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Steven H. Kruis, Esq. has mediated and litigated thousands of cases for the past 32 years. A former managing partner of a major San Diego law firm, he began mediating in 1993, and handles real property, business, probate, employment, and injury matters. He is a full-time mediator with Kruis Mediation. www.kruismediation.com

Selecting the Right Mediator For Your Dispute

Selecting the Right Mediator For Your Dispute

What should you consider when selecting a mediator? This article addresses the salient factors that will enhance the likelihood of a successful mediation. Timing. When is a dispute ripe for a productive mediation? Generally speaking, it is when the parties possess enough information to intelligently discuss liability, causation, and damages. Once the dispute evolves to […]

Preparing for a Successful Mediation

Preparing for a Successful Mediation

What are effective ways to manage the client’s expectations and develop an effective strategy that will enhance the likelihood of a successful mediation? Managing Client Expectations. Two California published opinions provide a cautionary tale of what can happen when the mediation outcome differs from the client’s expectations. In Cassel v. Superior Court (Wasserman, Comden, Casselman […]

Selecting the Right Mediator for Your Dispute

Selecting the Right Mediator for Your Dispute

What should you consider when selecting a mediator? This article addresses the salient factors that will enhance the likelihood of a successful mediation. Timing. When is a dispute ripe for a productive mediation? Generally speaking, it is when the parties possess enough information to intelligently discuss liability, causation, and damages. Once the dispute evolves to […]

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