We Need Mediation In E-Discovery

Law360, New York (June 5, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT) -- As a practicing attorney, I have heard the word "mediation" cautiously whispered in the courthouse hallways. Attorneys and clients alike are skeptical and resistant to entertain the thought of trying to settle any dispute lest it be before the judge. “Is this a therapist? An arbitrator? What’s the point?” a client asks her attorney. “No-no,” he responds, “it is different.” And while different and change can be uneasy in the case of e-discovery, it may be necessary.

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