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
ADR Community (Hosted by the American Arbitration Association)
National ADR Advisory Council
Civil Mediation Council
National Mediation Helpline
To read the article "Making Better use of Mediation to Resolve Disputes and Manage Difficult Issues" by John Sturrock, click here
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.