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“I’m Sticking with Zoom for Mediation” – Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin

Zoom mediation was thrust upon us last year. At first, the technology was intimidating. I was skeptical about people being in different locations. Some have a concern that remote participation impacts the physical pressure and motivation to settle cases. In my experience, forcing people to travel, find parking, and sit for hours on end in […]

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“Effective Mediation Summaries” – Palm Beach County Bar Association

We have all been to mediations where hours are spent identifying issues, back and forth with factual inquiries, and assisting the mediator to determine terms that need to be negotiated. This may just be part of the mediation process. However, an effective mediation summary can help make the process more efficient. Supplying the pleadings and […]

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Preparing For Mediation Involving Insurance Adjusters

Preparing for mediation with a participating insurance company presents opportunities as well as challenges. Recognizing the adjuster’s perspective well in advance of the mediation is critical. Unlike individual parties that may have the ability to make decisions on the spot, insurance companies make decisions in advance. Consequently, the amount of insurance coverage may be vastly different […]

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