It is possible to settle pre-suit mediations in a single session when they occur during litigation where parties are represented by counsel. At the conclusion of such sessions, a settlement agreement is drafted by the attorneys involved and is signed by both parties. These settlement agreements, if properly drafted, are enforced by any court having jurisdiction.
In pre-suit mediations where the parties are not represented by counsel, the parties are encouraged to take whatever time is necessary to feel comfortable with the process. This may necessitate more than one mediation session. At the conclusion of this process, Bill drafts the settlement agreement. He recommends that each party have their attorneys review the proposed agreement prior to signing.