Appellate Mediation: A Guidebook for Attorneys and Mediators provides a comprehensive guide to appellate mediation for legal advocates and mediators. Included are helpful approaches that can benefit first-time participants in appellate mediation, as well as those who regularly conduct or attend...
Appellate Mediation: A Guidebook for Attorneys and Mediators provides a comprehensive guide to appellate mediation for legal advocates and mediators. Included are helpful approaches that can benefit first-time participants in appellate mediation, as well as those who regularly conduct or attend such mediations. This book teaches new and old practitioners alike, the basics of appellate law and how it informs the mediation process. Authors Brendon Ishikawa and Dana Curtis offer the reader valuable insights into negotiation, risk analysis, and the mediation process itself. Additionally, included are powerful teaching tools, such as interactive diagrams and mediation statements for the reader to work with and use.
"Curtis and Ishikawa’s guidebook is a must read for lawyers, judges and mediators — anyone who wants to understand the promise of mediation, not just before trial, but during the appellate process. Beautifully written, and full of illuminating examples, this book fills a critical gap in the dispute resolution literature."
-Robert H. Mnookin, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School and Chair, Harvard Project on Negotiation
"This remarkably lucid and sophisticated guidebook is a breath of fresh air for anyone interested in how to resolve conflict. Its deep insights and practical, step-by-step advice for lawyers and mediators of all levels of experience advances the field of appellate mediation."
- Gary Friedman, co-founder of the understanding model of mediation and the Center for Understanding in Conflict
"Providing extensive preparation tips, decision trees, and suggestions for how to “get to yes” after the yes’s and no’s have been allocated by trial courts, this book will be the “go-to” book for all lawyers and mediators."
-Carrie Menkel-Meadow, author of Mediation: Practice, Policy, and Ethics
"Dana and Brendon’s experience in appellate mediation permeates every page of this book. This advanced mediation treatise is a valuable resource for beginning and experienced mediators alike and a gift of good writing and thoughtful reflection to the mediation community."
– J. Anderson Little, author of Making Money Talk: How to Mediate Insured Claims
"With clarity, depth, and insight gained from their decades of experience, the authors articulate the knowledge and tools needed in appellate mediation. Simply stated, you will benefit from the authors’ wisdom and assistance."
-Arthur G. Scotland, Presiding Justice (ret.), California Court of Appeal, Third District