New to Mediation?
One of the best official definitions of mediation is in the US Uniform Mediation Act:
"Mediation means any process in which a mediator facilitates communication and negotiation between parties to assist them in reaching a voluntary agreement..."
Mediation is often referred to as "ADR" - alternative dispute resolution.
To find out more about mediation, click on the following explanatory links to some of the leading non-profit bodies:
ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
National ADR Advisory Council
Civil Mediation Council
National Mediation Helpline
To read the article "The Business Owner's Dilemma: Arbitration Or Mediation" by Jeff Murphy, click here
Mediation is flexible and adaptable. The following links help to understand how and why it works and assist you in making a decision to mediate and finding the right mediator.