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Workers' Compensation Judges' Mediation Procedures

Seymour Nathanson

Office: Malvern District: Eastern
  1. Please list the offices at which you will mediate a claim.

    Malvern.
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  3. Are you willing to mediate claims that are assigned to you for hearing and decision?

    No.
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  5. Are you willing to mediate claims in which one or both parties are not represented by counsel?

    Yes.
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  7. Do you require the parties to execute an agreement to mediate? If so, please describe briefly the matters addressed by the agreement.

    No.
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  9. How much time do you typically allow for a mediation session?

    Ninety (90) minutes.
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  11. Do you require the parties to submit a pre-mediation memorandum? If so:

    No.
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  13. Do you conduct a pre-mediation conference? If so, please describe what takes place at that conference.

    No.
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  15. Do you require all participants (claimant, adjustor/employer representative, counsel) to attend the mediation personally? Under what circumstances do you permit a participant to attend by telephone?

    No mediation by telephone. The adjuster/employer representative need not attend personally but must be available by telephone.
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  17. Once you receive a mediation request, what is the usual amount of time elapsed until the mediation takes place?

    Thirty (30) days.
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  19. Describe generally how you conduct a mediation session.

    • Describe each step of the process.

      • Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each case.
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      • Identify the areas in dispute.
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      • Seek creative solutions.
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  20. Are you willing to conduct more than one session per claim?

    Yes.
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  22. Is there anything else the parties should know or do in advance of the mediation?

    No.
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