Pre-Mediation Calls For Better Mediation Preparation
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Pre-mediation calls between attorneys and the mediator, whether jointly or separately, are a useful part of mediation preparation. Of course, these calls can be used for things like scheduling, but what is really productive is where, “the mediator serves as a moderator–so to speak–of that call, and asks questions like, ‘Are there any other documents, are there any documents that either of you believe that you need to be able to have a productive mediation session?’” In this episode, Jean Lawler–commercial + insurance mediator and arbitrator–draws from her experience as a mediator to discuss the value of pre-mediation calls. Episode highlights include:
- The value of a joint pre-mediation call between the mediator and counsel for both sides
- The value of a private mediation call between the mediator and counsel for one side
To connect with Jean Lawler, follow her on LinkedIn or find her at LawlerADR.com.
To read the full episode transcript please see the Podcast Website.