Although our whole firm prides itself on being "warriors in court," I believe that I... more
Although our whole firm prides itself on being "warriors in court," I believe that I have a calling to spread the word to folks that there are alternatives to going to court. There are alternatives like mediation, collaborative law and cooperative law. People in our firm, and myself, had to take extra training, often at substantial expense and in other states, to be able to offer those alternat... view profile
I come from San Diego, CA. My passion in public interest work began during my time... more
I come from San Diego, CA. My passion in public interest work began during my time in the Boy Scouts of America, where I attained the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in the program, attained by less than 2% of all Boy Scouts. I then attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) where I received my B.A. in both Sociology and Philosophy in 2007, with a primary focus on ... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.