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Beware: What Really Happens in Court?

Here's the truth about Lawyer Court. The plaintiff and defendant hire lawyers to represent them. Both lawyers plead their cases. The Judge makes a decision. You have to honor it! There is no guarantee that you will be the 'winner'. You may jeopardize personal and business relationships including your own family and friends. And, if you lose, you may have to pay the other party's lawyer fees. The courtroom is not always fair. If you don't have the money to hire the 'best experienced lawyer' most likely you may lose. Most people walk away from lawyer court very dissatisfied. Why? Court is very stressful and lawyers are good at spinning the truth. Good News! There is a legal out-of-court settlement process that most people don't know about. Most dispute can be resolved without a lawyer or going to court through Mediation 'the little known' SECRET.

Mediation,  "extrajudicial dispute resolution" (EDR) or "alternative dispute resolution " (ADR), also known as "appropriate dispute resolution", aims to assist two (or more) disputants in reaching an agreement. Whether an agreement results or not, and the content of that agreement (if any) the parties themselves determine — rather than accepting something imposed by a third party. The disputes may involve (as parties) states, organizations, communities, individuals or other representatives with a vested interest in the outcome. Mediation is a discipline in its own right, in a situation where people are trapped in a conflict, is their free agreement.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Warren E. Burger, Former Supreme Court Chief Justice of  United States:  The notion that most people want black-robed judges, well-dressed lawyers, and fine paneled courtrooms as the setting to resolve their dispute is not correct. People with problems, like people with pains, want relief, and they want it as quickly and inexpensively as possible.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice R. C. Lahoti, Former Supreme Court Chief Justice of India :  Litigation does not always lead to a satisfactory result. It is expensive in terms of time and money. A case won or lost in a court of law does not change the mindset of the litigants who continue to be adversaries and go on fighting in appeals after appeals. Alternate dispute resolution systems enable the change in mental approach of the parties.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice James G. Exum Jr., Supreme Court Chief Justice, North Carolina, USA : The time has clearly come for lawyers to begin to emphasize their role as mediators, conciliators, and peacemakers - as counselors for what is right, not merely advocates for what is legally possible. Lawyers must begin to take advantage of alternatives to litigation for dispute resolution. ... Lawyers need to remind themselves that the courtroom is often not a place conducive to peacemaking or conflict healing, yet peacemaking and conflict healing are first obligations of our profession. 

Why Mediation Now? 

Mediation is a sleeping giant. Recent surge in mediation's popularity signifies a dramatic shift in the practice of law. Public and Private Entities and Attorneys are now using professional neutrals to facilitate settlement negotiations for litigated cases. In the past, settlement efforts in the litigation arena have been limited to voluntary or mandatory settlement conferences with sitting or retired judges in which the focus is almost exclusively on the judge's case evaluation. As increasing numbers of courts are requiring parties to mediate in order to accommodate an overburdened legal system, there is a growing demand for professionals who, in addition to being able to evaluate a case, can also facilitate negotiations between adversarial parties to reach innovative solutions. Mediation is on rise.

What Mediation Can do for You?

Lord Buddha:   " Meditation brings wisdom; lack of Mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”

What  MediationJD can do for you?

MediationJD provides experienced professional representation, skills training and consulting services in Mediation. The training courses, which are also known as GrassRoots Seminars & Workshops  are offered to individuals, law firms, educational institutions, corporations, social services agencies, groups, public and private professional associations and organizations. Training courses can be custom-designed for organizations and can be conducted at locations and times that meet the specific needs of the contracting organization. Courses are reasonably priced.

Please click Services  for Mediation, Consulting Services, Keynote Speaking, Seminars & Workshops, Boot Camp at Sea for in depth information and registration details.

For further information please Contact  MediationJD Services Coordinator    at    310-544-1434 or email any question you may have, to info@MediationJD.com

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Family or Business disputes cost money, waste time, cause illness and ruin relationships...and that's when you have a good case!

* We resolve disputes in less time and   at less  cost than the courts.
* We use pragmatic forms of resolution unavailable to a judge.
* We can begin to resolve immediately in urgent case.
* We work to preserve the future family and business relationship between the parties- something that is usually destroyed once the court papers are served.

..........and all this achieved straight from your PC/laptop or in person.

Alternative Dispute Resolution  & Conflict Management

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