I have often heard mediators say that they recommend that their clients each see a “mediation friendly” attorney for legal advice either during or after the mediation process. But I do not believe that sending them off to separate attorneys is a good idea, regardless of whether or not the attorney is “mediation friendly.”
Isn’t it the role of an attorney to advocate for his or her client? Does that mean that a “mediation friendly” attorney would not? And if not, what then is his or her role? Learn Dan’s views by reading the rest of his article.