Saturday, July 26, 2008

Article on Introductory Joint Session in Mediation

Mediator Robert A. Steinberg recently published an article on opening statements in mediation with several tips for parties to interact with each other in joint sessions. This is particularly valuable given the current discussion suggesting more joint sessions should occur in mediation.

I have been using more joint sessions as opposed to caucuses. All the parties and counsel can put their heads together on the issues discussed. I don’t have to repeat information that needs to be shared, and I don’t run the risk of miscommunication.

Joint sessions are less comfortable for the parties. This article will help counsel and the client to ease this discomfort.

Thanks to Phyllis G. Pollack via Featured Blogs for reproducing this article.

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