In this section, you will find resources and information about mediation. You can navigate using the main menu.
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 part of “ADR” – alternative dispute resolution.
To find out more about mediation, click on the following explanatory links to some leading non-profit bodies:
- ABA Section of Dispute Resolution (North America)http://www.abanet.org/dispute/flash/abadr_gettingtoknowmediation.html
- ADR Community (Hosted by the American Arbitration Association)
- National ADR Advisory Council (Australia)
- Civil Mediation Council UK
- National Mediation Helpline UK
- ‘Making Better Use of Mediation to Resolve Disputes and Manage Difficult Issues‘ by John Sturrock
- ‘The Business Owner’s Dilemma: Arbitration Or Mediation‘ by Jeff Murphy
- ‘FAQ mediation‘by Jean Mirimanoff and Francine Courvoisier (Source: The State of Geneva)
Deciding to Mediate
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.