What is Mediation?
Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process where parties come together with a neutral facilitator to discuss their dispute. The result could be an apology, an agreement (written or oral) or just a deeper understanding about the conflict.
I practice Transformative mediation which places an emphasis on individual empowerment, recognition and empathy for the other’s point of view, and party self-determination about the terms of any agreement.
The process enables parties to handle legal matters quickly and at a fraction of the cost of traditional litigation. More than monetary savings, mediation is a valuable tool to help people feel heard and find a common ground.
Mediation is offered in 2 hour, ½ day, or full day “power” sessions. A typical issue can often be resolved in 2-4 sessions (depending on the length and specificity of an agreement).
Want to learn more? Check out these blog entries:
- Family Conflicts
- Parental Custody and Visitation
- Neighbor Disputes
- Workplace Issues including personal conflicts, team discord and discrimination
- Domestic Worker Initial Agreements
- Employer/Domestic Worker Mediations
- Non-Profit and Direct Services Organizations