Mediation has become a very effective litigation tool in Hawaii. We are asked about the possiblity of a mediation by clients and potential clients almost daily. Although mediation is practiced throughout the United States, the people of Hawaii, with their unique cultural history, seem particularly well-equipped to effectively use mediation. Although I was trained to practice law in New York, I moved to Hawaii in 1993. I have personally observed that Hawaii has a strong preference to mediation and that some of our finest jurists actively participate in this process.
For those unfamiliar with this practice, Mediation is a device in...Read More