We are moving to be a part of The Collaborative Outpost

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We want to share some exciting news.  Our firm, Dispute Resolution Counsel, LLC, has moved to a new location at 9 Main Street, Southborough, MA.  We are joining other forward-thinking law firms in a new project in which these like-minded, client-driven firms will be under one roof and part of a new place called The Collaborative Outpost.  These firms at …

The Case for Early Mediation; Part II of II

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In our last blog post, the first in this two-part post about the case for early mediation, we discussed traditional, post-discovery mediation and its role as essentially an alternative to trial.  In this post, we look at the kind of mediation we are proponents of – early mediation (we call ours “3-D Mediation”) – used either as an alternative to …

We are looking for one good town (legally speaking)

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Now, take that same concept – a commitment of an entire town to practicing health wellness – but apply it to legal wellness. For one year, what if town officials agreed that if there were any kind of municipal disputes, neither side would sue or go to court.

Mediation breaks into TV and shows its advantages over litigation

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Fairly Legal’s premise is the use of mediation to resolve disputes rather than going to court and fighting through a litigation process. The lead character, Kate Reed, is a lawyer who walked away from the litigation side of the profession to become a mediator.

Who’s going to pay for my primary care lawyer?

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There are many advantages to having trusted legal counsel on board, someone who knows your business and family circumstances well, knows your priorities and goals, your disposition and who can give you good preventive and proactive advice, before you decide which legal path to travel.

Most Important? Preserving relationships. Least Important? Winning at all costs!

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Preserving relationships is more important than winning at all costs in today’s business environment. It is also critical in dispute resolutions since non-adversarial processes are more responsive to meet the needs of the parties.

Seven compelling reasons to utilize ADR methods

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You would be amazed at how sensible and logical it is to opt for using certain forms of alternative dispute resolution, especially in tough economic times. People are searching for ways to cut costs and not sacrifice quality or efficiency, the good sense and logic of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) screams out to be recognized.