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MEDIATION / ARBITRATION Trained and Experienced Mediator and Arbitrator Since 1996 Mediation / arbitration is an alternate process to resolve a dispute that utilizes mediation and arbitration in an attempt to resolve a legal issue without having to go to court. Mediation-arbitration is a voluntary process, which means that both parties need to agree to take part in this process. You can’t be made to take part in, or forced to agree on the issues at hand, but, if you don’t reach agreement, the arbitrator decides for you. Mediation can be utilized to resolve: Civil Torts Employment Law Landlord/Tenant disputes Personal Injury When you need confidential, experienced service, give us a call. We have conference room availability and rates that you can afford First stage First, the parties involved meet with a mediator. A mediator is a person experienced in helping reach an agreement on your issues, but without taking sides. They help you and the other party involved during negotiations to try and reach an agreement. Mediators do not make decisions for you, and don’t force you or your the other party to agree. They help you communicate with the other party and see both sides of the situation. The ultimate goal is to help both of you compromise and reach agreement on the issues. Second stage If you can't reach an agreement with the help of your mediator, you then work with an arbitrator. An arbitrator is someone trained in the law. Many arbitrators actually are attorneys. If you and the other party cannot agree, your arbitrator will then decide your issues. You and the other party decide if the mediator and arbitrator are the same person, or different people. You need independent legal counsel to agree to the process of mediation - arbitration. Your attorney won’t be required to go to mediation or arbitration with you. They can advise you on: How the law applies to your situation Your mediation-arbitration agreement How an agreement changes your rights The Difference between Arbitration and Mediation Although mediation and arbitration ultimately have the same goal in mind, an equitable resolution of the issues involved, there are major differences that both parties must understand first. The main difference is that with arbitration the arbitrator hears the evidence and then makes a decision. Arbitration is similar to the court process, as there is still testimony and evidence much like in a trial, but generally it is less formal. With mediation, the process is a negotiation with the help of an unbiased third party. There is no resolution unless all parties are in full agreement. Mediators don’t issue orders, assign blame, or make final determinations. Mediators instead help the individual parties reach an amicable agreement by helping with the communication, gathering pertinent information, and presenting options. Although procedures in mediation can vary, the individuals generally meet with the mediator to explain their sides of the dispute. The mediator will then frequently meet with both parties individually. The mediator has a discussion with each party regarding the dispute, and explores possible ways to get to a resolution. It’s not unusual for a mediator to go from one side to the other several times. The ultimate goal continues to be on the individual parties as they work towards a solution that is beneficial to both parties. The majority of issues are resolved successfully and the parties will generally then enter into an agreement in written form. Most individuals report a greater satisfaction level with mediation than arbitration or even other legal processes because there is a level of control regarding the result, and they are more of a part of the ultimate resolution. On the other hand, arbitration tends to be a more formal process. An arbitrator can be a retired judge, a senior attorney or a professional like an accountant or even an engineer. Both parties are presented with a chance to make their cases to the arbitrator. Similar to a regular court proceeding, attorneys can question witnesses. There are gemerally little or no out-of-court negotiations. The arbitrator has the authority to render a binding decision that both parties have to honor and the decision is enforceable in the courts and the courts of 142 countries.
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MEDIATION / ARBITRATION Trained and Experienced Mediator and Arbitrator Since 1996 Mediation / arbitration is an alternate process to resolve a dispute that utilizes mediation and arbitration in an attempt to resolve a legal issue without having to go to court. Mediation- arbitration is a voluntary process, which means that both parties need to agree to take part in this process. You can’t be made to take part in, or forced to agree on the issues at hand, but, if you don’t reach agreement, the arbitrator decides for you. Mediation can be utilized to resolve: Civil Torts Employment Law Landlord/Tenant disputes Personal Injury When you need confidential, experienced service, give us a call. We have conference room availability and rates that you can afford First stage First, the parties involved meet with a mediator. A mediator is a person experienced in helping reach an agreement on your issues, but without taking sides. They help you and the other party involved during negotiations to try and reach an agreement. Mediators do not make decisions for you, and don’t force you or your the other party to agree. They help you communicate with the other party and see both sides of the situation. The ultimate goal is to help both of you compromise and reach agreement on the issues. Second stage If you can't reach an agreement with the help of your mediator, you then work with an arbitrator. An arbitrator is someone trained in the law. Many arbitrators actually are attorneys. If you and the other party cannot agree, your arbitrator will then decide your issues. You and the other party decide if the mediator and arbitrator are the same person, or different people. You need independent legal counsel to agree to the process of mediation - arbitration. Your attorney won’t be required to go to mediation or arbitration with you. They can advise you on:
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The Difference between Arbitration and Mediation Although mediation and arbitration ultimately have the same goal in mind, an equitable resolution of the issues involved, there are major differences that both parties must understand first. The main difference is that with arbitration the arbitrator hears the evidence and then makes a decision. Arbitration is similar to the court process, as there is still testimony and evidence much like in a trial, but generally it is less formal. With mediation, the process is a negotiation with the help of an unbiased third party. There is no resolution unless all parties are in full agreement. Mediators don’t issue orders, assign blame, or make final determinations. Mediators instead help the individual parties reach an amicable agreement by helping with the communication, gathering pertinent information, and presenting options. Although procedures in mediation can vary, the individuals generally meet with the mediator to explain their sides of the dispute. The mediator will then frequently meet with both parties individually. The mediator has a discussion with each party regarding the dispute, and explores possible ways to get to a resolution. It’s not unusual for a mediator to go from one side to the other several times. The ultimate goal continues to be on the individual parties as they work towards a solution that is beneficial to both parties. The majority of issues are resolved successfully and the parties will generally then enter into an agreement in written form. Most individuals report a greater satisfaction level with mediation than arbitration or even other legal processes because there is a level of control regarding the result, and they are more of a part of the ultimate resolution. On the other hand, arbitration tends to be a more formal process. An arbitrator can be a retired judge, a senior attorney or a professional like an accountant or even an engineer. Both parties are presented with a chance to make their cases to the arbitrator. Similar to a regular court proceeding, attorneys can question witnesses. There are generally little or no out-of-court negotiations. The arbitrator has the authority to render a binding decision that both parties have to honor and the decision is enforceable in the courts and the courts of 142 countries.
How the law applies to your situation Your mediation-arbitration agreement How an agreement changes your rights
Copyright © 2020 Josephine C. Townsend, PLLC Criminal Law Attorney - Washington - Oregon All Rights Reserved
THIS WEBSITE DESIGNED BY:
We are proudly licensed and serving sex crime & criminal defense clients in both Washington, and Oregon, including in Vancouver , Amboy, Brush Prairie, Battleground, Camas, Hazel Dell, Hockinson, La Center, Kalama, Kelso, Longview, Orchards, Ridgefield, Washougal, Yacolt, Portland, Gresham, Troutdale, Beaverton, Tualatin, Clackamas, Forest Grove and all surrounding areas.
REQUEST A FREE CONSULTATION REQUEST A FREE CONSULTATION
VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION ACCREDITED/REGISTERED VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION CLAIMS REPRESENTATIVE
Resolving Disputes Without “Going to War”.
Collaborating with Clients to Make a Difference
Hours Mon - Fri Sat & Sun 9:00am-5:00pm Closed
Josephine Townsend, PLLC 211 E. 11th Street, Suite 104 Vancouver, WA 98660 Phone: 360-694-7601 Fax: 360-694-7602
Our Location