“The notion that most people want black-robed judges, well-dressed lawyers and fine-paneled courtrooms as the setting to resolve their disputes is not correct. People with problems, like people with pains, want relief, and they want it as quickly as possible.”
– Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice
United States Supreme Court
Has your business relationship hit a snag? Are the conflicts escalating, relationship deteriorating? Are you on the brink of a lawsuit?
Why allow the conflict to continue a downward spiral, unnecessarily draining money from everyone involved? Disputants can stop the economic hemorrhage by choosing mediation to resolve the conflict.
Mediation is an informal process that allows the parties to design solutions that reflect their specific needs and interests. It also represents the opportunity to improve relationships by expressing differences constructively, gaining insight to the perspectives of the other party and developing mutual understanding.
The mediator encourages both parties to define and clarify issues and provides opportunities to break through impasse. The mediator facilitates the parties’ negotiation, but does not determine the outcome. Decision making authority always rests with the parties themselves.