General Mediation Information

General Information About Our Mediation Business Terms Unless we agree otherwise, you will be charged $400/hr (my normal hourly rate) for my mediation services, including time spent in the mediation conference as well as time spent in preparation and for any follow-up that I believe is warranted. I will absorb routine “costs” (fax, photocopying, etc.) [...]

Top Ten Mistakes Lawyers Make In Arbitration And Tips on How to Avoid Them!

By Phil Cutler Cutler Nylander & Hayton PS 1191 Second Avenue Seattle, WA  98101 philcutler@cnhlaw.com 206-340-4600 Philip E. Cutler © 2011     For over 20 years I have presided over or participated as a panelist in hundreds of arbitrations.  Those experiences have shown me the good, the bad and the ugly.  Quite frankly, there [...]

General Mediation Requirements

For Phil Cutler WHAT WHEN Pre-Mediation Settlement Conference Before mediation conference Counsel for the parties (or the parties themselves) should meet at least once prior to the mediation and engage in a good faith attempt to negotiate a settlement of the action. Unless the parties have attempted to settle their dispute on their own, a [...]