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This Just In: Appellate Mediation

appellate MediationBlack’s Law Dictionary defines mediation as: a method of nonbinding dispute resolution involving a neutral third party who tries to help the disputing parties reach a mutually agreeable solution. While most people involved in law are aware of mediation as a method for solving disputes before a trial, less are aware of appellate mediation as an option, and sometimes a requirement depending on the court.

Appellate Mediation: A Guidebook for Attorneys and Mediators provides a comprehensive guide to appellate mediation for legal advocates and mediators. Included are helpful approaches that can benefit first-time participants in appellate mediation, as well as those who regularly conduct such mediation. This book teaches new and old practitioners alike, the basics of appellate law and how it informs the mediation process. The book also provides extensive preparation tips, decision trees, and suggestions for how to settle appellate matters.