Remote Hearings: A New Dawn or a Reawakening?

Remote Hearings - ADR Times

By Joe Tirado The global coronavirus pandemic has had an enormous impact on all aspects of our lives. Face-to-face meetings have all but disappeared. We have all had to adapt, and the legal profession has been no exception. This is true of both litigation and arbitration practice, although one important area that has been hit …

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What Happens at Mediation for Auto Accident?

What Happens at Mediation for Auto Accident?

Those who are injured in auto accidents and are facing mediation may question what happens at mediation for auto accidents.  Auto accidents are difficult circumstances, and dealing with insurance companies to try and recover from injuries can add to the difficulty.  Negotiations with insurance companies can often come up short of an agreement because insurance …

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Pretrial and Post Trial Motions

Pretrial and Post Trial Motions

If a case is going to trial, it is important to consider pretrial and post-trial motions that could be made to further help the case.  Motion practice can be an exciting or frustrating part of a trial for attorneys and parties, as they can help the case go their way or they can make the …

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How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim?

How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim?

If you or someone you love was injured in some way, you may be wondering how to win your personal injury claim.  Personal injury claims make up a large portion of the civil claims that are heard each year because people will often be hurt by negligence or other conduct on the part of manufacturers, …

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Emotional Abuse in the Workplace

Emotional abuse in the workplace

Emotional abuse in the workplace is a phenomenon that affects many workers around the world.  For those suffering from workplace abuse, life can become incredibly difficult or impossible, turning dream jobs into nightmares.  Emotional abuse can be vicious because it can be difficult to detect if it is not blatant, much like adults may not …

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What is a Mediation Charge?

Mediation Charge

Sixty or seventy years ago, “I’ll see you in court” meant that it was likely we were taking our dispute before a judge or jury for trial.  But as Professor Marc Galanter has repeatedly pointed out, the American trial has been vanishing for decades. The causes of the trial’s disappearance are multiple, but cost and …

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Child Support Mediator

Child Support Mediator

A child support mediator can help parents agree on what is often one of the most highly contested issues in a divorce.  Every party in a divorce will have an idea of who should be paying child support and how much they should be paying, so it can be difficult to find a common ground …

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Emancipation in California

Emancipation in California

Seventeen-year-old Gloria stares at her bank balance unbelievingly. “Mom! Did you take money out of my savings account again?  Her Mom, Jean, seems embarrassed. “I had to, baby. The rent was due and I haven’t been up to working full time since your father died,” whined her mother from in front of the television.  “Mom, …

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Conciliation

Alternative dispute resolution conciliation

When talking about alternative dispute resolution, conciliation is a necessary technique to discuss.  The process helps parties come up with solutions and find new ways to consider a solution.  It is a creative process between the parties and the conciliator to identify solutions that are outside of the realm of what the parties have considered …

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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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