Mediation: An Effective Mean To Resolve Disputes
October 28, 2010
In an interview with Erin Johnston, founder and President of CFR Mediation, Jean Murray, guide to US Business Law and Taxes on About.com, provides a good explanation of mediation and the Mediation Process and why is it beneficial to use this process as the front line weapon in resolving disputes of all sorts.
What is mediation?
Mediation, a type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), is a method of resolving disputes in which individuals or groups in conflict meet with a neutral person (mediator) who assists them reach an agreement that resolves the issues in conflict.
The mediation is a confidential voluntary process, where all agreements are reached by those most impacted by the dispute and the outcome. Mediated solutions are typically seen as “win-win” solutions to conflicts or disputes. Furthermore, as the disputants reach all agreements voluntarily, mediated agreements are generally considered binding.