We all can recall the settlement conference with a judge or magistrate judge that took three hours and seemed endless. So it is reasonable to ask whether settlements can be accomplished in a three-hour mediation, particularly since most court-mandated mediation is scheduled for just three hours. Judicial settlement conferences, however, are different than mediations in that judges have leverage over the parties.
The Quick Fix: Can Settlement Be Reached at a Three-Hour Mediation?
The Legal Intelligencer
October 28, 2011
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