Making Money Talk

How to Mediate Insured Claims and Other Monetary Disputes

Author: J. Anderson Little

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590318256

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 269

View: 3241


Learn how to deal with the peculiar problems of traditional bargaining through proven models and techniques that will help you to: Gain a better understanding of the dynamics of money negotiations, Identify the recurring problems presented in the negotiation of insured claims, Arm yourself with new tools to move beyond impasse, Build a model of the mediation process that assists when traditional bargaining is unavoidable, Help the parties in traditional bargaining in a facilitative, rather than a directive way. Book jacket.

Mediating Legal Disputes

Effective Strategies for Neutrals and Advocates

Author: Dwight Golann

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604423037

Category: Law

Page: 370

View: 6244


This book combines theory with practical techniques for resolving difficult legal disputes, including: mediating effectively between hostile lawyers and parties; dealing with insulting first offers and reneging; predicting litigation outcomes without alienating disputants; effective impasse-breaking tips; and, for litigators, utilizing a mediator's special powers to achieve better outcomes for clients. Includes a DVD that demonstrates conducting an opening session, eliciting offers, delivering an evaluation, applying impasse tactics, and other essential skills.

The Mediation Process

Practical Strategies for Resolving Conflict

Author: Christopher W. Moore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118304306

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 704

View: 6795


"This is the fourth edition of one of the seminal works in the field of mediation and conflict resolution. The book is practical blend of theory, research, and practice with a useful "how to" approach to resolving disputes at various stages of development and resolution. Its case studies present a range of successful applications of mediation (interpersonal, child custody and divorce, commercial, business, organizational, public policy, environmental, intercultural and international) and strategies for intervention. The book is written for both beginning and experienced practitioners. "--

Mediation Representation

Advocating as Problem Solver

Author: Harold I. Abramson

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454838272

Category: Law

Page: 484

View: 8727


The original, highly accessible text in Mediation Representation: Advocating as a Problem-Solver highlights critical choices and explores every step of the process, from advising clients on the mediation option through preparing cases for the session to appearing in pre-mediation conferences, sessions, and post-sessions. Students learn how to effectively present opening statements and represent clients in joint sessions. Techniques for overcoming impasses, dealing with emotions, and resolving moneyed disputes are explored, and consideration is given to generating forward movement in the process while uncovering creative solutions. Mediation Representation: Advocating as a Problem-Solver navigates mediation-related legal and ethical issues and considers alternative processes for resolving unsettled issues. A culturally neutral framework allows for representing diverse clients. Helpful appendixes are included that cover decision-trees, sample agreements, active listening, and effective questioning. Features: original, accessible text that highlights critical choices in mediation covers every step of the process advising clients on the mediation option preparing cases and clients for the mediation session appearing in pre-mediation conferences, sessions, and post-sessions shows how to effectively present opening statements and represent clients in joint sessions presents techniques for overcoming impasses, dealing with emotions, and resolving moneyed disputes considers how to generate movement and uncover creative solutions navigates mediation-related legal and ethical issues considers alternative processes for resolving unsettled issues provides a culturally neutral framework for representing diverse clients includes helpful appendixes on decision-trees, sample agreements, active listening, and effective questioning

The Guided Method of Mediation: A Return to the Original Ideals of ADR: Second Edition

Author: Mary Kendall Hope


ISBN: 1312060107

Category: Law

Page: 220

View: 512


An invaluable work for professionals and students of mediation, The Guided Method Second Edition offers a more specific theory and practice for the provision of mediation. This step-by-step process for providing mediation is edited & updated with new forms. Specific strategies and recommendations for mediation provision are made throughout the book. While some concepts in this book are based on sound traditional listening skills, many of the techniques and instructional guidelines for mediation in this text cannot be found in other training manuals. This second edition continues to provide the best set of specific instructions to mediators to date on how to provide mediation service that truly serves individuals' needs in times of crisis. Dr. Hope's in depth insights to mediation practice are a must for any professional counselor or mediator's reference.

Appellate Mediation

A Guidebook for Attorneys and Mediators

Author: Brendon Ishikawa,Dana L. Curtis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634253482

Category: Appellate procedure

Page: N.A

View: 9539


How To Make Money as a Mediator (And Create Value for Everyone)

30 Top Mediators Share Secrets to Building a Successful Practice

Author: Jeffrey Krivis,Naomi Lucks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118046994

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 7489


How to Make Money as a Mediator (and Create Value for Everyone) is an invaluable and inspirational resource filled with practical, proven, and down-to-earth information on how you can develop a satisfying and lucrative career as a mediator, no matter what your area of interest—labor and employment mediation, intellectual property, environment, personal injury, family and divorce, contract, securities, or international peacekeeping.

