Every day we help disputing parties resolve law issues and get the “right” resolution for our clients through a process known as mediation

Published by Paragon Legal Services on 07th June, 2021

The purpose of mediation is to develop creative solutions to arguments, gain a better understanding of the interests of the parties involved, to communicate and negotiate with each other in a constructive manner, and to find a resolution based on common understanding and mutual agreement.

Discussions can be held at any location that is convenient and acceptable with the conflicting parties, which includes the mediator's agency, at the court facilities or the organization of one of the persons including at the firm of their legal consultant.

The mediator cannot determine cases or impose settlements nor decide who wins or loses. Mediation often leads to resolutions that are tailored to the needs of the parties involved.  Generally, the best solution to a problem is one worked out between the parties and their certified legal representatives themselves.

The mediator can meet separately with each of the parties and their qualified legal expert either before the session begins or during the session if he or she thinks it may be helpful. This process is informal and completely confidential.

Persons and their qualified legal consultant sometimes prefer mediation as the conflicting entities play an active role in resolving their dispute. During mediation the disagreeing sides along with their authorized legal representative  may speak openly making it a more comfortable and constructive process.

For mediation to proceed, all parties must attend the sessions. A legal firm or consultant may not attend in the place of a party. Anyone being represented by a legal body must also attend. If a corporation, partnership or other organization is a claimant or a defendant, it should be represented by an individual who is authorized to make a decision on its behalf.

The legal consultant’s role includes helping their clients prepare and submit the Statement of Issues, provide legal and strategic advice during the process to enable them to effective participate in the mediation sessions and making sure their client’s legal interests and rights are protected if any agreement is reached.

The parties, their legal representative and the mediator are the only ones who has the right to be present in mediation. No one else may attend without the parties' consent. Dialogues held during the mediation process must remain private and confidential amongst all concerned. Information arising from the conciliation cannot be used outside the discussion chamber for any court purpose.

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