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Mediating legal disputes: Effective strategies for lawyers and mediators
Mediating legal disputes Effective strategies for lawyers and mediators Author:Dwight Golann For an in-depth discussion of all the issues that a mediator or advocate needs to become an expert on the process, turn to Dwight Golann's award winning - Mediating Legal Disputes. Recently recognized by the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution for the best book published in the field of dispute resolution, Mediating Legal Disputes is the only m... more »ediation resource you'll need. Unlike other mediation publications which tend to focus on emotional issues and win/win solutions, Golann looks frankly at the adversarial legal process. The author discusses not only the very real psychological dimensions of disputing, but it also grapples with tough techniques like decision analysis and evaluation to deal with real disputes over who will win in court. You will find that Golann's approach is a must for mediating any legal dispute. Dwight Golann and eight expert contributors show how you can benefit from unique and powerful mediation methods that: * Minimize the impact of "spin" tactics, private agendas, and hard-line bargaining strategies
* Calculate the cost of litigation alternatives as part of the mediation strategy
* Overcome hidden obstacles to settlement, such as emotional/psychological "sticking points"
* Apply sophisticated techniques (such as on-the-spot laptop computer programs) to analyze risk and break negotiating impasses
* Meet the challenges posed by specialized disputes such as employment and environmental cases You'll also learn mediation techniques for reducing friction, counteracting "bad blood," and guiding your case to satisfactory solutions.« less