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Disputes can be detrimental to your morale and business results. Most lawsuit cases are now settled privately, lightening the burden on Courts. The future for Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution is filled with opportunities as individual and businesses seek conflict solutions that are affordable, easy to apply, and legally enforceable.

Why Become an ADR Mediator?

Alternative Dispute Resolution is the perfect 'second' career for individuals who wish to utilize their work knowledge and life experiences for the betterment of society, with personal satisfaction in helping others. Professional training in mediation, arbitration, ombudsman and paralegal can be obtained without investing years in school and without a large financial investment in tuition. Individuals with good people skills, professional business background, mature temperature, and patience make the best alternative dispute resolution specialists. Please check the training schools listed on this website. We suggest that you investigate several training programs before making your choice. After your training, we provide marketing support to help you obtain clients and get your business off to a good start. For marketing support, please contact us at: Contact Us - Marketing Support for ADR Professionals

Mediation known as Alternative Dispute Resolution is quickly becoming a popular choice with businesses and individuals to resolve their conflicts. Mediation provides fast settlement resolution of disputes, conflict, claims, disagreements involving a contract, agreement, personal rights, business policy, procedures, injury, and/or legal law issues. It should be noted that Mediation is not solely limited to dispute resolution. Mediation is becoming popular as a facilitation tool utilized in formation of agreements and policy which are professionally crafted to help prevent the occurrence of a dispute. Also as a settlement conference to discuss options and solutions for mutual consensus and forge greater understanding on issues. This dispute prevention aspect of mediation is gaining widespread acceptance in both personal and business matters. The neutral and confidential aspects that mediation offers is an accepted alternative to traditional public court litigation and lawsuits.

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What Is Alternative Dispute Resolution, known as ADR?

Alternative Dispute Resolution ADR, sometimes know as conflict resolution, is a cost effective and time efficient settlement process of resolving private business and personal disagreements, disputes, problems, conflicts and rights circumventing traditional lengthy and costly attorney litigation court trial in securing a structured settlement. The conflict resolution process keeps legal matters private between parties, preserves and improves relationships and creates a ‘win-win’ outcome. Alternative Dispute Resolution ADR is generally identified as mediation, arbitration, ombudsman / ombudsperson and collaborative law.

What Is Mediation?

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution ADR process whereby the parties are assisted by a trained and skilled neutral third party mediator. The Mediator facilitates confidential communication, reconciliation and negotiation between the parties to reach a voluntary and mutually agreeable resolution and structured settlement. At one time Mediation was solely used to settle a dispute or conflict. Today, mediation has a much wider scope. Mediation is now used as a preventive measure to ensure that a problem, dispute or conflict will not occur. Mediators are utilized in meetings to facilitate better communication between the involved parties making sure everyone's interests are heard and acknowledged. Having one or two Mediator(s) present in your meetings will help create agreements and/or settlements that are well structured, documented and satisfy the interests of both parties.

How Is Mediation different from Court Litigation?

In Attorney Litigation Court Trial, the parties retain a lawyer whose focus is to prepare a law case which will result in the best decision for their client by a court judge and/or jury. Often, court litigation includes an adversarial approach demeaning the other party rights. In court litigation you never know what the outcome will be until the legal case is ruled upon by the court judge and/or court jury. There are no guarantees that anyone will come out as the 'victorious win-win party'. In the final outcome, everyone involved in a court litigation case pays a price not only in money but in stress and overall health as well. The court settlement process is not always fair. Sometimes final closure to a conflict, dispute or problem is never reached.

Mediation is based on the standard opinion or principal that people are capable to resolve their own disagreements, disputes, problems, conflicts and rights if given the right support and inspiration. Generally, mediation is non-adversarial and the parties agree that they wish to resolve their matters in a safe, neutral environment. Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process. The Mediator does not act like a legal court judge nor does the mediator decide who is right or who is wrong or what is legally right or fair. The mediator works with both parties to help them arrive at a structured settlement and/or agreement to satisfy their interests. The items agreed upon by the parties are documented in writing.

In most U.S. States and International Countries, mediation agreements and/or settlements are legally binding and are enforceable if a party fails to fulfill their part of the settlement and/or agreement. Generally, the settlement and/or agreement reached in mediation is agreed upon by all parties and does not have to conform to civil or common law. The Mediator maintains strict confidentiality and will not reveal anything discussed during the mediation process to anyone other than the mediation participants. The Mediator does not represent either party in the mediation. Generally, mediation does not include lawyers, attorneys, nor witnesses. However, parties can request lawyers, attorneys, and experts be present in a consulting or reviewing capacity. For more information about Mediation and its advantages, please go to: www.adrfaq.com

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