1 Hour Mediation combines human nature with innovative technology to diagnose, evaluate, and resolve disputes faster and more economically than traditional mediation. Our methods have been developed in collaboration with the nation's leading law firms and insurance carriers, and have been proven to close the vast majority of the cases to which they are applied.
Frankly, this process was similar to the way we used to settle cases before the mediation industry developed. I like it. We settled a case that we thought would not be settled.
Joseph Williams Williams Baltimore Law - Baltimore, MD
In 18 minutes we settled the case. It was astounding. There is really no risk because we never disclosed our numbers. For something that is as inexpensive, efficient, and effective as this was... you have got to try it.
Jason Cohn Cohn & Swartzon - Santa Ana, CA
At a fraction of the cost of traditional mediation, 1 Hour Mediation efficiently resolves disputes by safely shows litigants how close they truly are to a settlement number.
When you ask us to help resolve a dispute, First Court will:
1) Invite your opponent to negotiate, and offer a quick demo to make sure all parties are comfortable with our approach.
2) Next, schedule a Settlement Testing session. The parties come together for 18 minutes of intense negotiation in our proprietary online, double-blind negotiating platform.
Rather than showing the other side your numbers, our proprietary algorithms compare the numbers from each side, and indicate the size of the remaining gap as a temperature on a thermometer. The warmer the temperature, the closer you are to settlement.
3) Once your 18 minutes of testing are complete, we use the remainder of the hour to host a videoconference with both negotiators, facilitated by a First Court neutral. Depending on the context gained from Settlement Testing, this call is either used to either help negotiate the remaining gap, or to agree on a plan for solving the issues that are preventing a resolution. Either way, the parties leave the first hour either with a settlement, or with an agreement on a focused, sensitive plan to get to a settlement.
Ready? Schedule a call to learn more or discuss a specific case you are ready to negotiate.
Both sides gain a critical understanding of how large or small their disagreement is, without compromising their negotiating position by putting a number on the table that the other side can use as leverage.
For one flat fee, you can close your file before the trial costs really escalate. Even if there is an impasse, you gain the peace of mind that you are not wasting tens of thousands of dollars preparing for a trial that isn't going to happen.
Settlement Testing sessions have a hard countdown of 18 minutes. This ensures that both negotiators cut through the posturing and rapidly test their most conciliatory number, without wasting a minute of valuable time.
First Court helped us get to a range where we could discuss and settle.
Lee Christie Cline Farrell Christie & Lee - Indianapolis, IN
1 Hour Mediation has been used to successfully resolve disputes across the country. The map below displays the location of our 1 Hour Mediation clients from January 2017 - July 2018.
If you are considering using 1 Hour Mediation for the first time and would like to connect with one of our clients in your area, give us a call and we can make the introduction. If we have not mediated a case in your area before, we are eager to grow together with you. Click here to get started, or give us a call at (855) 908-9089 to discuss your case - we would love to connect!