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What:  A flexible process that offers the benefits of both mediation and arbitration. The parties present their best case in front of two neutrals; one serving as an arbitrator and the other as a mediator. The mediator does not take part in the arbitration process and has no interaction or communications with the assigned arbitrator […]

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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, confidential alternative to litigation that is both time and cost efficient.Mediation makes common sense because […]

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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 them in preparing a mediated settlement agreement, and will recommend that the couple have […]

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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 parties themselves decide how the dispute is to be resolved, in arbitration a neutral third […]

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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 in arranging a seminar or training session, please contact us.  Some examples of our trainings and seminars include: 40 Hour […]

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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 this video, your client will be able to visualize […]

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