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Law firms seek former judges for mediation, litigation work

, The Connecticut Law Tribune

A judge's job, at its most basic, is to listen to two sides of a legal argument and figure out who has the best case. That same skill set is now highly valuable in the private legal arena, as more and more cases are settled by alternative dispute resolution. Between 2009 and 2011, the number of mediation requests in Connecticut rose from 355 to 522.

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