Have a Pre-mediation Discussion
The attorneys, mediators, and injured parties should have a pre-mediation conversation to help prepare for the mediations. Issues that should be discussed include ensuring sufficient time is reserved for the mediation, setting a date to exchange relevant documents, how the process will be carried out, and the joint discussion.
Both parties should likewise make certain that the person with authority to enter into a settlement agreement is present at the mediation.
A litigator can likewise make a personal call to the mediator to convey details about the client that could affect the mediation. In general, the better prepared the mediator is, the easier it will be to settle the case.