Joan G. Hallock Mediation was founded in 2014 with the goal of providing the best... more
Joan G. Hallock Mediation was founded in 2014 with the goal of providing the best workers' compensation mediation experiences for my clients. I have a unique perspective, skills, and insight developed in nearly 10 years as a Workers’ Compensation Judge for the State of Minnesota, Office of Administrative Hearings. I focuses my practice in workers’ compensation and workers’ compensation mediati... view profile
Joseph J. LeBlanc is a Minneapolis labor and employment law attorney, licensed to... more
Joseph J. LeBlanc is a Minneapolis labor and employment law attorney, licensed to practice in both state and federal court, who provides personalized, attentive service to employers and employees throughout Minnesota. In addition to being a Rule 114 qualified civil mediator and a Rule 114 qualified family mediator, Joseph is a mediator with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and has a... 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.