To improve their chances of prevailing in cases of professional malpractice, attorneys often think it wise to seek the assistance of arbitration and mediation services when litigating complex commercial cases.
Such organizations may specialize in one or more particular areas, such as civil rights, international disputes, class actions, bankruptcy issues or copyright and patent law. But many are staffed to handle a wide variety of cases.
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The arbitration and mediation service concept is designed to incorporate the experience of former judges and work within the framework that most litigators understand, as outlined in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence and the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
Mock trials can help attorneys focus upon the strategies and arguments that will be most likely to succeed. Even after the arbitration process is already underway, mediation services can be useful in terms of narrowing issues and reaching settlement.
Arbitration and mediation services will help in cases of alleged attorney professional malpractice as well.
In some instances, the parties would rather a mediator have no special knowledge of the subject being disputed. In theory, that eliminates the possibility of any preconceived ideas about what the settlement should be. But when the case is complicated or unusually technical, it can be advantageous to have someone involved who has some related experience.
If you’re involved with professional malpractice litigation, consider the many benefits that arbitration and mediation services have to offer.