Mediation: A Comprehensive Guide to Effective Client Advocacy
Martha E. Simmons
"Mediation: A Comprehensive Guide to Effective Client Advocacy is a 'must read' for lawyers who are, or plan to be, advocates for their clients in mediation...After reading this book, lawyers will be well aware of the advantages and the risks of mediation and how to engage in the process strategically. They will know how to select a mediator, and they will appreciate the importance of adjusting their negotiation approach to the situation at hand. If an impasse occurs, they will be able to reach into their toolbox and explore ways to move beyond the hurdle."
— Leslie H. Macleod, Co-Director, LLM in Dispute Resolution, Osgoode Professional Development, Toronto, Ontario
Mediation: A Comprehensive Guide to Effective Client Advocacy is the only text of its kind to provide young litigators and other legal professionals with the mediation strategies that will help them best serve their clients in out-of-court dispute resolutions.
This extensive resource offers step-by-step guidance in navigating the mediation process, including case and client assessment, how to choose an effective mediator, mediation preparation, ethical considerations, how to overcome barriers to settlement, and when to end mediation.
Mediation: A Comprehensive Guide to Effective Client Advocacy is an essential reference tool, and includes field notes, checklists, flowcharts, tables, and model documents to facilitate effective client representation. This practical guide draws on expert knowledge and extensive experience from renowned litigators, academics, and mediators from across Canada.
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