MEDIATION (Co-Chair of the ADR Committee for the NCBA)
- The Mediation also known as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a completely Neutral process and the Mediator does not take sides.
- The Mediator is not a Judge or Arbitrator and supports a negotiated settlement of any agreement that may be reached between the parties. Instead, with the support of their attorneys, at the conclusion of the Mediation, the parties are the architects of their agreement and self-determine the outcome of the disputes.
- Mediation is Voluntary - the Mediation can be terminated by any party at anytime or the process can be adjourned for another day.
- Mediation is Confidential - All the information shared inside or outside, if agreed to by the parties, is confidential. The process works best when the parties participate fully and a there is a free exchange of information.
- Mediation is non-binding, unless the parties settle their dispute and enter into an Agreement, typically drafted by the attorneys representing the parties.
- Mediation allows the parties to move forwarded with their lives, saves significant legal fees and time, and can preserve and protect family and business relationships, that can endure in the future.