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Pamela N. Breedlove

Pamela N. Breedlove has been licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Georgia since 1992. The first fifteen years of her practice was primarily litigation oriented, including medical malpractice defense, commercial litigation, defense of municipalities and individual employees against federal and state constitutional and tort claims, employment litigation, family law, successions, and general litigation.

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Civil & Family Mediation

Mediation provides an opportunity to settle legal disputes without traditional litigation. It saves time and money, and in many cases, makes it possible to continue relationships once a dispute is resolved. This is why mediation is such a popular option for resolving civil and family disputes.

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Police & Fire Civil Service Law

Police and firefighters are viewed as authority figures in every community. They risk their lives to protect those of the citizens. Unfortunately, police officers and firefighters sometimes are accused of making mistakes and need legal representation.

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Can I Speak to the Mediator Privately in Civil Mediation?

There are a broad range of issues that might lead you to consider civil mediation in Bossier City.  In many circumstances, civil mediation can allow you to resolve disputes more effectively in less time.  However,  you need to know what to expect in order to feel confident about choosing this option.  Although there is a somewhat formal structure to civil mediation in Bossier City, there is also a great deal of flexibility that allows you to align it with your particular needs.

In the opening civil mediation session in Bossier City, you and the other party and your counsel meet with the mediator to discuss your positions in the dispute.  The opening session can last a short time period or a long period depending on the issues.  Generally, not all issues can be resolved in the joint opening session, so the mediator will separate the parties into separate rooms and shuttle back and forth between the rooms to help you work towards a final resolution.  This is known as a caucus.

During the caucus, you and your attorney are allowed to speak to the mediator in private.  The mediator will then talk to the other party and their lawyer.  Sometimes, the mediator may speak to just your lawyer or to just you.  Caucusing tends to work well for disputing parties who want to resolve their issues outside of court as it allows each party to discuss the options and vent the emotions without creating a distraction or block to settlement.