Why Consider Dispute Resolution And Mediation?
Parties in mediation actively participate in the dispute resolution process, which provides confidence in and acceptance of the final resolution
Mediation provides a controlled forum which allows the Parties to “air out” difficult, emotional, or sensitive issues
During Mediation, Parties may communicate with each other in privacy without being restricted by procedural or evidentiary rules
During Mediation, Parties get to participate in crafting a solution to their dispute, instead of the decision being made by a disinterested third party
Parties in mediation can confidently decide in what manner to continue their relationship as needed in
(a) Domestic Relations/Divorce cases
(b) Business relationships
(c) Family disputes, including Probate matters
Recent studies indicate approximately 80% of all cases are satisfactorily resolved when handled using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods.
Why litigate, when you can save time and money through dispute resolution.
BENEFITS OF MEDIATION
Quicker results, with the final outcome being known, accepted and understood;
Crafting a settlement/resolution which specifically addresses the particular needs of the parties;
Keeping private or sensitive information from entering the public domain;
Judge David Goodson’s Qualifications
Certified Mediator by AR ADR Commission since 2006
Licensed Attorney since 1976
Over 33 years’ experience functioning in a Judicial capacity
Ability to analyze difficult procedural, law and evidence issues
Extensive background in governmental operations and relationships
Proven listening, communication and interpersonal skills
Dispute Resolution from a Judicial Perspective
Litigation Support Services
These services will enhance the entire development of your case by allowing you to candidly discuss any procedural or evidentiary issues with a judge before you go to court. If a trial occurs, I can assist you in developing pre-trial strategy, juror profiles, crafting voir dire questions and in-depth assistance with actual jury selection, including pre-trial focus groups or mock trials. I will carefully tailor my services to address your specific needs.
I bring a wealth of judicial experience to the table, which I am willing to put to work for you and your client. My experience as an Arkansas judge is broad and spans a variety of issues relating to litigation within this state. I have presided over numerous cases involving complex issues of law and evidence, and my decisions have been affirmed by the appellate courts over 85% of the time. My tenure as a judge and service on the Arkansas Judicial Council has enabled me to develop a keen awareness and understanding of my fellow judges in this state.
Judicial Perspective can provide you with the ability to prepare and present your case from the viewpoint where it counts the most – through the eyes of a judge!