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10 things to think about BEFORE you decide whether to litigate and which lawyer to hire

You have been wronged or wrongly accused of something and you are upset about it. You are angry with the party that did this to you. All kinds of emotions rush into your head, direct from your heart, without checking with your mind first: I want my vengeance. I want to get back at ____ for what ___ has done to …

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The Case for Early Mediation; Part II of II

In our last blog post, the first in this two-part post about the case for early mediation, we discussed traditional, post-discovery mediation and its role as essentially an alternative to trial.  In this post, we look at the kind of mediation we are proponents of – early mediation (we call ours “3-D Mediation”) – used either as an alternative to …

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The Case for Early Mediation; Part I of II

Before We Talk About Mediation and the Value of Early Mediation, Let’s Start with Two Key Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Dispute: How quickly do you want to get your dispute resolved? Is most of the relevant information needed to resolve your dispute the kind that is (a) freely available or ascertainable and (b) are the parties willing and …

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Resolving a Dispute is like Traveling…

Resolving a Dispute is Like Traveling, Writing a Business Plan, or Choosing a Course of Medical Treatment: If you take the wrong road, you won’t get the result you want. My friend Liz Ferris, a marketing consultant who works with lawyers around the world, has often given us this simple but often overlooked advice: “If you want to achieve your …

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Do parties in a dispute want Settlement or Resolution?

Choosing the wrong dispute resolution process may very well prevent the parties from achieving their goals and satisfying their interests.The post Do parties in a dispute want Settlement or Resolution? appeared first on Dispute Resolution Counsel. Continue reading

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How we view information exchange is at the core of efficient dispute resolution

Are the parties willing to focus on resolution by intention and design and not go to court?
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Why don’t more people use Collaborative Law?

Collaborative Law (“CL”) in civil disputes other than divorce cases have been brainstorming about the expanded use of CL in employment, business, probate, construction and other areas of law. In the spirit of transparency that is an important elem… Continue reading

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Ask your lawyer for “PDR” and help make the “Alternative” the “Primary”

We use different approaches like mediation, collaborative law, conciliation, case evaluation and our own Integrated Dispute Resolution (“IDR”) to help people solve their problem and we tailor that approach to the specific situation and circumstance… Continue reading

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Have you checked your assumptions, lately?

Have you ever thought negatively about a person or a situation based on information you thought was accurate but which turned out to be wrong? Continue reading

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