What Is Med-Arb?

What is Med-Arb

  Med-Arb is a long-standing and robust alternative dispute resolution practice that combines the mediation and arbitration processes. Med-Arb has become widely used in the last decade as an alternative dispute resolution process. A survey performed by David Lipsky and Ronald Seeber found that an astonishing forty percent of responding Fortune 1,000 corporations had engaged …

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Integrative Negotiation: Understanding and Implementing the Style

Integrative Negotiation

While it is not a new concept, integrative negotiation is a tool that may feel new to some negotiators. When negotiations are starting to fall apart and the parties seem to be making little progress toward an agreement, taking an integrative approach to negotiation may help the parties find common ground or a place where …

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Legal Assistant Vs Paralegal: Understanding the Distinctions

Legal Assistant Vs Paralegal

In the legal field, the roles of paralegals and legal assistants often overlap, leading to confusion about their responsibilities and qualifications. While both positions provide vital support to lawyers in a law firm, it’s important to understand the differences between them. In this blog post, we will explore the distinctions between legal assistants and paralegals …

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Paralegal Vs. Lawyer: A Comprehensive Comparison

Paralegal Vs. Lawyer

The legal profession is filled with various roles that contribute to the smooth operation and administration of justice; two such roles that often cause confusion are those of the paralegal and the lawyer. Although they both work in the same field, their responsibilities, qualifications, and roles can be markedly different. Understanding the differences between these …

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Object to the Form

Objecting to Form

Attorneys participating in a deposition with their client will often encounter an object to the form.  They can either be the person using the objection or the person explaining the question, but the objection is likely to find its way into the deposition, as there will likely be at least one question asked that an …

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Average Settlement Offers During Mediation

Average settlement offers during mediation

Average settlement offers during mediation are an important consideration when a party is considering using mediation to settle a lawsuit. Combining this knowledge with other tips and tricks for settling a lawsuit through mediation can ensure that a party is prepared to tackle a mediation during a civil lawsuit and achieve the best possible outcome. …

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Counterclaims Examples

Understanding Counterclaims Examples

Exploring examples of counterclaims can be beneficial in helping a party understand what issues they can raise against someone who has brought a civil lawsuit against them and how they may try and recover against the same party.  It can also help a party understand when they may have to bring the counterclaim at that …

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Hostage Negotiator Training

Most of us have only been exposed to hostage negotiations through movies and television shows, but the reality of the practice can only be experienced when we enter hostage negotiation training. Hostage negotiators, also known as crisis negotiators or a crisis negotiation team, are the first responders called in hostage situations or other difficult situations …

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Limits of Confidentiality

limits of confidentiality

While many of the legal and other professional fields love to highlight the benefits of confidentiality, many of them fail to point out the limits of confidentiality.  Understanding these limits is a vital aspect of sharing your information and keeping your information confidential. Without a clear understanding of when confidentiality will not apply and confidentiality …

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Privacy vs Confidentiality: What is the Difference?

Privacy vs Confidentiality

Privacy and confidentiality are words that are used often and interchangeably in the legal and dispute resolution world, yet there are key differences between the terms that are important to understand.  Just what these differences are and how they affect information is a concept that is sometimes overlooked when engaging in a legal dispute.  Many legal and alternative dispute …

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