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In the United States, most civil disputes do not go to trial. Knowing that settlement may very well be in the cards, how can lawyers prepare their cases and their clients for the day of mediation?

In this webinar, panelists will discuss how lawyers can better position their clients for success from the start. Preparing for mediation, managing client expectations, and even whether parties use opening statements in mediation, are all aspects of the process that are critical issues to resolve well before the day of mediation.

In this webinar, attendees will learn:


  • …how to prepare for mediation, including how to use opening statements to achieve potential settlement goals;

  • …why it’s important to think about the “endgame” from the start;

  • … how to effectively use caucus to manage customer expectations; and,

  • …how certain closing techniques can be useful in breaking a deadlock

Time will be set aside for questions and answers.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide on the subject. Specialist advice should be sought regarding your particular situation.

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