Ask a Mediator2019-01-29T20:14:46+00:00

ASK A MEDIATOR

ASK A MEDIATOR

Today’s Conversation

Welcome to Mike Young’s Ask-A-Mediator!

Here is your chance to ask a mediator those pesky mediation questions that have been on your mind, be they about the itty bitty details of the mediation process, or 20,000 foot conceptual questions. For instance, don’t you wonder what’s really going on in the other room? Do mediators secretly pick who is “right” or “wrong,” and if so, does it affect their conduct? And what’s the deal with mediation confidentiality, is it really that important?

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Recent Conversations

How do you select a mediator???

Mediator Mike: Are mediators fungible like colas – I mean seriously, can you tell one from another, and does it really matter? Or are they subtler, like fine wines, to be paired with the right dish for greatest effectiveness? And assuming all you mediators are not interchangeable, what tips do you have for a party to select the best mediator possible for a dispute? –L.A. Wine Connoisseur…and Litigator–

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How To Draft A Mediation Brief Part 2 — Taking It A Step Further

(See below for Reader “Curious Litigant’s” original question and the original answer.) Curious Litigant asked in a prior question (below) “What makes a good mediation brief?” In typical overly-verbose Mike Young fashion, I gave some basic tips that will lead to a perfectly adequate brief in most cases, one that is short, to the point, and easy. But the challenge is … as it always is … can you do better?

Mediation|

Today’s Conversation

Welcome to Mike Young’s Ask-A-Mediator!

Here is your chance to ask a mediator those pesky mediation questions that have been on your mind, be they about the itty bitty details of the mediation process, or 20,000 foot conceptual questions. For instance, don’t you wonder what’s really going on in the other room? Do mediators secretly pick who is “right” or “wrong,” and if so, does it affect their conduct? And what’s the deal with mediation confidentiality, is it really that important?

MORE

Please submit your question below.

Your email will not be visible, and will never be sold or shared.

Recent Conversations

How do you select a mediator???

Mediator Mike: Are mediators fungible like colas – I mean seriously, can you tell one from another, and does it really matter? Or are they subtler, like fine wines, to be paired with the right dish for greatest effectiveness? And assuming all you mediators are not interchangeable, what tips do you have for a party to select the best mediator possible for a dispute? –L.A. Wine Connoisseur…and Litigator–

Mediation|

How To Draft A Mediation Brief Part 2 — Taking It A Step Further

(See below for Reader “Curious Litigant’s” original question and the original answer.) Curious Litigant asked in a prior question (below) “What makes a good mediation brief?” In typical overly-verbose Mike Young fashion, I gave some basic tips that will lead to a perfectly adequate brief in most cases, one that is short, to the point, and easy. But the challenge is … as it always is … can you do better?

Mediation|