Advice for Your Clients In Mediation

January 24, 2017By br_adminCase Studies

Several years ago, I wrote a Best Practices article for the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), advising contractors approaching or participating in mediations. Below is a summary of that article — which should be helpful to any clients participating in mediations. Be Prepared. The three keys to success in any endeavor are preparation, preparation and … Read More

Should You Make Opening Statements In A Mediation?

January 18, 2017By br_adminCase Studies

I recently served on a panel of mediators at the Alabama State Bar’s annual meeting. One of the attendees asked the panel if we encouraged attorneys to give opening statements in mediations. I was the sole panelist who said Yes. I believe opening statements are important; particularly when a mediation is attended by decision-makers (IE: … Read More