Current State of Marijuana and Employment Issues: A Moving Target

Current State of Marijuana and Employment Issues: A Moving Target by Cathy A. Klein Reprinted from Colorado Trial Lawyers Association/Trial Talk – June/July 2015   “Just can’t turn a no into a yes without a maybe in between.” President Francis Underwood, “House of Cards”   Marijuana law in Colorado and throughout the country is an […]

A Basic Guide to Preparing for Mediation

A Basic Guide to Preparing for Mediation Hon. Ken Plotz and Joe Epstein, Esq. Introduction Settlement is more of a process than an event. Proper preparation for mediation can hopefully lead to the final step in that process. If the lawyer and the client are fully prepared before a mediation session, the process of mediation […]

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 […]

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What mediators really want to hear

Three veteran mediators tell what you should do and say to put your best foot forward in negotiations. Mediation is a very different setting from trial. Instead of a judge or jury, you must persuade a mediator–as well as your opponent–to reach a settlement. So how should you approach a mediation? What really persuades a […]