MEDIATION TIPS AND ARBITRATION BITS
By Hon. Michael D. Marcus (Ret.)
Judge Michael D. Marcus (Ret.) is a mediator, arbitrator, and discovery referee at ADR Services, Inc. Prior to being a full-time neutral, approximately 20 years ago, Judge Marcus was a trial lawyer, a law firm partner, and a judge at the California State Bar Court. Judge Marcus has also taught at law schools, is a legal author, and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Labor & Employment Law Section. He can be reached at (310) 201-0010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE USE OF BRACKETS AT MEDIATION
Opinions about the use of brackets at mediations are mixedâsome attorneys like them, others use them reluctantly. This article explains the mediation participant bracket procedure and demonstrates why said process is an integral part of mediation negotiations.