Negotiation Checklist: 7 Basic Rules of Negotiation

Settlement Counsel

Are you looking for a negotiation checklist? We do a lot of our negotiation without much thought.  But getting good results takes forethought, preparation, discipline, organization, and knowledge.  To help prepare you for success, here are seven basic rules of negotiation: Rule #1: Always prepare for a negotiation Preparation and planning are critical for success …

Read more

What is Business Litigation?

business litigation

Business litigation involves presenting issues with business and corporate entities to the courts and arguing on behalf of business entities in court. A variety of topics may be the subject of business litigation, and many business litigation lawyers are experts in one of these areas. These litigation disputes can be incredibly complex and take time …

Read more

Implied Contracts: What You Need to Know

Implied Contracts

An implied contract is typically not explained or considered until there is an issue with the agreement that the implied contract is responsible for upholding. Such contracts are actions or behaviors on the part of the parties that demonstrate a mutual agreement between the parties, even if it is not spoken.  These contracts are compared …

Read more

Mediation vs. Litigation: What is the Difference

mediation vs litigation

When facing a legal dispute, one consideration that has to be made is whether to choose mediation vs litigation to settle it. Alternative dispute resolution such as mediation is less costly but there are many reasons to choose the litigation process. Comparing the two processes will often result in a lot of differences, and the …

Read more

What is the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS)?

FMCS New Mediator Class of 2019

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) is the nation’s largest independent public agency for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and conflict management, providing mediation and conflict resolution services in the private, public, and federal sectors.

Resolution vs Solution | How to Properly Solve a Conflict

Resolution vs Solution

The first step to effectively solving a conflict is to understand the difference between a resolution and a solution. The conflict has a way of repeating itself over and over, especially if it is not addressed correctly and a firm decision has not been made.  Addressing a conflict correctly includes identifying the key differences between …

Read more

Face Negotiation Theory in Action

Face Negotiation Theory

Let’s take a deeper look into Face Negotiation Theory. Have you ever been in a negotiation or conversation with someone where you suddenly notice yourself taking on a defensive stance to protect yourself? Maybe you have been more willing to give in a negotiation to help the other person or preserve what you believe the …

Read more

What Does Litigate Mean?

What does litigate mean?

What does litigate mean? The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) defines “litigate” (from 17th Century Latin litigat, meaning “disputed in a lawsuit,” as “verb… take (a claim or a dispute) to a court of law.” Interestingly, the OED’s compilers chose this sentence as an example of proper usage of the word “Litigate”: “even a claim which is litigated …

Read more

How to Ask for a Divorce? The Definitive Guide

How to ask for a divorce

While all parts of the divorce process can be complex, asking your spouse to initiate a divorce can be one of the most challenging parts of the process. Learning how to ask for a divorce can be daunting when one spouse has decided that separation is the best thing for the family. Even when divorce …

Read more

Human Resources Guidebook to Workplace Conflict

Of all the departments that will need to deal with conflict effectively in a workplace, the human resources department is the most likely.  Outside of the hiring process, most employees will only interact with human resources during times of conflict, which often makes human resource departments the least favorite team to interact with for an …

Read more

error: ADR Times content is protected.