I had a trial last week. I thought we had a good case. We did. I thought we were reasonable. We were. I thought we had good solutions. We did. I thought I knew the law. We did. I thought the court would agree with us on all of the above. They did not. That happens sometimes. It is rare. You cannot guarantee trial results. Not ever. Not even when the law and the facts are on your side. This week I had an all day mediation. We had all the above on our side. We were able to settle. That was a great result. We did not have to role the dice. Our client was happy. We were happy. The other side was happy. That’s why mediation is such a great idea. Congratulations to the clients who are able to agree to mediate instead of rolling the dice.