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Mediation: Tips for Successful Negotiations

Melissa H. Katz, Esquire
December 2nd, 2009
By: Melissa H. Katz, Esquire and Wesley D. Allen, Esquire

In the mid-1990s, Virginia juries deliberated a case to a verdict in approximately 2500-3000 cases a year. In 2008, however, the number of jury trials reaching a verdict totaled fewer than 700. This decline is heavily attributed to the rise in Alternative Dispute Resolution, including negotiation, arbitration, and mediation. A case that goes all the way to trial is now a rarity, as mediation has become the nature of the practice. While not all cases will settle at a first mediation session, a high percentage of cases will ultimately settle with the assistance of mediation.

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