Entries by Julie Williamson Esq.

Making the Arbitrator’s Job Easier

This article originally appeared in Colorado Lawyer – August/September 2017.  Reprinted with permission. This article offers suggestions to help counsel achieve cost-effective and successful arbitrations by making the arbitrator’s job easier. These days, few civil litigators are strangers to arbitration because contractual provisions to arbitrate are common. Put simply, in arbitration the parties have contractually […]

Effective Pre-Mediation Evaluation of the Commercial Case

Effective Pre-Mediation Evaluation of the Commercial Case by Charles R. Ledbetter and Julie McCurdy Williamson Careful pre-mediation case analysis is key to a productive mediation. This article discusses important aspects of evaluating the commercial case, arriving at a reasonable range of settlement value, and making a persuasive presentation at the mediation. “Before everything else, getting […]