The Reluctant Rainmaker

A Guide for Lawyers who Hate Selling

Author: J. D. Julie a. Fleming

Publisher: Crow Creek Press (Division of Life at the Bar Lle

ISBN: 9780977401864

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 640


The reluctant rainmaker is one who understands how important it is to be able to bring in clients, but does not care for the idea of business development, viewing it as a necessary but distasteful part of practicing law. In this book you will find the information that will help you understand why business development is so critical. Using the step-by-step guide in the rainmaker's toolkit, you will create your own cohesive business development plan. This plan will provide the clear direction you need to build a solid book of business that will support you in developing a successful, satisfying, and sustainable practice.

Online Dispute Resolution For Business

B2B, ECommerce, Consumer, Employment, Insurance, and other Commercial Conflicts

Author: Colin Rule

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787967765

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

View: 9153


In this original and highly useful resource, Colin Rule—a pioneer in the field of online dispute resolution (ODR)—shows how ODR can be used to resolve conflicts which inevitably arise both online and offline in business and commerce. Based on exclusive research and up-to-date best practices, Online Dispute Resolution for Business presents expert advice on how ODR can save time and money, offering timely suggestions and proven approaches for resolving business related conflicts online.

Divorce & Money

How to Make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce

Author: Violet Woodhouse,Lina Guillen

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323308

Category: Law

Page: 536

View: 6153


All the information you need to split assets, easily and fairly. Especially in uncertain economic times, divorce isn’t simple. Turn to Divorce & Money, the acclaimed guide to evaluating and dividing assets during divorce, to avoid making financial mistakes that could affect you for the rest of your life. Learn how to: understand how a court evaluates assets determine the value of real estate and other assets negotiate a comprehensive settlement decide whether to keep or sell the house agree on fair child support understand how much, if any, alimony is appropriate divide debts fairly divide retirement benefits,and achieve financial stability after divorce. Divorce & Money shows you how to take control of your financial life during and after divorce—and avoid costly court fights.

How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim

Author: Joseph Matthews

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141332150X

Category: Law

Page: 296

View: 8474


Know your rights! Find out how to make the best case for yourself and win your personal injury claim. Dealing with insurance companies and lawyers when filing a personal injury claim can feel like another accident is in the offing. But you can handle a claim yourself -- and save hundreds or thousands of dollars in the process. How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim shows you how to handle almost every accident situation, and guides you through the insurance claim process, step by step. Learn how to: protect your rights after an accident determine what your claim is worth handle a property-damage claim deal with uncooperative doctors, lawyers, and insurance companies counter the tactics insurance companies use prepare a claim for compensation negotiate a full and fair settlement stay on top of your case if you hire a lawyer This edition of How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim provides your state's most recent laws, small-claims court limits and Department of Insurance contact information. Plus, you'll find a new chart explaining your state's in-car text and cell phone laws.

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Author: ABA Center for Professional Conduct

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604425178

Category: Law

Page: 209

View: 7699


The Model Rules of Professional Conduct offers timely information on lawyer ethics. The black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules help lawyers identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the lawyer's relationship with clients, colleagues, and the courts.

Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce

Author: Emily Doskow

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325327

Category: Law

Page: 528

View: 4766


Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce provides clear answers that can help make divorce simpler and reduce its financial and emotional cost. Readers will even learn how to complete the divorce with minimal help from an attorney. With compassion and understanding, Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce explains what to expect through each stage of divorce. It helps readers: understand the divorce process learn about different types of divorce, including mediated, collaborative, and contested identify and divide property and assets fairly work with mediators or lawyers avoid expensive and painful court battles establish child custody and visitation arrangements handle child support issues, including how support is paid and enforced draft a marital settlement agreement deal with divorce emergencies address post-divorce issues, and negotiate and settle spousal support.

Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309145449

Category: Medical

Page: 436

View: 1803


Collaborations of physicians and researchers with industry can provide valuable benefits to society, particularly in the translation of basic scientific discoveries to new therapies and products. Recent reports and news stories have, however, documented disturbing examples of relationships and practices that put at risk the integrity of medical research, the objectivity of professional education, the quality of patient care, the soundness of clinical practice guidelines, and the public's trust in medicine. Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice provides a comprehensive look at conflict of interest in medicine. It offers principles to inform the design of policies to identify, limit, and manage conflicts of interest without damaging constructive collaboration with industry. It calls for both short-term actions and long-term commitments by institutions and individuals, including leaders of academic medical centers, professional societies, patient advocacy groups, government agencies, and drug, device, and pharmaceutical companies. Failure of the medical community to take convincing action on conflicts of interest invites additional legislative or regulatory measures that may be overly broad or unduly burdensome. Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice makes several recommendations for strengthening conflict of interest policies and curbing relationships that create risks with little benefit. The book will serve as an invaluable resource for individuals and organizations committed to high ethical standards in all realms of medicine.

Getting to Yes

Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Author: Roger Fisher,William L. Ury,Bruce Patton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101539545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 3167


The key text on problem-solving negotiation-updated and revised Since its original publication nearly thirty years ago, Getting to Yes has helped millions of people learn a better way to negotiate. One of the primary business texts of the modern era, it is based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project, a group that deals with all levels of negotiation and conflict resolution. Getting to Yes offers a proven, step-by-step strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict. Thoroughly updated and revised, it offers readers a straight- forward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting angry-or getting taken. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author: Barry Werth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439142483

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 1354


Damages is the riveting true story of one family’s legal struggles in the world of medicine. At the urging of a friend, the Sabias filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Humes and Norwalk Hospital. Barry Werth takes us through the seven-year lawsuit, allowing us to see the legal strategy plotted by the Sabias’s attorneys, Connecticut’s premier medical malpractice law firm.

Closing the Courthouse Door

How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable

Author: Erwin Chemerinsky

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300224907

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 6283


A leading legal scholar explores how the constitutional right to seek justice has been restricted by the Supreme Court The Supreme Court s decisions on constitutional rights are well known and much talked about. But individuals who want to defend those rights need something else as well: access to courts that can rule on their complaints. And on matters of access, the Court s record over the past generation has been almost uniformly hostile to the enforcement of individual citizens constitutional rights. The Court has restricted who has standing to sue, expanded the immunity of governments and government workers, limited the kinds of cases the federal courts can hear, and restricted the right of habeas corpus. Closing the Courthouse Door, by the distinguished legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, is the first book to show the effect of these decisions: taken together, they add up to a growing limitation on citizens ability to defend their rights under the Constitution. Using many stories of people whose rights have been trampled yet who had no legal recourse, Chemerinsky argues that enforcing the Constitution should be the federal courts primary purpose, and they should not be barred from considering any constitutional question.

How Insurance Companies Settle Cases

Author: David Frangiamore

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1945421568

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 4813


Get a better understanding of how insurers work and how to obtain better settlements for your clients. Learn how to get across the true value of your case, side step delays, and get your case settled. This edition of How Insurance Companies Settle Cases brings you “insider information” on: 14 key indicators of wrongfully denied claims. §110 The broker’s job. §133 Correcting policy mistakes. §183. Disclosure of auto policy information to third party claimants. §240. Duties of excess insurer when notified of claim being handled by primary or umbrella insurers. §305 Late reporting problems by the insured. §331 Attorney-client privilege and outside legal opinion. §430.12 Business pursuits exclusion and ride-sharing services. §440.6.11 Duties of excess insurer directly above another excess or umbrella carrier. §440.8.3 Insurer’s obligation to pay attorney fees as part of a judgment. §468 Property insurance: valued policy laws. §491.8 Client Handout: Using Auto and Liability Coverage to Increase Insurance Benefits for Medical Care. §4170 Sophistication of policyholder as a defense to bad faith conduct. §503.3 Tips for negotiating medical lien claims. 581.1 Issuance of insurance policies by Managing General Agents. §664.5 Delegation of claims handling to Third Party Administrators. §810A Chart: Each State’s Position on Third Party Private Right or Direct Action for Bad Faith. §1553 Chart: Statute of Limitations for Insurance Breach of Contract and Bad Faith Actions in All States. §1566.2

Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business

Author: Fred S. Steingold

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141332407X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

View: 3132


This book is for current and aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as managers and other key small business employees, who want a practical and comprehensive guide to business laws without paying a fortune in legal fees. The book helps owners and managers successfully start and run a small business, from raising startup money to protecting personal assets to negotiating leases and contracts.