By David Baron
Sometimes once a lawsuit is filed, the court will order mediation to take place. This is usually done at the scheduling conference after discovery concludes and before the pre-trial begins. The timing of mediation is important as it is only successful if both the defense and claimant have all information available. Mediation is generally the last step before a case moves to pre-trial, and as such, it is a good idea to have representation in place from our Palm Springs mediation attorneys if you wish to avoid a trial.