I started out working for 10 years as a paralegal in Mankato after attending Mankato... more
I started out working for 10 years as a paralegal in Mankato after attending Mankato State University (now Minnesota State at Mankato) and then went back to law school at William Mitchell, graduating from MSU and William Mitchell with honors. After working while in law school at the Office of Administrative Hearings as a law clerk for the Worker's Compensation Court of Appeals, Southern MN Leg... 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.