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Going to court to resolve legal disputes is stressful, expensive and time-consuming. Consider a better alternative: Mediation. Then turn to Mediate, Don’t Litigate to guide you through the entire process.
Let this easy-to-use book show you how to:
*choose a mediator
*prepare a case
*write a binding agreement
*protect your interests in case mediation fails
Mediate, Don’t Litigate provides detailed information on settling divorce, business and employment disputes, as well as sample mediation rules, contact information for state, national and regional mediation organizations, and the standards of conduct for mediators.
About the Author:
Peter Lovenheim is a graduate of Cornell Law School, a professional mediator and author of Nolo’s How to Meditate Your Dispute and Mediate Don’t Litigate. He has served as legal counsel and director of program development for the Center for Dispute Settlement in Rochester, NY and is the founder and president of Empire Mediation and Arbitration, a private dispute resolution company headquartered in Rochester.
During her years as a law student at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, Lisa worked for Nolo as a research and editorial assistant. After a stint as a staff attorney at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Lisa worked primarily in the field of employment law, in both government and private practice. Lisa recently rejoined the staff at Nolo, where she is the co-author of Nolo’s Pocket Guide to California Law.
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About the Author
Peter Lovenheim’s articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, and other publications. A graduate of Boston University School of Journalism and Cornell Law School, he is the author of four previous books, including Becoming a Mediator: An Insider’s Guide to Exploring Careers in Mediation. He lives in Rochester, New York.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
1. Mediation Basics
2. Deciding Whether to Mediate
3. Choosing a Mediator
4. Starting Your Mediation Case
5. Preparing for Your Mediation
6. The Six Stages of Mediation
7. Write an Agreement That Works
8. If You Don’t Reach an Agreement
9. If Your Mediation Agreement Doesn’t Work
10. Divorce Mediation
11. Mediating Business Disputes
12. Mediating Employment Disputes
13. Lawyers and Legal Research
Appendix A: Sample Mediation Rules
Appendix B: Standards of Conduct for Mediators
Appendix C: National and Regional Mediation Organizations and Services
Appendix D: Statewide Mediation Offices
What People are Saying About This
Assists mediation participants as they prepare for the mediation process. An informative guide if you are considering mediation.
CEO of Mediate.com
If you have a dispute, but want to avoid court, get a copy of Mediate, Don't Litigate. This one-of-a-kind book tells you exactly what you need to know.
Executive Director,Center for Dispute Settlement
This is your ticket out of the litigation trap. Mediate, don't procastinate!
internationally syndicated columnist,& author of Gray Matters