Mediation

Mediation is a process where a neutral third party, the mediator, acts as an intermediary during a confidential settlement discussion and attempts to assist the parties in developing options for an amicable resolution of the dispute. Mediation offers an effective,...

Divorce Mediation

Traditionally, cases are mediated with the attorneys present.  A significant number of couples ask that the mediator help them resolve their issues before the divorce petition is filed.  In those cases, the mediator will guide the couple through the process, assist...

Arbitration

Arbitration is another form of alternative dispute resolution that can be highly effective for certain disputes.  Similar to mediation, the parties have great control over the procedures of resolving the dispute outside of a courthouse. Unlike mediation in which the...

Training & Education

The mediators at Lakeside Mediation Center are available to provide mediation training and continuing professional education seminars (such as continuing legal education) on mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution topics.  If you are interested...

Books & Videos

Most cases are resolved in mediation – most clients have never been in mediation – A Guide to Mediation allows your client to sit in on segments of a mediation and have the process explained to them by nationally recognized experts in the field. After viewing...