In the traditional courtroom approach, the parties are represented by lawyers and the solution is suppose to be determined by a judge or jury. In reality, over 90% of all cases are settled before they ever get to a courtroom. The agreement is usually a compromise constructed by the lawyers over which the parties have little control.
In the mediation process, the parties represent themselves. Mediation promotes each party's active involvement in the creation of a mutually beneficial agreement. It gives all parties an equal opportunity to present their points of view and recognizes the real emotions being expressed. 85% of the conflicts result in a long-term resolution, bringing closure to the conflict.
What Are the Benefits?