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Legal Assistants and Paralegals

Lay the Groundwork for Success

If you've found your way here, we're feeling safe to assume that your attorney wants a mediation, has given you the names of several mediators, and asked you to determine our availability and costs for starters.

Having assisted Karl Bayer for the last five years, I know you, as a legal assistant or paralegal, need more information than just price and availability to fully prepare your attorney. It's my job to help you get what you need as quickly and easily as possible. So we've designed things on this web to help you work autonomously, whenever possible.

As dispute resolution coordinator, I've helped Karl help lawyers and their teams resolve a lot of disputes. Over time, it's been my experience that legal assistants and paralegals come in three basic flavors: new to mediation, new to us (but not to mediation) and experienced with mediation and already working with us.

To speed up and smooth out your mediation, we've created some online checklists to help answer your questions efficiently. Of course, you can always contact me directly with questions, concerns or special requests - and I hope you will.

So which flavor are you?

If you're new to mediation, go here.

If you're new to us, go here.

If you're experienced with mediation and already working with us, go here.