Mediation & Dispute Resolution For You
Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”). Mediation is a process led by a mediator who is not “for” or “against” any person, but who is trying to help people in a dispute get the dispute resolved.
Unlike arbitration (another form of ADR) or court action, a mediator will not is
What is Mediation?Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (*ADR*). Mediation is a process led by a mediator who is not *for* or *against* any person, but who is trying to help people in a dispute get the dispute resolved.
Unlike arbitration (another form of ADR) or court action, a mediator will not issue a decision that the people in a dispute have to live with. A mediator helps the people in a dispute reach a resolution that the people in the dispute can accept, or reject. There are no forced resolutions in mediation. The choice to resolve a dispute, and how, is always left to those who are participating in mediation.
People in a dispute choose to participate in mediation voluntarily. They do so because they care about getting their dispute resolved and see mediation as a better alternative to spending a lot of money fighting in court and turning the resolution of their dispute over to lawyers, judges and juries.
There are different types of mediation styles used by mediators. Some styles are better for some disputes, and other styles are better for other types of disputes. Mediation styles include evaluative * where a mediator helps people in a dispute evaluate aspects of their dispute; facilitative * where a mediator is there to help encourage people in a dispute move toward a mutually agreeable resolution; and transformative * where a mediator works to turn a conflict into peace.
There are even blends of mediation styles and mediation styles that do not have official names. And, there*s the No Lawyers Allowed mediation way * which is beyond anything that has existed to date.
Whatever you call a particular mediation style, mediation is a blend of the art of dispute resolution and a commitment to a civil society. It is an alternative to going to court which is expensive, time consuming, and forces people to air their dirty laundry in public. Mediation is a process designed to help people in a dispute get it resolved quickly, cost-effectively, and as part of a confidential process that takes place without the public peeking in.
Mediation is a very effective dispute resolution tool for many reasons. It is cheaper, quicker, and will always result in an outcome that is more *fair* than a court decision or jury verdict will ever be. It also beats dueling with pistols or fist-fighting in the street.
Our court system is said to be the best in the world. But, it should be your last resort. It is your dispute. Who better to decide how to get it resolved than you? Mediation assists you with that. The alternative is turning your future over to lawyers, judges, and a jury. And, at that point, you get what you get. You lose all control over how your dispute is resolved. And, it will take forever and cost a lot money.
A No Lawyers Allowed mediation gets you on track towards a quick resolution, and in a cost-effective manner. A No Lawyers Allowed mediation eliminates many of the barriers to resolution. The alternative to No Lawyers Allowed mediation (i.e., lawyers and courts) helps keep those in the mediation process committed to reaching a resolution.
There are no *winners* or *losers* in mediation. Those who can reach a r
What is No Lawyers Allowed Mediation?A No Lawyers Allowed mediation gets you on track towards a quick resolution, and in a cost-effective manner. A No Lawyers Allowed mediation starts with someone - anyone - registering a dispute with No Lawyers Allowed.
How it Starts - The Dispute Gets Registered
You do not have to be involved in a dispute to register it. Anyone can register it on the No Lawyers Allowed Website (or button below).
The Invitation to Give Mediation a Shot Goes Out
The people or businesses involved in a registered dispute will receive an email inviting them to give mediation a shot. If they agree, they get an Agreement to Mediate right then and there on-line.
They review and sign the Agreement to Mediate right then and there on-line. They then get an invoice to pay their portion of the mediation process fee right then and there. They then get their access to mediation preparation materials through the member portal.
After everyone Agrees to Give it a Shot - It Is Time to Prepare for Mediation
With access to the member portal, the mediation participants will have access to multiple mediation preparation sessions designed to help people and businesses in a dispute get ready for their mediation. There are written materials, videos, and audio materials.
It is all on-line and you can access it at your convenience - whenever, wherever - as long as you have internet access. Plus, work through the sessions at your own pace, but the sooner you get through them, the sooner you get to mediation.
After completing the preparation sessions, we will help you prepare your mediation statement. Again, it is all on-line. Easy. We break it down and walk you through it.
The mediation statement is confidential. Two people will see it - you and the mediator. It is designed to help the mediator understand your dispute and the dynamics at play.
The mediation statement is your chance to be open and honest with the mediator. The more honest you can be in your mediation statement, the more the mediator will be able to assist with getting the dispute resolved.
Once all people or businesses in the dispute have completed their training and submitted their mediation statements, they will all get an on-line invite to a group calendar to identify the dates and times that best work for scheduling the actual mediation date. When commonly available dates and time are identified, mediation is scheduled.
What to Expect on Mediation Day
On the day of mediation, you will arrive on-time, confident and prepared, educated and motivated, and organized and committed to resolving your dispute - all without the costs of lawyers being involved. Your professional and trained mediator will greet you, confirm that they reviewed your mediation statement, and start working to get the dispute resolved.
The mediator will work with those in the dispute separately - as in everyone has their own room where they can speak to the mediator privately. The mediators will move between the rooms to help all involved work toward a resolution.
When you reach a resolution, the mediator will work with you to prepare a Resolution Agreement. It will be an enforceable contract.