Due to the high expenses and the amount of time involved in court battles, one solution gaining quickly in popularity is mediation and arbitration making the revenues of many law firms in South Florida to skyrocket.
(PRWEB) June 28, 2013
Due to the high expenses and the amount of time involved in court battles, one solution gaining quickly in popularity is mediation and arbitration making the revenues of many law firms in South Florida to skyrocket. Court calendars have never been known for efficiency and easy scheduling, and in recent years the sheer volume of cases being brought to trial have choked the system and made it increasingly difficult to schedule hearings and trials.
In 2006, there were 37,000 pending cases in Miami’s Civil court; in 2012 that number had risen by 250% to over 91,000. Many court proceedings are now scheduled months and even years in advance, leaving the involved parties – and their law firms – to sit idle for long stretches with no revenue being generated. People seeking to have swift resolution to their cases are choosing alternative dispute resolutions such as arbitration or mediation instead.
In the words of Jeff Schneider, managing partner of the Miami firm Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider & Grossman, the reason arbitration is now 80% of his practice is simple: ‘The court system is a mess; it’s a real mess these days.’ Whereas in the past companies often chose to litigate, today arbitration is the name of the game. ‘Now, if they have it in the agreement, they pursue it,’ he says. ‘There’s simply no choice.’
Members of American Arbitration Association took approximately 7.3 months on the average to resolve commercial arbitration cases in 2011. This was way shorter than the time taken for a civil case to go to trial in U.S. federal court which was 23.2 months. Law firms seeking to keep revenue streams open and generate new business are increasingly offering arbitration and mediation as the better choice for those who would like to avoid lengthy court proceedings.
People are often referred to mediation or arbitration before they can proceed with formal litigation. This saves valuable court-time in the already jammed legal system. Arbitration.com and Mediation.com are the premier online destinations for consumers and professionals seeking arbitration and mediation services. Each site is broken down by areas of expertise, and geographic-location. Being affiliated and listed with Mediation.com and Arbitration.com are excellent ways for professionals to brand themselves and their practice.
Mediation.com maintains the largest database of Mediation-Attorneys and Mediators, and is broken down by areas of expertise, and geographic-location. People are often referred to mediation before they can proceed with formal litigation. This is because it saves valuable court-time in the already jammed legal system.
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