Mediation is a way of resolving legal disputes between two or more parties with tangible results.
Mediation has a structure, timetable and dynamics that “ordinary” negotiation lacks. The process is private and confidential. Participation is typically voluntary. The mediator acts as a neutral third party, facilitates rather than directs the process and, by doing so, assists the parties to negotiate a settlement.
Mediators use various techniques to improve dialogue and to help the parties see risk, exposure, and the other party’s viewpoint.
The benefits of mediation include:
Mediation increases the control the parties have over the resolution. Mediation can provide solutions that cannot be had at trial.
Mediation takes much less time than moving a case through standard legal channels. Since time is money, all parties benefit greatly from mediation.
Mediation remains strictly confidential while court hearings are public. No one but the parties to the dispute and the mediator know what happened.
Mediators are trained in working with difficult people and difficult situations. Mediation preserves and enhances the relationship of lawyers and their clients and sometimes even between lawyers.
Joseph Fitzpatrick and Dan Rosenkrantz have the training, background and skills to assist in any mediation. They can be of tremendous value to the parties in any dispute.
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