SITUATION – SOUND FAMILIAR?

 

* DAMAGE RANGE HIGH TO  CATASTROPHIC

* DAMAGES, LIABILITY, AND CAUSATION VIGEROUSLY CONTESTED

* BATTLE OF THE EXPERTS

* PARTIES POSITIONS ENTRENCHED

* CONFIDENCE IN EXPECTATIONS AND PREDICTIONS OF OUTCOME HIGH

* PRIOR ATTEMPT AT MEDIATION UNSUCCESSFUL

* COST APPROACHING “BET THE FIRM” 

 

RISK ANALYSIS

Obtain better information to settle the case or let a jury complete a verdict form

SOLUTION

Focus Group Mediation delivers an integrated multifunctional ADR service to the legal community bringing people, place, trial consultant, mediator, and parties together at the same time. This real time consensual reality check from disinterested 3rd parties is added to the information exchanged in the traditional caucus-based mediation process thus bringing in otherwise unavailable pieces of critical information to the case evaluation and resolution process.

HOW IT WORKS

COST EFFECTIVE  

Traditional monolithic Focus Group feedback does not provide the entire story because the Focus Group Panel only hears one side of the story.  Focus Group Mediation Inc. now provides a heretofore unavailable service allowing for the presentation of the entire story to a Focus Group Panel, audio visual recordings of the parties presentations and deliberations, trial consultant facilitation and input, and traditional caucus –based mediation at a fraction of the cost of standard focus group proceedings and separate mediation proceedings. Quotes are tailored to the parties Focus Group Mediation design requests.*See reverse

This process, while effective, is NOT for everyone. Both sides need to be prepared to hear direct and candid feedback from Focus Group Panel members, the trial consultant, and mediator. This feedback can and usually will be surprising and unsettling. BETTER NOW IN A DRESS REHERSAL THAN AT THE END OF TRIAL.