Using the findings from empirical research, this article makes the case that lawyers should remain open to giving mediation a real try when their cases are ordered to mediation and to consider early mediation as a means to increase the probability of settlement and reduce litigation costs. The article also points to the potential of planned early dispute resolution to give parties greater control over the dispute and improve relations with the other side.
Court-Related Mediation - Early and Flexible Leads to SuccessShack, Jennifer. New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Fall 2016, Vol. 9, No. 3, Oct. 1, 2016