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Sneek Peek: Magistrate Judge Dinsmore Gives his Top Tip for Federal Settlement Conference Best Practices - Labor and Employment Law News

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Posted on: Mar 17, 2017

Get a sneek peek of Tuesday's program! Magistrate Judge Dinsmore shares his top best practice tip for federal settlement conferences. Register NOW for the program here.

"Prepare the final settlement agreement in advance of the settlement conference and share and negotiate its terms with opposing counsel. That process will:

  • highlight any areas of disagreement that will require negotiation at the settlement conference
  • streamline the work of the conference by focusing the efforts on the actual areas of disagreement
  • lay a foundation for resolution by beginning the process of negotiation and resolution in advance of the conference
  • allow the conference to be concluded by the signing of the formal written settlement agreement
  • eliminate any expense, lost time, or possible disputes regarding the terms of the settlement after the conference and expedite production of the settlement check(s)."

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