January 01, 2015 Tort Trial and Insurance Practice

Tips for Selecting Your Best Arbitrator or Mediator

Jerry P. Roscoe

Some advocates act as if arbitrators and mediators are fungible commodities. Were this true, we would not hear so many horror stories of “bad” neutrals: arbitrators who fall asleep during the hearing or mediators who give up at the first sign of impasse. Advocates can ensure that their clients see only the best neutrals by having a set of selection guidelines in place.

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