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Robin Harrison, partner, Hicks Thomas. (Courtesy photo)

Since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, civil trials largely have come to a halt. The courts are beginning to conduct some trials in person and some remotely, but there is no question that it will be some time before the courts will be running like they did before the pandemic. In the meantime, remote mediations have been born of necessity. If our clients are going to have a chance to resolve their cases during this time, remote mediations will be an important tool used by the courts and trial lawyers to keep their dockets moving.

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