Mediation is a negotiation process in which a third party, a mediator, assists parties in conflict reach an acceptable reconciliation of their dispute. A great benefit of seeking a mediation is that it allows people to resolve conflicts in a way that meets their own unique needs. Mediation sessions are usually scheduled within a few weeks and most sessions last only a few hours. In contrast, lawsuits often take many months, or even years, to resolve.
Electronic mediation offers a platform for mediators to conduct the process via e-mail, telephone, and videoconferencing. Parties exchange documents via e-mail and the mediator guides the process. Mediators report e-mediations to be a more directive and problem-solving approach resulting in a more effective means of revolving disputes. E-mediations allow individuals more flexibility to respond or participate on their own time and allows for each party to fully develop their position before responding without the pressure of the other party.
In choosing arbitration, parties opt for a private dispute resolution procedure instead of going to court. The arbitration process involves many of the same components as a courtroom trial however many of the procedures are simplified so as to make the process quicker than the typical courtroom trial. Arbitration is more cost efficient, faster, and flexible than traditional litigation.
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