Settlement facilitation is a more structured and layered variation on mediation, which involves the parties, their lawyers and a neutral “facilitator”. The settlement facilitator is a neutral professional (often an attorney, but may be an accountant or professional in a subject matter relevant to the dispute such as real estate).
Each party to the legal matter has his or her respective attorney in attendance at the settlement facilitation sessions. Typically the attorneys have prepared and provided the settlement facilitator with written explanatory and descriptive materials regarding the dispute prior to the settlement facilitation session.
Settlement facilitations are often held in half-day or full-day sessions. It is an intense resolution-oriented process that entails advance preparation and groundwork in order to be successful.
Claire Sanderson Hanna has over 20 years experience in the role of neutral settlement facilitator. Her analytical mind and excellent organizational skills make her a highly effective settlement facilitator.
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