What Is Mediation, Exactly?
“An ounce of mediation is worth a pound of arbitration and a ton of litigation!” — Joseph Grynbaum
One of the most frequent questions I am asked when a prospective client calls for a consult is: what IS mediation exactly?
I respond by describing mediation and comparing and contrasting mediation to other methods of dispute resolution, such as retaining lawyers and litigating, hiring an arbitrator and using arbitration, or retaining lawyers and agreeing to use collaborative practice.
Here is how I describe mediation to new clients:
Ellice Halpern, J.D., is a Virginia Supreme Court certified general and family mediator.