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Mediation Overview

Shel Stark mediates disputes involving employment, civil rights, personal injury, professional negligence, commercial and business matters, insurance and probate.   He has served as a mediator sinc… Read More

Are You Ready For Mediation?

1.  Timing: Is your case ready for mediation?  Do you and your client have sufficient information.  Do you know whether settlement makes sense and for how much?  If not, can you trust the other s… Read More

Preparing For Mediation

Over the years representing my own clients in mediation and serving as mediator in the disputes of others, I’ve developed a list of “best practices” which I believe will help lawyers achieve bet… Read More

The Mediation Process

Mediation is a process where a neutral third party facilitates a negotiation between parties to a dispute.  The mediator is not aligned with a party, favors neither side and is uncommitted to any par… Read More

Mediation Models

No two disputes are exactly alike.  No single model or style of mediation offers the best process in every case.   Prudence suggests matching mediators and mediation models to each individual dispu… Read More

Mediation Process Road Map

On the morning of mediation, I like to meet with each side separately for a few minutes to answer questions, meet the parties and “take the temperature” of the dispute.  Following these initial p… Read More