Pre-Trial Conferences, Mediation & Settlement

  • March 06, 2013

For the 2012 - 2013 program year, the Civil Litigation section held its Fundamental Sunrise Breakfast Series.

The fourth session was Mediation & Pre-trial Conferences.

The Rules

Rule 24.1 provides  for mandatory mediation in some actions where a neutral third party facilitates the parties in reaching a mutually acceptable resolution.

The Purpose

  • To reduce cost and delay
  • To facilitate an early and fair resolution


  • All communication at the mediation, as well as any mediation briefs (statements of issues), the mediator's notes and records, are without prejudice

About the Authors

Ranjan K. Agarwal, Bennett Jones LLP
Shara Roy, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP

PowerPoint- Mediation & Pre-trial Conferences