Mediation is a collaborative process in which an impartial facilitator assists the parties in reaching a mutually acceptable agreement. Most disputes can be successfully mediated if the parties are motivated to work together to resolve their dispute and are willing to enter into a mutually satisfactory resolution. Mediation is completely voluntary and confidential. The mediator does not have the power to decide a case nor determinate who is legally right or wrong. Mediation leaves the power to resolve the dispute strictly with the parties.

Mediation works to eliminate communication obstacles, facilitate discussion, clarify issues, and explore options to a resolution that is often not available through litigation. Often, solutions crafted in mediation are more desirable to all parties involved than outcomes available through the courts. Mediation also helps to restore and build relationships between disputing parties, allowing the parties to have a mutual understanding of each others concerns and desires and have a better future working relationship.

For more information, or to schedule a mediation, please contact Julia at (208) 271-6503 or at jthrower@ctmenvironmentallaw.com.