Mediation Advocacy: An Employees' Attorney Perspective

Date
Backup: Executive Summary
by Wayne N. Outten
Employment Law & Litigation Institute: Legal Trens and Practice Strategies
April 2004
Description

Employment attorney Wayne N. Outten, Georgetown University Law Center, CLE, Employment Law and Litigation Institute: Legal Trends and Practice Strategies, Thursday-Friday, April 15-16, 2004, Washington, DC.

This paper addresses negotiation approaches and dispute resolution procedures that are well-suited for dealing with the problems and disputes often encountered by employees and their counsel.

The opportunities are legion for problems and disputes to arise out of the employment relationship – during and after the period of employment, and involving non-legal as well as legal issues. Counsel for employees should, of course, be familiar with the legal issues that may arise and with the traditional legal procedures for addressing such legal issues. But familiarity with such legal matters is not enough. Counsel for employees should also be familiar with tactics, strategies, and methods for solving legal and non-legal problems and resolving disputes that do not necessarily depend on the assertion of legal rights and that do not necessarily employ formal legal procedures. This paper addresses negotiation approaches and dispute resolution procedures that are well-suited for dealing with the problems and disputes often encountered by employees and their counsel.

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