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

  • Courts
  • Community Education/Outreach

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
Presented by:

Sandra Levin, Executive Director, LA Law Library (http://www.lalawlibrary.org/)