Opening Comments: A Key Strategic Decision In Mediation

Law360 (December 11, 2018, 12:41 PM EST) -- There are good reasons for and against making opening comments in mediation. How do you decide which approach is better for your case? This article offers a framework for making this important strategic decision by outlining the associated risks and the benefits of each option, and providing tips for going forward with either option. In addition, more modern and abbreviated “hybrid" options for opening comments are discussed.

Opening Comments: Yes or No?

Arguments For Opening Comments

Presentations made with the proper content and tone can diffuse pent-up emotion or hostility and pave the way for a successful resolution. They give parties...

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