It is estimated that only 5 percent of cases actually go to trial. With numbers like that, one may wonder whether it’s time “trial attorneys” rebrand themselves as “settlement attorneys,” but that is a question for another day. Today, I want to discuss the upcoming issue of GPSolo, which explores one of the most important steps in the process of the other 95 percent of cases: mediation. Mediation is perhaps one of the most human processes in our justice system. There are no complex rules, no judges, no juries. Mediation is about getting people together to listen, be heard, and try to find resolution to their conflicts. For those very reasons, mediation can also be one of the most difficult things for a lawyer to master. I hope the contents of this magazine will help.
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