Mediators

“Well, it’s worth a try. What have I got to lose?” Unfortunately, when it comes to pre-mediation settlement discussions, the answer could be – a lot. Recently, I have heard several of my colleagues promote the potential benefits of pre-mediation settlement talks. These talks could occur...

We can't believe that we are now in month 11 since we’ve been in the company of our colleagues, clients, and friends. With this in mind, we wanted to take a moment to send you a video message from Vance Cooper, Jonathan Cooper, Logan Cooper...

Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”. I suggest that the judicious use of a pre-mediation conference (“PMC”) can help all those involved in an upcoming mediation to maximize the prospects for productive, effective and efficient discussions and the...

I know what you must be thinking after reading the title of this blog post. What do a playground toy and a piece of hardware have to do with negotiation and mediation? No, I haven’t lost my marbles. If you have a little patience and...

In the years since I began my mediation practice, I’ve been fortunate to develop strong client relationships and have over 1,000 mediations under my belt. I have found that when a mediator effectively facilitates a negotiation, whatever the ultimate outcome, plaintiff and defence lawyers and...

A train carrying the plaintiff leaves Personal Injury City at 9 am travelling at the speed of despair. Another train carrying the defendant leaves Insurance Acres at 2 pm travelling at the speed of limited liability. How long before they meet and get completely derailed? Before...

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