Multi-Party Mediation

Multi-Party Mediation is a mediation process, which involves several participants or groups of participants.

Mini-Trial

Mini-Trial (case presentation) is a process in which the participants present arguments and evidence to a dispute resolution practitioner who provides advice as to the facts of the dispute and advice regarding possible and probable outcomes and means of resolution.

Mediator

A neutral professional who facilitates negotiations between disputing parties and may evaluate the relative merits of their claims. Mediators do not impose decisions; instead, they help people craft solutions that will work for them.

Mediation-Arbitration (Med-Arb)

A form of ADR that combines the collaboration of mediation with the authority of arbitration. The parties agree to mediate their dispute and, if unable to settle, they participate in binding arbitration using the same neutral.

Mediation

A structured settlement negotiation facilitated by a neutral third-party, the mediator, to achieve a resolution that satisfies all parties.