Cal. Litig. 2014, Volume 27, Number 2

ADR Update – The Pre-Mediation Conference: An Underused Step Toward Resolution

By John S. Warnlof

Most civil disputes settle before trial. Mediation, whether private or court-connected, is the most frequently used method in reaching resolution. Pre-mediation conferences are an effective first step toward such resolution. This article considers seven key components typically raised in a pre-mediation conference from the advocate’s perspective.

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