What if I don’t exchange my mediation brief?

Some lawyers tell me, “I don’t want to exchange briefs,” but I think that’s generally a bad idea.  Why? Because if you don’t exchange yours, you won’t get the other side’s and you do want to know what their theories are, don’t you?  Wouldn’t you be … [Read more...]

What if… It’s early in the case—should I agree to mediation anyway?

Some lawyers think that mediation is worthwhile only if they can get to settlement, but not all cases are like that.  Even if it’s early, if the other side proposes it, you can gain from mediation like this:  Figure out what you want to get from the … [Read more...]