed: the nature of the dispute and the status of any pending litigation; the names of those who will be attending the mediation on both sides; whether a joint opening session would be productive; and the content of the pre-mediation submissions and whether they will be exchanged.

Judge Burke successfully mediated a complicated case with little chance of being resolved.  He read every word of the parties' submissions, asked astute questions, and worked hard to find a path to resolution.  Judge Burke communicated with the parties themselves - so that they felt they were important participants in working toward resolution. The case I thought was never going to settle, settled.

Robert W. Smyth, Jr., Esq.Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth