Archive for the ‘Mediation 101’ Category:
Have you always wondered what the difference between arbitration and mediation is? Listen in as attorney, mediator and arbitrator, Daniel Preston Dozier, discusses the fact and fiction of arbitration. You’ll learn the pros and cons of arbitration and how mediation is similar to and completely different from arbitration and how both are different than going to court.
In our show Come As You Are - The Mediation Experience I will be speaking with Louise Phipps Senft about the mediation experience. If you are considering mediation, what should you be asking your potential mediator and what can you do to prepare for a meaningful dialogue? We will also look at what a mediator is actually doing in the mediation, and how their own worldview impacts how they work with disputants. This is important to understand especially when you are looking to work with a mediator. You will also hear mediation stories that have inspired and transformed the conflict between people.
In an earlier show So You Need to Mediate…HELP…Now What?, we discussed what mediation is, the benefits and values to you as a party in a dispute, the questions to consider when finding a mediator and whether to hire a private mediator or use a community-based mediator. Now that you have decided to go to mediation, what do you need to do to prepare? Why is it important to prepare for these difficult conversations, and what do you need to consider when going into the mediation so that it is the most productive, constructive and has the greatest potential for success for you and the other side.
We all have conflict in our lives, some disputes are more explosive and destructive than others. Maybe it is a long-term conflict with your neighbor over the property line, or a parenting plan has gone awry between you and your ex-spouse, or your business partners don’t like how the business is run or being run down. In each of these potential scenarios, parties are stuck in a cycle of destruction and contribute to the escalation of the dispute. YOU need help. You have heard about mediation and think it might be worth getting help before things get completely out of control. What now? Where do you find a mediator? You don’t want to have to go to court or file a lawsuit. What do you need to know to hire a mediator? How does this work? How much does it cost?