Mediation is a structured, confidential, yet flexible settlement procedure in which a third party neutral assists two or more disputing parties in negotiating a voluntary settlement of their differences.
Mediation is a virtually risk-free option. Because the process is confidential and because the parties retain control over the disclosure of information and all settlement decisions, they can resume litigation or pursue other dispute resolution alternatives in the unlikely event that mediation is unsuccessful.
Because over 95% of all civil law suits eventually settle, the question is not whether the case will settle, but at what cost, time, and aggravation to the parties. Mediated settlements are reached in a fraction of the time and cost (tangible and intangible) of conventional litigation.