Mediation is a process in which a third-party neutral assist in resolving a dispute and creates mutually acceptable agreements between two or more parties. Mediation is done in-person; the process is entirely confidential and is not part of a legal process. Decision-making rests with the parties, and the mediator facilitates the discussion and agreement without deciding the resolution itself. Our mediation is based on the Transformative model that was applied successfully by the USPS (REDRESS). There are different mediation models, but transformative mediation specifically facilitates communication to restore collaborative relationships. Cost-saving mediation consistently resolves 90% of workplace conflicts successfully without involving your legal counsel.
****It is important to note that there are attorneys that provide services as mediators. These types of mediation services are to offer neutral legal advice or negotiate a settlement (evaluative mediation). This type of evaluative mediation DOES NOT focus on human-perspective needs, rather than providing legal information and negotiation money settlement.
Online Mediation - Dispute Resolution (ODR) - Online mediation services are a cost-effective service to the clients, done online through ZOOM (a webinar application). Parties have the flexibility to be anywhere, without needing to deal with traffic. This is a very cost-effective service in comparison to in-person mediation.
Some of the Benefits of Mediation
● Saves time and money
● Avoids legal proceedings
● Confidential by California Evidence Code Law (when applicable)
● Affords flexibility and informality to resolution
● Opportunity to preserve working relationships