Mediation vs. Litigation: What is the Difference

mediation vs litigation

When facing a legal dispute, one consideration that has to be made is whether to choose mediation vs litigation to settle it. Alternative dispute resolution such as mediation is less costly but there are many reasons to choose the litigation process. Comparing the two processes will often result in a lot of differences, and the …

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Finding the Best Mediation Jobs Opportunities

Mediation Jobs

You have your certificate, now you’ve started your search for mediation jobs. Where do you start this process? This article will help you understand a mediator’s role and responsibilities, prepare you for the work environment and equal opportunity employer, and give you some tools to make your job search easy and successful. What Training Do …

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Business Negotiator: The Unsung Hero

Business Negotiator

A business negotiator is a professional who specializes in facilitating agreements, resolving conflicts, and brokering deals. And in the complex world of business and commerce, business negotiators are a vital component.  They are value creators, problem solvers, and bridge builders in the corporate landscape. Business negotiation is critical to the success of many organizations. As …

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EEOC Mediation: Understanding the Process

EEOC Mediation

The EEOC mediation process has helped settle many employment discrimination claims. The EEOC is responsible for investigating and enforcing federal employment discrimination laws, and these investigations or dispute resolutions are called claims.  During this investigation process, the parties can agree to participate in mediation to help resolve the claim quickly. The term “mediation” refers to a …

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AAA Employment Arbitration Rules: An Overview

AAA Employment Arbitration Rules

AAA Employment arbitration rules and mediation have been a hot topic for decades regarding the enforceability and fairness of the pre-dispute arbitration clauses in the employment context. The issue is of huge practical importance because, depending on which study one believes, between twenty and forty percent of American workers are covered by such “mandatory” clauses. …

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Texas Arbitration Act Explained

Texas Arbitration Act

The Texas Arbitration Act is the governing law over arbitrations occurring in Texas.  The Act covers most aspects of the arbitration procedure and aims to ensure that arbitrations are conducted fairly within the state.  While it has existed in some form for quite some time, it has been shifted and amended to fit the demands …

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How Much Does Arbitration Cost?

How much does arbitration cost?

How much does arbitration cost? Beginning in the latter part of the 20th century, Americans sought relief from costly and time-consuming litigation, with Fortune 1000 companies leading the way. Civil litigation was a rich person’s game that even rich people didn’t want to play. In response, Fortune 1000 companies increased the use of alternative dispute …

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Using Principled Negotiation

Principled Negotiation

Principled negotiation is an interest-based approach that focuses on conflict management and resolution over getting the best possible deal. It comes from the ideas of Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton, who spearheaded the push for conflict resolution outside of positional bargaining. Negotiators rely on the underlying interests of the parties involved to determine …

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