WHAT MEDIATION IS
Mediation is a process in which the parties involved in a dispute attempt to resolve it outside of the courtroom. The process is managed by a neutral, trained Mediator, whose role it is to manage the process...NOT make a judgment! The Mediator will facilitate all discussions and work with the parties to lessen the emotions which often accompany disputes.
Mediation is a form of "alternative dispute resolution" and is now recognized as an efficient and effective alternative to the traditional adversarial character of litigation and arbitration.