First Court Litigation Insights

The Lean Mediation

Dec 17, 2019 11:47:05 AM / by Joe Liffrig posted in 1 Hour Mediation, ADR, Online Dispute Resolution, innovation, Mediation, risk, ODR


The purpose of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is to reduce litigation expense and delay… yet the traditional ADR model bakes in those very inefficiencies, as parties tend to prepare for mediation in much the same deliberate, expensive way that they prepare for trial.

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Welcome Mediator Timothy Barnes

Aug 12, 2019 4:15:14 PM / by Joe Liffrig posted in Settle, 1 Hour Mediation, ADR, Mediation, New York, New Jersey



One of the best parts of my job as First Court continues to grow is to identify new mediators to join our panel, vet their fit with our culture, and turn them loose on efficiently resolving disputes. I'm happy to introduce Timothy Barnes, the newest addition to our panel of neutrals.

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Meet our Newest Mediators

Mar 13, 2019 1:54:23 PM / by Joe Liffrig posted in Settle, 1 Hour Mediation, ADR, Online Dispute Resolution

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First Court is growing rapidly, and we now have happy mediation clients in 41 states and the District of Columbia enjoying, average savings of 23 hours and 17% in litigation expenses per case. We want to celebrate that growth, welcome our new additions, and make sure that you are familiar with the whole team that is serving you.

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What could you accomplish with 10 free hours?

Dec 13, 2018 10:54:58 AM / by Joe Liffrig posted in Settle, 1 Hour Mediation, ADR, Settlement Case Studies, Settlement, Online Dispute Resolution


 Settling a six figure personal injury case in an hour probably seems impossible to those in the legal profession who have not yet enjoyed the benefits of First Court's 1 Hour Mediation

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When to use Online Dispute Resolution

Sep 1, 2017 1:28:00 PM / by Will Gardner posted in Settle, 1 Hour Mediation, ADR, Settlement, Knowledge, Case Submission, Mediation Knowledge


1 Hour Mediation has quickly and efficiently closed cases with a huge range of dollar values, complexities, and particulars. However, submissions that fail to yield the best results generally have one or more of the following problems:

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