Never Ever Set a Time Limit to Settlements
There are no simple or hard cases when it pertains to mediation. Frequently a lawyer feels the case is “easy”; however, settlement negotiations can drag out, and vice versa. Mediations require an open mind, perseverance, and patience.
The most experienced attorneys advise dedicating an entire day for mediation. Often the mediator needs to speak separately with both parties about issues like the risks of litigation before they can even start the process.