John Watson Law Group LLC

Training

This office is available for training client personnel.  This might involve ITAR, employment matters, commercial matters or just the basics of litigation.  Please inquire if you have any interest in these areas.

As stated in the mission plan, an educated client is generally a happier and more successful client.  Accordingly, the following services are offered. 

  • Review of a client’s forms, practices and procedures in the handling of business matters
  • How best to avoid the common pitfalls in commercial litigation, a few of which are:
    • Who and what exactly is the customer: proprietorship, corporation, LLC, etc?
    • Recognizing problem language in purchase orders
    • Authority of the person with whom you are dealing.  E.g., can they legally bind your customer?
    • Understanding individual and corporate signatures
    • What is the effect of dealing with an agent for a non-existent principal?
  • How best to prepare for commercial litigation
  • Understanding the anatomy of a commercial litigation case, such as pleadings, motions, discovery, procedures and time lines
    • If desired, a short course can be taught for appropriate personnel.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”)
    • Mediation- There are Advantages to Mediation.  A trained neutral assists the parties in understanding their needs and interests, not necessarily their rights and legal positions, thus facilitating the parties to reach a resolution on their terms that actually addresses their needs and interests.  An agreement thus made can be enforced through the court, if necessary.
    • Arbitration- A trained arbitrator or panel of arbitrators will hear the evidence and render a decision.  It is akin to a less formal mini-trial.  There are generally restrictions on discovery, thus speeding up the process and generally reducing the expenses.  Binding, as opposed to non-binding, arbitration results in a non-appealable ruling, enforceable through the courts.
    • Med-Arb- This is a procedure whereby the parties empower the mediator to mediate the case, and, if no resolution is reached, to switch into arbitrator role and render a decision in the matter.

 

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