Odds of Winning Summary Judgment

Odds of winning summary judgment

The cost of moving, the odds of winning, and the risks of losing. Summary judgment is a pre-trial, usually late-discovery or post-discovery motion in which the moving party or parties seek a ruling that the admissible evidence shows there is “no triable issue of material fact” in dispute, judgment, and therefore no reason for a …

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Narrative Mediation Process Explained

Narrative Mediation

Narrative mediation is a style of mediation that focuses on the story of the relationship between the people who are in dispute and looks to heal this relationship as well as resolve the dispute.  It focuses on how each party tells their story and the unique moment where the stories intersected in a way that …

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What is the Meaning of Impasse in Dispute Resolution?

impasse meaning

The word impasse has a particular meaning when it applies to alternative dispute resolution.  The Collins English Dictionary defines the noun impasse by describing a situation, particularly, “If people are in a difficult position in which it is impossible to make any progress, you can refer to the situation as an impasse.”  While the meaning …

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What Does a Mediation Lawyer Do?

What Does a Mediation Lawyer Do?

What a mess. Recently, you were driving the middle car during a three-car accident.  Your car was totaled, you had to have leg surgery.  You have missed a lot of work and are way behind on many of your bills. You have been negotiating with all three insurance companies by yourself. You don’t think there …

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Personal Injury Case Checklist

Personal Injury Case Checklist

What is a personal injury case? A personal injury claim does not require physical injuries. Personal injury refers to a defendant’s failure to exercise care in a way that results in injury to another person or their property.  Have you been involved in an accident? Follow the personal injury checklists below. They will help you …

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Court ordered mediation – All you need to know

Court ordered mediation - All you need to know

Learning all you need to know about a court-ordered mediation can feel like a daunting task.  When a court orders the parties in a family law case to mediation, there are often many questions on what the process will look like and whether the parties will be punished for failing to settle in mediation.  Family …

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Employee Conflict Resolution Template

A Template for Workplace Conflict

Resolving conflict with employees can often be a difficult experience, so much so that many managers wish they had an employee conflict resolution template.  Workplace conflict is a common and unavoidable part of adult life, but living with it for years does not have to be.  Workplaces are starting to recognize the adverse effects that …

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Divorce Without Court Explained

Divorce Without Court

Navigating a divorce can be intimidating, especially if the couple is hoping to get divorced without court.  When you remove the oversight of a court case from a divorce, it can feel overwhelming to determine how and when things will be completed.  Some many considerations and decisions need to be made by two people that …

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Mediating Wrongful Death Cases

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The necessity for mediating wrongful death cases comes when we least expect. A late-night phone call jerks you awake.  Who could it be at this hour?  Filled with a nameless dread, you answer.  Good news could have waited until morning.  As the caller speaks, you have a sense that everything normal has been ripped away.  …

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Emotions In Mediation

Emotions in Mediation

Bob had been Fred’s client for a long time.  Normally, he was low-key and easy-going. Not today.  He was angry and it showed.  His wife Keiko sat teary-eyed and sniffling next to him.‘Fred, I want you to make George Stevens’ life a misery, do you hear me?” “I hear you, Bob. But I don’t get …

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