• Weighing the Pros and Cons: Dispute Resolution Methods
  • June 19, 2007 | Author: Michael W. Hawkins
  • Law Firm: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP - Cincinnati Office
  • Martindale-Hubbell posed the following question to provide a variety of views on  this important topic:

     

    What should be my primary considerations in choosing a particular dispute resolution  strategy?

     

    As a general dispute resolution principle, it is critical to know your goals and know the other party. The key is to understand your interests and their interests. Particularly in mediations, the most effective results come from avoiding excessive posturing, and, instead, identifying the interests of the other side and proposing mutually agreeable solutions. Making reasonable proposals that can be backed up by objective and legitimate standards will go far in bringing the other side in line with your perspective.