Frequently Asked Questions.

Question List


Q1.
A1.
Mediation is a process in which a professional trained and impartial third party, called a mediator, assists in dispute resolution outside of the legal realm. People who consider litigation often turn to mediators to come to a mutually agreeable arbitration before involving the courts. Mediators do not render decisions, but instead use discussion and problem resolution to help people come to an agreement.

Q2.
A2.
There are two types of meeting that occur:

    1)The joint session where all party representatives and their attorneys meet with the mediator and outline the basic issues and contentions of the case; and

    2) the caucus – private and confidential meetings between the mediator and each of the parties and their attorney (s).


Q3.
A3.
Virtually any civil dispute is appropriate for mediation.

Q4.
A4.
No. However; attorneys are allowed to accompany their clients in mediation by law.

Q5.
A5.
Yes. Settlements reached in mediation are absolutely enforced by the courts with all the rights and protections granted by law.

Q6.
A6.
Most cases can be resolved in one full day mediation session of 5-10 hours.

Q7.
A7.
  • Confidentiality:
    • Information disclosed during mediation may not be divulged as evidence in any trial or judicial proceeding.

  • Affordability:
    • Mediation typically costs considerably less than litigation.

  • Effectiveness:
    • Mediation statistically settles over 85% of initiated disputes.


    Q8.
    A8.
    The mediation session (s) will be held at a location convenient to the parties determined at the time the mediation is scheduled.

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