The First Court System

Reducing Litigation Costs & Delays by 25%



 
 

Overview:  A System for Minimizing Litigation Costs & Delays

1 . NEED INFORMATION?

First Court begins by asking:  “Do you need any more information to evaluate this case?”  If so, we schedule a conference call to create a voluntary plan for quickly getting both sides the information they truly need.  See the slide show above for some of the information sharing tools now at your disposal.

2. HONESTLY, HOW CLOSE ARE WE?

Once we know the parties have the information they need, we show them the size of their real settlement gap.

In 18 minutes both sides will see how close they are to settling through our online negotiating tool—without needing to reveal a single number to the other side.

When the settlement gap turns out to be small, we encourage both sides to pick up the phone and settle, confident in the knowledge that their real settlement positions are actually quite close.

Price: $495 for each party—a fraction of the cost of a traditional mediation.

3. IF TESTING SHOWS A Real IMPASSE...

When the settlement gap turns out to be large, the parties answer five diagnostic questions. We see where the parties are missing each other, and then produce a creative Impasse Breaking plan.

  • Impasse Breakers focus on the real issue preventing settlement.

  • You may review the Plan without any obligation.

  • The Plan spells out all costs, which vary with each case.

  • See the slide show above for some Impasse Breaker examples.