Written by NACA members Justin Baxter and Bob Brennan
Advice from Justin Baxter:
First, I never judge a mediator by outcomes. Fundamentally, it’s up to the parties to settle their case. Mediators can facilitate the conversation, but I think that the mediator’s first job is to keep the parties talking long enough to settle their own case; and their second job is to act as a mouthpiece for the lawyers to address weaknesses or exposure with their own clients.