Negotiation is the first, second and final step to any resolution.  Whether you hire a lawyer, end up in court or simply discuss your problem over a cup of coffee, you will engage in some form off negotiation.  Negotiation is the process of assessing differences and finding ways to bridge the gap to a mutually agreeable solution. 

Settlement Smarts

pdf Settlement Smarts for Self-Represented Litigants: How to use Settlement Processes Knowledgeably & Effectively (1.95 MB)  from Dr. Julie MacFarlane for the National Self-Represented Litigants Project.

This publication covers:

  • Settlement basics
  • Settlement conferences
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation and formal Offers to Settle
  • Advice from other Self-Represented Litigants.