Mediation

 

Mediation Guidelines for Success

The goal of mediation is to find a resolution that’s acceptable to everyone involved in the negotiation. At Adams ADR, our expert mediators lead negotiations and encourage honest and open communication between the parties to negotiate in good faith. The participants must agree to work toward a resolution of the dispute at hand.  The mediator will not offer any legal, financial, or therapeutic advice to anyone involved in the process.

Mediation Expertise

Our mediators are experienced in a variety of areas and work to ensure your mediation goes as smoothly as possible.

  • Business
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Domestic Relations
  • Employment & Labor
  • Government Disputes

  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability

  • Probate
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Misconduct

  • Trucking
  • Workers Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

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Payment


Payment can be made once the mediation is concluded. If not, the mediator will submit a written invoice for services to the clients’ counsel, and the invoice will be due upon receipt. If payment isn’t made at the conclusion, attorneys for the parties will be responsible for payment.


Cancellation Policy


If the cancellation is made more than one week before the scheduled hearing, there is no penalty. However, a three-hour fee may be charged to the responsible party if the hearing is cancelled within one week of the scheduled date, unless another can be scheduled in its place.


Confidentiality


Any information gathered during the mediation process is confidential. Statements made during mediation cannot be disclosed by the mediator or be used as evidence in any following court or administrative proceedings unless it is acquired through proper investigation. Confidential information discussed in private meetings with one party will not be given to the other party without consent. The mediator does not have an attorney-client relationship with the parties, and nothing prevents the mediator from reporting crimes or imminent threats of violence to authorities.


Liability


The parties will not hold any court, staff, or the mediator liable for the results of the mediation. The parties agree to not subpoena the mediator to testify or produce records, notes, or work in any future proceedings, as mediation is a confidential settlement conference.

You can read our full guidelines here.