Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Mediate, Don't Litigate

What is mediation?

A confidential meeting between disputing parties and a trained, neutral mediator who guides a discussion of issues toward a mutually acceptable agreement. Mediators do not take sides or decide how a dispute should be resolved.

Why should you try mediation?

1. It works - 85% agreement rate.
2. It's satisfying - you control outcome.
3. It's cost effective - avoids expense of litagation.
4. It's fast - can be scheduled in 7-10 days.
5. It's convenient - sites in the community.
6. It's confidential - keeps disputes private.
7. It prevents disputes from escalating into violence.
8. It's flexible - can be used before, during, or after a case has been filed in court.
9. It's established - provided by the San Diego Mediation Center, the largest provider of alternative dispute resolution services in the San Diego region since 1983.
10. It's clear - You have nothing to lose.

Disputes that can be mediated
  • Neighborhood: noise, parking lifestyles
    Landlord/Tenant: rent, security deposits, repairs
  • Family: divorce and custody, parent/teen differences
  • Community Associations: governance, maintenance
  • Business: consumer complaints, employment issues
  • Real Estate: property lines, sales, leases
  • Other: personal injury, public policy
How to arrange a mediation

625 Broadway, Suite 1221
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 238-2400

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