LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING
I provide research and writing support for both litigation and non-litigation matters. I have significant experience in preparing complaints, answers, petitions, discovery requests, discovery answers, motions, pre-trial motions and memoranda, legal memoranda, trial briefs, and other similar briefs. I also have significant experience providing coverage analyses in insurance coverage disputes. Additionally, I provide litigation support, including preparation of motions in limine, jury instructions, voir dire examination, and similar trial preparation.
My background includes:
Other Involvement in the Legal Profession
Mediation is a process in which a neutral, impartial third person facilitates the resolution of a dispute. The mediation process is informal, non-adversarial and intended to help disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement while avoiding the uncertainty and expense of litigation.
What is a mediator's role?
Plainly put, the mediator is not going to judge who is right or wrong. A mediator provides a forum for parties to reach a voluntary agreement by opening up communication. Although a mediator helps parties work through their issues to reach a mutually beneficial resolution, the parties retain the ultimate decision whether to settle.
What is a mediator's responsibility to the parties?
A mediator's responsibility to the parties includes honoring their right of self-determination; acting with impartiality; and avoiding coercion, improper influence, and conflicts of interest. A mediator is also responsible for maintaining an appropriate demeanor, preserving confidentiality, and promoting the parties' awareness of the interests of non-participating persons. A mediator's business practices should reflect fairness, integrity and impartiality.
A mediator shall maintain confidentiality of all information revealed during mediation except where disclosure is required or permitted by law or is agreed to by all parties.
Information obtained during caucus may not be revealed by the mediator to any other mediation participant without the consent of the disclosing party.
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