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Frederick D. Dilley | Foster Swift Explains Remote Mediation

Michigan Business Beat
April 20, 2020 10:00 AM

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Fred is an Attorney and Shareholder with Foster Swift, Grand Rapids as Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC Attorneys which spans Michigan in
This interview covers remote mediation.

Hear Fred and Jeffrey discuss this topic by clicking on the PodCast shared below:

During the conversation with Fred we find out:
1. what is facilitative mediation and what is the role of the mediator how have the social distancing requirements impacted the way business people, professionals and lawyers conduct mediation?

2. what is your experience with the satisfaction of the participants in participating in mediations remotely?

3. Are there any benefits to video enabled conferencing for mediations As contrasted with the old fashioned way of getting together?

4. What do you see happening with mediations and interactive video conferencing after this crisis is over and we return to some form of normalcy?

Fred Dilley is an attorney with Foster Swift Collins & Smith. A large portion of his practice deals he serves as a facilitative mediator, completing about 100 mediations each year with a very significant success rate and a large number of return users; working on a variety of complex and difficult matters ranging from business disputes to divorce cases to personal injury matters. He brings more than 35 years of experience to his facilitative mediation and arbitration and is highly regarded by his peers as evidenced by his election to the American College of Trial Lawyers and American Board of Trial Advocates.

Since 1902, Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC has provided comprehensive legal services to businesses, municipalities and individuals. The firm employs 100-plus attorneys in Lansing, Detroit, Southfield, Grand Rapids, Holland and St. Joseph.  For more information about the firm, its attorneys and to access recent publications, visit www.fosterswift.com.

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