What is Mediation? (Alternative Dispute Resolution)

The Indiana Supreme Court has published several informative videos on ADR. This video explains the definition of mediation and the difference between mediation and arbitration to settle court cases.

Mediation is a process in which a third-party neutral assists in resolving a dispute between two or more other parties. It is a non-adversarial approach to conflict resolution. The role of the mediator is to facilitate communication between the parties, assist them in focusing on the real issues of the dispute, and generate options that meet the interests or needs of all relevant parties in an effort to resolve the conflict.

ADR Times is a community exploring mediation, conflict resolution, diplomacy and peace - a library of news, insights and resources. We welcome contributions and collaborations from other like-minded and proactive dispute resolution practitioners and scholars.