A recent LinkedIn discussion debated the value of consulting a lawyer when participating in mediation. Here are the pros and cons: Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer while Participating in Mediation: Legal Advice: A mediator can provide legal information but not legal advice. That's because legal advice is particular to your individual situation and the mediator as a neutral shouldn't be providing advice to either individual. A Private Sounding Board : Sometimes people are afraid to raise certain issues in mediation because they're not sure if it's relevant or how the other person will react. A lawyer can help you decide what issues you should raise and the best way to raise them. Education about the Law : Mediation is a negotiation, and if you don't have a lawyer with you then you are negotiating for yourself. One of the best ways to do well in a negotiation is to be prepared. While the mediator can provide legal information, you may not even know th
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