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What's the Difference Between Mediation and Arbitration?

Posted by attorney John Watkins

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If you would like further information, particularly on mediation, check out my mediation website, The American Arbitration Association ("AAA") has a very good website that contains copies of its arbitration rules (the AAA has different rules for different types of arbitrations), and other information at JAMS, another arbitration provider, also has a website with information, at The CPR Institute promotes non-administered arbitration and also has an excellent website at

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