Did you know that On the Record Court Reporting in Durham Region can help you resolve legal disputes?
While you may think that having a trial is the most common way to resolve legal issues, a very small percentage of cases actually go to court. Meditation, like arbitration, is a method of alternative dispute resolution. Alternative dispute resolution allows people to settle their disputes in a more casual setting without the formalities of a civil court proceeding.
The parties in a legal dispute may enter into negotiations, which simple means that they have discussions with or without lawyers, about how to resolve the dispute. The negotiations often result in an agreement between parties and the matter is finalized.
Mediation is a process to help people resolve legal disputes without going to court. A mediator is a professional independent and neutral third party who listens to the concerns of both sides and helps them reach a conclusion that is acceptable by both sides. The mediator is not a judge and will not impose a decision on the parties involved in the dispute. Instead, they help the two sides to come to an agreement through discussion, negotiation and open communication.
Typically the two parties will meet together with a mediator in an informal setting to provide their explanations of the dispute. The mediator will then meet with each party separately to discuss the disagreement and explore possible methods of resolution. This process may be repeated several times until they reach a solution that is beneficial to both sides. Many disputes are successfully resolved in this manner, and the parties often agree on a written settlement agreement.
Mediations can be used for divorce proceedings, estate settlements, contract disputes or any other legal disputes that can be settled outside of the court room. Generally, people who resolve their issue through mediation are more satisfied with the outcomes than with arbitration or other court processes because they are able to be fully involved in the resolution.
If you are looking to arrange a mediation to resolve a legal dispute, On the Record Court Reporting can provide not only court reporting services if needed, but also provide board room rental and complimentary on-site catering. We know that legal dispute resolution can be very stressful, however, you can rest assured that you will experience only the utmost professionalism and confidentiality from our knowledgeable and courteous staff. Our staff are available at our client’s discretion throughout the entirety of the proceeding, and are ready to help. Our industry-certified court reporters ensure the highest quality, verbatim transcripts and adhere to the highest professional standards and best practices.
Book your mediation venue with On the Record Court Reporting in Durham Region and rest assured that all your needs will be met.