What Should be the Mediator’s Role in Documenting a Settlement Agreement?

By: Donald L. Swanson Conventional thinking (as I understand it) is that mediators should not have a role in preparing a settlement-terms document that concludes a successful mediation. I'm suggesting that a mediator can/should have a limited-and-neutral role in preparing such a document.  Here's why. Some Ancient History Its 25 years ago -- or more.... Continue Reading →

ACTION ITEM: From Preparing for Multiparty Mediation — Part Two

Action Item. Issues relating to settlement impediments, parties, information and discovery, use of joint sessions, and tax implications need to be discussed in advance by the mediator with parties and their attorneys to prepare for multiparty mediation sessions.  

ACTION ITEM: from Regional Mediation Hubs Proposal Post — Part One

Action Item.  Here’s the proposal: hold mediation sessions in regional hub cities near where multiple defendants reside (instead of Wilmington or New York City) and include trained mediators from those regions on the panel of mediators.  

We Need Regional Mediation Hubs for Mega-Case Avoidance Actions — Part One, The Proposal

Here’s the proposal: hold mediation sessions in regional hub cities near where multiple defendants reside (instead of Wilmington or New York City) and include trained mediators from those regions on the panel of mediators.

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