Monthly Archives: April 2015

Explaining the Benefits of Mediation to Clients

As attorneys know, clients often become very emotional as a case progresses. Such emotion may hinder their ability to objectively view the case and understand when it may be time to settle. These clients can benefit tremendously from attending mediation, but many clients are concerned that doing so will be seen as weakness. But there are several benefits of mediation that you can explain to your clients that may help them warm up to the idea. First, explain that they do not have to settle to any term that they do not fully agree with. While it is important to explain the significance of compromising in the interest of settlement, be sure that the client knows that the terms of... Read More

The Benefits of Litigation Consulting

As an attorney, there is no reason to try out your case theories for the first time at the trial, where you and your clients have the most to lose. A litigation consultant in Seattle can offer several valuable services to your firm, such as evaluation of your case, compliance with civil rules, strategy consultation, research, and even brief writing and editing. As your client’s case progresses, it can be easy to have tunnel vision once you settle on a course of action. A litigation consultant can help you see the weaknesses in your case that you may not have realized until opposing counsel noted them during trial. Some cases simply would not benefit by going to trial—perhaps because witnesses... Read More

Preparing for a Successful Medical Malpractice Mediation

Medical malpractice is one of the most complex fields that attorneys can practice. Not only must the attorney understand the medical malpractice laws of the jurisdiction, but he must also understand the anatomy and physiology of the human body. These cases are often very emotional for all parties involved. The plaintiff has been injured or even killed by alleged malpractice, and a medical professional’s license may be in jeopardy, depending on the result of the case. It is not unusual for medical malpractice cases to take several years to finalize. Fortunately, many medical malpractice cases settle at mediation. If you have a medical malpractice mediation on your calendar, there are steps you can take to prepare for a successful session.... Read More