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The Advocate's Practical Guide to Using Mediation
By: Settle
Price: $40.00
Edition: 1st/2005
ISBN: 1-932612-44-0
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(2005) The Advocate's Practical Guide to Using Mediation

Written by John Settle, an attorney and experienced mediator, this book provides step-by-step guidance on the mediation process including how to advise clients, how preparation for mediation differs from litigation, and how to use mediation effectively. The book is broken down by major mediation topics with bulleted tips and advice. Some discussion of EEOC guidelines and the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act is also included. Representatives and pro se participants rely on this book for:

  • Reasons to Use Mediation and Mediation Challenges—including the strengths of mediation versus litigation and the viability of mediation
  • Step-By-Step Overview of the Mediation Process—including discussion of representatives, venue, and the mediation session itself
  • Mediators—including discussion of mediator styles and qualifications and where to find a mediator
  • Preparing for Mediation—including tips and techniques, helping the client understand the parties roles in mediation versus litigation, and how to help the client formulate desired outcomes
  • Confidentiality—including discussion of the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act
  • Participating in Mediation—including interest-based interaction, opening remarks, and tips for the effective use of mediation
  • Understanding and Using the Caucus—including what the caucus is and the reasons for its use
  • Working Toward Resolution—including approaches to successful resolution
  • Impasse and Difficult Passages—including how to reduce the likelihood of impasse
  • Concluding the Mediation—including settlement
  • Appendix: Examples of “Agreement to Mediate Forms”

Also includes a detailed table of contents.

Also available as a .pdf file on a CD-ROM or as an ebook for instant download.

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