5 Ways To Keep Your Client Occupied During Mediation Downtime


Sam Glover tipped me off to a piece about how to entertain your clients during the long empty spaces that are the hallmark of a mediation session. Advice like “chat up the mediator” and “get to know your client.” No disrespect to the gentlemen solicitor authors (wait, does Canada have solicitors or lawyers?) but people, we need more.

What if the mediator doesn’t make many visits? What if your client is a terrible bore? Let’s spice things up with some much better ways to pass the time when you are locked in a room with someone for hours at a time.

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  • The interesting thing about the charades recommendation is that sometimes mediation basically IS a game of charades already…. I like your take on it guys!

  • anon

    This looks like a list of ways to entertain a 7 year old, not adults

    • Somebody doesn’t have a sense of humor.