Mediating With A Pro-Se Party

Category: Mediation

Mediating With A Pro-Se Party

By Jay B. Watson December 18, 2023 Posted in Mediation

The role of a mediator, acting as a neutral and impartial third person, is to encourage the resolution of a dispute by facilitating a process, which will provide the parties an opportunity to resolve their dispute by agreement.  It is up to the parties, not the mediator, to determine whether […]

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Benefits of Mediation

By Jay B. Watson May 24, 2023 Posted in Mediation

Anytime there are two or more people involved in a transaction, there exists the possibility a dispute will develop.  Disputes can be disruptive, time-consuming, and costly.  With the advent and increasing use of various alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) procedures, there are a variety of different processes parties may utilize for […]

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Tips for Increasing the Likelihood of a Successful Mediation Conference

By Jay B. Watson May 17, 2023 Posted in Mediation

In Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit, subject to certain exceptions or exclusions, the Court, as provided in Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.720(j), will appoint a qualified mediator, and will order the parties to attend and participate in mediation prior to trial.  Mediation is one of several alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) procedures […]

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Attorneys’ Fees for Breach of a Mediated Settlement Agreement

By Jay B. Watson May 12, 2023 Posted in Mediation

As explained in a February, 2023, blog entitled Mediated Settlement Agreements – No Signed Writing = No Enforceable Agreement, the enforceability of a mediated settlement agreement requires that the agreement be in the form of a signed writing.  A mediated settlement agreement lacking in specificity or one that fails to […]

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