" Welcome to The Attorney Directory"
20. Mediation

Mediation is an even less formal alternative to litigation. Mediators are individuals trained in negotiations who bring opposing parties together and attempt to work out a settlement or agreement that both parties accept or reject. Mediation is used for a wide gamut of case-types: ranging from juvenile felonies to Federal government negotiations with Native American Indian tribes.

In mediation, a neutral negotiator helps both sides negotiate a settlement. Typically, the mediator meets with each side separately until both sides agree to a settlement. Mediated settlements are usually less costly than settlements resulting from litigation. Unlike arbitration, mediation is non-binding; neither side has the power of the courts to enforce the settlement.

Home | Contact Us |

This site is designed for the members of All unauthorized use of content or materials is strictly prohibited with out the express consent of, Inc. ©2004, Inc. All rights reserved. This site designed and maintained by Waysmart Productions .