How We Mediate

Mediation is a form of dispute resolution, meaning: If two people or businesses have a disagreement, a mediator will help them find a resolution. Mediation is typically categorized as a form of alternative dispute resolution. As in, mediation is an alternative to using lawyers and the legal system. So, instead of suing a person or company, a mediator can help people find a mutually acceptable resolution to their problem.

Bonus: Mediation is also quicker and cheaper than the courts.

The main ways in which mediation is different from using lawyers and judges are:

  • Mediation is confidential. Courts are typically public.

  • Mediation is voluntary. Courts generally impose consequences if a party does not show up.

  • Mediation is all about self-determination - in other words, the parties create their own solutions. In a court, a judge decides for the parties.

Often, mediators are attorneys who recognize the fact that their unique skill set is not actually best suited to all cases. So...

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