Mediation is a process that assists disputing parties in developing and reaching a mutually acceptable outcome facilitated by a balanced and impartial 3rd party (the mediator). Mediation can be a very efficient and cost-effective process that allows the parties to work together through the help of a 3rd party to come to an agreement without time consuming and expensive litigation. We are offering competitive rates for all mediation matters for unrepresented and represented parties. Mediation is definitely an alternate method worth exploring if you are having a dispute and would like an efficient and less expensive process than litigation Amanda E. Litt, Esq. is a Nevada licensed attorney and trained mediator, who handles many types of cases including family law, personal injury, and landlord/tenant. Amanda is accepting mediation clients for family law matters including divorce & custody, landlord/tenant disputes, personal injury matters, business disputes, & employment disputes. Parties can attend mediation while represented by an attorney or without representation. Amanda’s legal knowledge and experience makes her an excellent choice for a mediator. Amanda believes in cost-effective and efficient legal services. Amanda will work hard to resolve your matter in a fair manner. Richard L. Litt, M.D. ESQ. is a Nevada licensed Attorney, trained Arbitrator, and trained Mediator. Richard’s medical experience and knowledge of the law makes him an expert in both fields. He is working with individuals and attorneys to resolve complex medical malpractice matters, personal injury matters, and other general negligence matters. Medical malpractice cases can be extraordinary expensive and complicated, and Richard works very hard to get these matters resolved in a cost-effective manner that benefits each side.
Benefits of Mediation & Why It is A Great Option
- ECONOMICAL-REDUCED COSTS: Traditional litigation is very expensive and the total cost is highly unpredictable. Additionally, litigation clients often also have to face the potential of paying the opposing side’s attorney’s fees as well. Mediation costs far less because the focus is on constructive resolution, not “destroying” the other side. Mediation is far less expensive because you spend your time actively working on resolving your case rather than filing motions, etc. Further, mediation costs are predictable because you are present for most (if not all) of the time the mediator spends on your case.
- GREATER CONTROL & FLEXIBILITY: Mediation increases the control the parties have over the resolution. Each party are directly involved in negotiating their own agreement and no settlement can be imposed upon you. In comparison, dissatisfaction is often experienced in court where parties have little choice but to accept the judgement made, which they may not be happy with. In mediation, unlike in a lawsuit, the parties are in control. This means that the parties have a much greater say in negotiations and greater control over the outcome.
- CONFIDENTIALITY & MAINTAINING PRIVACY: Mediation provides for a safe environment for the participants to explore options and can modify their positions without fear of losing face in front of colleges and coworkers. In mediation, parties come together in a private and neutral location with an impartial third-party to talk about their conflict and negotiate a resolution to it that addresses the needs and interests of both parties. Whatever is discussed during the session is treated as confidential and will not be disclosed to anyone unless it is expressly requested and agreed by both parties or ethically violates the pre-set parameters of confidentiality.
- VOLUNTARY PROCESS: Parties elect to participate in mediation because of the potential for better settlement than those available through litigation or other procedures involving third-party decision makers. Creative brainstorming of new options is not something that people can be forced to do effectively. No one is coerced into using this alternative dispute procedure. If the parties do not
reach an agreement in mediation, other grievance options are still available to the parties, including filing a formal grievance or pursuing appropriate legal options.
- CONVENIENT: Mediation can be scheduled and held in a matter of days, not weeks or months. This can be critical to intervening in the escalation of conflict and prevent unnecessary delays in finding mutually agreeable resolutions.
- FASTER & EFFICIENT: Mediation typically only takes days or weeks (or in very complex cases possibly months), whereas lawsuits typically take months or years. When parties want to get on with their lives, mediation allows a more reasonable timetable for resolving a dispute.
- SUPPORT: Mediators are trained in working with difficult situations. The mediator acts as a neutral facilitator and supports each party through the process.
- PRESERVATION OF RELATIONSHIPS: Mediation agreements, which result in negotiated solutions that address each of the parties’ needs (win/win), are much better able to preserve present and future working relationships than win/lose procedures. If a future working relationship is important, a negotiated settlement may be the best resolution possible whereby all-gain solutions are created. Mediation is often a helpful healing process and encourages direct communication between parties. The mutual resolution will also help give the parties a place to start for future interactions.
- MUTUALLY SATISFACTORY OUTCOMES: Parties are generally more satisfied with solutions that have been mutually agreed upon, as opposed to solutions that are imposed by a third- party decision-maker.
- HIGH RATE OF COMPLIANCE: Parties who have reached their own “customized” agreement are generally more likely to follow through and abide and comply with its terms than those whose agreement has been imposed by a third-party decision-maker. Parties that negotiate their own settlements have more control over the outcome of their dispute and gains and losses are more predictable when they maintain the decision-making power than when decisions about the outcome of disputes are turned over to outside third parties. Mediation involves mutually satisfactory agreements in which all parties have at least some of their interests met to the degree that they are willing to support the overall agreement.
- COMPREHENSIVE & CUSTOMIZED AGREEMENTS: Mediated settlements are able to address both legal and extra-legal issues. Mediated agreements often cover procedural and psychological issues that are not necessarily susceptible to legal determination. The parties can tailor their settlement to their particular situation.
- PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT: The mediation alternative often provides a more-timely way of resolving disputes. When parties want to get on with business or their lives, mediation may be desirable as a means of producing rapid results.
- WORKABLE AND IMPLEMENTABLE DECISIONS: Parties who mediate their differences are able to attend to the fine details of implementation. Negotiated or mediated agreements can include specially tailored procedures for how the decisions will be carried out. This fact often enhances the likelihood that parties will actually comply with the terms of the settlement.
- GREATER CLIENT SATISFACTION: Mediation participants report a high degree of satisfaction with both the process of mediation and the mediated agreements they reach. Even if a litigation client is satisfied with the outcome, they are typically dissatisfied with the cost, stress, uncertainty and acrimony associated with litigation. Further, if one litigant is happy with the outcome, that usually means the other litigant is unhappy and may file an appeal.
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