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Civil Lawsuit Basics: When, Why & How to a Civil Case

  • Community Education/Outreach

This is a pre-recorded class that is available 24/7

More than 90% of civil cases settle or are dismissed prior to trial, yet most litigants spend very little time thinking about whether or how to settle their cases. Learn when settlement makes sense, what resources and tools are available to you and how to negotiate effectively to get the best possible result without the uncertainty, time, and expense of taking a case all the way to trial.

Class covers:
· How to frame your case in the best light
· Whether settlement makes sense for your case
· The role of a settlement officer or mediator
· How to prepare for a negotiation
· How to negotiate effectively
· When to make an offer
· How to decide what is a fair result
· Documenting your settlement so you are protected