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WEBSITE: mediation, special master, arbitration, and international arbitration

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mediation; blurb on how legal assistants help with the process, scheduling, public calendar, how to read it (key), call to hold a date, confirming an appointment, cancelling an appointment, preparing for the mediation, frequently requested documents, W-9, others, C.V., what karl needs before the mediation & when he needs it, what to bring to the mediation, level of preparation expected, mediation policies, standard start time, karl will travel, meals, karl works through lunch, tell us about dietary needs (this will be a wufoo form), things you need to know, rates & payment, full-day and half-day, pay in advance (if you don't do it, 6% interest, maybe), methods of payment

arbitration; blurb on how legal assistants help with the process, rates, karl's availability, public calendar, arbitration policies, conflict check, email karl (cc alyson) with party information, frequently requested documents, W-9, C.V., others, what karl needs before the arbitration & when he needs it, what to bring to the arbitration

special master; blurb on how clerks help with the process, special master policies, public calendar, conflict check, qualifications, C.V., cases, link to special master page under "client"

international disputes, international arbitration, preparing for arbitration, frequently used forms, W-9, what karl needs before the arbitration & when he needs it, what to bring to the arbitration, level of preparation expected, scheduling, public calendar, how to read it, how to schedule a date, confirming, rates, international mediation

link to "about the practice"

client

who is karl as a person, karl's personal story (where was he raised, his family, etc.), non-legal interests, links to social networks (make these links open in a new window), facebook, linkedin, twitter, stumbleupon, del.icio.us

who is karl the mediator, experience with mediations, karl telling stories about mediations - how he handled specific situations, creative, wise, objective

what to expect in a mediation with karl, similar to how does karl conduct a mediation, but more colloquial, a video from karl about the process, it is a safe process, absolute confidentiality, absolute competency, absolute comfort

legal principal

karl's expertise, professional credentials, C.V., CLE papers, link to knowledge center, business disputes, environmental disputes, technology disputes, intellectual property disputes, (tone) - not a link, experienced, breadth of trial experience on both sides of the docket, both as trial attorney and as mediator, thoughtful, creative, dynamic mediation philosophy, link to blog, hard working, karl is prepared - reads the documents, stays wholly engaged from scheduling through resolution, smart, breadth of subject matter legal experience, specialized technical knowledge

mediation, what do you need to supply karl?, call karl ex parte 2 weeks prior to mediation, resolve preliminary issues so that they won't be roadblocks in the mediation, heads up on personality issues, allow karl to get a feel for the dynamics and issues that really matter to resolution, documents/evidence, karl will read it all, objective narrative on your case and the other party's case with specific reference to evidence, not just the law, not just a bunch of depositions, not just a bunch of pleadings/court docs, need to be in karl's hand no later than 3 days prior to mediation, how does karl conduct a mediation?, procedure is tailored to the particular dispute, collaborative, dynamic development of karl's role, respect for confidentiality & privilege, if case isn't settled, notes are destroyed, full disclosure of potential conflicts, nuts & bolts, food provided, unafraid to discuss the law as it relates to the mediation, recognizes emotions and has ways to negotiate them, mediation experitse, stories of successful mediations

