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Preparing Your Client for Mediation

July 27, 2012

This article, written by Hon. Richard A. Siebel (Ret.), describes how client preparation is often an overlooked yet critical step when preparing for mediation. Giving step-by-step instructions for how an attorney can best prepare his or her client for mediation, Siebel emphasizes the importance of an actively and productively engaged client for satisfactory resolution.

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Getting to Yes: The Do’s and Don’ts of Mediations

Getting to Yes: The Do’s and Don’ts of Mediations

July 18, 2012

Alex Goodrich conducts a frank discussion with an ADR Systems senior mediator and arbitrator and Plaintiff and Defense counsel. The article captures the details of this discussion and hits on topics such as the recent surge in growth and popularity of mediation as a means for settling disputed cases. Considering this trend, many professionals are changing the way that they manage their post-negotiation risk analysis. Calling on this panel of experts, Goodrich lays out what makes or breaks a successful mediation and how attorneys and their clients can most effectively utilize the mediation process.

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Parties Should Choose Their Best Mediator

June 26, 2012

This article, written by Irving Levinson, Esq., urges parties to carefully choose the neutral for any mediation. Levinson outlines which qualities parties should look for in a mediator depending on the type of dispute they are involved in, and how parties can find a mediator that is right for their dispute.

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I want to express our firm’s appreciation to ADR Systems for providing us with an outstanding CLE program.  I received numerous positive comments from our partners; everyone thought that the Hon. F. Keith Brown and Stuart A. Nudelman provided us with useful and interesting insights.  I think that our Chicago partners (and anyone else who might do a mediation in Chicago) would be delighted with any of them as a mediator or arbitrator.

Alan Becker, Managing PartnerLitchfield Cavo LLP