Mediation is a non binding consensual process.
Mediation is a non binding consensual process. Decision makers are actively involved in the process. When agreeing to participate in the mediation process the parties are agreeing to engage in a good faith confidential discussion of their differences with a goal of reaching a mutually acceptable resolution prior to trial. Often times it is difficult for the parties to put aside their advocacy positions and postures. It is the job of the mediator to create an environment to foster constructive discussions, to encourage an evaluation of the dispute from different angles and to identify opportunities to define a mutually acceptable resolution.
Mediation is a process that the parties control. Discussions guided by the mediator with all parties and decision makers present creates an opportunity for each side hear their opponents side directly; private confidential discussions between the mediator and each party are used to explore the factual, legal and practical risks and benefits of a consensual resolution as opposed to a trial.
Services are provided on an hourly fee basis at a site agreed to by the parties.