arbitration, what do you need to supply karl?, how does karl conduct an arbitration?, Initial teleconference, karl's arbitration policies, filing medium (hard copy, email, etc.), who to send to (alyson with cc to karl and all parties to arbitration), motions, pleadings, and briefs in .pdf, proposed orders in .doc, voluminous exhibits on dvd or hard copy, transmittal emails should have, at minimum, case name in subject line plus a few key words about the attachment; body should have longer description of attachment, (for the site: add templates/examples of ideal cases for each of these), hearings require 3 business days notice whether teleconference or in person, parties should email alyson the agenda items the day before the hearing, rules of evidence & procedure: "TRCP, FRCP lite" - like a judge would do it without a jury, with everyone agreeing that karl has broad discretion (with the underpinning of the Rules, generally), dispositive pleadings, will hear and rule on these, and sometimes even grant, expert challenges, will hear and rule on these, and sometimes even grant, facilities, technology available, layout of the office, lunch is served at arbitrations in the parties' respective rooms, general rules of conduct & tone, this IS a formal procedure, use formal titles among all parties - "Mr. Bayer", practice tips before karl, paper discovery matters, electronic discovery matters, tone of pleadings, motions, and briefs, citation to authority, reasoned vs. standard awards, official record - to keep one or not, motions, movant has 10 pages without need for leave, respondent has 10 pages without need for leave, respondent has 10 business days to respond from initial motion, movant gets up to 5 pages to respond, which must be within 5 days from initial response, fees, deposits, & cancellation policy, fees, deposits vary depending on number of days requested, cancellations only charged if within 2 weeks; "amount" = full cost of days scheduled, cost is time already accrued PLUS:, if cancelled week of, entire amount is forfeited, if cancelled week prior, 3/4 amount is forfeited, if cancelled 2 weeks prior, 1/2 of amount is forfeited, if cancelled because of settlement of case, amount is capped at 1/2 amount, Scheduling Order, to be set, initial face-to-face hearing date, things due 1 week prior to initial face-to-face hearing, trial setting, to be discussed, initial disclosure deadlines, expert designation deadlines, dispositive motion deadlines, expert challenges deadlines, amended pleadings deadline, protective orders, electronic discovery order, Intial face-to-face hearing, due 1 week before this hearing, pre-arbitration brief, precise statement of issues of fact & law to be decided by arbitrator, glossary of any specialized terms, this hearing is one day, at karl's office in austin, tx, link to arbitration policies document, arbitration expertise

special master, what do you need to supply karl?, how does karl operate as a special master?, karl's special master policies, filing medium (hard copy, email, etc.), who to send to (alyson with cc to karl and all parties to arbitration), motions, pleadings, and briefs in .pdf, proposed orders in .doc, voluminous exhibits on dvd or hard copy, transmittal emails should have, at minimum, case name in subject line plus a few key words about the attachment; body should have longer description of attachment, (for the site: add templates/examples of ideal cases for each of these), hearings require 3 business days notice whether teleconference or in person, parties should email alyson the agenda items the day before the hearing, rules of evidence & procedure: "TRCP, FRCP lite" - like a judge would do it without a jury, with everyone agreeing that karl has broad discretion (with the underpinning of the Rules, generally), dispositive pleadings, will hear and rule on these, and sometimes even grant, expert challenges, will hear and rule on these, and sometimes even grant, facilities, technology available, layout of the office, lunch is served at arbitrations in the parties' respective rooms, general rules of conduct & tone, this IS a formal procedure, use formal titles among all parties - "Mr. Bayer", practice tips before karl, paper discovery matters, electronic discovery matters, tone of pleadings, motions, and briefs, citation to authority, reasoned vs. standard awards, official record - to keep one or not, motions, movant has 10 pages without need for leave, respondent has 10 pages without need for leave, respondent has 10 business days to respond from initial motion, movant gets up to 5 pages to respond, which must be within 5 days from initial response, fees, deposits, & cancellation policy, fees, deposits vary depending on number of days requested, cancellations only charged if within 2 weeks; "amount" = full cost of days scheduled, cost is time already accrued PLUS:, if cancelled week of, entire amount is forfeited, if cancelled week prior, 3/4 amount is forfeited, if cancelled 2 weeks prior, 1/2 of amount is forfeited, if cancelled because of settlement of case, amount is capped at 1/2 amount, scheduling order, protective orders, electronic discovery order, special master expertise

international disputes, international arbitration, international mediation

knowlege center (as a 6th tab on every page, in a color that stands out)

karl's writing

arbitiration papers

links to basic information about mediation & arbitration, resources karl trusts

frequently used documents

feedback about mediation

arbitration services survey

podcasts? (judge interviews)

videos, for attorneys, for clients

practical pointers with karl?

blog, comments, we should comment ourselves, further a conversation, primarily with other attorneys, links to other blogs, request they link back, new topics & trends, blogs, RSS, secondary sources, developing law, new cases, secondary sources

about us (on every page)

contact information

bios for karl, alyson, and georgia (with links to C.V.'s at the bottom), karl's C.V., alyson's C.V.

contact us (on every page)

phone numbers

address locations

email addresses

map to office

scheduling (on every page)

facilities (on every page)

austin info, maps, etc., lodging in the area, restaurants in the area, other good austin restaurants, entertainment options, music, bars, movies, etc.

map or description of the office (how many rooms, etc.)

montana location

facilities, availble tech that is on site (projector/wi-fi/fax/etc.)

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lodging

blog (on every page)

entire site search (on every page)