In keeping with yesterday's theme--the rise of alternative dispute resolution-- here's a list of five common mediation mistakes from an article titled Common Mistakes in Mediation Advocacy:
- Not being prepared;
- Not preparing the client;
- Failing to make it clear that you plan to go to trial;
- Wasting your opening statement; and
- Failing to have full settlement authority.
The article is unsigned, but all the points are good ones. Recommended.