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ADR Series: Valuing Your Client's Case (course 1 of 6)

Preparing for Mediation & Settlement by Valuing Your Client’s Case


In order to meet your professional obligations, during the pendency of any case, you must constantly assess for yourself and the client the value of the case. That is particularly important when you prepare for settlement discussions and mediation because, in essence, you will be discussing the purchase and sale of a lawsuit. This presentation addresses that key element. We will help you assess the net present value of your client’s case to set a range and a limit on negotiation for the facilitated discussion that is mediation.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand concepts of judgment and cognitive bias
  • Learn how to improve judgment
  • Be able to put yourself and your client in the other side’s shoes
  • Recognize that you must budget for attorney's fees and costs
  • Realize the importance of research and assessing risk
  • Know the formula for calculating the Net Present Value of your case


  • Laura Kaster

CLE Eligibility

If you are unsure if this program has been approved in your state or have any questions about self-reporting, please click on the CLE icon to find out more or  contact us before taking the time to purchase and complete this program!


  • Members and Alumni: $30
  • Non-members: $45
Bundle pricing is available!