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What is Mediation?


Curious About Mediation?

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Check out the list of common FAQs  below to learn more.

what is mediation?

Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) that is offered by the as an alternative to the traditional investigative and litigation processes. Mediation is an informal process in which a trained mediator assists the parties to reach a negotiated resolution of a conflict. The mediator does not decide who is right or wrong and has no authority to impose a settlement on the parties. Instead, the mediator helps the parties to jointly explore, reconcile their differences to come to a agreement.


Yes. The Mediation WorX maintains strict confidentiality in its mediation. The mediator and the parties must sign agreements that they will keep everything that is revealed during the mediation confidential. The mediation sessions are not tape-recorded or transcribed. Notes taken during the mediation by the mediator are destroyed. Furthermore, in order to ensure confidentiality, the mediation is insulated from the investigative and litigation functions. Mediation WorX mediator will only have access to the information.


Mediation is a very efficient process that saves time and money. According to a  recent study conducted on mediations, they usually last for approximately 3-4 hours, with 2 hours minimal. However, this may vary depending on the facts of each case. Successful mediations avoid a time-consuming investigation and achieve a prompt resolution of the case.


Both parties and any participant related to the mediation should attend the mediation session. If there’s a person representing a party, they should be familiar with the facts of the case and have permission from all parties to participate in the mediation.

Can the parties bring an attorney or other representative to the mediation session?

Yes. While it is not necessary to have an attorney or other representative in order to participate in the mediation, either party may choose to do so. The mediator will decide what role the attorney or representative will play during the mediation. The mediator may ask that they provide advice and counsel, but not speak for a party. If a party plans to bring an attorney or other representative to the mediation session, he or she can discuss this with the mediator prior to the mediation session.

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