Mediation is a process in which an impartial third party helps parties discover a mutually agreed upon solution to their conflict. With mediation, parties have equal input into the mediation process and the settlement terms. The mediator facilitates the resolution process and has no authority to impose a settlement without both parties’ agreement. During mediation all parties are able to exchange information, express desired expectations and propose solutions for reaching resolution. The mediator facilitates this process by helping the parties communicate effectively. Parties may engage us before or after a lawsuit is filed. All parties must agree to participate in good faith in the mediation process.
We utilize interest-based dispute resolution techniques that address conflict at a foundational level and that seek to meet the underlying interests of all parties.