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How Can A Mediator Help Your Team Prepare For Complex Negotiations..?


Mediators In Negotiations

  • You’ve seen how mediators can help one organizational team prepare for a complex negotiation. But what about when litigation looms?
  • When faced with a trial, a corporation sometimes engages one law firm to represent it in court and a second law firm to explore settlement possibilities.

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Negotiations: The Second Law Firm…

  • According to conventional wisdom, the second law firm should be more capable than the first of dispassionately assessing the parties’ legal strengths and weaknesses and communicating that view to the client, which can then determine an appropriate settlement position.

Negotiations: Exploring Interests…

  • Yet many negotiation experts would argue that reaching settlement is less a matter of determining which disputant is “right” (or more likely to prevail in court) and more a matter of exploring disputants’ underlying needs or interests in search of a mutually agreeable settlement. This approach to resolving disputes is not necessarily the strength of law firms – but it is a core competency of experienced mediators.

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Negotiations: Tasks For The Mediator…

  • Thus, an organization faced with significant litigation should not content itself with obtaining legal advice to determine its settlement posture. It should also employ an experienced mediator for assistance in:
  • uncovering its interests in the pending litigation
  • prioritizing those interests
  • thinking about the interests and likely priorities of the other parties
  • and developing an organizational settlement position that accounts for these issues.


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litigation – definition of litigation by the Free Online Dictionary …

Also found in: Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia, 0.01 sec. lit·i·gate (l t -g t ) . v. lit·i·gat·ed, lit·i·gat·ing, lit·i·gates. To contest in legal proceedings. v.intr.


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What is Litigation – Litigation Definition

Litigation (n.) is the process of taking a case through court. The litigation or legal process is most common in civil lawsuits. In litigation, there is a plaintiff (one 

business deal – The Free Dictionary

Noun, 1. business deal - a particular instance of buying or selling; “it was a package deal”; “I had no further trade with him”; “he’s a master of the business deal“ 

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