The key to an effective early mediation is a commitment to the process. Absent that up-front recognition, an early mediation serves as nothing more than a weigh station on the litigation turnpike.
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This article originally appeared in the Fall 2005 issue of ACResolution, the quarterly magazine of the Association for Conflict Resolution.For those of us who practice in the hardnosed world of...By Eileen Barker
Introduction John Stevens could taste it – he was tantalizingly close to a deal with Anna King after nine grueling months of off-again, on-again negotiations.  At times it looked...By Joshua N. Weiss