This forum is dedicated to discussion of issues related to the Future of Mediation project, described below:The Future of Mediation This project, undertaken jointly by Noam Ebner and Alyson Carrel,…Continue
It is one of the oldest lawyer jokes in the book, and its punchline is about to change.
Remember the New Yorker cartoon, in which a lawyer and their client sit at a table, and the lawyer assesses the client’s legal problem? “You have a pretty good case,” the lawyer informs him, “How much justice can you afford?”
The client’s response is unvoiced in the cartoon, but moving beyond the punchline, one can imagine the client’s heart sinking,…Continue
When John Lande gave me a preview of his new book (written with Michaela Keet and Heather Heavin) Litigation Interest and Risk Assessment, I read it in one gulp. It was everything they never taught me in law school, and many of the mistakes I’ve seen lawyers make while counseling their clients in mediation, all rolled into one.
The book explains how lawyers, mediators, and settlement…Continue