Mediation 1+1=3. When Two Fight the Third intervenes

Many times the act of justice leaves the parties unsatisfied with the judicial decision and generates conflict between them, because one of them thinks he lost in “looser-winner” game. Mediation is a good alternative in solving problems between two conflicting parties.

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Mediation is the process by which a neutral third party intervenes between two conflicting parties to assist them in reaching a mutually acceptable decision. It is an effective tool for resolving almost all civil non criminal disputes. Mediation generally takes a much less time that litigation resulting in less hourly fees paid to the attorneys and mediator.

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How to Place a Bid on Legal Bistro

Bid-for-Placement: what does it mean? Why do we need it?

A bid is a sum of money that a lawyer offers for the opportunity of talking to a client, to receive his contact information and discuss his case (the minimum amount you can bid on is 6 law dollars).

It’s important to remember that a lawyer’s bid on a case determines where in the list of competing, “bidding” lawyers their profile will be displayed to the clients, who posted the case. The profile with the highest bid will be displayed first and the lowest, respectively, the last.

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Writing an Effective Biography on Legal Bistro Helps Attorneys Get New Clients!

Why should a lawyer bother to write an outstanding biography and why is it the most important part of the lawyer profile? It’s so simple!

A bio is a snapshot of a lawyer’s professional experience:

  • who they are,

  • what they do,

  • specialist expertise and

  • examples of client work.

A good biography “sells” their expertise to potential new clients.

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Legal Bistro Elevator Pitch for Lawyers

What is an Elevator Pitch?

An “Elevator Pitch”, also known as an elevator speech or statement, is a short summary used to quickly define a person, product, profession or organization and its Value Proposition.  The name “elevator pitch” conveys that the person who is delivering the message has about the same time that it takes the typical elevator to go from the ground floor the top floor to convince their audience about their proposal.  A well designed elevator pitch should be between 30 and 60 seconds.

How to Write a Good Elevator Pitch

The “Elevator Pitch” on Legal Bistro is five lines (500 words maximum) of text that are displayed to potential clients in what we call the “Short Profile Preview”.  This is the very first thing that a potential client will see about you and your law firm so you should give a lot of thought to what you would like to say.

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Why Consumers Love Legal Bistro

 Do you need a lawyer but are intimidated by the legal process?  Are you concerned that professional legal services may be financially out of reach?  Perhaps English is not your native language and you are having trouble finding a qualified attorney with whom you can effectively communicate.  Don’t worry, if you answered yes to any of these questions you are not alone.

We built Legal Bistro because we were inspired by the contribution that Lending Tree made to the process for finding a mortgage lender.  Lending Tree used the power of the Internet to bring online competition in the mortgage application process. Equally important is that Lending Tree’s website has helped consumers to better understand the process of applying for a home loan. We hope that Legal Bistro can achieve similar results in the legal services market.

When Lawyers Compete, You Win!

The single biggest reason why consumers love our service is because Legal Bistro facilitates lawyers competing online to serve the client.  Our Company motto is that When Lawyers Compete, the Client Wins! Frankly, we believe that both lawyers and consumers win when the competitive playing field has been leveled.

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Why Lawyers Love Legal Bistro

    

Are you happy with the current Return on Investment (“ROI”) for your online legal services marketing dollars?  Are you spending too much of your time qualifying leads? wasting time imagesDo you know anything about the visitors to your law firm’s website besides their IP Address and the date and time of their visit?  More specifically, are you being provided with case specific  facts that will help you evaluate their legal needs?

If you have answered yes to some or all of these questions then perhaps you will appreciate why lawyers love Legal Bistro.

YOU ARE IN CONTROL

You decide what cases you see based on the Practice Groups, Case Types and Tag or Key Words used when defining your Areas of Practice.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution – Arbitration and Mediation

Anyone who is seriously considering alternative dispute resolution, more specifically arbitration and mediation, should read Richard Meehan’s article entitled: Arbitration, mediation are important tools, which was published on the Norwich Bulletin.

Arbitration is a binding, alternative trial process. Rather than refer a dispute to the courts for trial before a judge or a jury, parties enter into an agreement to arbitrate. Generally, arbitration is created by the contract between the parties. One cannot compel an adversary to engage in arbitration.

Mediation is a voluntary process that utilizes an experienced facilitator whose task is to guide the parties to their own negotiated resolution. Because the process is voluntary, parties failing to reach an accord can then opt for either arbitration or litigation in court.

According to the Association of Trial Lawyers, the annual cost to the U.S. economy for civil lawsuits is $233 Billion.  This equates to a cost of $809 annually for every U.S. citizen.  Clearly anyone who is involved in a dispute should seriously consider arbitration and mediation before going all of the way through a trial.