Resolving civil disputes in court used to involve a regular series of trips to tall office buildings and courthouses where we all sat close and breathed on one another to take depositions, mediate disputes, appear at hearings and try cases. Now that we are kicked out of the buildings, must the dispute resolution process grind to a halt? No, while the “jury is out” on the the conduct of jury trials, much of what we do other than jury trials can be Zoom-ized.
Here is my report card on resolving civil disputes from one’s living room: “Zoomigation.”
Mediations: A. In nearly all civil business disputes parties are ordered to attend mediation, a half-day or day devoted to settlement. read more