Getting the most from mediation.

Portions of the following information have been obtained from the Ontario Attorney General's Office.

To get the maximum benefit from mediation it is important to think about the case realistically and creatively. Before the mediation, parties who are represented should work with their lawyers to prepare for a session that will be cooperative and productive. Parties might consider these questions in preparing for mediation:

The lawyer's role may include:

How do lawyers prepare their clients for mediation?

Lawyers are aware that the parties are encouraged to participate directly and actively in mediation. To prepare a party for mediation, the lawyer will:

Remember, The Emerald Group can provide practice and training for both lawyers and clients before you go to a mediation. Everyone agrees that a practice session takes the stress out of the actual mediation or arbitration and very often helps to point out the strengths and weaknesses of your case.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about getting the most from mediation or you need more information on practice sessions.