Preparation of all participants is an integral part of reaching resolution. Participants should be prepared to come with an open mind, ready to analyze new information; not simply to argue their position. Submission of briefs is required and should be received three business days in advance of the mediation. You may wish to submit confidential briefs so that you can freely discuss all issues relating to the case (Whether good or bad for your side of the case). However, we may also learn more about what is driving a dispute by hearing from the participants during the mediation. The time spent reading the briefs will count as the mediation time.