If both lawyers are settlement minded, why should we spend money for yet another professional

Even if a lawyer is settlement-minded, a mediator and mediation is often very helpful. Once reason is because lawyers are advocates, and even though a lawyer is settlement-minded, it’s difficult to take
that advocate hat off and think compromise on behalf of your client, and candidly, sometimes I think the clients have an expectation that their lawyer remain an advocate even in a mediation setting.