Monthly Archives: March 2015

Choosing Arbitration or Mediation in Atlanta

There are two effective forms of alternative dispute resolution: Arbitration and Mediation. Being aware of the significant differences between Arbitration and Mediation will allow you to determine which form is best for your case. First, the impact of Arbitration and Mediation differ. In Arbitration, the third-party neutral, the arbitrator, makes a binding decision on behalf of the parties. Parties to the arbitration are bound by the decision even if they dislike the outcome, since it is extremely difficult to appeal the arbitrator’s decision. In contrast, in Mediation, the third-party neutral, the mediator, facilitates the parties in negotiating the terms of...Read More

Preparing to Testify in an Atlanta Trial

Preparing to testify in an Atlanta trial is a scary thought. The thought of being sworn in and answering questions in front of a jury can be overwhelming. For the duration of your case, you should keep a log or diary of events – write down the events that led up to the filing of the case and the events that occur after the case has been filed. These notes will be helpful to refresh your memory during trial, and will help you prepare for your testimony so that your thoughts and testimony are well organized. It is important to...Read More

Appealing a Case in Atlanta

The appellate process in Georgia is complex, as one cannot simply appeal a case for any reason. In the state of Georgia, an appeal can be made to an appellate court to determine if a mistake of law occurred in the trial court, which is also called the lower court. If the appellate court determines that a mistake of law occurred, the appealing party may be able to have the trial court’s ruling overturned. There are important rules and deadlines that must be followed when appealing a case in Georgia. If the appeal is allowable under the law, each party...Read More