The Law Offices of Corlis J. Chang, LLC is pleased to offer both Litigation and Mediation Services for you and your clients.
Whether your objective is to pursue a claim or defend against one, Corlis can ably represent your needs. Her 35 years representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants in a broad range of litigation has given her a wealth of experience and depth of understanding of what it takes to navigate through the litigation maze.
In particular, Corlis has represented clients in the areas of personal injury, products liability (drugs, medical devices, automotive products, to name a few), professional malpractice (attorneys, real estate professionals, physicians and other health care practitioners and nursing/care home facilities).
Her direct and forthright approach has earned her the reputation of being a strong but trustworthy advocate among her peers and adversaries. Her clients have expressed their appreciation for her cost-effective and efficient approach to litigation.
Mediation provides disputing parties with an opportunity to resolve their disputes with the assistance of a third party neutral party--the mediator--to assist the parties in coming to a conclusion. Importantly, the parties control the outcome. Corlis' collaborative approach, honed by her training at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California and the Mediation Center of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii can help your clients resolve their disputes.
Early Conflict Resolution - Early conflict resolution is an opportunity for the parties to meet with the mediator at an early stage, before the dispute escalates and the parties become entrenched in their respective positions. Often times an early meeting can result in the parties' coming to an understanding of the other side's position and thus lead to a resolution before the conflict escalates into costly litigation.
Facilitative Mediation - The facilitative mediation process is exactly what it sounds like--the mediator acts as a facilitator for discussions without inserting a personal viewpoint as to what the resolution should be. This process allows the outcome to remain in the hands of the parties (and their counsel).
The mediator's role in facilitative mediation is to help create options to resolution by helping the parties re-establish channels of communication, exchange relevant information, and working with the parties to create settlement options. The mediator also serves as a sounding board, allowing the parties to vent their frustrations in a safe, confidential environment that does not compromise the ongoing work toward reaching a resolution. The mediator will transmit offers and demands and assist the parties in coming to their resolution of the dispute.
Evaluative Mediation - In the evaluative mediation process, the mediator's experience, training and knowledge in a particular area of law plays a significant role. The mediator will offer her own view or prediction of trial outcome based upon the factual and legal arguments presented by the parties.
This form of mediation allows the parties an opportunity to test their theories and receive feedback on potential outcomes. The mediator can provide feedback on the relative merits of the claims and defenses and can provide recommended settlement ranges.
Early Neutral Evaluation
If your objective is to have a neutral party review and evaluate your case before substantial funds are expended, we offer parties Early Neutral Evaluation, a non-binding process where the parties provide their factual and legal positions and we evaluate the merits of your case and provide our view of what the likely results might be.