Locus Standi Clarified

Locus Standi

When bringing a lawsuit, the parties may need the term locus standi clarified.  The term is thrown around in a legal context often, but the definition is rarely discussed outside of first-year law school classes except by the occasional legal opinion that deals with the concept.  Yet having locus standi is the foundation of bringing …

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What is a Contingent Contract?

What is a Contingent Contract?

Negotiating the terms of a contract can be difficult, and when the parties are not able to reach an agreement because of something that may happen in the future, they may decide to use a contingent contract to form an agreement.  A contingent contract may sound like an oxymoron, as the finality of contracts is …

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Consumer Disputes After Resolution: How Long does it Take for a Dispute to be Removed?

Consumer Disputes After Resolution

After disputing a charge on your credit, you may still be trapped facing a consumer dispute after the resolution process.  This means that even though you have successfully disputed a charge on your credit, there may be an issue with the way it is reported on a credit report.  This type of reporting can affect …

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What is a Boilerplate Contract?

What is a Boilerplate Contract

Whether or not to use boilerplate language in a contract is a question that is often considered in contract negotiation.  However, it can be difficult to determine what the best boilerplate language is to include.  There will also be situations where one of the parties is unaware of what boilerplate language is and how it …

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How to Find the Best Mediation Jobs Opportunities?

Mediation Jobs

Well, your classes are complete. You are a fully qualified mediator. Can you make a good living mediating?  Where can you even find a job as a mediator? What training do I need to be a mediator? Technically, you don’t need any training to be a mediator. If you have helped friends, family or even …

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Case Management Conferences

Case Management Conferences

In the early stages of a case, the parties may find out that they are required to attend a meeting called a case management conference.  A case management conference is the first step in moving the case forward and gives the judge and the parties the chance to see what the case is about and …

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Drafting the Perfect Arbitration Agreement

Drafting the Perfect Arbitration Agreement

What does the perfect arbitration agreement look like? If you are seeking one agreement that will be ideal across-the-board, there is no such thing. Of course, there are provisions that probably should be in your agreement, but not as many as you might think. For example, what about a loser-pays attorneys’ fees provision? It depends. …

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7 Proven Steps to Start Creating An Excellent Mediation Brief

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Attorneys receive lots of training and spend countless hours practicing to prepare winning appellate briefs, arguments, and summary judgment motions. With that said, it’s important to also focus on mediation brief. Unfortunately, mediation briefs are either overlooked, prepared at the last minute, or both. However, mediation briefs have much more of an influence on the mediation process than you might think.

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