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Breaking the Deadlock with Med/Arb

June 2019 Bar Bulletin

By Gregg Bertram

Med/Arb is seen by some attorneys as a last resort, and others as a best practice.  Here’s what you need to know before giving your clients advice on using this controversial alternative dispute resolution model. 

When you’re entering alternative dispute resolution, you want the best possible outcome for your clients. Mediation and arbitration are by far the most-used options to settle disagreements, but each has its limits. However, they’re not mutually exclusive. In fact, disputes that have mediation and arbitration built into the process may have a better chance of reaching a satisfactory conclusion than either of the two on their own. Parties can hammer...

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