Trial is expensive, time consuming, anxiety producing especially if the case involves several different issues, multiple parties and massive amount of exhibits. The outcome in a trial is also unknown since jury decides the case. Mediation is a private, confidential procedure that can be productive, instrumental in settlement and effective in cost and time.
Mediation is an informal hearing where parties voluntarily participate in a negotiation by which an impartial neutral helps parties in resolving a dispute in a pre-litigation or in course of litigation process to avoid trial. The process is a non-adversarial conflict resolution. The Mediator facilitates communication between the parties by focusing on the issues of the dispute realistically and provide options that meet the interests or needs of the parties in an effort to resolve the conflict and find a mutually agreeable solution.