It can be very difficult for those of us who both litigate and mediate to transition back and forth. The language we use in litigation can be very counter-productive in the mediation process. This article from Family Lawyer Magazine that discusses how we can use language to more effectively mediate. The article is the third in a series about value-based language. Hopefully, it will help us all think about the words we use not only in the mediation process but any form of settlement negation.
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