Monday, September 23, 2013

A New Meaning to the Phrase "Settling Estates"

We have an update to Friday's post: Tentative Deal in Feud Over Will of an Heiress. The dispute over Huguette Clark's estate was headed to trial, when "a tentative settlement was brokered by the New York State attorney general’s office over the last few days."

What's the takeaway? Alternative dispute resolution, mediation, and negotiation are essential skills no matter what substantive law area you choose to pursue. If you're a 3L and haven't developed these skills yet, now is the time to watch a few videos or grab a book or twelve to brush up on essentials.