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The Advocate's Practical Guide to Using Mediation
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By: Settle
Price: $75.00 On Sale! $45.00
Edition: 1st/2005
Sku: 05APGM
ISBN: 1-932612-44-0
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(2005) The Advocate's Practical Guide to Using Mediation

Written by John Settle, an attorney and experienced mediator, this book provides step-by-step guidance on the mediation process. The process is broken down from start to finish, including how preparation for mediation differs from litigation, how to advise clients, maintaining confidentiality through resolution, how to use mediation effectively, and the role of the mediator. The book is broken down by major mediation topics with bulleted tips and advice. Some discussion of EEOC guidelines and the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act is included. Employees interested in exploring alternative means of pursuing a claim without need for more arduous legal measures find this book informative. These employees, representatives, and pro se participants rely on this book for:

  • Reasons to Use Mediation and Mediation Challenges—the strengths of mediation versus litigation and the viability of mediation
  • Step-By-Step Overview of the Mediation Process—discussion of representatives, venue, and the mediation session itself
  • Mediators—discussion of mediator styles and qualifications and where to find a mediator
  • Preparing for Mediation—tips and techniques, helping the client understand the parties roles in mediation versus litigation, and how to help the client formulate desired outcomes
  • Confidentiality—discussion of the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act
  • Participating in Mediation—interest-based interaction, opening remarks, and tips for the effective use of mediation
  • Understanding and Using the Caucus—what the caucus is and the reasons for its use
  • Working Toward Resolution—approaches to successful resolution
  • Impasse and Difficult Passages—how to reduce the likelihood of impasse
  • Concluding the Mediation—settlement
  • Appendix: Examples of “Agreement to Mediate Forms”

Also includes a detailed table of contents.

Available as a softcover book and/or a PDF file with many useful features delivered on a CD-ROM, USB Flash Drive, or download. Hyperlinks allow the reader to move quickly between the Table of Contents and the corresponding portions of the text. Internal hyperlinks serve as a cross-reference feature within the text..

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