With more than thirteen years of experience , AUDREY BLAIR has participated as an attorney in mediations throughout her career and is pleased to offer an affordable, confidential, and efficient alternative to courtroom litigation.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a process where the parties involved in a dispute use the services of a neutral party, the Mediator, to help find a mutually agreeable solution to their disagreements.
Mediation is CONFIDENTIAL by law. A mediator cannot be called to testify in court about what happens in mediation.
Mediation is VOLUNTARY. Even if the parties are required to participate in mediation by a court, the decision to enter into an agreement will always be voluntary.
The Mediator is IMPARTIAL and NEUTRAL. The Mediator will not favor any party over another and will not make any decisions about the outcome of mediation.
Why is Mediation a Good Alternative to Court?
The parties will have complete CONTROL over the outcome of their case, and the important issues affecting them will not be placed in the hands of a jury or judge.
Mediation is a venue where the parties can COMMUNICATE OPENLY to generate CREATIVE SOLUTIONS that resolve their disputes. Since most court rules do not apply in mediation, the parties are not hindered in their ability to raise issues that are important to them.
In many circumstances, mediation is more COST EFFECTIVE than going to court.