A mediator is a neutral person who helps the people in conflict reach their own resolution, rather than making decisions for them as a judge would do. The mediator may help the parties develop a written settlement agreement.
Unsettled issues can still be submitted to arbitration or court. Discussions in mediation are confidential and cannot be entered into evidence, unless required by law.
Attorneys are not required in mediation, but can help by advising on legal issues. Attorneys can also prepare necessary legal documents and help the parties continue on issues that are not resolved.
Power-Withoffers experience from mediating several hundred disputes within many areas of practice.