What is Summary Judgment?

Perhaps you’ve heard the term summary judgment and always wondered about it. If so, read on. What is Summary Judgment? Generally speaking, trials in civil cases are about determining facts. The finder of fact, whether it is a jury or a judge (in bench trials),...

Why Hire a Lawyer?

In 2016, Massachusetts lawyer Robert Ambrogi wrote a blog post about a then-new service that attempted to “rank” attorneys based on their court results. ┬áThe founders were two undergrads from Harvard University and the first covered state was Massachusetts...

7 Basic Rules for Negotiation

When I teach mediation, one of the definitions we discuss is how mediation is a guided negotiation. Participants need to be able to negotiate, yet we live in a society where we rarely negotiate. And when we do (buying a car or house), we generally hate it. The ADR...