01 Apr Mediation Advocacy in Personal Injury and Insurance Matters
Vance Cooper was a panelist and Jonathan Cooper was moderator and a panelist at the Toronto Lawyers Association CPD program “Mediation Advocacy in Personal Injury and Insurance Matters” on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. They were joined by panelists Allyson Webster and Marcela Saitua.
Mediation is a powerful step in the personal injury litigation process. With so much uncertainty associated with trial outcomes, it is no wonder that less than 5% of lawsuits go to trial. Clients, therefore, expect a lot out of mediation. This means your performance as a plaintiff’s or insurance defence lawyer is key. What happens when unexpected conflict arises? What do you do as a trained professional?
This session qualified for 1 hr and 45 minutes of professionalism CPD content and covered:
- What to avoid during caucus?
- What kinds of conflicts of interest can arise before, during and after mediation?
- What is the right amount of friction at mediation, including the plenary session?
- Should there always be a plenary session? If so, learn how to maximize your opening statement?
- What to do when you are served with a late report or late evidence?