Nevada Mediation Toolbox

Jay Young | Nevada Business Attorney | Mediator | Arbitrator  702.850.0375 |

I am a Nevada mediator, arbitrator, and  litigator with experience resolving hundreds of disputes through ADR. This Mediation Toolbox is designed to assist those involved in mediation in Nevada or federally to navigate the process. Please feel free to reach out to me if there are resources that should be added to this Toolbox.

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)?
Nevada Supreme Court Defines Mediation
Why Mediation?
Three Things Mediation is NOT
Mediate Instead of Filing That Lawsuit: Trying to Compromise Before Starting a Lawsuit


Preparing For Your Mediation (FAQ)

Are You Ready for Your Mediation?  8 Things You Should Discuss With Your Client Before Mediation
Eight Things In-House Counsel Should Discuss With Litigation Counsel Before Mediation Client BEFORE Mediation
What to Expect From Your Mediation: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Mediation?
What is the Role of the Mediator?
What is Your Role at Mediation?
How Does Mediation Compare to Litigation?
Why Mediate?
Who May Attend The Mediation?
Is Mediation Confidential?
What Will Happen At The Mediation?
What Is A Separate Session?
Can You Speak With Your Attorney Privately Any Time You Want?
How Long With Mediation Last?
What Helps To Get The Case Settled?
How to Get the Most Out of Mediation

Mediation Rules

     American Arbitration Association

Commercial Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures
Commercial Mediation Forms
Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures
Construction Industry Mediation Forms
Employment Mediation Procedures
Employment Mediation Forms


JAMS International Mediation Rules


Nevada Statutes On Mediation
Nevada Revised Statutes, NRS Chapter 38:  Mediation and Arbitration
Nevada Court-annexed Mediation Program Rules
Nevada Rules Governing Alternative Dispute Resolution
Arbitration of Claims Related to Residential Property Within Common Interest Community (HOAs)

Nevada’s Supreme Court Settlement Program (Appellate Mediation)

What is Nevada’s Supreme Court Settlement Program
Nevada Supreme Court Defines Settlement Conference
Rules Governing Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Program
The Role and Need for Settlement Judges in Appellate Cases

Mediator Ethics

ABA Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators
JAMS Mediators Ethics Guidelines

Drafting Your Mediation Agreement or ADR Clause

10 Steps to Drafting a Better ADR Agreement
Standard ADR Clause Library

Selecting Your Mediator

Jay Young, Las Vegas, Nevada Mediator
Alternative Dispute Resolution Options in Las Vegas Nevada
Tips For Selecting a Good Mediator

Mediation Advocacy

Decision Tree Analysis for Use in Mediation
Mediation and Overconfidence Bias
Free! Negotiation Skills Course, offered by the University of Michigan and Professor George Siedel
Selling Your Case in a Different Way:  Effective Mediation Calls for Advocacy Skills, Even if They’re Not the Kind Litigators Use in Court
Four Tricks That Make Mediation Work
What is Your Negotiation Style?
Collaborative Skills For Collaborative Lawyers
How to Measure the Impact and Cost of Conflict on Your Business
31 Negotiation Tips & Techniques (Backed By Science), by Nick Kolenda
10 Ways to be a Master Negotiator
How to Negotiate Like a Child, by Bill Adler, Jr.
The Secrets of Power Negotiation, by Roger Dawson (an outline)
The Art of Negotiation, by Michael Wheeler (a summary)
Bargaining for Advantage, by G. Richard Shell (a summary)
Never Split the Difference, by Chriss Voss (a cheat sheet)
Crucial Conversations:  Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan & Switzler (a summary)
Getting to Yes, by Fisher & Ury (a summary)
Negotiation Boot Camp, by Ed Brodow (a summary)
Lawyering with Planned Early Negotiation:  How You Can Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money, by John Lande (a review)
Principled Negotiation–The Harvard Approach, by Fisher & Ury
The Handbook of Negotiation and Culture, Edited by Gelfand and Brett
Bargaining With the Devil, by Robert Mnookin (a summary)
Negotiations and Resolving Conflicts:  An Overview by E. Wertheim
The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal, by Seth Freeman, J.D.
What Your Mediator is Thinking, by Christopher J. Brasco
What is Your Client’s Case Worth?  by Rebecca Callahan
Decision Tree Analysis, by Dan Klein
Legal Risk Evaluation Services Using Decision Tree Analysis, by Douglas L. Irish and Jose A. Cardenas

Drafting the Settlement Agreement

Sample Memorandum of Understanding of Settlement at Mediation (Mediation Settlement Agreement)
Avoiding Pitfalls During Mediation Settlement
Drafting a Binding, Enforceable, Effective and Final Settlement Agreement

Online Mediation Resources

Advanced Resolution Management
American Arbitration Association
Association for Conflict Resolution
National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
International Mediation Institute

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Jay Young, Mediator and Arbitrator

Jay Young is a Las Vegas, Nevada attorney. His practice focuses on acting as an Arbitrator and Mediator. Mr. Young can be reached at 702.667.4828 or at The information provided on this site does not, and is not intended to constitute legal advice. You understand each legal matter should be considered to be unique and subject to varying results. You should not take or refrain from taking action based on any information contained on this website without first consulting legal counsel, as it is not intended to advise you on your particular matter. Further, you understand that no guarantee is given that the information contained herein is an accurate statement of the law at any given point in time, as the law is constantly changing. Guest bloggers are responsible for their own content, which is not to be construed as an article authored by Jay Young. Please see

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