Mediated Settlement Conferences: Solving Problems for Trial Lawyers

April 29, 1992

By J. Anderson Little

Trial lawyers love to try lawsuits —but only if they cannot be settled within a reasonable range of potential jury verdicts. Trial lawyers would prefer to settle those cases which have potential for pre-trial resolution.

This may come as a surprise to laymen. Many layman do not understand that lawyers view themselves as counselors and advisors as well as litigators. The role of the lawyers, even trial lawyers, is to assist their clients in formulating and achieving their goals and objectives.

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