On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Greg Pollex, out of the Great Lakes office and guest, Attorney Richard C. Kaufman, from the law firm Zausmer, Kaufman, August, Caldwell  & Tayler, to discuss the importance of having a settlement broker present during mediation. Attorney Kaufman talks about his role as a mediator, his thoughts on the new Medicare rules and the importance of the mediator/settlement broker relationship.

In Part one of this two-part series on mediation, Ringler Radio host,  Larry Cohen and colleague, Carmella A. Limongelli,  welcome certified mediator, Attorney Mark J. Bunim, to get a first-hand account of the mediation process when it comes to lawsuits and settlements.  Larry, Carmella and Mark spotlight the role of the mediator and the structured settlement professional in the mediation process and look at basic mediation concepts.