Opposing counsel is not your enemy. Talk to one another before the mediation.

It is such a simple idea, but one that is often ignored. There is so much to be gained and nothing to lose in speaking to opposing counsel a day or two before a scheduled mediation. Let opposing counsel know how your client sees the case and why they see...
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Med/Arb – New Option for Alternative Dispute Resolution

By: Donald G Korman Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator Court dockets are presently jammed owing to the Pandemic delaying and preventing trials and the pent-up demand now that in-person trials have resumed. Further stressing the system, the Florida State Supreme Court is demanding that...
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Mr. Cool and Mr. Duel: What We Can Learn From Franklin and Hamilton About Preparation

By: Ira S. Bergman Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator There are many reasons why mediations end in impasse. But, in my experience, the lack of preparation (by one side or sometimes both) often plays a key role. It therefore seems appropriate to delve further...
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Donald G. Korman Becomes Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator

Mediator Donald G. Korman recently completed arbitrator training and is now a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator. Donald is available to arbitrate insurance claims, hurricane claims, personal injury, and wrongful death matters through the state of Florida.
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Can Your Mediator Find The 18th Horse?

By: Philip G. Thompson Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator There is a great proverb that illustrates how vital it is to be able to think outside the box as a mediator when you are faced with a difficult fact pattern. It goes like this:...
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How Mediators Can Help you with a Difficult Client

By: Donald G. Korman Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator Clients sometimes come to mediation with unreasonable expectations. They question their attorney’s valuation of their claim, either assuming the attorney is anxious to settle rather than try the case or having fallen so in love with their own case they...
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