Articles and Resources

Evaluating Your Case — How Confident Are You?

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Case evaluations are essential to mediation preparation. Learn to recognize and minimize subconscious biases that affect evaluations.

“Right” and “Wrong”: A Negotiation Trap

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Don’t fall into the negotiation trap of focusing on “right” and “wrong” — you could end up like Wiley Coyote chasing Road Runner off a cliff.

Settle Your Case and Maintain Credibility With Your Client

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Sometimes clients need to pay more or accept less than they’re prepared to do. Let the mediator help you get the case settled and maintain credibility with your client.

Put it in Writing — Missouri Requires It!

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

This Missouri Court of Appeals case refused to enforce an oral settlement arising from a court-ordered mediation.

Benefits of Mediation

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

The mediation process gives you control, saves time and money, and is confidential.

Deal or No Deal: Is Settling Better Than Going to Trial?

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Think you can do better by going to trial? Well, maybe you should think again. A long term study shows that it’s better to make a deal, and the cost of making a bad choice can be substantial.