Mediation is a way for people to work out their problems and arrive at
mutually agreeable resolutions with the help of trained, impartial mediators
who facilitate productive, future focused communication between the parties.
Mediation is a better way to settle differences than a costly and time
consuming court battle, calling in an authority figure, or enduring an
It is a voluntary, confidential settlement process
which allows you to control the decisions which affect your family,
business, finances, and life rather than having an outcome imposed by a
"The courts of this country should not be the places where the
resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where disputes end
- after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and
Sandra Day O'Connor Former Associate Justice, United States
"The notion that ordinary people want black-robed judges, well-dressed
lawyers and fine courtrooms as settings to resolve their issues is not
correct. People with problems, like people with pain, want relief, and they
want it as quickly and inexpensively as possible..."
Warren E. Burger, Former Chief Justice, United States Supreme
"I never made a deal of any lasting value unless the other guy felt he
won something too"
"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbor to compromise whenever
you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser - in
fees, expenses and waste of time."