A native of Aberdeen, South Dakota, Leah joined the Gjesdahl Law, P.C. in 2007, as an associate attorney. Leah graduated with a B.S. in Paralegal degree from Moorhead State University... more
A native of Aberdeen, South Dakota, Leah joined the Gjesdahl Law, P.C. in 2007, as an associate attorney. Leah graduated with a B.S. in Paralegal degree from Moorhead State University in 1998. She received a J.D., with distinction, from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2007, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Leah was a member of, and served as ... 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.