Have you heard the expression that mediation is considered successful if all parties leave unhappy with the agreement reached?
Beginning later this year, The Likeable Lawyer will introduce a new expansive mediation service that will help parties reach better agreements. Facilitated by two expert lawyer/mediators (each assigned to one of the parties seeking to reach agreement or resolution), the parties will be guided through an Expansive Negotiation model which increases cooperation and creativity, and guides parties to reach a better agreement than they would have reached with non-facilitated negotiation and traditional mediation. It is a better agreement because the process incorporates brainstorming and negotiation processes that help discover creative ways for all parties to get more of what they want and need from the agreement.
Our Likeable Facilitators are highly trained in using our Expansive Negotiation model. In fact, they co-developed the models and have been teaching our processes and approach to tens of thousands of lawyers across the United States over the past 15 years. We are experts in guiding past the pitfalls that often derail and frustrate negotiations. Working with the parties, our facilitated model expertly guides the parties towards a creative, expansive resolution that leaves all parties happy with the agreement reached.
I could use your help. What should we call this new service: Likeable Mediation? Expansive Mediation Services? If you have any ideas, please send me an email: email@example.com. Thank you in advance for you time and thought.
We will have more information on our website about our new service soon. In the meantime, for information about our unique CLE programs which include the models that we will facilitate with our new mediation service, please visit: www.likeablelawyer.com.