Mediation Skills for Lawyers
Article from: TDM 6 (2014), in Dispute Resolution from a Corporate Perspective
Mediation, a close cousin of negotiation, has become a standard and key dispute resolution tool for many corporations, large and small. What does this mean for the skill-set lawyers must possess in order to serve their clients? For example, how does the traditionally "rights-based" training of lawyers support, or stand in the way, of interest-based mediation? This article discusses the proposition that lawyers must use a particular skill-set in order to properly serve their clients in mediations. The author examines the lawyer's traditional skill-set and how it can be adapted for ...